Our latest communique introduces our new campaign to create ‘Sanctuary for Humanity’, an update on our comrades who are working to protect water in North Dakota, along with several campaign report backs and event announcements.
IN THIS ISSUE:
-SUPPORT OUR SATELLITE SANCTUARY
-THE STANDING ROCK STAND OFF
-THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SWEET OM KITCHEN
-OUR JOURNEY BACK TO SACRED STONE CAMP
-SAINT PAUL MILLION MASK MARCH – NOV 5TH
-ELECTION DAY DUOPOLY EXIT – NOV 8TH
-STANDING ROCK MATTERS – NOV 12TH
-LEGAL & JAIL SUPPORT TRAINING – NOV 13TH
-JUSTICE FOR JAMAR CLARK WEEK OF ACTIONS NOV 13TH-19TH
-FOOD NOT BOMBS “FRIENDSGIVING” – NOV 25TH
-JUSTICE FOR PHILANDO CASTILE ACTION – NOV 25TH
SUPPORT OUR SATELLITE SANCTUARY
In 2014 the Paper Revolution Collective first introduced ‘Our Proposal’ to restore humanity and end corruption by embracing minimal impact living and decentralized technologies in an attempt to empower individuals and communities, see ‘Our Proposal’ here: [ www.paperrevolution.org/sanctuary/ ] Our collective is excited to announce that we are now accepting donations for the first stage of establishing Sanctuary for Humanity through the creation of the Paper Revolution Satellite Sanctuary.
Paper Revolution helps coordinate and organize events around the world. We also spend a lot of time distributing information to the masses. A satellite sanctuary will be a mobile educational hub, infoshop, and base for mutual aid and support, to be equipped with a sheltered space to host events, teach-ins, workshops, and retreats. These satellite sanctuaries will also be used to fulfill a diverse range of other purposes as they can mobilize to help provide relief efforts in the event of a disaster or other emergency.
Our endgame for the satellite sanctuaries will be to educate interested individuals and communities to the sanctuary structure. We hope that our satellite sanctuary will become self-sustaining through donations and community support. Those working within our ‘satellite structure’ will become ambassadors for the ideology behind our ‘Sanctuary for Humanity’.
Our crew will learn how to organize, mobilize, and provide relief to those in need while being a part of a diverse roving community. Those participating within the satellites will be able to tour with the sanctuary until they find a sanctuary of their choice for refuge in our alternative lifestyle.
To continue providing for the revolution the satellite sanctuaries will provide refuge and safety to direct actions throughout their tours. Satellite sanctuaries can effectively be used to provide support for blockade events, marches, occupations, and other types of tactical protests along with the ability to cook and distribute food relief as needed. We hope to equip our teams with the ability to provide alt-media support along with other forms of street aid and resources to sustain actions and events.
Our collective goal is to raise an initial amount of $10,000 in order to launch our first ‘Satellite Sanctuary. Just in time for the holidays, but for a limited time we are offering donation-based awards whereas one may receive handcrafted jewelery for their support to our collective efforts.
TO DONATE OR FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:
[ http://www.paperrevolution.org/campaigns/support-satellite-sanctuary/ ]
THE STANDING ROCK STANDOFF
For months thousands of people, including members of over a hundred different Indigenous Nations, have mobilized in an attempt to block the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Dakota Access pipeline is proposed to carry 450,000 barrels of fracked crude oil per day, from the Bakken fields of North Dakota, 1,172 miles to Patoka, Illinois. Though originally planned to cross the Missouri River upstream of Bismarck, the crossing was relocated just upstream of the Standing Rock Reservation. The threats this pipeline poses to the environment, public health, tribal and human rights are strikingly similar to those posed by the Keystone XL, but the project has seen a small fraction of the attention from media and major environmental groups.
From the escalations covered in our earlier communiques to the recent October 27th attack by police and the Hennepin County Sheriff Department’s deputies on the Oceti Sakowin Camp – located between the last stretch of pipeline and the rivers – the turmoil continues on the Standing Rock Reservation.
On November 2nd Water Protectors holding ceremony on the banks of the Cannon Ball River were met by riot police who fired less-than-lethal munitions at point-blank range and indiscriminately blasted OC spray on peaceful unarmed people. The militarized police responded with brutal force. A young man was shot in the back with a rubber bullet and has been coughing up blood since, a woman was shot by one of the many heavily armed officers on a boat. Activists have said that the police have marked them with numbers and held them in cells which resembled dog kennels.
The “black snake” is moving closer in, and those who are meant to protect and serve the people are only protecting and serving corporate interests. Despite all this, President Obama says he wants to let the situation ‘play out for several more weeks’. A stiff resistance by individuals dedicated to defending the waters of the Cannonball, Missouri, and Mississippi Rivers continues and your support is still needed.
To Learn More:
Sacred Stone Camp Website: [ http://sacredstonecamp.org/ ]
Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund: [ https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf?ref=sh_25rPQa ]
Red Warrior Camp Facebook page: [ https://www.facebook.com/RedWarriorCamp/ ]
Red Warrior Camp Fundraiser: [ ]
Oceti Sakowin Camp Website: [ http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org/ ]
Oceti Sakowin Camp Fundraiser: [ https://www.paypal.me/OcetiSakowinCamp ]
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SWEET OM KITCHEN
The Sweet Om Alabama Community Kitchen would like to thank all of the individuals who helped contribute to our 2016 service season by either donating online or during our meal services. We would not be able to continue feeding individuals in need, volunteers, and others without the support of our community and collective members.
The Sweet Om Kitchen provides hundreds – sometimes thousands – of delicious meals, fresh coffee, and snacks at family gatherings, festivals, and wherever else needed. All of the food, snacks, coffee, and drinks served are donated from kind souls within our collective community.
Contributions this year empowered the Sweet Om Kitchen to not only assemble to serve thousands of people during three different festival weekends at Harmony Park in Geneva, MN, but they also enabled our collective to serve individuals during the Up To Us Caravan to Philadelphia, PA for the Democratic National Convention, along with additional meal services provided to individuals at Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in Cannonball, ND.
As a part of Paper Revolution’s efforts to remain transparent we are releasing the following details in regards to our online donation campaign for the Sweet Om Kitchen. PaperRevolution.org collected 12% of the $5,000 goal for the 2016 season, resulting in a total amount of $1,262 raised via our online campaign. Three additional donations were clearly mistakenly donated to the Paper Revolution Collective operations fund, but were identified and re-distributed to the Sweet Om Kitchen resulting in an additional $443.00 intended for the Sweet Om Kitchen. The additional donations created a total amount of $1,705 raised in support of the Sweet Om Kitchen for the year of 2016, or 34% of the seasonal goal.
For continued updates about the Sweet Om Alabama Community Kitchen or to donate to the kitchen’s future efforts visit their page available at: [ http://www.paperrevolution.org/sweet-om-kitchen/ ]
OUR JOURNEY BACK TO SACRED STONE CAMP
Earlier this autumn Paper Revolution asked for financial support to help alleviate the expenses for our continued support to the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp and DAPL blockade actions. Throughout the duration of our campaign we were able to raise $240 or 12% of our $2,000 goal.
Initially financial support from this campaign was set to be used for things such as fuel costs, vehicle repairs and maintenance, food and other dietary needs, temporary shelter expenses, medical supplies, legal expenses, communication needs, and other various expenses in relation to our support efforts. Given that the amount raised was insufficient to establish long-term support on the ground, our collective reached a consensus to instead use the funds raised to establish a delivery of food and various other supplies to Sacred Stone Spirit Camp.
While we were unable to maintain a long-term visit to Standing Rock we were able to momentarily visit our comrades at Sacred Stone Spirit Camp last month and would like to thank those who helped contribute to the campaign for their support, as we would have not been able to make the journey otherwise.
Though we have ended our campaign to raise funds specifically for continued support to the Dakota Access Pipeline Blockade actions, we are now focusing our fundraising efforts upon establishing our ‘Satellite Sanctuary’, however if we meet our goal prior to the dissemination of the blockade actions, we will first deploy our team to the Standing Rock Reservation to continue supporting our comrades on the ground.
To support the creation of our ‘Satellite Sanctuary’ visit:
[ http://www.paperrevolution.org/campaigns/support-satellite-sanctuary/ ]
SAINT PAUL MILLION MASK MARCH – NOV 5TH
This November 5th the Minnesota collective will again descend on the capitol grounds in Saint Paul. We have seen the abuses and malpractice of this government, and governments before it. We have seen the encroaching destruction of many civil liberties we hold dear. We have seen the pushes to make the internet yet another part of the surveillance state. We have seen the government’s disregard for migrants, for the poor, the elderly and individuals with disabilities. We have seen the capital, profit and greed of the few, put before the well-being of the many and we say enough is enough.
We invite all the activists, the workers, the students, all doctors, nurses and all those that want to see a positive change in the world, to join us, in Saint Paul from 10:00am to 9:00pm, November 5th. The government and the 1% have played their hand, now it is time to play ours.
Hosted by: Ryan Parker
RSVP and details: [ https://www.facebook.com/events/1055448904532683/ ]
ELECTION DAY DUOPOLY EXIT – MARCH AGAINST CORRUPTION – NOV 8TH
Participation is easy! All you have to do is NOT vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. You can also help by educating as many American voters as you can about the corrupt two party duopoly. If you are organizing a local march or action, create a Facebook event page for it and share its URL/details on our wall so participants can find it. Keep in mind our global campaign is not simply just one day of action, or one event; it’s a perpetual 24/7 initiative both on and offline. Help spread the word with your RSVP and invite as many friends as you can on Facebook.
Hosted by: March Against Corruption and People Over Politics
RSVP and details: [ ]
STANDING ROCK MATTERS – NOV 12TH
Come and stand with Standing Rock and the water protectors on November 12th 2016, 11:00am to 2:00pm at the American Indian OIC located at 1845 Franklin Ave E, Minneapolis, MN 55404. We invite all community leaders and people to come to speak out and stand up for Standing Rock.
Hosted by: Native Lives Matter
RSVP and details: [ https://www.facebook.com/events/1813706025539254/ ]
LEGAL & JAIL SUPPORT TRAINING – NOV 13TH
SURJ MN, the Movement Support Network, and the National Lawyer’s Guild are coordinating a two-part legal observer and jail support training. These trainings will be grounded in an overview of how these roles fit into the larger movement and why they are crucial during all stages of an action. The legal observer training will provide folks with information on how to observe and take note of police behavior during actions in order to hold them to greater accountability. The jail support training will describe the legal, logistical, emotional, and political aspects of providing legal support during all stages of an action. Each training will be 1 hour and 45 minutes. Folks are welcome to come for one or stay for both! We will have coffee and light snacks.
Date: Sunday, November 13th
Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM, broken down into LO Training: 9:00AM-10:45AM and Jail Support Training:11:00AM-12:45PM
Location: 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Please come and help us build more movement capacity in the Twin Cities!
Hosted by: SURJ-MN (Showing Up for Racial Justice)
RSVP and details: [ https://www.facebook.com/events/177755759349789/ ]
JUSTICE FOR JAMAR CLARK WEEK OF ACTIONS – NOV 13TH-19TH
On November 15th, 2015, 24-year old Jamar Clark was shot in the head within 61 seconds during an encounter with two Minneapolis police officers Schwarze and Ringgenberg. In the 18 days that followed, community members occupied the Fourth Precinct police station in North Minneapolis, demanding justice and calling for the prosecution of the two officers that killed Jamar Clark. One year later, we are still calling for justice.
Hennepin County Prosecutor Mike Freeman failed to charge the killer cops. He justified his decision with a series of lies. He told the public that Jamar had been involved in a domestic violence matter the police were responding to. This is a proven lie. He claimed that Jamar was acting aggressively, resisting arrest and trying to take an officer’s gun. But these LIES weren’t backed up by his video “evidence,” or the accounts of two dozen Black eyewitnesses.
Everything about this system tries to take justice out of our hands; everything about our movement aims to win back that power, and see justice. James Clark said of his son, “There can never be justice for Jamar, but maybe we can win justice through Jamar.” Our hearts go out to both sides of Jamar’s family, and all those who loved him. Thousands of people in Minneapolis and beyond have been forever changed. One year later, join us for a week of actions, as we still fight for Jamar Clark, alongside all those lives stolen by police crimes against our communities.
– Sunday 11/13 @ 2pm: Kick-off Rally & March
[ https://www.facebook.com/events/1297896873595570/ ]
– Monday 11/14 ALL DAY: Call-In to Mike Freeman
[ https://www.facebook.com/events/269054186823653/ ]
– Tuesday 11/15 @ 5pm: Candlelight Vigil
[ https://www.facebook.com/events/601998670004093/ ]
– Friday 11/18 @ noon: #FreemanFriday
[ https://www.facebook.com/events/331401053887128/ ]
– Saturday 11/19 @ 11am: Community Day
[ https://www.facebook.com/events/210839102680849/ ]
If your organization wants to participate in these events, or plan other events as part of this week, please contact us!
Hosted by: Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar
RSVP and details: [ https://www.facebook.com/events/1211604272229645/ ]
FOOD NOT BOMBS’ “FRIENDSGIVING” – NOV 25TH
If your in town and in need of a peaceful meal, come hangout at the Minnehaha Free Space 3747 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406. There will be plenty for everyone, and maybe some live music.
Friday, November 25 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Hosted by: Minnesota Animal Liberation – MAL Organization, South Minneapolis Food Not Bombs, & the Minnehaha Free Space
RSVP and details: [ https://www.facebook.com/events/1057887514331187/ ]
JUSTICE FOR PHILANDO CASTILE ACTION – NOV 25TH
In response to the shooting of Philando Castile, local activists will continue voicing their dissent on November 25th by meeting at JJ Hill Elementary School located at 998 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104 at 6:00PM for a family friendly rally. They will be marching afterwards.
“We ready, we comin’!”
Hosted by: Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar
RSVP and details: [ https://www.facebook.com/events/527077587489930/ ]
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