Un-Dam the Klamath! IP3 Action in Portland

congratulations to everyone from the klamath river tribes and the klamath justice coalition for their action at the PacifiCorp headquarters in Portland on Thursday, protesting Warren Buffet’s PacifiCorp-owned dams on the Klamath River that are killing off salmon and native ways of life.  ruckus’s IP3 (indigenous peoples’ power project) has been actively training and supporting native klamath activists in strategic nonviolent direct action tactics in their campaign against PacifiCorp/Warren Buffett’s dams. big ups to marty and IP3!

update from marty:  “crowd of about 30 of 100 crossed the line into pacificorp property and staged a die in. Once resurrected 4 gallons of green algae were escorted by the crowd but were locked out of the building in a standoff that lasted about 20 min. The reclaimed space then became a stage for street theater where a 20 foot dam was broken down by a fish puppet.  Riot cops were about to kick in to high gear when the crowd regrouped to hear testimony from community members, tribal officials, elders, and commercial fishermen.  Community members and local supporters felt great about reclaiming space and disupting business as usual on the anniversary of the 2002 fishkill in which 68,000 salmon were killed by the Pacificorp dams…”

read more about today’s action at the pacificorp headquarters here on portland indybay, and here on the ruckus site.

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