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Rejecting Duke Energy's Dirty Carbon Plan

Backbone's "Declare a Climate Emergency" banner appeared outside the North Carolina Utility Commission Hearing, on Sept 23, in Raleigh NC, supporting residents' demands to reject Duke Energy's dirty energy carbon plan. Continue reading

"The Federalist Society is Anti-Democracy"

Pro Choice Messages Projected at Anti-Roe Gala Backbone East joined with DC organizers to project pro-choice messages during a noise demonstration action. The projection and action happened while an anti-choice group celebrated the fall of Roe v Wade.   Continue reading

Giant salmon, baby orca, and over 30 allies show up on Senator Cantwell's home turf

Senator Cantwell is home for the congressional recess. Because of her silence on the issue of Lower Snake River dam breaching, a giant salmon and baby orca - as well as over 30 people calling on her to stop salmon extinction - took to the streets of Edmonds (the Senator's home town). Their message was to call on the Senator to step up, stand with tribes, listen to the scientists, and breach the four dams on the Lower Snake. Only by breaching the four dams on the Lower Snake can we stop the pending extinction of salmon and orca. Continue reading

Orca and Salmon Deliver a Message to Seattle City Council: Breach LSR Dams

A group of salmon-loving Washingtonians - along with an inflatable giant salmon and baby orca - showed up at Seattle City Hall to protest the City Council's comments submitted on the Draft Murray-Inslee Report.   (Click HERE for Seattle City Council and City Light's Letter) Our message was to tell the Council that their letter did not represent the views of orca- and salmon-loving residents, was not in alignment with tribal leadership, and that there is no other science-based option but to breach the dams on the Lower Snake River, to save endangered salmon and Southern Resident orca. Continue reading

Denver Solidarity Brigade projects for abortion access

The Denver Solidarity Brigade team projected on the Denver Art Museum, and then on the Rogers Federal Building, messages in support of abortion protection.   Continue reading

Planet Over Profit - because we can't breathe methane!

Activists with Appalachian Voices, Sunrise Movement AVL, Poor Peoples Campaign, Reject Raytheon, Alliance to Protect the People and the Places We Live, and Beyond Extreme Energy rallied before the NC Utilities Commissions' Carbon Plan Hearing, to demand a better carbon reduction plan from Duke Energy. Continue reading

World Orca Day Bannering

Standing up for Southern Resident orca and the wild salmon on which they depend as their primary food source, folks in 9 different cities took to overpasses, intersections, bridges and other locations to call for breaching of the 4 Lower Snake River dams. Bannering happened on World Orca Day, Thursday, July 14th, 2022. Continue reading

Supreme Climate Deniers

Backbone worked with Arm in Arm and Shut Down DC to deploy our "We The Corporations" prop in front of the Supreme Court, calling out corporate influence on Justices' decisions. Continue reading

Portland Rally for Salmon: Flotilla, Tribal Speakers, Human Orca Mural

Backbone Campaign helped organize and facilitate a flotilla on the Willamette River, June 25th, to call for the breaching of the Lower Snake River dams.  Over 100 boats took to the water and crossed the Willamette to raise banners, saying "Stop Salmon Extinction!" This video, created by Jeff Dunnicliff captures the spirit and power of the on-water action Backbone Campaign helped facilitate. Gratitude to 7 Waters Canoe Family, the Four Directions drummers and singers, Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Youth Leadership Council, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, Save Our Wild Salmon, Columbia Riverkeeper and all those who work to restore the Lower Snake River, as well as Mosquito Fleet members who provided essential on-water safety at for this flotilla. Thank you to Jeff Dunnicliff for this incredible video!   Continue reading

"Zero Emissions Now!" MFN Flotilla at Summit of the Americas

On Saturday, June 4th over 40 environmental justice organizers, members of the Moving Forward Network took to the water to demand that the Biden Administration and global leaders in attendance for the Summit of the Americas hear a clear message from our communities: ¡Cero Emisiones Ahora! (Zero Emissions Now!).    Continue reading

"Take Those Damn Dams Down"

Karen Davis, who leads a weekly banner action calling for breaching of the Snake River Dams, created this compelling music video. Take a listen, then join Karen on a Seattle overpass, by emailing [email protected]

@ Potus: Breach the Snake River Dams

A wide coalition of activists and free flowing river advocates met outside the White House on May 10th to tell President Biden, "Stop Salmon Extinction - Breach the Snake River Dams!"   Representatives from Arm in Arm, US Climate Action Network, XR, BeyondExtremeEnergy, Shut Down DC, Movement Catalyst Project, as well as from area Patagonia stores, held banners and inflatable props.     Continue reading

Necessity Film Screening

Backbone Meaningful Movies screened the documentary film, Necessity: Climate Justice and the Thin Green Line and afterward hosted a Panel Discussion with Cathy Sampson-Kruse, Dan Serres, Lauren Regan, and Adah Crandall. Continue reading

Stayin' Alive

The Art Collective of 350 Wisconsin, including the Madison Solidarity Brigade, pulled off a beautiful and successful Earth Day flashmob in front of CHASE bank, in Madison, WI. Continue reading

Ukrainian Flag Projected on Russia's DC Embassy

From NPR: Anti-war activists, including Backbone's Phil Ateto, engaged in a light beam battle against Russian diplomats in Washington, D.C., Wednesday evening in a display of disapproval over the country's ongoing war in Ukraine. The activists spent hours projecting the Ukrainian flag on the Russian Embassy's exterior walls with ultra-bright light.       Continue reading

Defund to Refund

Backbone trained Maryland's Communities United in how to do light projection for their Defund to Refund Campaign.  Continue reading

"When Those Fish Go Swimming In...."

At the Olympia Washington "Stop Salmon Extinction" Rally, Backbone provided props for the procession and led a Human Orca Mural on the Washington State Capitol Grounds!   Continue reading

Medicare 4 All Projection in DC

Whole Washington, Backbone and other allies held a candlelight vigil and light projected in Washington, DC ahead of the March 29th hearing on Improved Medicare For All. The candlelight vigil was in remembrance of the 68,000 people in the United States who die annually due to lack of healthcare coverage. Continue reading

Stop Salmon Extinction - Tacoma Rally

Backbone brought percussion, props and banners to the Stop Salmon Extinction Rally in Tacoma on March 26th.   Continue reading

Human Orca Mural on San Juan Island

Great Orca Mural on San Juan Island! Thank you to everyone who showed up!  Continue reading

Stand with Ukraine Light Projection

Backbone projected Heidi Phelps' “Stand with Ukraine” image on the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Continue reading

Across the PNW, citizens stand up for rivers and salmon on Int'l Day of Action for Rivers

In cities across the Northwest (Bend, Boise, Wenatchee, Spokane, Edmonds, Seattle, Portland, Olympia, Walla Walla, Vashon, Tacoma, and more), people who love salmon and rivers took action with banners on overpasses and busy intersections on International Day of Action for Rivers, March 14th 2022. For a folder of images on flickr, click HERE.   Continue reading

Electrify Everything Now!

Citizens in Maryland concerned about the climate took their concerns to the state House with an Electrify Everything Now rally and light projection. Continue reading

Police Accountability Now! supported with light projection the Anne Arundel Co Police Accountability Coalition's rally and press conference in support of a strong Police Accountability Board. Six weeks after this light projection, the County Council voted to adopt the Accountability Board. Continue reading

NEW Orca Spotted! TV News Covers Backbone Action

Backbone made the news this week, with this beautiful action in downtown Seattle. To mark the UN's World Wildlife Day, we gathered a bunch of friends who love salmon and orca to create a Human Orca Mural. The action called on Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, Governor Jay Inslee, and President Joe Biden to nourish the Southern Resident orca (including the new orca calf spotted this week!) and to save the Snake River salmon from extinction by BREACHING the four Lower Snake River dams. We are very grateful to all those who helped make this possible.   Continue reading

Southern Company: Why You So Ashy?

Backbone Solidarity Brigade members Steve, Phil and Jacob attended the Arm in Arm General Assembly in Birmingham, to train folks in light projection. With our EJ friends at GASP, they deployed our giant inflatable elephant!

Honks Support Salmon

In Spokane WA, a group of four deployed a "Stop the Extinction: Breach Snake Dams" banner over busy 1-90.  Continue reading

No More War

Backbone and allies bannered in Seattle over I-5 on the Global Day of Action, Saturday, Feb 5th, to say let's escalate peace and decarbonize, to make a difference in people's lives. The banner read: Escalate Peace Fight Climate Change No More War The global day of action was organized by Code Pink and Roots Action. Backbone Campaign has joined their call for the de-escalation of the conflict with Russia and a focus on the problems that are facing us all as a people on this planet. Continue reading

Save the Snake!

Community Bannering in Seattle. Seattleites joined the Snake River Savers and Backbone to deploy banners in Seattle, WA. 2022 is shaping up to be a critical time of action to save Pacific North West ecological life and free the Snake River from its choke of dams. Follow along with Backbone and our partners to lend a hand in this historic moment.  Continue reading

Since I Been Down - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Backbone co-hosted the screening of Since I Been Down, followed by a Panel Discussion with Gilda Sheppard, Director; Lydia Barlow, Associate Producer & Founder of Fabian's Fund; Ginny Parham, Shoulder to Shoulder; and Willie Nobles, Fabian's Fund Program Manager. Susan McCabe was the Moderator.   Continue reading

Taking the Factory Trawler Bycatch Fight to Whole Foods

Salmon people, community fisherfolk, and organizers with the Alaska Big Village Network and Block Corporate Salmon are taking ongoing action to protest the ecocidal actions by well known fish certifiers, the Marine Stewardship Council and the Monterrey Bay Aquarium.   Continue reading

Boycott Puma Action in Boston

Projectionists supported BDS Boston with their boycott of PUMA Campaign in solidarity with over 200 Palestinian sports teams.    Continue reading

Experimenting with Digital Projection on Seattle's Docks

Backbone deployed a new mobile screen and digital projection on the Coleman Dock in Seattle, WA to commemorate the 30th anniversary of listing Snake River Sockeye as an endangered species.  Continue reading

Save Wild Salmon! - Seattle, WA

Backbone teamed up with outdoor company Patagonia to garner support for removing the Lower Snake River dam. Keep reading to find out why damming this river damns our wild salmon!     Continue reading

Report from the frontlines of COP26

CSO Jacob Johns and supplies traveled to the frontline activists at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.  Continue reading

Declare Climate Emergency Banner in DC

Backbone Campaign's "Declare a Climate Emergency" banner was sent to DC to support the People VS Fossil Fuels week of action. This incredibly beautiful banner is a replica of Alessandra Mondolfi's original protest art made of hand sewn felt. The Backbone replica is made of rip-stop nylon, with minor adjustments for readability and ease of deployment. Continue reading

Backbone Banners at the Adolescent Redemption Project Rally in Lansing Michigan

On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, a coalition of organizations, community members, and activists rallied at Michigan's state capitol to advocate for the release of incarcerated people serving long-term to life sentences in prison and to support their families. Watch a great video with highlights here Backbone was brought in to support through the Adolescent Redemption Project. Banner messages read: End Michigan's Secret Death Row Mercy Militia Mercy Justice Healing It was an honor to be part of this important and moving event. Continue reading

Indigenous Peoples Day Bannering

On October 11th, Indigenous People's Day, folks in cities and towns across the Pacific Northwest held banners in solidarity with tribes who overwhelmingly have called on elected officials to take action to remove the 4 dams on the Lower Snake River. Banner actions happened in Boise, ID; Seattle, WA; Vashon Island, WA; and Wenatchee, WA, as well as other locations. To learn more and stand with tribes on this issue, see, a project of the Nez Perce/Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment.   Continue reading

Voting Rights or the Filibuster?

TIME TO CHOOSE: VOTING RIGHTS OR THE FILIBUSTERIt is time for Democrats to do somethingProjections in Downtown Portland Maine push that voting is the heartbeat of a democracy. Our voting rights are under constant attack so it's time to choose...Voting rights or the Filibuster. Democracy or Autocracy. Their presences is a reminder that we delivered the Democrats control of the House, Senate and Presidency...time to do something. Democracy can't wait. #WeCantWaitGraphic by #creativeCourage Continue reading

World Rivers Day Multi City Banner Action

Salmon and orca loving activists in 10 locations across the Pacific Northwest showed up for World Rivers Day, in solidarity with tribes, calling for the removal of the 4 dams on the Lower Snake River. Continue reading

Projections in LA Remember Ten Years After Occupy

Backbone Campaign and the LA solidarity brigade gathered in Downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Occupy movement.  Bill Moyer, Executive Director of Backbone Campaign, spoke with host Margaret Flowers on the podcast Clearing the Fog, exploring how the Occupy movement shaped the activism that followed for the last decade.  Continue reading

Actions on the Border: Free the Children

Outside of Fort Bliss in El Paso,Texas,  Witness at the Border, Border Network for Human Rights, the Coalition to End Child Detention-El Paso, and other local supporters gathered for a Candle light vigil. Inside the fort over 2,000 migrant children remain detained by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The groups held a candlelight vigil with lighted banner at Almada Park across from the gates of Fort Bliss to call attention to migrant child detention. After making statements to the press the banner was displayed and visible from the highway. Continue reading

Ferry Terminal Bannering to Free the Snake

A free-flowing lower Snake River will save endangered salmon for economies, communities, tribal rights, orca, and the generations of tomorrow. Frustrated by inaction from our Washington State delegation, activists deployed Backbone banners at three ferry terminals, located in the home communities of Governor Jay Inslee and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.   Continue reading

Banner Deployed for Improved Medicare For All

The Seattle Yesler Overpass Banner crew deployed a new Improved Medicare for All banner, as a follow up to last month's Medicare For All March. Continue reading

Smoky Skies Drive the Urgency of Wenatchee's Climate Action

Brutal and expansive wildfire seasons are making smoky summer skies the norm across the Pacific North West. On a polluted evening in August, activists stood outside of the Walmart in Wenatchee, WA holding the illuminated Act On Climate LED Banner.  People passing though the intersection asked one of the activists, Kevin, what Act on Climate meant.  "I was in the mood for rant tonight and I pointed at the smoky skies, it means if we do not change and stop burning fossil fuels, no one is safe. We could all die." Continue reading

Save the Salmon Arrives at the Federal Building

Backbone Campaign deployed a new giant banner in front of the Federal Building in Seattle, calling on Senators Murray and Cantwell to take a stand and breach the 4 dams on the Lower Snake River. Continue reading

Save Wild Salmon! - Spokane, WA

Members of the Spokane Solidarity Brigade joined with Save Our wild Salmon allies and Backbone volunteers to deploy urgent messages to Senators Murray and Cantwell to stand with tribes and take needed action on the Lower Snake River by breaching the 4 dams there. Jacob and Steve, Cam, Jennifer, Harvey and Amy, David, Sam and Carrie held signs and a giant banner, and received lots of honks of support for salmon and steelhead. Continue reading

Backbone Supports Rally for the River Across Pacific NW

A Coalition of Grassroots Groups advocating for Snake River Restoration and LSR dam removal held events in 3 states - Washington, Oregon and Idaho - on August 7th to save the salmon and the southern resident orca that rely on them.  Attendees got on the water in kayaks, canoes, floats, and SUPs to highlight the need for a free flowing Snake River. Scientists have said for years that restoring the Snake River by removing the four deadly dams - constructed primarily so farmers could barge wheat down the river instead of using trains or trucks -is the single most effective way to begin restoring salmon and orca populations.  Continue reading

Resurrected Count Bleed Ya Dry spotted at Premera Protest

Health Care is a Human Right! The Washington Community Action Network protested outside of the corporate campus of Premera Blue Cross in Seattle, WA.  Premera Blue Cross is advocating to raise premiums by an 28.9%, while they continue to be the national leader in denying in network claims.  Backbone's giant puppet Count Bleed Ya Dry made an appearance to support the protesters.  Continue reading

Medicare For All March In Seattle

Backbone resurrected its Count Bleed Ya Dry puppet for the Seattle Medicare For All March, July 24th in Seattle. The massive puppet, with Uncle Sam on a gurney, an IV of blood going from Uncle Sam to the vampire that is the US Health Insurance Industry, and a syringe full of million dollar bills, took over the streets of downtown Seattle, from Westlake to a rally at Seattle Center. In addition, Backbone printed its Medicare For All cards, which were carried by many in the march and our Parade Director had the mic, singing songs about the urgency of health care for all. More info about Medicare For All HERE Continue reading

Shut Down BPA's Extinction Machines

Backbone Campaign brought props and banners down to BPA HQ in Portland OR, to raise awareness about the salmon and orca extinction vortex and need for immediate, bold recovery actions. BPA's stance on keeping the LSR dams in service is driving extinction. The action was a collaboration between NW Steelheaders Association, Sea Shepherd Portland, Columbia Riverkeeper and Backbone Campaign and was an excellent team effort. Thank you to photographer Erika Wendell for capturing the day. Continue reading

World Orca Day 2021

Orca loving folks in Seattle and Vashon Island took a life size orca to Westlake Center on World Orca Day.  They passed out flyers about the critical importance of standing with the tribes to save wild salmon by breaching the 4 dams on the Lower Snake River, in order for the Southern Resident orca to have enough food. Continue reading

Home Care is Essential

On July 13, Nevada home care workers came together to celebrate the passage of SB340 and support Biden's plan to invest in quality services and union jobs. Backbone's light panel letters supported this Las Vegas event, part of a nationwide day of action by SEIU home care workers in 24 cities. HOME CARE IS ESSENTIAL! Continue reading

Pardon Daniel Hale

In 2015, Daniel Everette Hale released documents revealing devastating failures in the U.S. drone war program, among them the widespread killing of civilians. For his truth-telling in the interest of humanity, Daniel has been prosecuted under the Espionage Act and is now being held in the Alexandria (Virginia) Detention Center awaiting sentencing on July 27, 2021. Continue reading

Projections with Indivisible Madison

Indivisible Madison projected on the trees outside of the Wisconson State Capital as part of #DeadlineforDemocracy.  Projecting "Democracy" outside of the Capital, aimed to remind state senators that their constituents are counting on them to end the filibuster and Pass the For the People Act. Defending our democracy is on a deadline!  Continue reading

Salmon & Orca Summit Solidarity Vigil

Non-Indian NGOs gathered outside the historic Salmon & Orca Summit (July 7-8) to show our support for the Summit's purpose, to have elected officials hear the concerns, desires and experiences of the tribes and why they want elected officials to get behind the "Simpson Plan."  Activists greeted tribal leaders and representatives for elected officials as they entered the tribal summit. Continue reading

Creative Tactics Presentation to Texas Campaign for the Environment

Check out Bill Moyer of Backbone Campaign presenting on some of Backbone Campaign's Creative Tactics at the Texas Campaign for the Enviorment.  Continue reading

Friends in Wenatchee Banner Through the Heat Wave

In the midst of a heatwave with temperatures reaching over 95, friends from Wenatchee 350 and Climate Conversations gathered to banner in downtown Wenatchee.  Continue reading

Diane Wilson - "An Unreasonable Woman" on direct action & the use of Hunger Strikes

Drop in on the amazing conversation between Bill Moyer of Backbone and Diane Wilson on direct action and hunger strikes!  Diane Wilson is a fourth-generation shrimper, boat captain, mother of five, author, and an environmental, peace, and social justice advocate. During the last 30 years, she has launched legislative campaigns, demonstrations, hunger strikes, sunk boats, and even climbed chemical towers in her fight to protect her Gulf Coast bay. Continue reading

Senator Murray: Breach this Dam!

Team Backbone loaded up their gear and drove across the state to execute a light projection to restore America's most endangered river, the Snake River. Projecting directly on the Lower Granite Dam, the projections sought to inspire action pressuring Senators Murray and Cantwell (D-WA) and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee to remove the 4 dams on the Lower Snake River and earmark Biden infrastructure plan funding to support the Columbia Basin Initiative.  Continue reading

#FreePalestine projections at the Capitol

On May 17th, D.C solidarity Brigade members projected messages in support of Palestine onto the streets of the Capitol. They worked to spread free Palestine messages, and messages calling out US support of Israel just a day after three residential buildings were flattened and the death toll in Gaza had nearly reached 200. Fifty-eight of those 200, were children.       Continue reading

Breach the Dams and Restore Snake River!

Backbone supports The Simpson Plan and the breaching of the dams on the Lower Snake River. With the help of volunteers, we’ve made and deployed 6 banners across Washington State, with the message to elected officials that Pacific North West supports wild salmon and the restoration of the Snake River and it’s time to breach the four Lower Snake River dams. Continue reading

Projections and Music Restore Downtown Portland

After a year of intense lockdowns the downtown square in Portland, Maine was filled with images and music.  "We filled the square with projections and music...and we waited. And the people came. They danced, they had conversations with friends they hadn’t seen and just soaked it all up. Our beloved Portland was restored to us for a few hours that evening and we were reminded of what we had been missing for so long". Said Tina Davidosn, a projectionist in Portland.    For one evening LumenARRT (Maine’s large-scale projection group that works with non-profits) collaborated with the Kneeling Art Photography Project ( ahead of their first gallery series.   Continue reading

Supporting the Puyallup Water Warriors

On May 4th Backbone organized a team to support the Puyallup Water Warriors’ action against the LNG plant that Puget Sound Energy illegally built on unceded land and waters. Our inflatable Orca -Tahlequah, globe, and salmon joined the procession.  Continue reading

Hard Road of Hope - panel discussion

Backbone Campaign ED Bill Moyer was a guest panelist after a screening of Hard Road of Hope, a documentary by Eleanor Goldfield. The film screening was sponsored by community based organizers in coal regions, and the discussion focused on just transition solutions and community connections.   Continue reading

11 cities lit up in solidarity with Gulf Coast Folx and #PowerShift2021

  In solidarity with Gulf Coast Folx and those on the frontlines of climate change and economic vulnerabilities, Backbone Campaign Solidarity Brigade projectionists shone "Climate Justice is Economic Justice" and "Climate Justice is Racial Justice" in 11 cities across the US: Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seattle, Bellingham, Wenatchee, Bay Area, Kansas City, Houston, Madison, Portland Maine, Spokane. Continue reading

Waiting for the Jury's Verdict

On the culminating eve Derek Chauvin's trial for his murder of George Floyd, solidarity brigade members projected "Stop Killer Cops" on the store in front of which Floyd was murdered by Chauvin on May 25th, 2020.  Continue reading

Light Projections on the Wisconsin State Capitol

The Solidarity Brigade, in conjunction with, projected onto the Wisconsin State Capitol building despite warnings from the police. Light projection is a great way to quickly have an impactful action in a safe way during the pandemic. The projections supported the Build Back Fossil Free campaign. The campaign urges President Biden that in order to fulfill his promise of "build back better" we need to build back fossil-free!   Continue reading

Commuters catch the Stop Line 3 Banner in Madison

Getting the message out to thousands of daily drivers, activists hung a banner across busy Campus Drive in Madison, Wisconsin. As the snows start to melt,  there is a continued pressure to get Biden to halt Line 3, a proposed tar sands pipeline that would run through Minnesota to Wisconsin. Continue reading

Pre Earth Day Actions take over Wenatchee

Backbone Solidarity Brigade member Kevin partnered up with 350 Wenatchee and Climate Conversations NCW to kick off the month of April. With April 20-22nd  gearing up to be national days of climate-related actions, the group wanted to start garnering support and excitement ahead of Earth Day.  Continue reading

April Fools Press Conference From the Enbridge’s Execs

Madison Solidarty Brigade member Russ and other community activists from 350 Madison, staged a fake press conference on the steps of the capitol building on April 1st.    Continue reading

Across the country actions support the #BreakFreeFromPlasticAct

On March 25th the Break Free From Plastic Act was reintroduced to Congress by Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA). The bill moves to reduce plastic production before it ever has a chance to pollute, increase recycling rates, and protect frontline and fenceline communities. Originally introduced in 2020, the bill has been reintroduced with a letter of support signed by 416 organizations in the United States. Grassroots groups from around the US took the week of the reintroduction to launch actions in support of the Act.  Continue reading

Fighting Line 3 in Madison, WI

In Madison, activists continue to take on the fight to stop Line 3. Line 3, is a proposed pipeline extension that would bring tar sands from Canada, through Minnesota to Wisconsin. Line 3 directly violates the protected lands of the Anishinaabe peoples and would contribute more to climate change than Minnesota’s entire economy.  Activists projected messages against Line 3 and reminding Biden that his promise to Build Back Better needs to include ending pipelines.    On March 21st these projections appeared on the Madison Gas and Electric building.  Continue reading

CSO Jacob Johns to head to the Line 3 Resistance

Backbone raised funds for Jacob and his creative team to travel to the front lines of the Line 3 Resistance to participate in the week of action and deliver supplies to the camps in northern Minnesota. With the funds raised, Jacob was able to purchase supplies for the Red Lake Camp and deploy Backbone’s LED banner "Honor Treaties" outside of Enbridge HQ and the State Capitol. Enbridge's Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline threatens indigenous sovereignty, water, and sacred wild rice. This tar sands pipeline equates to starting 50 new coal plants. Now, as the planet is on the verge of a climate collapse, we must stand together and say NO MORE! Continue reading

A Silent Demonstration and Candlelight Vigil Marks Lives Lost to COVID-19 in Maui

Since the start of the pandemic, Hale Hawai’i has held protests around Maui to send elected officials a forceful message that residents are done with inadequate leadership during this pandemic. Maui has faced an exponential growth of positive cases while seeing little to no effort to keep the residence of Maui safe.  Continue reading