NO BAYOU BRIDGE ACTIVISM: Cancel Your Accounts At These Banks!

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Call to Action

From July 16th-31st frontline resistance campaigns across the continent will be taking action simultaneously to stop pipelines and extreme energy projects. During these weeks of action, we are calling on people to join us in solidarity by organizing actions targeting the banks funding these pipeline projects, or by joining the frontlines and taking action directly with us.

Across Turtle Island, Indigenous people and frontline communities are leading the fight to stop oil and fracked-gas pipelines. These pipelines and all fossil fuel extraction endangers the communities they pass through, contaminate the air and water, contribute to global climate change and continue the colonization of native lands.

When resisting these projects, we take every legal route available — and we also utilize direct action: placing our bodies and lives on the line. As our resistance has escalated, so have the tactics of our opponents: we face intimidation, surveillance and violence. We confront government entities that are growing inseparable from the fossil fuel industry. Still, we resist.

The pipeline projects we are fighting are all facing key moments and critical deadlines. If we are to stop these projects we must act now. It is with this backdrop that we are calling on you to rise up in solidarity with our frontline resistance. Join us from July 16th-31st as we #RiseTogether and take direct action to stop all pipelines and all extreme energy projects.

Signed:

The L’eau Est La Vie Camp
Appalachians Against Pipelines
Camp White Pine
Wakpa Wasté Camp

The #NoBayouBridge Solidarity Campaign
The FANG Collective
Beyond Extreme Energy
Rising Tide North America
Mazaska Talks
Last Real Indians
The Ruckus Society
Indigenous Environmental Network
No LNG in PVD
Burrillville BASE
Earth Defense Coalition
Diablo Rising Tide
Seeding Sovereignty
ARTivism Virginia
Carnival de Resistance
Better Path Coalition
Berks Gas Truth
350.org
Rainforest Action Network
Rising Tide Chicago
NH Pipeline Resistance
ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603
Friends For Environmental Justice
Earth Action
350 Southwest Idaho
The #StopETP Coalition
Climate First!
Big Bend Defense Coalition
Portland Rising Tide
Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Oil Change International
350 Kishwaukee
Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth
Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipelines
Piney Defense Alliance
Arkansas Rising!
Codepink Women for Peace, Golden Gate Chapter
Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station
350 New Orleans
Idle No More SF Bay
The Center for Biological Diversity/Ignite Change
Stand.Earth
Chesapeake Pipeline Resistance
Karankawa Kadla
Greenpeace USA

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Solidarity Targets

During these weeks of action, we are calling on people to join us in solidarity by organizing actions targeting the banks funding these pipeline projects, or by joining the frontlines and taking action directly with us. You can also organize a supply drive or fundraising event to support frontline resistance campaigns.

Below is a list of banks that finance eight of the largest pipeline projects in so called US and Canada (Bayou Bridge, Rover, Atlantic Coast, KXL, Trans Mountain, Line 3, Mariner East 2 and Mountain Valley). Organize a demonstration, rally or direct action that targets them:

Bank of America
Citi Bank
JP Morgan Chase
Wells Fargo
Bank of Tokyo
Credit Suisse
Royal Bank of Canada

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What private banks make up the Federal Reserve?

Anonymous
The amount of shares owned by private banks in Federal Reserve branches is not public but is easy to calculate.

The law states that member banks must purchase shares equal to 3% of  their capital. So if know total banking assets (around $5T), and we look  at the assets of the biggest banks, you get an idea of their Fed  shares.

1. Bank of America – $1,082B or about 20% 
2. JP Morgan  – $1013B or about 20% 
3. Citigroup – $706B or about 15% 
4. wachovia – $472B or about 8% 
5. Wells Fargo – $403B or about 8% 

(Ref: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0763206.h… )

The rest of the shares are split up among the 2500 members.   End of Insert.

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We have put together a set of signs and flyers that can be used during actions. Check out and download these materials here.

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