#DefundLine 3 - SF Bay Area - Guerrilla Movies & Community Art Action

Start: Friday, August 13, 2021 7:00 PM

As part of the #DefundLine3 Global Day of Action - join us in downtown San Francisco for Guerrilla Movies and a Community Art Action on Friday, August 13th from 7pm - 10pm

Bring chairs, blankets, and people power as we host a guerrilla movie screening and mass action at Wells Fargo's headquarters to help stop the Line 3 pipeline. We will be welcomed by acclaimed author Rebecca Solnit.

  • 7:00pm — Non-Violent Direct Action training (at 555 California, 1/2 block from Wells Fargo)

  • 8:30pm — Bay Area Premier of First Daughter and the Black Snake (feature film on the Line 3 pipeline resistance movement, by filmmaker Keri Pickett)

  • Post-movie — Creative action (details will be shared on the ground)

Given the ongoing public health risks of COVID - while this event is outdoors, we still encourage attendees to be mindful of social distancing and wearing of masks. If you feel sick - please stay home.

Event sponsors include: Oil and Gas Action Network, Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area, Silicon Valley Climate Action Now, SF Projection Department, Diablo Rising Tide, Climate Health Now, 350 Bay Area, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), 1000 Grandmothers For Future Generations, CODEPINK Golden Gate, and more

**If your group is interested in co-sponsoring, please email info@OilGasAction.org.

The situation in Anishinaabe territory is dire right now.

Enbridge is spilling drilling fluid into the wetlands of the Mississippi headwaters as it rushes to complete the Line 3 pipeline. Hundreds of Water Protectors are chaining themselves to drilling equipment to prevent Enbridge from violating indigenous treaty rights. Enbridge is currently violating 21 river crossings and hundreds of waterways across Minnesota. If completed, the expanded tar sands pipeline would unleash the emissions equivalent of fifty new coal plants.

Major banks (such as JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citibank) have financed Enbridge and Line 3 to the tune of billions of dollars. And just last month, some of them again facilitated $1.5 billion in so-called "sustainability loans" to Enbridge. Sustainability-linked loans sound good, but when you look more closely you’ll see they’re close to meaningless. Enbridge’s “sustainability” loans reward the company for reducing emissions from its buildings and vehicles, but do nothing to address the oil that flows through its pipelines and is responsible for 99% of its climate pollution.

In other words, according to Wall Street, so long as Enbridge uses electric vehicles and solar power to build their oil pipelines, that’s fine.

This is greenwashing at its worst — so on Friday, August 13th, activists from around the country will  demand banks stop funding the Line 3 pipeline, and all other fossil fuel projects.