Julius DeRoma Businesses And Home Flyered In Minneapolis

From Evict DeRoma

Over the weekend of December 8th, flyers were posted at multiple locations in Minneapolis warning of the presence of white supremacist landlord Julius DeRoma. DeRoma owns multiple businesses in the city and is landlord to many more. His businesses include Club Jäger in the North Loop and DeRoma Art Glass in Lyn-Lake. Flyers were posted at these locations, along with DeRoma’s house in southwest Minneapolis. Pictures are included below.

Julius DeRoma was outed as a white supremacist last year when news broke of his financial contribution to former KKK Grand Wizard and white supremacist politician David Duke’s 2016 Senate campaign in Louisiana. After DeRoma’s contribution to David Duke came to light, his bar Club Jäger saw employees quit en masse while performers cancelled shows, ultimately forcing it to close for several months. HUGE Improv and Legacy Glassworks, both renting properties from DeRoma, issued statements denouncing their landlord’s racism.

However, this year DeRoma reopened Club Jäger. He also quietly contributed money to Patrick Little, another virulent anti-semite who campaigned for a Senate seat in California this year, and who helped inspire the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter. It’s clear that DeRoma thinks he can continue to support white supremacists without consequence.

These flyers are a signal to DeRoma that his actions will indeed have lasting consequences. There is no tolerance for white supremacy in Minneapolis or anywhere else.

#EvictDeRoma

Anti-colonial Land Defense and Allies Stop Work at Enbridge Pipeline Site

From Earth First! Newswire

Anti-colonial Land Defense & members of Anonymous Twin Ports successfully shut down an ACTIVE Enbridge worksite today near Wawina MN, resulting with ALL Enbridge employees leaving the site, a total stoppage of ALL work, & NO arrests incurred! Pre-construction IS construction, so STOP ALL CONSTRUCTION on Line 3! Today we also adorned fluorescent yellow & orange work vests in solidarity with the rad folk in so-called France throwin’ down super hard as well!

NO PIPELINES ON STOLEN LAND!
#JoinUsOntheFrontlinesWhereverYouAre

We mess with Enbridge and their workers on a daily basis; it costs them money EVERY time we disrupt & EVERY time Enbridge or the police have to respond to us- even on integrity digs and old Line 3 work (this one near Wawina)…we say, “No business as usual,” & we won’t stop until Enbridge stops, we support a diversity of tactics, & today we are shutting down work & not with the intent of getting arrested, as it is NOT always necessary to be effective, but we recognize there are many levels & layers to tactic escalation…. the racist colonial prison industrial complex does not need to be fed with more POC (people of color), nor do we need to repetitively employ tactics that expend a lot of the struggle’s resources and only minimally stop construction or not at all. We believe we can be as effective in many ways, including resisting creatively, & staying free to roam & kick ass as long as possible… we positively weigh risk-ability over arrestability, but simultaneously stand in constant SOLIDARITY with all our comrades-regardless of tactics chosen- in our resistance against the destructive white supremacist colonial capitalist status quo! Everyone is needed as well as all the tools in the toolbox!

No Line 3!
No KXL!
No MVP!
No Pipelines, mines or other racist resource colonialism EVER!

Water Protectors/Land Defenders Blockaded Enbridge Workers from Entering Office, and Narrowly Avoided Being Hit with Car by Angry Propipeliner

From Earth First! Newswire

On the 15th of Nov. Anti-colonial Land Defense and Anonymous worked together in the continued struggle against Enbridge and the proposed Line 3 to send the message that Enbridge “stay out of so-called Minnesota with new line 3 and cease all work”! Right before business hours began the collective blockaded the Enbridge office entances with banners reading “NO ENBRIDGE ON STOLEN LAND! NO LINE 3!” to disrupt the continued racist resource extraction and the write off idea that these genocidal companies embrace as “business as usual”. Conveniently for Enbridge to work right across the street from the City Police Department who in-turn for a paycheck protect these genocidal companies usually and quite often with physical force and/or forced detainment/arrest.

The group then took to the streets and held space at an intersection to show the public that we are willing to our bodies on the line to create a better world without racist resource extraction. That the feeling of being stuck in traffic is a small taste of what our comrades/relatives in Ojibwe/Dakota territory feel. Indigenous and allies alike feel our concerns about Line 3 have not been heard. Even after mass public outcry, the MN PUC granted permits to allow a new Line 3 to be built through over 300 miles of Minnesota. The Traffic was not blocked to gain support from drivers but to mirror to some how it feels to be in powerless situation. An angry pro pipeliner began shouting before driving their vehicle from behind us straight through our banner. Luckily no one was injured but the interaction is a reminder of how far people benefitting from racist resource colonialism will go to protect big oil and it’s affiliates.

A close call with something that could’ve been more tragic we will not be scared or threatened into being silent but we will overcome and March forward because the risks personally involved for us are a fraction of the lives that have already been lost and will continue to be lost in the fight for a better world.

To those in the area come out and support our communities! Together we will not let Enbridge continue its colonial genocidal resource extraction and profiteering that negatively affects the livelihood of Indigenious Communities, the sacredness of water, and the ecosystem.

Thanksgiving Equals Genocide: Tipi Erected Against Line 3 and Colonialism

Anonymous submission to Conflict Minnesota

In the early morning, on Thursday, November 22nd, 2018, a tipistola was erected on the entrance to the John A. Blatnik bridge in Superior, Wisconsin. Eight poles were used to represent the four directions that blocked the entrance to the bridge. This blockade erected represents not allowing Enbridge and their new Line 3, as well as other forms of racist resource colonialism from entering so called “Minnesota”. A banner was draped across the front of the tipi and it reads “Thanksgiving = Genocide”, as well as “No pipelines, No Borders”. “Today, we take action to honor the millions of indigenous people who were murdered by settler colonialism. We have an obligation to stand up for what is right and acknowledge our ancestors who sacrificed for us to be here today.” says an Anti-colonial Land Defense member as the tipi goes up. 

Many know this day as “Thanksgiving” which is observed the 4th Thursday of November. The story behind the observed holiday is not the story told in history books. The Mashpee Wampanoag were the 1st Indigenous people to find the English pilgrims starving at the shores of what is now called Massachusetts. Fast forward less than 400 years and the descendants of Indigenous people who taught the European refugees how to survive in so called “America”, are now at risk of losing control over lands they consider home, the lands they have lived on pre-colonization. The thanksgiving story is problematic because it is a fallacy; the truth is that in 1637 near present day Groton, Connecticut, over 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Tribe had gathered for their annual Green Corn Festival. In the predawn hours the Indigenous people were surrounded by English and Dutch mercenaries who ordered them to come outside. Those who came out were shot or clubbed to death while the terrified women and children who huddled inside the longhouse were burned alive. The next day the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared “A Day Of Thanksgiving” because 700 unarmed men, women and children had been murdered. 

The current administration, (as all colonial administrations before) threatens tribal sovereignty and vigorously undermines treaty rights, Indigenous rights and environmental concerns that ultimately will be our demise if we continue to let our truths be silenced by their genocidal acts of mass assimilation. We do not need a fascist regime occupying indigenous homelands to uphold their end of the treaty or swear by the bible in a fictitious setting like a court room to live the way we always have pre-contact. Bringing our concerns for our lives, water, lands and the future generations to their colonial injustice system places the ball in their court. From the colonial heteronormative patriarchy, to racist resource extraction, to the epidemic of murdered missing indigenous womXn, we continue to see the foreign systems that’s have oppressed our people since 1620 when a “migrant caravan” crossed the ocean searching for “freedom” and “prosperity”. We can see first hand in our communities the atrocities that have taken place causing multi-generational trauma, the continuous Indigenous erasure and white washing of history, and the oppression that takes place to this very day. Yet, still we also see resilience, strength, and compassion in our communities. Our cultures, ceremonies, and languages continuing regardless of the tactics used by the “united snakes of ameriKKKa”. We have been here since time immemorial, and our migration routes all across the western hemisphere were established long before European settlers arrived on these shores. We stand in solidarity with our Quetzal & Condor relatives from Central and South America, who are migrating North for whatever reason it may be, because they deserve access to their homelands. Many of the Indigenous peoples lineage comes from south of the Imaginary Border of the United States Government.

We ask that you educate yourselves on whose ancestral homelands you benefit from and live on, find out ways you can become a better ally for indigenous people and their causes, and stop celebrating holidays that are based on genocide of Indigenous people. 

Banner Drop In Solidarity With Youth Climate Interveners

From Earth First! Newswire

On Monday, November 19th, the Minnesota Public Utility Commission denied the petition for reconsideration to grant the certification of need for the proposed Line 3 pipeline project. The youth climate interveners were supposed to be allowed to speak earlier this morning and the PUC disregarded the young people and continued with their plans to allow Enbridge to contaminate waterways, disrupt sensitive ecosystems and put thousands of peoples lives at risk, while Enbridge profits from the omnicide of everything in Line 3’s path.

Over 330 miles of pipe will cross through Minnesota, affecting the land of 3 treaties made with the United States government, where tribal members retain the rights to hunt, fish, gather, hold ceremony, and travel. This pipeline threatens the Great Lakes, which is home to one fifth of the world’s fresh water, and some of the most delicate soils, aquifers and pristine lakes in northern Minnesota. Enbridge pipelines had more than 800 spills in the U.S. and Canada between 1999 and 2010, leaking 6.8 million gallons of oil. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has put our lives in jeopardy by approving this pipeline in June and has disregarded any acknowledgement of the treaties that ultimately formed the state of MN.

The PUC’s vote not to rescind its decision was to be expected and we stand in solidarity with thousands of Minnesotans and Indigenous communities who have made it clear they do not want this project in our backyards. We have a duty as the public to hold the commissioners accountable for their actions, as they continue to approve projects that neglect our environment and the health and well-being of future generations. We can not continue to allow these institutions to condone and approve projects that affect not only our homes and families, but our futures. There were two banners that were displayed along Interstate 35 in Duluth after the PUC did not rescind its approval of the Line 3 Project, though one was removed almost immediately. They read “Public Utility Commission Colony, No Line 3, 4, 5, 6, 7” and “PUC commits genocide, No Line 3”.

A Weekend of Solidarity Against Fascism & Anti-Semitism

Anonymous submission to Conflict Minnesota


Over the weekend of November 9th, several properties owned by Julius DeRoma were attacked. Club Jäger, Hansa Corporation, and DeRoma’s home were subject to dozens of rotten eggs being flung at the targets.

DeRoma’s Club Jäger has had several problems since reopening after being exposed as a political contributor to the former KKK Grand Master David Duke. Some of those problems involve infestation of pests, other than Nazi scum.

Julius DeRoma has several ties to Nazis, Holocaust deniers, and has contributed to several fascists including Patrick Little, a vehement White Nationalist that supports violence against Jews. Patrick Little was also in contact with Robert Bowers the fascist that murdered 11 people at the Synagogue in late October. Julius DeRoma has hosted holocaust denier David Irving in 2012. Our struggle to combat fascism doesn’t stop here, and our campaign against DeRoma has only just begun.

Solidarity Means Attack.

With Love & Rage,

An Unruly Crew of Twin Cities Anti-Fascists

Pioneers Statue

Anonymous submission to Conflict Minnesota

I’ve spotted these over the past few weeks on the Pioneers statute in NE Minneapolis. That statue is tagged fairly often so if I don’t see anyone else post it—I will pass along anything I see.

Mischief Night In Minneapolis

Anonymous submission to Conflict Minnesota


This Halloween, some costumed hooligans set about causing some trouble in southside. A perfect night for the occasion; for a brief moment the mask no longer distinguishes between the citizen and the criminal, while there is not yet snow on the ground.

Some misfortune was visited upon a handful of boutique stores, while graffiti adorned the neighborhood and fireworks lit up the sky above. Candy was given out freely to those who passed by as well.

For a holiday without beginning or end

October 31, all year round!

Duluth Water Protectors Take Action In Solidarity with #NoBayouBridge

From It’s Going Down

…In solidarity with da homies in louisiana fighting Bayou Bridge Pipeline!NO LINE 3NO KXLNO BAYOU BRIDGE NO PIPELINES EVER!

Gepostet von Anti-colonial Land Defense am Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2018

In continued solidarity with our comrades in the Bayou throwing down against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline homies shut down the Wells Fargo bank to remind those who haven’t divested that we haven’t forgotten them and will continue our collective disruptions until they do so. Wells Fargo funds genocide, construction of deadly pipelines and man camps.

This week BPP and the State of Louisiana has continued there oppression against our comrades by repeating the same illegal and down right dirty tactics of making false arrests and claiming false warrants for water protectors. We are glad to see our comrade released from the hands of the state.

…In solidarity with da homies in so-called Louisiana fighting Bayou Bridge Pipeline!NO LINE 3NO KXLNO BAYOU BRIDGE NO PIPELINES EVER!#SHUTDOWNWELLSFARGO#DISRUPTTHEBANKS!!

Gepostet von Anti-colonial Land Defense am Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2018

Duluth City Council approved the purchase of riot gear the night before (Oct. 22nd) this action despite the public disapproval and disruption of several groups/AG’s of water protectors and concerned citizens alike. The police are amping up and preparing for militant combat against indigenous peoples for peacefully protecting their ancestral homelands.

We temporarily shut down Wells Fargo today, because they fund genocide & the construction of deadly pipelines & man camps!The cops are protecting corporations, not us…Once again:*In solidarity with da homies in so-called Louisiana fighting Bayou Bridge Pipeline L'eau Est La Vie Camp – No Bayou Bridge!NO LINE 3NO KXLNO BAYOU BRIDGE NO PIPELINES EVER!#DISRUPT THE BANKS!!

Gepostet von Anti-colonial Land Defense am Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2018

With the approval purchase of riot gear tensions grow higher as the Duluth police department continue to harass Water Protectors especially during the bank shutdown. With a officer jumping up on a table to issue a singular warning of arrests to follow if the group did not dissipate. DPD tried to make an arrest on several members of the group and shoved people out of the hallway and into a corner to force a positive identification on one but with no legal standing and public observers they stood aside with clenched fists. It seems there long awaited riot gear could not come fast enough…

Protect Water, Not corporarions: A song for water:…Disrupting Wells Fargo because they fund genocide, construction of deadly pipelines & man camps! In solidarity with da homies in so-called Louisiana fighting Bayou Bridge Pipeline L'eau Est La Vie Camp – No Bayou BridgeNO LINE 3NO KXLNO BAYOU BRIDGE NO PIPELINES EVER!#DISRUPT THE BANKS!!#SHUTDOWNWELLSFARGO

Gepostet von Anti-colonial Land Defense am Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2018

To all those defending sacred spaces, voicing your strength and taking collective action to those who oppress your communities we send much love and respect.

Several Groups Disrupt Duluth City Council Meeting

From Earth First! Newswire

At the past several meetings regarding riot gear, several groups and collectives such as UMD Students for Justice, Anonymous Twin Ports, Anti-colonial Land Defense, Black Lives Matter, ExPrisoners Organizing, Save The Kids, Standing Up for Racial Justice, Native Lives Matter, and many others were either ignored or merely appeased with the illusion of “public input”.

For this reason on October 22nd, in the positive spirit of collective resistance, several affinity groups of many different demographics came together in a last ditch effort to stop the Duluth city council from going through with a decision that was already made long ago. When all other legal avenues of opposition were exhausted, direct action was necessary to both act as a point of unity and to resist the city’s oppressive policy. During the city council meeting, a section of the community disrupted and halted the proceedings with art, chants, and music. This was our last attempt to stop the purchase of riot gear that will only be used to further terrorize and brutalize marginalized communities on stolen native land.

There are several reasons it was necessary for that meeting to be disrupted, mainly the racist colonial history of the police, the consent and even approval of white supremacy by the Duluth Police Department (DPD), and the lack of real say the people have over the purchase of the riot gear, even amidst mass public outcry.

Beginning with the racist colonial history of the police, it is essential to recognize that police have not been a permanent fixture in history. There were people on this continent before the concept of public punitive measures was introduced by colonizers. Even now, indigenous people, along with people of color and low income people, are the most targeted by the police, yet had the least amount of say in the issue, in fact facing repression from both the city and other racist people who do not want to lose their stranglehold on the political process. The riot gear proposal and acquisition was an obvious response from the city to the indigenous led struggle against Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline that has been going on for several years, therefore adding another layer of racism onto this proposal.

Our collectives are quite obviously just a few of many organizing for liberation, each of which play different roles in the global movement to end patriarchy, white supremacy, capitalism, and state terrorism. Given that each organization has its own means to this common end, its critical that we all unite and remain in true solidarity with each other regardless of what means are chosen. Many important collectives and organizations attempt to be the face of a movement which has the effect of creating loyalty to a groups name, a group leader or ones position within a group, rather than remaining loyal to the struggle to liberate the earth and its children. Any collective or organization that condemns taking any means necessary in the struggle for all life on earth is a lethal arm to be used by the State to further terrorize and brutalize those of us who are willing to do something that is actually effective.

Many of us wear masks to show & embody collective identity, whilst still celebrating each other’s ancestral roots; the issues at hand affect the whole community, not just any one individual or sole group; we want to uplift each other’s voices & protect our freedom of expression, not our egos!

We are calling for a re-call on the purchase of riot gear, & a statewide ban on racist resource colonial extractive industries & projects such as mines & pipelines, & we are calling for Duluth to acknowledge & protect trans rights & existence, as well as the rights & existence of undocumented peoples… Duluth should be a sanctuary city!

Prayer Lodges Built on Route of Enbridge Line 3

From Earth First! Newswire

Early October 18th, a crew of Indigenous & non-Indigenous comrades under the direction of Ojibwe elders built more waganogans on the Line 3 pipeline route, somewhere in northern Minnesota.

These are always intended as positive places to gather in prayer & feast, & positive resistance against racist resource extraction, whilst simultaneously practicing ancient cultural traditions that existed both BEFORE & after treaties were signed, but are also now supposed to be legally protected by treaties for Indigenous peoples of those treaty territories.

While racist resource extraction continues, continue to expect our resistance day and night. Please help our resistance by doing solidarity actions wherever you are!

We aren’t just fighting a black snake, we are fighting cultural genocide!

We aren’t just fighting for one piece of land, we are fighting for the reclamation of all Indigenous lands, & the future of mother earth!

No Enbridge! No Line 3! No KXL! No MVP!

No Kinder Morgan! No ETP! No Bayou Bridge!

Donate to support Anti-colonial Land Defense here.

Banner Drop for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

From It’s Going Down

A banner stating, “NO MORE MMIW” [Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women] was dropped off an overpass by a collective of indigenous and non-indigenous Water Protectors in Duluth on Indigenous People’s Day, October 8th, 2018, calling for an end to the terrible epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous womxn!

The banner hung boldly over the highway overpass for several hours until removed by so-called ‘ law enforcement’… Duluth is sadly the capital for sex trafficking and missing & murdered indigenous womxn on this part of Turtle Island, and we must fight back for our stolen sisters!

Infrastructure like pipelines, mines, refineries, mega-highways, dumps, factories, and industrial agriculture falls under the category of racist resource colonial extractive industries, and they are destroying the collective future of our planet and are largely responsible for womxn/indigenous women going missing and murdered near their work sites and affiliated areas, entities, and businesses.

This will NOT be accepted, and will NOT be taken anymore!

Entities such as US Bank and Wells Fargo—to name a few, are also responsible for funding this racist resource colonial infrastructure, thus funding cultural genocide of indigenous people’s and their lands, and the continuation of missing and murdered indigenous womxn, and the people say, “No More!”

There is a general call to comrades and allies to fight and oppose these racist resource colonial industries and their affiliates, to reclaim communities, community space, and indigenous ancestral homelands!

This fight extends beyond treaty boundaries and artificial so-called “state boundaries”… This is a fight for all life and mother earth, especially against corporations! It must also be acknowledged that in the past, in conjunction with recent fake promises from “police,” their work has NOT contributed to the end of MMIW; this is something we must do as grassroots communities!

We need to honor women, womxn, and two spirits, trans, elders, all life and the children of the next seven generations! Our every-day work must reflect this!

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Action Taken by Anti Colonial Land Defense

From Earth First! Newswire

On the early, crisp morning of Indigenous People’s Day, October 8th, 2018, a collective of Indigenous & non- Indigenous Water Protectors & Land Defenders took action against Enbridge Line 3 by order of some strong Ojibwe grandmother matriarchs.

A traditional Ojibwe Waganogan was erected as a prayer lodge in the midst of Line 3’s pipeline path: it serves as a gathering place for prayer & resistance to Line 3’s racist resource colonial existence & projects.

The main roads leading to Enbridge’s pipeline access roads were also blockaded with the intention to cease Enbridge work activity on or within the pipeline route itself & subsequent buffer zone.

We consider any and all Enbridge construction & affiliated work activity to be serious threats to our water, land, and air, in conjunction with trespassing on Indigenous Land.

We will continue to advocate for & take Direct Action to stop this genocidal destruction perpetrated by Enbridge!

Pipeline Resistance Oct 2–4: An Update From Anti-Colonial Land Defense

From Earth First! Newswire

Anti-colonial Land Defense & many other individuals from different groups united as a gathering of Indigenous & non-indigenous Water Protectors to stop Enbridge pipeline Line 3 construction on the Fond Du Lac Ojibwe Reservation; we shut down work all day! 
A ceremony was led & held down by local Indigenous women elders in the center of the road by the worksite, in conjunction with a soft-blockade to keep Enbridge out of the worksite to cease & desist all construction.
 We gathered with action, prayer, signs & banners to protect sacred water, wild rice, air & all of Mother Earth’s creatures for the next seven generations!


We aimed to maintain & create a sacred & safer space whilst stopping Line 3 pipeline construction, & will continue to do so throughout this & other struggles!
 Pipelines, mines, & other large scale racist resource colonial extractive projects & industries also create working environments that aid & abet the ongoing crisis & epidemic of missing & murdered indigenous women, so we will always act to end these types of colonial industrial projects.
 Opposing Line 3 & taking direct action to stop this & other similar projects is paramount to the survival of humyns & all of the creatures on Mother Earth; we are asking you to join our collective resistance wherever you are on Turtle Island in the continuation of direct action to stop Line 3, KXL, Bayou Bridge, Back 40 Mine, MVP, Kindermorgan, etc.!

Anti-colonial Land Defense has an action camp coming up in the NW Lake Superior bioregion Oct.15th–18th that is a two-spirit, trans & womxn friendly action camp that prioritizes POC/indigenous comrades! We are open to collaborating with other vetted individuals & groups; please inquire with us more at:
allcoloniesareburning@riseup.net

Thank you, miigwech, & wopila for your support of direct action to stop Enbridge Line 3 & all of it’s similar & related affiliates, investors, & other racist resource colonial extractive industries!

We also want to take the time to make a radical shout out in solidarity with the brave, bold & effective actions taken by comrades in the Bayou Bridge pipeline struggle who successfully shut down pipeline construction by climbing a 50 ft. crane, & having two others lock down to construction equipment!

Water Protectors & Land Defenders of the Ginew collective who shut down the intersection by Wells Fargo in Minneapolis (Oct. 4th) as we blocked the entrance to construction in Fon Du Lac.

Land defenders and warriors from the Great Plains Resistance in so-called Manitoba also successfully disrupted & shut down Line 3 pipeline work today as well & stood with strong hearts to get in the
way.

Comrades, we are with you & we feel the pain of the struggle all around us as the entire world is aflame, & you keep the fires lit inside each of us in all corners of Turtle Island resisting racist resource colonialism!

In Struggle for a better world against racist resource colonialism where grassroots Indigenous people continue to reclaim & protect their territories,

Anti-colonial Land Defense