UUMFE signs letter in support of families seeking asylum

October 2016:  Letter to President Obama urging the administration to listen to the recommendations of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers. These recommendations were presented at its final meeting on October 7, 2016 and call for an immediate end to the practice of detaining Central American children and families seeking asylum […]

Activists Just Shut Down ALL Tar Sands Pipelines Crossing US-Canada Border

A small group of activists has just done something HUGE. Using a direct action tactic first used in North America last December to stop an Enbridge pipeline around the Quebec-Ontario border in Canada (link), activists have just stopped all four tar sands pipelines that run from the  Alberta tar sands into the United States.–updates%2Fprevious%2F3 […]

Indigenous Peoples Day 2016: #NODAPL

Today is Indigenous Peoples Day — a great day for solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. On August 30th, UUA President Peter Morales wrote, “I urge you to join the effort to bear public witness to the injustice in North Dakota and add your voice to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline”. The struggle of the […]

Solidarity with the Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance

Historic things are happening in Standing Rock Sioux (Lakota / Oceti Sakowin) territories, near the border of North and South Dakota. Thousands of people, primarily Native Americans, are camped out at the point where the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction easement intersects with the Missouri river, pledging unrelenting non-violent resistance to stop the pipeline from […]