Lawrence O’Donnell on the Standing Rock Protests


Source: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on the Standing Rock protests / Boing Boing


update: Mercenaries Just Attacked Dakota Pipeline Protesters with Dogs & Pepper Spray (video)


update II:

Our ancestors are looking at the people with tears in their eyes because they know all the pain and suffering yet to come. They know there is no tomorrow for those yet to be born.


update III: Support the Indigenous led movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline


update IV: Arrest Warrant Issued for Amy Goodman in North Dakota After Covering Pipeline Protest


update V:

Following a court decision to deny an injunction blocking the Dakota Access pipeline, the feds impose a limited temporary halt on building.


update VI: Erased by False Victory: Obama Hasn’t Stopped DAPL


update VII: Militarized Police Approaching Peaceful Gatheres


update VIII:

The charges against Goodman are a clear attack on journalism and freedom of the press.

Source: Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All. | The Nation


update IX:

As pipeline protests continue, law enforcement has stepped up its message, saying more forcefully that it is going to take a hard line.

Source: Questions raised as protest policing takes proactive approach | North Dakota News |


update X:

Riot police accompanied by armored vehicles and helicopters arrested protesters and injured dozens.

Quelle: Police Fire at Dakota Water Protectors in Eviction Crackdown


update XI: Amnesty International just sent human rights observers to North Dakota to protect water protectors


update XII:

Even though the North Dakota Pipeline isn’t primarily a climate issue, this new documentary shows the powers that the water protectors are facing.

(Leonardo di Caprio video has since been removed)


update XIII:

Protesters opposing the controversial pipeline reported being hit with teargas, rubber bullets and percussion grenades during the standoff

Source: Standing Rock protest: hundreds clash with police over Dakota Access Pipeline | US news | The Guardian


update XIV:

Sophia Wilansky is a water protector from New York. She left New York City several weeks ago to help with the struggle at Standing Rock. She been an active participate and family to the activist groups NYC Shut It Down and Hoods4Justice. Sophia has always been committed to confronting injustice through vigilance and resistance.
Sophia was giving out bottles of water to protectors holding down the space when she was shot with a concussion grenade. This was the response of police and DAPL mercenaries as she and other brave protectors attempted to hold the line against the black snake in service of protecting our water. As of last night, we found out she was air lifted to County Medical Center in Minneapolis were she’s currently undergoing extensive, hours-long surgery from injuries sustained from the blast.
Please consider donating to help pay for her treatment. We must to support our comrades when they need us the most. She needs all of us right now. After all she is our family. #StandWithStandingRock #WaterIsLife

Source: Medical Fund for Sophia Wilansky by Michael Basillas – GoFundMe


update XV:

Amid a media blackout of the Standing Rock protests, law enforcement targets the rare journalists on the scene

Source: Amid a media blackout of the Standing Rock protests, law enforcement targets the rare journalists on the scene


update XVI:

Governor orders thousands of activists to leave the encampment, citing ‘harsh winter conditions’, but does not authorize police to carry out evacuation

Source: Standing Rock protest: North Dakota governor orders immediate evacuation | US news | The Guardian


update XVII:

Standing Rock Supporters Celebrate Pipeline Plan Denial

Source: NBC News


update XVIII:

US Court of Appeals Rules Against Standing Rock Tribe in Dakota Access Pipeline Case


update XIX:

Despite having celebrated a victory against the corporation who was constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline, water protectors everywhere might be having to head out into the freezing cold once again to defend the sacred land and valuable waterways. This is because President Donald Trump is expected to go forward with plans to sign an executive

Source: Trump to Sign Executive Order Pushing Through Construction of DAPL & Keystone XL Pipeline – The Ring of Fire Network


update XX:

Today, Tuesday February 7, the US Army Corps gave notice of intent to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Mni Sose (Missouri River). The Indigenous Coalition at Standing Rock is calling for February 8th to be an international day of emergency actions to disrupt business as usual and unleash a global intersectional resistance to fossil fuels and fascism.

Source: This Is The #NoDAPL Last Stand


update XXI:

Armed occupation brought an anticlimactic and forlorn end to the camp, which had been home to thousands of activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline

Source: Police remove last Standing Rock protesters in military-style takeover | US news | The Guardian


update XXII:

Source: In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law – The Indigenous American


update XXIII:

Source: Since Standing Rock, 56 Bills Have Been Introduced in 30 States to Restrict Protests


update XXIV:

Source ‘They’re billin’ us for killin’ us’: activists fight Dakota pipeline’s final stretch