Standing Rock Documents Expose Inner Workings of “Surveillance-Industrial Complex”

Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, Alice Speri Part 2 of a three part expose of collusion Leaked documents and public records reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline. On a freezing night in November, as police sprayed nonviolent Dakota Access Pipeline opponents…Read more Standing Rock Documents Expose Inner Workings of “Surveillance-Industrial Complex”

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 Police Attacked Standing Rock Activists For Hours. Why Are They Calling It A Riot?

photo: Nighttime at Standing Rock. (Jake Ratner) In a video streamed live on Facebook on the night of November 20, an army of riot police stand guard as fire hoses blast anti–Dakota Access pipeline activists on a bridge near Standing Rock in the subfreezing cold. Misleading narratives obscure the reality of the stand at Standing Rock.…Read more  Police Attacked Standing Rock Activists For Hours. Why Are They Calling It A Riot?

Reporting can be a riot…?

Not in North Dakota, apparently, despite the best efforts of North Dakota District Attorney, Ladd R. Erickson who, first tried to charge journalist Amy Goodman with trespass but when that was dropped, said she'd be charged with riot. Is Mr Ladd insane? By his own logic, Amy Goodman's hugely effective job of reporting the violent…Read more Reporting can be a riot…?

Bury My Heart at Standing Rock

Sep. 29, 2016 08:49AM EST 21 Arrested During Peaceful Prayer Ceremony at Standing Rock - WAR INA BABYLON Dan Zukowski  The Morton County Sheriff's Department, whose officers used mace and unleashed dogs on Dakota Access Pipeline protestors earlier this month, sent in armored vehicles and arrested 21 people Wednesday at two sites. But a video…Read more Bury My Heart at Standing Rock

Native American Activist Winona LaDuke at Standing Rock: It’s Time to Move On from Fossil Fuels

 Winona LaDuke spells it out, uncompromisingly September 12, 2016 Winona LaDukelongtime Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. While Democracy Now! was covering the Standing Rock standoff earlier this month, we spoke to Winona LaDuke, longtime Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives…Read more Native American Activist Winona LaDuke at Standing Rock: It’s Time to Move On from Fossil Fuels

 The Standing Rock Sioux Have Been Heard. Now What?

Construction on a part of the Dakota Access Pipeline has been suspended, but protesters aren't going anywhere. By Zoë Carpenter Protesters demonstrate against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota on September 9. (Reuters / Andrew Cullen / File Photo)  On Friday, when a federal judge denied the…Read more  The Standing Rock Sioux Have Been Heard. Now What?

Land of the Free

North Dakota Wants to Arrest Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman for Engaging in Journalism . The independent journalist was documenting private security personnel using dogs to attack Native Americans activists. By John Nichols Amy Goodman receives the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the alternative Nobel Prize, from Johan von Uexkull in Stockholm, December 8, 2008. (Reuters…Read more Land of the Free