The Intercept: Oil and Water Part 14

FOLLOWING AN EMOTIONAL hearing in Bismarck, North Dakota, this week, Oglala Lakota Sioux water protector Red Fawn Fallis was sentenced to 57 months in prison on charges stemming from her arrest while opposing the Dakota Access pipeline. Fallis was arrested in October 2016 when hundreds of law enforcement officers descended on a protest camp in the Read More

The Intercept: Oil and Water Part 8

The Battle of Treaty Camp Law Enforcement Descended On Standing Rock A Year Ago And Changed the DAPL Fight Forever One year ago today, on October 27, 2016, hundreds of law enforcement officers descended on a small resistance camp that stood directly in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline, forcibly evicting residents and arresting Read More

Democracy Now: Standing Rock: Judge Sentences 2 Water Protectors to Jail Time

And in North Dakota, a judge has sentenced two water protectors to jail time after they were convicted on misdemeanor charges over an October 2016 protest at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline. Twenty-seven-year-old Alexander Simon was sentenced to serve 18 days in jail for obstruction of a government function, while 64-year-old Mary Redway was sentenced to six days in jail for disorderly conduct.

Bismarck Tribune: Hundreds Oppose Ending No-DAPL Attorney Access Procedures

From coast to coast and across the world, comments have streamed into the North Dakota Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, almost all opposing a judges’ petition to end legal provisions for out-of-state attorneys assisting cases related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Supreme Court Clerk Penny Miller said her office had received 244 comments by Monday morning, Read More

Inforum: LaDuke: Allowing out-of-state representation for water protectors is the right call

LaDuke: Allowing out-of-state representation for water protectors is the right call North Dakota remains in the international spotlight since last year’s battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The North Dakota Supreme Court is currently reconsidering the allowance of pro hac vice, i.e. allowing out-of-state attorneys to defend water protectors. What the court decides, and how Read More

The Intercept: Oil and Water Part 7

Police Used Private Security Aircraft for Surveillance in Standing Rock No-Fly Zone The FAA’s no-fly zone barred indigenous drone pilots from documenting the NoDAPL struggle, but private security aircraft continued surveillance. AT THE HEIGHT of the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction last fall, the Federal Aviation Administration imposed a rare “temporary flight restriction,” Read More

Bismarck Tribune: Judges Seek to End Procedure for Out-of-State Attorneys in No-DAPL Cases

Judges request ending provisions for outside attorneys in DAPL cases Local judges are asking the North Dakota Supreme Court to end provisions for out-of-state attorneys assisting cases related to protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In a petition filed Sept. 11, Presiding Judge Gail Hagerty wrote that South Central District judges would like the state’s highest Read More

Esquire: Still Fighting at Standing Rock

STILL FIGHTING AT STANDING ROCK The national media has moved on, but the story is not over. BY NATASHA LENNARD for Esquire   Rattler sat on the sofa scrolling through his phone. It was a drizzling, cold spring day in Bismarck, North Dakota, but he wasn’t going outside much anyway. A great mountain of a man Read More

Grist: Paramilitary security tracked and targeted #noDAPL activists as “jihadists,” docs show

SPECIAL REPORT By Antonia Juhasz on Jun 1, 2017  As people nationwide rallied last year to support the Standing Rock Sioux’s attempts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, a private security firm with experience fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan launched an intrusive military-style surveillance and counterintelligence campaign against the activists and their allies, according to Read More

Democracy Now: Private Mercenary Firm TigerSwan Compares Anti-DAPL Water Protectors to “Jihadist Insurgency”

http:// This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. NERMEEN SHAIKH: We turn now to an explosive new investigation by The Interceptthat reveals how international private security firm TigerSwan targeted Dakota Access water protectors with military-style counterterrorism measures. TigerSwan began as a U.S. military and State Department contractor. It was Read More

Bismarck Tribune: Last Minute Trial Cancellations Corner Protesters Jeffrey Hush, a Dakota Access Pipeline opponent arrested during a protest in October, was headed back to North Dakota this week. He was to face trial on charges of criminal trespass and engaging in a riot on Friday. Hush charged two plane tickets — one for himself and one for a friend to serve Read More

Truthout: Settler State Repression: Standing Rock Battles Continue in the Courts Settler State Repression: Standing Rock Battles Continue in the Courts Wednesday, May 03, 2017 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report As a means of making bombing, sanctioning or invading other countries palatable to the general population, the US government has consistently used the actions of other governments against their own people as an excuse. Read More

Newsweek: Anti-DAPL Activists Call for Return to Battle at Standing Rock

by Michael Bennett Cohn for Newsweek On January 24, President Donald Trump signed an order that makes it easier for Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to complete its controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota. Trump also issued a memorandum clearing the way for the Keystone XL pipeline, which has also been controversial. Keystone XL Read More

New Yorker: A Murky Legal Mess at Standing Rock

By Colin Moynihan for The New Yorker Word of the cancellations went out by way of unsigned notices e-mailed to defense lawyers… The e-mails said nothing about new court dates… In early September, Allisha LaBarge, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, travelled from Hibbing, Minnesota, to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, in Read More

LA Times: Wounded on the front line at Standing Rock, a protester refuses to give up her fight

by Sandy Tolan for Los Angeles Times On the night Vanessa Dundon was shot in the eye, she was on the front lines looking up at a phalanx of police. It was after sundown on a cold night at the Backwater Bridge at the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Dundon, 31, a Navajo Read More