The Intercept: Standing Rock Demonstrators File Class Action Lawsuit Over Police Violence

by Alleen Brown for The Intercept Pipeline demonstrators injured by rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, and water cannons during a wintry nighttime standoff with police last week filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against the sheriff of the North Dakota county involved. The suit describes in new detail the evening of November 20, when more than Read More

UN Rapporteur: Native Americans Facing Excessive Force In North Dakota Pipeline Protests

From United Nations Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai GENEVA – A United Nations human rights expert has accused US security forces of using excessive force against protesters trying to stop an oil pipeline project which runs through land sacred to indigenous people. Law enforcement officials, private security firms and the North Dakota National Guard have used Read More