DAPL pipeline resistance continues

This video from North Dakota in the USA says about itself:

Civil Rights Leaders, Celebrities Show Solidarity at Front Lines of Standing Rock

31 October 2016

Water protectors say media presence brings attention to their struggle.

New Zealand’s Native People Are Showing Their Support For Standing Rock In A Powerful Way. The Māori people stand with Standing Rock Sioux by sending them hakas through Facebook. 10/31/2016 05:31 pm ET: here.

Explosion Rocks Gas Pipeline In Alabama, Prompting Shutdown. At least one person died and five others were injured in the blast and fire. 11/01/2016 01:48 am ET: here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Bundys vs. #NoDAPL: Armed White Militia Leaders Walk Free as Native Americans Face Police Violence

31 October 2016

A federal jury in Oregon on Thursday acquitted antigovernment militia leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy, and five of their followers, of conspiracy and weapons charges related to their armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge earlier this year. The stunning verdict shocked federal prosecutors, who called the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge a lawless scheme to seize federal property by force.

The occupation forced federal employees onto administrative leave, cost the federal government over $4 million and alarmed local residents. It also angered the Paiute Tribe, which has treaty rights to the land the militia occupied. The tribe says militia members mishandled tribal artifacts and bulldozed sacred sites.

Militia leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy still face federal charges related to an armed standoff in Nevada in 2014. Joining us to discuss the Bundy verdict in light of the ongoing protests in North Dakota are Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity; and Steve Russell, a retired judge and professor, and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. His latest piece for Indian Country Today Media Network is “Malheur v. DAPL: Jury Nullification or Prosecutor Overreach?”

This video from the USA says about itself:

Standing Rock: Dallas Goldtooth on Suspicious Fire Near Resistance Camp & Repression of Movement

31 October 2016

Overnight on Saturday in North Dakota, Native Americans resisting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline reported a brush fire near their main resistance camp. They say they called 911, but no emergency teams responded. They also say the surveillance planes and helicopters, which have been flying almost constantly over the region in recent weeks, stopped flying about two hours before the fire began. Protectors believe the fire was intentionally lit by people working for Dakota Access. For more, we speak with Dallas Goldtooth, organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Did a DAPL Security Worker Wielding an AR-15 Rifle Try to Infiltrate Native Water Protectors?

31 October 2016

On Friday, Amnesty International dispatched human rights observers to North Dakota to monitor the ongoing repression of the thousands of Native Americans resisting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Amnesty’s move came one day after hundreds of police with military equipment arrested over 140 people, after attacking them with pepper spray, Tasers, sound cannons, bean bag rounds and rubber bullets.

More details are emerging from Thursday, including video footage of a Dakota Access security contractor holding an assault rifle, with his face covered by a bandana, apparently attempting to infiltrate a group of water protectors. A Standing Rock Sioux tribal member says he saw the man driving down Highway 1806 toward the main resistance camp with an AR-15 rifle on the passenger side of his truck. Protectors chased down his truck and then pursued him on foot in efforts to disarm him.

In the video, the contractor can be seen pointing the assault rifle at the protectors as he attempts to flee into the water. He was ultimately arrested by Bureau of Indian Affairs police. Protectors say inside the man’s truck they found a DAPL security ID card and insurance papers listing his vehicle as insured by DAPL. For more, we speak with Dallas Goldtooth, organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network.

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