Monthly Archives: February 2017

Water Protectors — News Update 2017-02-10

Mountain Xpress: Divestiture could help halt Dakota Access pipeline 2017-02-10 Those seeking to profit from extracting the dirtiest of fuels are using their money and power to try to lock in a fossil fuel infrastructure, with no regard for cataclysmic climate change. But we don't have to let them. Starting right here in Asheville, we can derail those plans by moving our money out of the big banks that are financing the pipeline!
People's World: Standing Rock Sioux announce "Last Stand" but pipeline fight is far from over 2017-02-10 In a worldwide demand for action, the indigenous people's activist coalition at Standing Rock in North Dakota has released a statement calling on people to take ‘the last stand.
CNBC: Construction resumes on Dakota pipeline despite tribe's challenge 2017-02-09 The company building an oil pipeline that has fueled sustained public protests said on Thursday it has started drilling under a North Dakota lake despite a last-ditch legal challenge from a Native American tribe leading the opposition. | Energy Transfer Partners is building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)
People's World: Standing Rock Water Protectors speak in Tennessee 2017-02-09 A delegation of the Standing Rock Water Protectors spoke Jan. 8 at the Friends' Meeting House, a Quaker facility in Nashville. Several hundred city residents attended the standing room only meeting.
1011now: DAPL protest moves back to Nebraska 2017-02-09 Local opponents of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project moved the debate back to Omaha Thursday afternoon with a protest in front of the Army Corps of Engineers offices at 16th and Capitol.
Yahoo News: 'Milwaukee Water Protectors' protest Dakota Access Pipeline outside Wells Fargo bank 2017-02-09 A group of about 20 people marched outside Wells Fargo in downtown Milwaukee Wednesday, February 8th — protesting the bank's involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline. The group Milwaukee Water Protectors organized the demonstration. They said they're upset President Donald Trump and the Army Corps of Engineers granted an easement for the pipeline, which will skip a study looking into its environmental impact.
New York Daily News: Army grants permission to resume construction of controversial Dakota Access pipeline 2017-02-09 The Army granted the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline permission to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.
Truthdig: Standing Rock Tribe Calls for Action in Face of Impending Pipeline Construction 2017-02-09 The fight over the Dakota Access pipeline is reaching a boiling point as peaceful demonstrators seek to halt imminent drilling. -
Chicagoist: 4 Arrested During Protest Against Dakota Access Pipeline In Loop Bank 2017-02-08 A group of water protectors chained together inside a Citibank branch in the Loop. Citibank is one of 17 banks that have provided funding for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo by Tyler Lariviere/Chicagoist. At least four Illinois water protectors were arrested at a Citibank branch in the Loop Wednesday afternoon after occupying it to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline and the financial giant's support of it.
M?ori Television: Dakota water protectors call for last stand 2017-02-08 Standing Rock Sioux have called for a last stand after the U.S Army Corps of Engineers signalled its intention to grant an easement to the Dakota Access… Ben Gibbard and Sherman Alexie Team Up for Standing Rock Benefit on March 5. Tickets On Sale Today 2017-02-08 In the days immediately following Trump's executive order allowing the Dakota Access pipeline to be built, Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service leader Ben Gibbard organized an all-ages solo performance to benefit Standing Rock on Sunday, March 5 at Showbox. He'll be joined by Stranger Genius Award-winning author Sherman Alexie and folk/afro-soul singer Naomi Wachira. | Tickets go on sale today.
Dorchester Reporter: Update on Standing Rock protest 2017-02-08 As stated in your article in the Feb. 2 edition, my husband, Dan Luker, is now in North Dakota with the Water Protectors of the Sioux tribe at Standing Rock. I want to appreciate Ryan Daly for interviewing him and writing the piece, and the Reporter for publishing the story of the Standing Rock struggle.
teleSUR English: 'This Is the Last Stand' Call for Worldwide #NODAPL Resistance 2017-02-08 teleSUR / jc-mk: A call has been made for "emergency actions to disrupt business as usual and unleash a global intersectional resistance to fossil fuels and fascism."
Observer: Police Continue Harassing, Smearing Standing Rock Water Protectors 2017-02-07 On February 2, 74 water protectors were arrested after their camp was raided.
Truth-Out: 'Standing Rock Is Everywhere Right Now' : A Conversation With Judith LeBlanc 2017-02-07 Sarah Jaffe: Water Protectors have a strategy for spreading the Standing Rock struggle to other reservations and to Capitol Hill.
Jezebel: Journalist Charged With Criminal Trespass and Rioting While Covering Latest North Dakota Pipeline Arrests 2017-02-06 Anna Merlan: A journalist is being charged with criminal trespass and engaging in a riot while covering the latest arrests near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. Jenni Monet, 40, told the Los Angeles Times she clearly identified herself as a journalist and was still arrested, then held with other women arrestees for around seven hours in a metal cage in a parking lot at the Morton County jail.
Mintpress News: Standing Rock Sioux Speak Out Following Violent Removal Of Water Protectors 2017-02-06 The Standing Rock Sioux are set to press on in the legal battle against the Dakota Access pipeline.
Mintpress News: Veterans Returning To Standing Rock As Fight Against DAPL Continues 2017-02-06 A group of veterans is promising to return to Standing Rock after local law enforcement raided a newly created resistance camp.
YES! Magazine: How Powerful Could We Be If We Agree to Stand Our Ground on Our Treaty Land 2017-02-05 This movement is not just about a pipeline. We are not fighting for a reroute, or a better process in the white man's courts. We are fighting for our liberation.
Duluth News Tribune: Author to activist: Bayfield woman leads opposition to corporate farms near Lake Superior and beyond 2017-02-05 It's a term given meaning in North Dakota, where outside the home of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe protesters calling themselves water protectors have camped since the middle of last year in opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline. | Much news continues to be made on that front as camps of protesters challenge the effort to run the pipeline under the Missouri River.
Daily Beast: Standing Rock Fight Has Global Echoes 2017-02-05 Much like the Sioux in North Dakota, indigenous people in Tibet and elsewhere are fighting attempts by industry and government to despoil the earth in the name of progress.
eNews Park Forest: Saturday, Feb. 4: Illinois Water Protectors Rally and March in the Eleventh Hour of the Standing Rock Crisis 2017-02-03 The indigenous resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline has called for emergency solidarity actions across the world. From the threat that the Army Corps will approve the DAPL easement, to the attack on indigenous sovereignty, to ongoing ecocide and climate crisis, we recognize this is a time of great urgency as we respond to this call.
Mintpress News: BREAKING: Standing Rock Tribal Council Betrays Water Protectors, Sends In Cops 2017-02-03 Johnny Dangers, a livestreamer who has resided in the camps to document the ongoing battle against Big Oil, captured what he termed a raid on live video, with officials from the ATF, Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Standing Rock division of Fish and Wildlife, tribal police, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveying Allard's property while refusing to answer questions regarding legality of their visit., Dakota Access Pipeline, Morton County…
ColorLines magazine: Sacred Stone Camp Founder: 'We Have Been Betrayed by Standing Rock Tribal Council' 2017-02-02 Bureau of Indian Affairs officers and tribal council members raided a camp—just one day after authorities arrested 76 water protectors.
EcoWatch: 76 Arrested at Standing Rock as Trump Tries to Move DAPL Forward 2017-02-02 Lorraine Chow: Seventy-six Water Protectors were arrested following a clash with law enforcement at Standing Rock over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Inhabitat: 76 water protectors arrested at Standing Rock 2017-02-02 North Dakota police arrested 76 water protectors camped out at Standing Rock just one day after federal officials greenlighted the project.
La Crosse Tribune: Bryan Van Gorp: What do Houston County Protectors really want? 2017-02-02 Houston County Protectors have been much maligned by some land rights extremists. The land rights fringe says, it is our land and we can do whatever we want.

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