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Standing Rock Says Cops Committed “Acts of Violence Against Innocent, Prayerful People” as #NoDAPL Arrests Hit 387

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:00:18 +0000

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters burn a barricade near the Backwater Bridge in Morton County, North Dakota, as law enforcement officers look on. Photo provided by Morton County
According to a press release from the Morton Count Sheriff’s Department (see below) the final tally after yesterday’s #NoDAPL riot was 141 arrests, mostly for “conspiracy to endanger by fire/explosion, engaging in a riot and maintaining a public nuisance.” By my unofficial count, that brings the total number of arrests since early August up to...(image)

Andy Peterson: Instead of #NoDAPL, How About #YesDAPL?

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:00:43 +0000

Crews work on installing the Dakota Access Pipeline near Williston, N.D., on Friday, July 29, 2016. photo by Eric Hylden/Forum News Service
The State of North Dakota has a dynamic economy that is both rooted in the past and building for the future. The traditional livelihoods of our state’s earliest citizens are echoed today in our people, our cultural heritage, today’s modern ranching economy, and our forward looking business community. North Dakota has many opportunities to develop...(image)

#NoDAPL Protester Arrested for Firing a Weapon at Police Line UPDATE: Multiple Incidents, One Injured

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:22:41 +0000

An aerial shot of North Dakota law enforcement officials clashing with Dakota Access Pipeline protesters on 10/27/2016 Photo via Morton County
Perhaps the ugliest incidents in an ugly day of #NoDAPL protesters rioting. This is breaking news. There are apparently two incidents, with a woman apparently under arrest for one of them. At what point is this rioting going to grow violent enough for tribal Chairman David Archambault – who spent the day in New York...(image)

Where Was Chairman Archambault Today While #NoDAPL Protesters Rioted?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:40:33 +0000

Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, waits for an interview after his speech against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline during the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
As much as anyone, Standing Rock Tribal Chairman David Archambault stands a the genesis of the #NoDAPL protests. It was his call earlier this year for other tribes and environmental activists to join his people here in North Dakota which sparked the movement. Yet today was one of the ugliest days of protesting to date,...(image)

Audio: Dog Handler Involved in #NoDAPL Riot Claims Self Defense

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:13:46 +0000

This screen shot from a Democracy NOW! video purports to show security dogs used Sept. 3, 2016, to drive back protestors who had overrun the Dakota Access Pipeline worksite north of Cannon Ball, N.D. Images Courtesy Democracy NOW!
As I write this North Dakota law enforcement is dealing with the latest #NoDAPL riot, but my guest on the radio show today was involved in one back on September 3. You’ve probably heard of it. It was the one with the dogs. Remember the media narrative about how the evil pipeline security workers set...(image)

Irony: #NoDAPL Protesters Illegally Burn Tires Which Is Illegal in Order To, You Know, Protect the Environment

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:18:36 +0000

Protesters burn tires and hay as law enforcement moves in on an illegal roadblock of Highway 1806 in Morton County. Photo via Twitter
This afternoon North Dakota law enforcement officials are working to remove unlawful protesters from an illegal blockade of Highway 1806 as well as an unlawful camp on private land nearby. As law enforcement advanced on the protesters, they lit on fire a pile of hay and tires producing a thick black smoke. Why did they...(image)

In Letter Governors of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa Tell Corps to Approve Dakota Access Pipeline

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:43:41 +0000

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, left, and North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple hold up a T-shirt honoring the states’ unique relationship Saturday in Bismarck. Photo by Will Kincaid / Bismarck Tribune
This week the governors of three states which the much-protested Dakota Access Pipeline passes through sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging them to let construction go forward. The federal courts have backed the pipeline against legal challenges filed by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and environmental groups, but the Obama...(image)

#NoDAPL Protesters Trying to Make “Something Bad” Happen to Get Attention?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:57:52 +0000

Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault appears on MSNBC with Lawrence O'Donnell. Screenshot via
“I’m here to die if I have to. I don’t want to die but I will.” Those are the words of Didi Banerji, one of the #NoDAPL protesters participating in an illegal roadblock of Highway 1806 and an equally illegal nearby encampment on private land. It seems the protesters are readying themselves to be cannon...(image)

John Andrist: The Price of ‘Safe’ Is Often Freedom

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:23:45 +0000

ND State Capitol (Korrie Wenzel/Grand Forks Herald)
I visited last week with a retired mechanical engineer who spent most of his life in a Minneapolis business he created. He must have been pretty good. He had the contract for a lot of work in North Dakota, including the former Farmers State Bank building in Crosby and many much larger projects. What was...(image)

Doug Hille: An Open Letter to Rev. Jesse Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, and Leonardo DiCaprio

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:03:08 +0000

Amos Cloud, 37, of Grand Rapids, Mich., looks over a pile of logs barricading a bridge on Morton County Road 134 to keep law enforcement from circling behind a newly created protest camp along nearby Highway 1806 several miles south of Fort Rice, N.D., on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service
Dear Rev. Jesse Jackson, Mr. Mark Ruffalo and Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio, Thank you for your quick visit to Morton County, North Dakota. During your visit, please know there is more to our state than the out-of-state rioters you’re meeting with, more than the celebrities you are talking to, and more than the sensationalist media outlets...(image)