Bismarck, ND – Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge Daniel Hovland. Fallis was sentenced to 57 months (4.75 years) in federal prison. She will receive a credit of 18 months ‘time served’ taken off of her sentence, from time spent in North Dakota jails before trial proceedings began. Fallis is expected to serve a total of 39 months in prison followed by 3 years probation. Read the rest of this entry
Some Indigenous groups and environmentalists oppose $7.4B project
In a stunning blow, the Federal Court of Appeal has quashed approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project, but the federal government is determined to proceed with the pipeline.
Today’s ruling is a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project. Read the rest of this entry
Deadline for camp structures and shelters to be removed was Sunday
Pipeline to West Coast now projected to be done by December 2021
by Justin Brake, APTN National News, July 19, 2018
The Tiny House Warriors have established a new village in BC’s interior at the site of a planned worker’s camp and are calling land defenders to the area in an effort to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and assert Secwepemc sovereignty in Secwepemcul’ecw, their unceded territory. Read the rest of this entry
by Justin Brake, APTN National News, July 15, 2018
Members of the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society are calling land defenders and warriors to British Columbia, where prominent Secwepemc Ktunaxa land defender Kanahus Manuel was arrested Saturday morning while asserting Secwepemc title and rights and resisting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Read the rest of this entry
Facebook video shot at scene shows RCMP officers detaining a woman protesting Trans Mountain pipeline
‘It’s no longer a park. It’s where we live. It’s Secwepmec land’
UPDATE – SUPPORT NEEDED
Mark Tilsen, an Oglala Lakota Water Protector, is locked-down at a key Bayou Bridge Pipeline construction site. Work at the site has been shut down.
After Mark locked-down, police moved across the street and did a mass arrest. They arrested six people including media folks, direct support and Cherri Foytlin.
Please CALL the Iberville Parish Sheriff Dept and demand their release: 225-687-5100
Then please DONATE so that we can get everyone out of jail: https://www.youcaring.com/leauestlavienobayoubridgepipeline…
We also ask that you send your prayers and love to all those on the frontlines today.
More updates coming soon. For background story see below.
Fines stemming from later arrests will escalate from $500 to $5,000 as trials progress this summer
by Mike Laanela, CBC News, June 18, 2018
A couple of dozen anti-pipeline protesters rallied outside B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Monday morning.
They were there to mark the end of the trial of the first 28 protesters arrested for blocking access to the Kinder Morgan work site on Burnaby Mountain on March 17. Read the rest of this entry