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The FBI Likes Your Water Protectors Post Too: The Do’s and Don’ts

Dakota Access pipeline protest 1Fellow water protectors should think carefully and act responsibly when posting any information about themselves or others – because the authorities are watching

The fight against Dakota Access is not over. Court battles continue, divestment efforts have pulled billions from the company, and resistance all over Turtle Island is ongoing. But while we, water protectors, stand up for the future generations, a massive strategy by state and federal law enforcement seeks to repress and destroy us.

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Canada’s spy agency was watching Standing Rock

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People moving to confront and stop work on the Dakota Access Pipeline, Sept 3, 2016. Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images

CSIS believes the protests have implications north of the border

By Hilary Beaumont, Vice News,

Two secret reports on Standing Rock obtained by VICE News show the Canadian spy agency has been monitoring the protest camps and acts of pipeline sabotage in the U.S. and believes they have Canadian implications. Read the rest of this entry

Dakota Access pipeline vandalized in two states – officials

Free Red Fawn Fundraising Appeal

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Red Fawn Fallis.

From the fundraising site: Thank you for visiting here and caring about our sister, Red Fawn. We are her family and this is the only site that is officially raising money for her legal fund.

Red Fawn is a human rights advocate, organizer, community leader and a political prisoner of Standing Rock. Read the rest of this entry

Native Nations Rise March: A Powerful, Emotional Uprising for Indigenous Rights

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Photo by Renae Ditmer.

Indigenous people from around the world gathered to promote sovereignty, resistance, respect, justice and love at the Native Nations Rise March

If rain on your wedding day is good luck, then snow on the day of the Native Nations Rise march in Washington, D.C. on March 10, served as a sign of hope in the fight for indigenous rights across the United States and around the world—especially when the battle at stake stems on the sanctity of water.

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Sacred Stone camp closed, protesters leave

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Aerial view of the Sacred Stone Camp in February 2017, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and along the Cannonball River.

by CAROLINE GRUESKIN, Bismarck Tribune, March 1, 2017

The original pipeline protest camp on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation closed Wednesday, as the Bureau of Indian Affairs encouraged people to go home rather than be found trespassing.

The final campers left the Sacred Stone camp after days of hurried cleanup that followed a warning from the BIA that the campers were trespassing on land majority-owned in trust for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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Video: Falling Cops at Standing Rock

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Cops can’t seem to stay on their feet as they attempt to capture some of the last holdouts at the Oceti Sakowin camp eviction.  To view the video, click below: Read the rest of this entry

Standing Rock protesters defy order to leave

Protesters march on the outskirts of the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball

Protesters march, with a structure burning in the background, on the outskirts of the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, Feb. 22, 2017. Photo:Reuters

At least 2 dozen arrested at main protest camp blocking Dakota Access pipeline

The Associated Press, Feb 23, 2017

Police in full riot gear began arresting Dakota Access pipeline opponents who remained in a protest camp in North Dakota on Thursday in defiance of orders to leave.

Most protesters left peacefully Wednesday, when authorities closed the camp on Army Corps of Engineers land in advance of spring flooding, but some refused to go.  Read the rest of this entry

Video: Ceremonial burning of structures before eviction of #NoDAPL camp

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Police surround Standing Rock camps in push to evict remaining activists

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Dakota Access Pipeline protesters conduct ceremonial burning of camp structures ahead of deadline to vacate protest site. Feb 22, 2017

Officials have set Wednesday deadline to evacuate Oceti Sakowin, a key encampment in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline

by Sam Levin, The Guardian, Feb 22, 2017

Police surrounded the Standing Rock camps to evict the remaining Native American activists fighting the Dakota Access pipeline on Wednesday, setting the stage for a tense showdown with a militarized law enforcement operation.

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