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Judge grants release to halfway house for Red Fawn Fallis

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Red Fawn Fallis

by CAROLINE GRUESKIN, Bismarck Tribune, June 22, 2017

A federal judge has given Red Fawn Fallis permission to move from a jail in Rugby to a halfway house.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ordered on Tuesday that Fallis be released as soon as space is available at Centre Inc. in Fargo. Hovland had previously denied a similar request for Fallis, who is accused of shooting at police officers during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest on Oct. 27. Read the rest of this entry

A #NoDAPL Legal Update from Mandan and Bismarck

DAPL court june 2017by Freshet Collective, June 14, 2017

The long, arduous battle has continued in Mandan and Bismarck courts for more than 600 water protectors facing charges for resisting the Dakota Access pipeline. The Freshet Collective has grown from a bail fund to a collective of legal organizers, committed to serving the needs of those who put their lives and liberty on the line to stand up for Indigenous sovereignty and protect the sacred. We support water protectors with open cases through outreach, legal education, attorney coordination, travel arrangements, hospitality, and court solidarity. Read the rest of this entry

Breaking: DAPL Approval Illegal, Judge Finds

DAPL construction trenchJudge James Boasberg’s 91-page decision says U.S. Army Corps ‘did not adequately consider’ oil spill impacts; no ruling on whether to keep DAPL operational

Indian Country Media Network,  June 14, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the law in its fast-tracked approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a U.S. District Court Judge in Washington D.C. has ruled. Judge James Boasberg said the Corps did not consider key components of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in granting the Lake Oahe easement under the Missouri River when directed to do so by President Donald Trump shortly after his swearing-in. Read the rest of this entry

Red Fawn Fallis seeking pretrial release

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Red Fawn Fallis.

by CAROLINE GRUESKIN, Bismarck Tribune, June 3, 2017
The woman accused of shooting at police officers during an October pipeline protest is petitioning the court to get out of jail before her July 17 trial. Read the rest of this entry

Drone and cell phone footage lead to acquittal in protest case

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Aaron Shawn Turgeon, also known as Prolific the Rapper.

by CAROLINE GRUESKIN, Bismarck Tribune, May 25, 2017

A Dakota Access Pipeline protester accused of endangering a police plane with his drone was found innocent of all charges on Thursday.

At the conclusion of a one-day bench trial, Judge Allan Schmalenberger determined that Aaron Shawn Turgeon, also known as Prolific the Rapper, did not put the pilot of the surveillance plane or the protesters below at substantial risk of bodily injury under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.

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Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies”

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Police arrest a protester against the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannonball, North Dakota, December 2016.

by Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, and Alice Speri, The Intercept, May 27, 2017

A shadowy international mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at least five states, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept. The documents provide the first detailed picture of how TigerSwan, which originated as a U.S. military and State Department contractor helping to execute the global war on terror, worked at the behest of its client Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline, to respond to the indigenous-led movement that sought to stop the project. Read the rest of this entry

Goodbye DAPL: US Bank Will Cease to Fund Oil/Gas Pipelines

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NoDapl Protectors Dangle from the ceiling at the Vikings Bears game, January 1, 2017. Adam Bettcher – Getty Images

US Bank releases new guidelines that are indigenous people friendly

No more Dakota Access Pipelines (DAPL) for U.S. Bank.

The giant bancorporation has just amended its Environmental Responsibility Policy to ban funding oil and gas pipelines.

According to its new guidelines, “The company does not provide project financing for the construction of oil or natural gas pipelines. Relationships with clients in the oil and gas pipeline industries are subject to the Bank’s enhanced due diligence processes.”

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The Federal Government Is Trying To Imprison These Six Water Protectors

DAPL grand jury bannerby Will Parish, Shadow Proof, May 18, 2017

In February, a federal grand jury issued indictments of four Standing Rock water protectors on charges of Federal Civil Disorder and Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Crime.

The federal investigators accused the four men—James White, Brennan Nastacio, Dion Ortiz, and Brandon Miller-Castillo—of involvement in setting three highway barricades on fire, which obstructed police during a highly-militarized October 27 raid of the “Front Line Camp” just north of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. Read the rest of this entry

Dakota Access pipeline has first leak before it’s fully operational

DAPL construction trenchLeak raises fresh concerns about hazards to waterways and outrages indigenous groups, who have long warned of threat to environment

by Sam Levin, Guardian, May 10, 2017

The Dakota Access pipeline has suffered its first leak, outraging indigenous groups who have long warned that the project poses a threat to the environment.

The $3.8bn oil pipeline, which sparked international protests last year and is not yet fully operational, spilled 84 gallons of crude oil at a South Dakota pump station, according to government regulators.

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Trouble #1: Killing the Black Snake

from sub.Media

Trouble Season 1 Episode 1
“Killing the Black Snake:
Behind the Scenes of the #NODAPL Struggle”

https://vimeo.com/208725635