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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

Beatrice Hunter released from jail, allowed to protest outside Muskrat Falls gate


Beatrice Hunter appears in provincial court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Friday, after spending more than a week behind bars at HMP in St. John’s. (Katie Breen/CBC)

Judge warns Hunter will be arrested if she blocks access to Muskrat Falls site

By Katie Breen, CBC News, June 9, 2017

After 10 days of incarceration, Muskrat Falls protester Beatrice Hunter has been released from custody.

Hunter appeared before the Supreme Court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Friday where a judge agreed to modify the conditions of her undertaking, allowing the Inuk woman to come within a kilometre of the Muskrat Falls site. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Interview with Beatrice Hunter inside prison

posted to Youtube by CBC News, June 6, 2017

CBC’s Ted Blades interviews Beatrice Hunter who is imprisoned in Her Majesty’s Penitentiary for refusing to obey a court order against protesting on the site of the Muskrat Falls Hydro development.

Red Fawn Fallis seeking pretrial release


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

Woman arrested in Muskrat Falls protest moved to men’s prison in St. John’s

Innu beatrice-hunter prisonBeatrice Hunter — an Inuit grandmother — has been transferred more than 1,000 kilometres from home

CBC News, June 2, 2017

Beatrice Hunter, a Labrador woman sent to jail this week after she told the court she could not promise to obey an injunction against protesting at Muskrat Falls, is now behind bars at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP) in St. John’s.

With no female correctional facility in Labrador, Hunter is just the latest woman to end up in the province’s largest male prison. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Mapuche mobilization for the freedom of elder Francisca Linconao


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Oso Blanco’s Sentence Could be Reduced!

oso-blancofrom Free Oso Blanco, via Earth First! Newswire, May 17, 2016

[Background: Oso Blanco (Byron Shane Chubbuck) is a wolf clan Cherokee / Choctaw raised in New Mexico. His Cherokee name is Yona Unega and he became known by the authorities as “Robin the Hood” after the FBI and local gang unit APD officers learned from a CI that he was robbing banks to send thousands of dollars worth of supplies to the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in Mexico on a regular basis during 1998 and 1999.] Read the rest of this entry

Leonard Peltier Defense Committee: “Federal Prison is Denying Peltier Medication”

Leonard Peltier, Native American Prisoner of War  in the USA, currently held in a Florida prison.

Leonard Peltier, Native American Prisoner of War in the USA, currently held in a Florida prison.

by Levi Rickert, Native News Online, March 14, 2014

COLEMAN, FLORIDA – Leonard Peltier, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, is being denied medication by prison officials while he is incarcerated at the U.S. Penitentiary in Coleman, Florida. Read the rest of this entry

Mi’kmaq Warrior released from solitary confinement

November 24, 2013

Germain “Junior” Breau Released from Solitary ConfinementNew Brunswick Mi'kmaq free our warriors

UPDATE: Germain “Junior” Breau was released from solitary confinment and his loved ones heard from him this morning. He is still staying strong, although remains a political prisoner of war, held without trial in prison. Read the rest of this entry