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03.01.2017

#DefundDapl has divested $40 million from Dakota Access Pipeline

#DefundDapl has divested $40 million from Dakota Access Pipeline

On January 1st, 2017, during the Vikings/Bears football game at the Minneapolis US Bank Stadium, two water protectors rappelled from the rafters to display a large banner urging US Bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Some livestream videos reached over one million views. After the recent month of #NoDAPL action,… »

29.12.2016

North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline

North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline

In North Dakota, water protectors fighting the Dakota Access pipeline say police arrested four people on Tuesday near a construction site where workers with Energy Transfer Partners hope to drill under the Missouri River. Water protectors say the four were taking part in a peaceful prayer walk and encountered police… »

23.12.2016

Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis Could Divest From Banks Over Standing Rock

Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis Could Divest From Banks Over Standing Rock

Across the United States, people are answering the call to #DefundDAPL  by closing their accounts with banks that support the Dakota Access pipeline. Activists in Portland want their city to do the same. The city of Seattle could decide to take $3 billion in city business away from Wells… »

18.12.2016

December 2016: Global Month of #NoDAPL Action

December 2016: Global Month of #NoDAPL Action

On December 4th, the Obama Administration announced that the US Army Corps would not grant Dakota Access LLC the last remaining easement it needs to drill under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe and complete construction of the pipeline.  While this is a big win, the fight is not over! Our… »

16.12.2016

NYC: Water Protectors Disrupt 4 Bank Branches Demanding Divestment from Dakota Pipeline

NYC: Water Protectors Disrupt 4 Bank Branches Demanding Divestment from Dakota Pipeline

In New York City, dozens of Native Americans and allies held protests at four separate bank branches Thursday to demand Wells Fargo, Citibank and TD Bank divest from the $3.8 Billion Dakota Access pipeline. The actions were organized by a group of Native Americans who traveled from Standing Rock to… »

15.12.2016

Standing Rock: Justice Dept. Will Not Send Federal Officers to Aid in Police Crackdown

Standing Rock: Justice Dept. Will Not Send Federal Officers to Aid in Police Crackdown

In news on Standing Rock, the Justice Department says it will not comply with North Dakota’s request to send 100 federal officers to aid in the ongoing police crackdown against Native American water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The Justice Department has said, however, that it has… »

14.12.2016

Crystal Zevon: the struggle at Standing Rock has a strong spiritual foundation

Crystal Zevon: the struggle at Standing Rock has a strong spiritual foundation

Crystal Zevon, a videographer, is deeply involved with Defenders of the Black Hills efforts to ban uranium mining and has spent several weeks at Standing Rock, supporting the Water Protectors in their struggle against the Dakota Access pipeline project. Here is her interview. What atmosphere did you find at Standing… »

06.12.2016

Veterans at Standing Rock Ask Forgiveness for Military’s Crimes Against Native Americans

Veterans at Standing Rock Ask Forgiveness for Military’s Crimes Against Native Americans

On the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, Wes Clark Jr., the son of the retired U.S. Army general and former supreme allied commander of NATO, Wesley Clark Sr., led military veterans in a ceremony Monday to ask forgiveness from Native Americans for the crimes of the U.S. military. Thousands… »

03.11.2016

North Dakota: Police Attack Protectors with Tear Gas

North Dakota: Police Attack Protectors with Tear Gas

On Wednesday, police deployed pepper spray and tear gas against dozens of Native American water protectors during a standoff at Cantapeta Creek, north of the main resistance camp. At least two people were shot with nonlethal projectiles. Video and photos show police firing the pepper spray and tear gas at… »

24.10.2016

North Dakota: Police Arrest Over 100 Water Protectors

North Dakota: Police Arrest Over 100 Water Protectors

In North Dakota, police arrested over 100 people this weekend who gathered for a peaceful march opposing construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The demonstrators, who call themselves protectors, not protesters, were arrested after they were confronted by police in riot gear carrying assault rifles. They say police… »

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