Company Behind DAPL Paid Mercenaries To Build Lawsuit Against Environmentalists

THE PRIVATE SECURITY firm TigerSwan, hired by Energy Transfer Partners to protect the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, was paid to gather information for what would become a sprawling conspiracy lawsuit accusing environmentalist groups of inciting the anti-pipeline protests in… Read More

Congressmen Push Sessions to Label Environmentalists as ‘Terrorists’

By ALAN PIKE  Originally published by ThinkProgress.org   Environmental activists who sabotage oil and gas pipelines to protect land, water, and the climate should be treated like out-and-out terrorists, according to 84 members of Congress who sent a… Read More

Iraq War PR Alums Built ‘Guns, Knives’ Talking Points To Discredit NODAPL

By Steve Horn and Curtis Waltman Originally published at DeSmogBlog   Behind the scenes, as law enforcement officials tried to stem protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, alumni from the George W. Bush White House were leading a crisis communications effort to… Read More

Pipeline vs. Rail Argument a Trojan Horse for Oil Industry

Steve Horn and Justin Mikulka recently published the following piece on how oil pipelines haven’t reduced the usage of oil trains, which have been explained as more dangerous and more apt to spill than pipelines, according to oil… Read More

Support Water Protector Assaulted, Arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline

From the SupportKrow.org website: On February 4, while supporting the No DAPL struggle, Krow (Katie Kloth) was assaulted and arrested by a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer. Krow was walking on a public road, away from the Sacred Stone… Read More

10 Banks Financing Dakota Access Pipeline Decline Meeting with Tribal Leaders

One month after the pipeline was effectively put “on hold” by the Army Corps of Engineers, major commercial banks are still banking on the project — and losing thousands of customers a week as a result. Via IENEarth.org: … Read More

‘Warrior’s Call: The Fight to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline’ in Buffalo Jan. 8

Storytelling event takes place at Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY on Jan. 8 from 3-5 PM. VeteransRespond, a new national service organization formed by veterans who participated in the massive deployment at Standing Rock, North Dakota in early December—is excited… Read More

Tribes Ask International Human Rights Commission to Stop Violence Against Water Protectors

An official petition was submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; representatives from the tribes will appear before the Commission next Friday WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the… Read More

WATCH: Veteran Calls Out Militarized Police Response to #NoDAPL Activists

Kash Jackson, a Louisiana navy veteran, attended announcements near the Sacred Stone camp’s sacred fire dressed in full naval uniform, telling those there that he would stand in the river with them if needed. “One thing bonds us, and… Read More

Father of Injured Dakota Access Protester: Explosion ‘Blew the Bone Out of Her Arm’

Via VTDigger.org:    A New York woman may lose her arm after being hurt in a showdown with police while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Sophia Wilansky, a 21-year-old from the Bronx borough of New… Read More