Spying on Oceti Sakowin in Standing Rock

The use of IR surveillance technology during police operations has become more commonplace over the last few decades across the United States, ever since police departments began militarizing their stockpiles of equipment. Customs and Border Patrol, for example, who also participated in the final eviction of Oceti Sakowin in Standing Rock, often use infrared cameras…Read moreRead more

10 Gallon Oil Leak Becomes Largest in US -ND Cover-up

Oklahoma-based Oneok Partners LP reported a 10-gallon (38 liter) spill of natural gas liquids, or “condensate,” from an underground pipeline at its Garden Creek gas plant near Watford City in July 2015. Three years later, the company told the state that it had recovered 240,000 gallons (908,400 liters) of the liquid gas. This week, regulators went…Read moreRead more

JP Morgan Chase Vessel w/20 Tons of Cocaine

Authorities in Philadelphia seized a JP Morgan Chase owned cargo vessel with reportedly 20 tons of cocaine on board. Law enforcement agents boarded the ship in June and discovered the cocaine, the amount worth almost 1.3 billion dollars. The roughly 39,500 pounds or 17.9 metric tons of cocaine found onboard the MSC Gayane outweighed the…Read moreRead more

Trump Speech Monday on His ‘Environmental Leadership’

Trump “plans to go on the offensive against criticism of his industry-friendly rollbacks of environment protections” in an address at the White House next week. After spending his first two years in office rolling back water, air, and emissions regulations, President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to deliver a speech Monday touting “his administration’s environmental…Read moreRead more

Fighting Federal Line 3 Project

Minnesota police, according to records obtained by The Intercept, have spent more than a year gearing up for a militarized standoff with those opposed to Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline, even borrowing from the playbook of North Dakota law enforcement, which launched a brutal response to the Indigenous-led demonstrations against the Dakota Access pipeline…Read moreRead more

South Dakota Senate Bill 189 – 190

South Dakota legislative committee pushes through Keystone XL bill package. The Joint Committee on Appropriations passed both bills on Wednesday; SB 189 by 14-4 and SB 190 by 15-3. Posted here are both bills as of now. 2019 Senate Bill 189 AN ACT         ENTITLED, An Act to establish a fund to receive civil recoveries to offset…Read moreRead more

Covington Catholic files $250M suit against The Washington Post

Nick Sandmann, the Kentucky high-school student at the center of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder in front of the Lincoln Memorial last month, has filed a $250 million defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post. According to a press release from the law firm Hemmer, DeFrank, and Wessels, the suit alleges the Post…Read moreRead more

Another Death at Border

A 45-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico died in Border Patrol custody Monday after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas, marking the third person to die in the agency’s custody since December. The immigrant illegally crossed the border and was arrested by the Roma (Texas) Police Department on Feb. 2, requested medical attention and was taken…Read moreRead more

Cultural Shakedown During Government Shutdown

Government moves ahead with oil leases near sacred parks.  In all, more than 50 parcels in New Mexico and Oklahoma will be up for bid. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other…Read moreRead more

Remember Amanda Dakota Webster

Another young Indigenous woman, 26-year-old Amanda Dakota Webster was slain December 1, at a hotel in Florence, Kentucky. Webster is a Navajo woman from Cameron, Arizona on the reservation. She had been staying in Florence working in the construction industry to support her three young sons. Of the thousands of missing and murdered Native people,…Read moreRead more