Chris Hedges: Draconian Force Used Against Nonviolent Protesters + Police Unleash Water Cannons and Rubber Bullets Against Water Defenders in Standing Rock (#NoDAPL)

Dakota Access Pipeline Rally and March 11/15/16

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Nov 21, 2016

The standoff over the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline continues after a night of clashes left over 180 people injured. Images of some of the gruesome injures are starting to appear on social media. But this is just the latest of militarized crackdowns on peaceful protesters. Chris Hedges, host of ‘On Contact’ on RT, went to Standing Rock to get the story and speaks with Kandi Mossett.

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180 DAPL protesters injured in altercations with N. Dakota police

RT America on Nov 21, 2016

The standoff over the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline continues after a night of clashes left over 180 people injured. Images of some of the gruesome injures people sustained are starting to appear on social media. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky reports from the scene, speaking with a medic called Christina Hollenback.

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Jeremy Scahill: TigerSwan Security, Linked to Blackwater, Now Coordinates Intel for Dakota Access

Democracy Now! on Nov 21, 2016

http://democracynow.org – We speak with Intercept co-founder Jeremy Scahill, who has spent years reporting on private security contractors such as the private security firm TigerSwan, which has links to the now-defunct mercenary firm Blackwater and is in charge of coordinating intelligence for the Dakota Access pipeline company. He discusses the company’s track record as more than 100 Native Americans and allies fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline have been injured by police in North Dakota. Many were attacked with rubber bullets, tear gas, mace canisters and water cannons in freezing temperatures. The attack began after the water protectors attempted to clear access to a public bridge, which has been blocked by authorities using military equipment chained to concrete barriers.

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Police Unleash Water Cannons and Rubber Bullets Against Water Defenders in Standing Rock

TheRealNews on Nov 21, 2016

TRNN reports from Standing Rock, North Dakota with an on-the-ground look at the repression facing the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Exclusive Video: #noDAPL Protestors Share Experiences of Police Repression

TheRealNews on Nov 21, 2016

Hundreds needed medical attention after being tear gassed and sprayed with water cannons during a Sunday protest in North Dakota.

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Activist faces arm amputation, DAPL police accused of firing grenade

RT America on Nov 22, 2016

More details are emerging about Sunday’s violent confrontation between police and pipeline protesters at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. Activist Sophia Wilansky was so severely injured by a concussion grenade she may need to have her arm amputated. Law enforcement said that no grenades were used. However, they also previously said that they had not used water cannon, which video evidence calls into dispute. RT America’s Anya Parampil is joined by Alexey Yaroshevsky for the latest.

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Morton County acting like they are testing weaponry on us – Standing Rock medic

RT America on Nov 22, 2016

RT America’s Anya Parampil is joined by Linda Black Elk, a medic at Standing Rock who serves on the Medicine and Healer Council.

see also:

They turned Standing Rock into a war zone

National Day of Mourning: From Plymouth Rock to Standing Rock

EXTREMELY URGENT: HELP Sophia Wilansky, Water Protector badly wounded at Standing Rock

from the archives:

Chris Hedges: Standing Rock Resistance (#NoDAPL) (full interview)

Abby Martin: Fighting at Standing Rock (#NoDAPL)

Arrest Warrant Issued For Jill Stein + Who Is Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline? + Dept. of Justice Halts Construction + Arrest Warrant Issued For Amy Goodman

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Fights North Dakota Oil Pipeline by Brian Ward

Abby Martin: Native American Genocide + The Unist’ot’en Camp are Blocking Pipelines From Crossing Their Land

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  6. The Brown shirts and Gestapo of the 4th Reich have begun to march. Soon registration, Krystal Nacht, and the other parallels will follow as we continue our conquest of military imperialism against the world.

  7. That this is unreported by mainstream (ha!) ‘imperial news’ is telling in the extreme. “It isn’t happening, folks…just keep shopping.”

    This is so far beyond disgraceful as to be raised to the level of a universal cause célèbre; just reason indeed, to provoke the ire and opprobrium of the entire international community. In my opinion, we should be calling the public to demand we ‘boycott, divest and sanction’ the USA.

    Where is Obama…strutting about in Michelle’s organic veg patch, pretending to be concerned?

    I just posted this on facebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J-iikPRtnw

  8. Updated: added two more video reports, “Activist faces arm amputation, DAPL police accused of firing grenade” and “Morton County acting like they are testing weaponry on us – Standing Rock medic.”

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