ND Authorities Ramp Up Violence Against Water Protectors, Journalists
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FEATURING SARAH MANNING – Violence against water protectors and journalists near Standing Rock camp in North Dakota has ramped up. Police arrested more than 120 people last weekend and reports have emerged of violent force on the part of authorities and violations of people’s right to free speech, free assembly, and a free press.
While riot charges against Democracy Now host Amy Goodman have been dropped, charges against many others including journalists remain.
The news this week of a pipeline spill in Pennsylvania has added to the urgency of the fight led by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe to protect their water resources from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Energy Transfer, the same company building the DAPL, owns the subsidiary whose pipeline burst and spilled 55,000 gallons of oil into an endangered river in Pennsylvania last weekend.
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Sarah Manning, Columnist and Contributing writer at Indian Country Today Media Network.