Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

Enviros Backing Standing Rock Protesters Target Bankers Behind Pipeline

"In early August, just as protesters from across the country descended on North Dakota to rally against an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, some of the world’s biggest banks signed off on a $2.5 billion loan to help complete the sprawling project. Now, those banks — which include Citigroup and Wells Fargo of the United States, TD Bank of Canada and Mizuho of Japan — have come under fire for their role in bankrolling the pipeline."

Source: NY Times, 11/08/2016

Exxon Tells Groups To Preserve Records Of Communications With Press

"Lawyers for ExxonMobil have told a variety of non-governmental organizations to preserve all communications regarding climate change investigations with a sweeping array of other groups and individuals — including members of the press."

Source: Wash Post, 11/04/2016

"In The Nevada Desert, Bundy Family Warns Of Another Standoff"

"BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — Less than a week after being acquitted at a trial over last winter’s armed occupation of an Oregon federal wildlife refuge, Nevada rancher Ryan Bundy said another protest action will be justified if President Obama goes ahead with plans to create a huge national monument abutting the Bundy family’s ranch here."

Source: Wash Post, 11/02/2016

Security Firm Running Dakota Pipeline Intelligence Tied to US Military

"TigerSwan is one of several security firms under investigation for its work guarding the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota while potentially without a permit. Besides this recent work on the Standing Rock Sioux protests in North Dakota, this company has offices in Iraq and Afghanistan and is run by a special forces Army veteran."

Source: DeSmog, 11/02/2016

Obama Says Army Corps Is Weighing Whether To ‘Reroute’ Dakota Pipeline"

"President Obama said Tuesday that his administration was considering ways to 'reroute' the Dakota Access oil pipeline after a week of violent clashes between authorities and activists protesting the controversial project."

Source: Wash Post, 11/02/2016

Dakota Pipeline Protesters Set For 'Last Stand' On Banks Of Missouri R

"Native American protesters are preparing to take a 'last stand' against the Dakota Access pipeline after police raided their camps and arrested hundreds, paving the way for construction of the final stretch of the controversial oil project."

Source: Guardian, 11/01/2016

"Police Arrest 141 In Crackdown On North Dakota Pipeline Protesters"

"Police arrested 141 Native Americans and other protesters in North Dakota in a tense standoff that spilled into Friday morning between law enforcement and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline."

Source: Reuters, 10/28/2016

"All Seven Defendants Found Not Guilty In Refuge Occupation Trial"

"Ammon and Ryan Bundy have been found not guilty of conspiracy. Their five co-defendants Jeff Banta, Shawna Cox, David Fry, Kenneth Medenbach and Neil Wampler have all been found not guilty as well."

Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting, 10/28/2016

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