Today in WTF News- Actress and activist Shailene Woodley was filming via Facebook Live to over 40,000 viewers when she was arrested for peacefully protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Shailene Woodley Gets Arrested LIVE On Facebook - YouTube
Five U.S. lawmakers, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), on Thursday published an open letter (pdf) urging President Barack Obama to order an environmental and cultural review of the Dakota Access Pipeline before construction can continue, calling it an imperative measure for Indigenous rights and the climate.
North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux aren’t backing down to oil pipeline developers
North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux aren’t backing down to oil pipeline developers by Sarah Aziza, Waging Nonviolence, August 12, 2016 On Thursday, nonviolent protesters outside North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux reservation entered their second day of confrontation with private security and local law enforcement. Armed with drums, tribal flags, and cell phones, demonstrators moved to block the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.7 billion dollar crude-