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Standing Rock Sioux Victory over Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)
Jeffrey Haas, who has an extensive background in mass defense from his days as a lawyer for Black Panthers and co-founder of the Peoples Law Office, a Chicago lawyers collective that rose up
to meet its historical moment"the defense of hundreds of Vietnam War protesters in the aftermath of the 1968 Chicago Democratic Party convention. The Peoples Law Office would go on to challenge police
brutality and prisoner torture, achieving significant victories and key vindications. Haas as well authored The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther
Well celebrate the victory of the denial of the easement for installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers.
Jeffrey Haas, civil rights attorney who joined the legal team at the Standing Rock Camp in North Dakota, where Native Americans and others have been protesting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline joins us to talk about the momentous occurrence, and why the struggle isnt over and the ligation that remains over the violence perpetrated against the protectors.
The pipeline demonstrators injured by rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas canisters during the wintry nighttime standoff with police two weeks ago have filed a class-action lawsuit against the sheriff of the North Dakota county involved. The suit describes in new detail the evening of November.20, when more than 200 people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline were injured by less-than-lethal weapons. The lawsuit alleges
that sheriffs deputies and police officers used excessive force when they deployed impact munitions,like rubber bullets, as well as explosive tear gas grenades and water cannons against protesters. It argues that the tactics were retaliatory, punishing those involved for exercising free speech rights.
"We beg for your forgiveness":
Veterans join Native elders in celebration ceremony Wes Clark Jr., the son of retired U.S. Army general and former supreme
commander at NATO Wesley Clark Sr., was part of a group of veterans at Standing Rock one day after the Army Corps announcement. The veterans joined Native American tribal elders in a ceremony celebrating the Dakota
Access Pipeline easement denial. Lakota spiritual leader and medicine man Chief Leonard Crow Dog and Standing Rock Sioux spokeswoman Phyllis Young were among several Native elders who spoke, thanking the veterans for standing in solidarity during the protests
produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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