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A protestor pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Hwy. 1806 on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Militarized Police Officers Were Not Why the #NoDAPL Protests Were Violent

Militarized Police Officers Were Not Why the #NoDAPL Protests Were Violent

Were the #NoDAPL protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline violent because they were perpetrated by political extremists who pick fights with cops as a way to draw attention to their case? Or because the cops equipped themselves thoroughly against that threat? A lawyer for the activists says it’s the latter in response to an Associated

Law enforcement stands off with #NoDAPL protesters on Sunday, November 20, at the Backwater Bridge along Highway 1806. Photo via Morton County

Sophia Wilansky Got Hurt Because the #NoDAPL Movement Used Violence as a Tactic

Over the weekend the New York Post ran an unfortunate profile of #NoDAPL activist Sophia Wilanksy. You’ll remember her as the woman who got her arm maimed during a violent conflict the anti-pipeline protesters instigated with law enforcement at the Backwater Bridge. It’s all part of an on-going effort by left wing propagandists to rewrite

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents sing prayer songs Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, as they vacate the Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., ahead of the evacuation deadline. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

#NoDAPL Activist on Trial Claims There Should Be No Consequences for Protecting Water

If you needed more evidence for the idea that some factions of the environmental movement are convinced that tactics like violence and vandalism are justified by their cause, consider this press release from the Lakota People’s Law Project. It’s announcing the impending delivery of what they allege are more than 50,000 petition signatures asking a

UND Spokesman Says Professor Wasn’t Prevented From Hosting #NoDAPL Seminars

Yesterday we got news that University of North Dakota professor Mark Trahant would be resigning at the end of his three year stint as the Charles R. Johnson endowed Professor of Journalism. In social media postings he expressed disappointment and “disgust” with the university over what he alleges was a refusal let him stage seminars

UND Journalism Professor Says He Couldn’t Do #NoDAPL Seminar Because of Potential Political Backlash

Mark Trahant is the Charles R. Johnson endowed Professor of Journalism at the University of North Dakota, but he won’t be any more at the end of his current term. According to social media postings, Mr. Trahant has decided to step down at the end of his three year stint saying he’s “disappointed and disgusted”

Hay and logs burn next to a pickup full of flammable materials as a last effort by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to keep law enforcement at bay as protesters left the Morton County Road 134 bridge Thursday afternoon, Oct. 27, 2016, near Cannon Ball, N.D. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

Congressman Cramer Signs Letter Urging Department of Justice to Address Environmental Extremism

Those of us who live in North Dakota got an object lesson in the realities of the sort of political extremism which has metastasized under the umbrella of environmental activism. We saw zealots flock to the south central part of our state to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, and while some of the protesters were

Video: Anti-Oil Zealots Shut Down Public Hearing on Line Three Pipeline

The political extremists in the anti-oil movement have promised to make Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project into the next #NoDAPL movement. Given that the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline were hugely violent, and saw millions of dollars worth of vandalism and economic damage perpetrated in the region, the folks of Minnesota should feel a sense

Protest organizer Kristen Kelsch holds a sign and chants across the street from the State Capitol in Bismark.

If We’re Going to Preserve the History of #NoDAPL, How About We Document All of It?

News is that the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian is going to preserve an 11.5-foot-tall mile-marker post made by Hickory Edwards which was displayed at one of the #NoDAPL camps during the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here’s a photo of it: That’s just fine and dandy. The protests were a major historical event,

Protest organizer Kristen Kelsch holds a sign and chants across the street from the State Capitol in Bismarck in 2016.

Another Loss for #NoDAPL: Judge Rules That Dakota Access Pipeline Can Remain Open

The Dakota Access Pipeline has been open and moving oil for months now, but there was a chance that a federal judge could shut that flow down based on legal maneuvering by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the activist lawyers representing them. Earlier this year federal Judge James Boasberg found that the U.S. Army

The Dakota Access Pipeline Company Shouldn’t Have Given the State of North Dakota a Dime

“Dakota Access Pipeline LLC has donated $15 million to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (DES) to help retire debt incurred by the state as a result of its response to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests,” Governor Doug Burgum announced in a press release which just dropped in my inbox. “We are grateful for


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