It is the International Day of Action in Solidarity with Standing Rock and we read that over 300 actions took place around the world.
We will defend water protectors in court and help organize court support for over 470 arrestees; we will pursue the civil rights actions we are working on against cops and jails; Jamil will ensure computers and communications are as secure as possible; and Erin will lend support to the water protectors and the youth of […]
This morning the outrageous unprecedented militarized police presence at Standing Rock has taken a turn for the worse. Hundreds of police have surrounded the front lines camp, road blockades have popped up everywhere, and water protectors are currently surrounded by militarized darth vader like cop goons.
The police have demonstrated zeal over the last few months focusing their resources and energies on one goal: ensuring that the Dakota Access Pipeline is built—and built on time.
CLDC attorneys, Lauren Regan & Cooper Brinson, arrived at the Sacred Stone camp today to provide additional legal support to the movement in North Dakota. They will be at the camp for a week and we will be making regular trips back every month to provide legal support.
There have been over 135 arrests of water protectors in the last few months, many of the charges are now being filed as felonies—despite incredibly weak facts to support them and many are just blatantly unlawful and unfounded.
CLDC is providing legal support to all five teams across the country. “These earth-defenders may be the first to encounter energy infrastructure sentencing and charging enhancements for non-violent civil disobedience in the US.” -Lauren Regan, CLDC Executive Director
The CLDC stands in solidarity and support with the indigenous protectors fighting the Dakota Access pipeline.
There is a reason that organizers of the September 9 workstoppage are also calling for an abolition of this form of modern slavery: there is no option to reform. There is no humane alternative.