DAPL-style protesters could face jail under new ‘critical infrastructure’ protection laws

New laws introducing harsher penalties against protesters who target “critical infrastructure” such as oil and gas pipelines are now pending in half a dozen states in the US. The legislation is aimed at deterring protests similar to the one that delayed operations at the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in …

Marijuana activists cuffed after lighting up at U.S. Capitol

Protesters smoke marijuana on steps of the U.S. Capitol to tell Congress to 'De-schedule Cannabis Now', in Washington, U.S. April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON Two dozen red-hatted protesters gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Monday to call for easing federal marijuana laws, but police snuffed out the …

Sheriff Who Met DAPL Opponents With Brute Force Now Advising Other Law Enforcement

  Nebraska officials are reportedly preparing for what they expect will be massive protests against the Keystone XL pipeline by Lauren McCauley, staff writer Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, made infamous for leading his department in brutal confrontations with opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is reportedly advising other law enforcement on how to deal …

Kratom Advocates Sip Tea and Seethe at White House Rally Against DEA Ban

One user plans to move to Canada. Another plans to quit. Many more don't know what to do. By Steven Nelson | Staff Writer Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:20 p.m. Several protest attendees brought their own bottle of kratom tea Tuesday to the White House. Those who did not were offered a Solo cup. Steven …

Congress Approved H.R. 347 Could Make Most Forms of Protest Illegal

    Congress Approved H.R. 347 Could Make Most Forms of Protest Illegal by talkingmonkeynews “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” —President John F. Kennedy Tim McCown reports on the Examiner: On Ron Paul’s website it was duly noted that H.R. 347 could make the First Amendment illegal. No one …