Federal Court Blocks South Dakota Laws Suppressing Pipeline Protests

A federal court today blocked enforcement of the unconstitutional provisions of several South Dakota laws, including the recently-enacted “Riot Boosting” Act, that threaten activists who encourage or organize protests, particularly protests of the Keystone XL pipeline, with fines, civil liabilities, and/or criminal penalties of up to 25 years in prison.In granting plaintiff’s motion for a …

Global Coalition Stages Protests and Bank Closures Across Mother Earth to Defund Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2017 CONTACT:For inquiries to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, contact Nick Pelosi, Director Corporate Engagement, First Peoples Worldwide, [email protected], 540-899-6545 For inquiries to the Indigenous Coalition at Standing Rock, contact Tara Houska, National Campaign Director, Honor the Earth, [email protected], 612-226-9404 For inquiries about the week of action and event logistics …

Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier

This post was taken from Ruth Hopkins on Twitter this afternoon.  It is a copy of a letter sent from the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota requesting Clemency by President Obama before he leaves office. Please share far and wide and make your own request for Leonard Peltier's clemency and read about the case …

“Hemp! Hemp! Hoka he!” – Alex White Plume

  Oglala Hemp Grower Counts Coup On Feds David Rooks 3/31/16 “Hemp! Hemp! Hoka he!” – Alex White Plume This past Monday, at 1:30 p.m., David Franco, longtime member of Alex White Plume’s legal team, reached White Plume at his home north of Manderson, South Dakota with the news: “You won, Alex! We won! It’s …

No Medals for Massacre — Justice for Wounded Knee Killings of Native Americans!

Why this is important February 10, 2013 -- This week President Obama awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, for conspicuous gallantry in battle during his service in Afghanistan. We too honor the heroic actions of Sgt Romesha and those of many other recipients of this nation’s highest award for …

Mummy Proves America Is 2,400 Years Behind On Medical Marijuana

Photo: Via Wikimedia Commons. A 2,400-year-old "Siberian Ice Maiden" apparently knew something that not all US lawmakers do: Cannabis is a perfect palliative for cancer. Discovered in 1993 by archaeologist Natalia Polosmak, the mummified remains of this woman, also known as the "Princess of Ukok," were recently examined by a team of Russian scientists. They …