North Dakota spent $16,000 and has literally nothing to show for it

The University of North Dakota spent thousands of dollars on a consultant firm who hasn’t produced any hard evidence that it actually did anything.<p>As …


Police cite 23 for trespassing after protests at East Oakland slaughterhouse

OAKLAND — A demonstration against an East Oakland slaughterhouse that gathered approximately 200 protesters ended with 23 people cited for …


Report: Russian Trolls Posed as Standing Rock Activists - The Daily Beast

A Russian troll farm posed as Native American activists on social media, BuzzFeed reports. Using Instagram accounts with names like …


U.S. lawmakers ask DOJ if terrorism law covers pipeline activists | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Oct 24, 2017 05:45 am | Updated Date: Oct 24, 2017 …

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French victims of sexual violence have 'no faith' in justice system

The scandal around Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged treatment of a number of actresses, including four from France, has reignited the …


New Crowdfunding Project Asks Seattle Residents to 'Pay Rent' on Native Land

The organizers say they understand why some people, especially indigenous people, would be wary of a project benefitting a Native tribe that is run …

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Indigenous-Led Protest Shuts Down Banks in Seattle

At least four people chained themselves to a tripod in front of BOA. by Sydney BrownstoneFour people are locked to two tripods blocking business at …


Norway wealth fund watchdog reviewing investment in U.S. pipeline firm

OSLO (Reuters) - The ethics watchdog for Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is reviewing allegations that U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners may breach the fund's investment guidelines.<p>The Norwegian fund held $248 million of ETP corporate bonds at the end of 2016, according to …

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U.S. lawmakers ask DOJ if terrorism law covers pipeline activists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. representatives from both parties asked the Department of Justice on Monday whether the domestic terrorism law would cover actions by protesters that shut oil pipelines last year, a move that could potentially increase political rhetoric against climate change …

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Russian Troll Efforts Extended To Standing Rock

“DEAR RACISTS IN AMERICA,” began one Instagram meme shared by the since suspended account @Native_Americans_United, which is believed to be connected to a Russian troll farm.<p>The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, were sacred for the Standing Rock Sioux …


One of Standing Rock's Most Important Landmarks Is Headed to the Smithsonian 

The fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline is set to be enshrined in the nation’s capital as the Smithsonian prepares to unveil a piece of the …

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A Native American tribe has sued Amazon and Microsoft for patent infringement

• <b>The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe sued Amazon and Microsoft for patent infringement.</b>• <b><br>The lawsuit is part of a legal gambit in which the tribe acquired patents from SRC Labs, and then invoked its right to sovereign immunity, which could shield SRC and the tribe from counter-challenges.</b>• <b><br>One federal judge</b> …


Rapist jailed for life after murdering girl, 11, with a crowbar

<b>A man who raped and killed an 11-year-old girl on a Native American reservation has been sentenced to life in prison.</b><p>Tom Begaye was sentenced at the …


'Nobody is in charge of me,' protester says before arrest at high school game

"Nobody is in charge of me; this is a free country," the woman told police. "This is my flag right there."


Tribe: Public safety on Minnesota reservation worsened

Leaders of a Native American tribe say public safety on their central Minnesota reservation worsened last year when a nearby county terminated its …


Why Native American Women Are Going After Europe’s Banks to Divest From Big Oil

“Indigenous women ... often are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.”


Grieving father says he was driven to brink of suicide by Universal Credit system

<b>A grieving father claims dealing with the ‘chaotic’ Universal Credit system following his daughter’s death pushed him to the brink of …

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The Prosecution of Inauguration-Day Protesters Is a Threat to Dissent

Chip GibbonsThe government keeps expanding its efforts to prosecute J20 protesters, and this should alarm all of us.The post The Prosecution of …

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Nearly two dozen activists have been arrested where nuns are protesting a Pennsylvania pipeline

Months ago, when the nuns and the activists built a chapel in the proposed path of a Pennsylvania pipeline, they said that if the bulldozers came to …


Vic pensioner aids WA woman over fine

A Melbourne pensioner who freed an indigenous West Australian woman from prison has offered to help another mother avoid being locked up over unpaid …


Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft

<b>A Native American tribe is suing Amazon and Microsoft for infringing data-processing patents it is holding.</b><p>The patents were assigned to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe by technology company SRC Labs, and it will receive a share of any award.<p>Tribal sovereignty means that the patents cannot be reviewed …


Shia LaBeouf Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charge of Public Drunkenness

<b>Shia LaBeouf</b> has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of public drunkenness.<p>As you may recall, the actor was arrested in July on suspicion of …


Lack of legal aid leaves too many defendants to represent themselves: top judge

Indigenous, visible minorities over-represented in system, says Beverley McLachlin at Memorial University<p>The old adage goes something like this: a …


Advisor says 30 local claimants with terminal cancer had PIP rejections overturned

A welfare rights advisor has described how at least 30 local benefit claimants with terminal cancer have had their claims rejected in the last year, …


Alabama Police Use Asset Forfeiture to Ruin an Innocent Small Business Owner

A news report from Alabama offers two textbook cases of how sweeping powers of civil asset forfeiture allow police to seize people's property with …


Sessions Faces Tough Questions on Civil Forfeiture, a Practice That Needs Sweeping Reform

Amid headline-grabbing exchanges on Russia and sanctuary cities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced tough questions on civil asset forfeiture at …


Offshore oil revenue, public defender funding and human trafficking: Louisiana politics today (Oct. 19) |

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Major Victories for Climate Movement, but Global Chaos Grows: Roundtable With Leaders on What's Next

After a summer of extreme weather around the world, we host a roundtable discussion with environmental leaders on next steps: Lindsey Allen, …

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Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft over patents | Ars Technica

Can "patent trolls" advance their cause using Native American legal rights?<p>The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has filed patent lawsuits against Amazon (PDF) …


Judge to hear arguments on tribe’s pipeline contingency plan

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., will accept arguments over the next month on whether the developer of the Dakota Access …