Against the Grain

Repressing Pipeline Protests

The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline led to a remarkable level of protest and solidarity, bringing together native people from all over North America, as well as their allies.  It also witnessed a remarkable level of repression.  Investigative journalist Will Parrish discusses leaked documents that expose the role of a private security firm TigerSwan, experienced in counterterrorism, and its surveillance and infiltration of protestors. And water protector Cassie Standing Bear Helgerson discusses other threats to water in the Great Lakes Region.

Resources:

Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, Alice Speri, Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies” The Intercept

Will Parrish, The Federal Government is Trying to Imprison These Six Water Protectors Shadowproof

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