Thursday, 23 February 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Standing Rock Lives on as a Model for Peaceful Resistance

    By Four Arrows, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Protesters watch as structures are burned around them at the Oceti Sakowin protest camp before a 2 p.m. deadline to vacate in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, February 22, 2017. (Photo: Nick Cote / The New York Times)Protesters watch as structures are burned around them at the Oceti Sakowin protest camp before a 2 pm deadline to vacate in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, February 22, 2017. (Photo: Nick Cote / The New York Times)

    Yesterday and today Water Protectors at Standing Rock experienced the full brunt of a police state in action: assaults on peaceful assembly, destruction of sacred structures, removal of Indigenous people from their lands by brute force and suppression of the media. However, the movement is far from dead as it moves out into communities all over the world.

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