Dakota Access Pipeline Contractors Attack Native Americans with Dogs, Pepper Spray
The Dakota Access pipeline would carry about 500,000 barrels of crude per day from North Dakota’s Bakken oil field to Illinois. The pipeline has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and members of nearly 100 more tribes from across the U.S. and Canada. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has also sued the U.S. government over the pipeline’s construction. On Friday, lawyers for the tribe filed documents showing how the very land where Dakota Access would bulldoze on Saturday was, in fact, a tribal burial site. Today, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., will decide whether to grant a temporary restraining order prohibiting further construction of the Dakota Access pipeline in the area near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, until this same judge rules on the tribe’s lawsuit against the U.S. government, which is expected by Friday. We’ll have more on the standoff at Standing Rock and today’s hearing in D.C. with tribal chairman Dave Archambault and others later in the broadcast.
Donald Trump is Being Sued By a Bunch of Little Kids
Remember those bright-eyed moppets dressed like extras in Bette Midler’s underrated film For The Boys who sang a song about freedom and liberty under a Trump presidency in Pensacola this January? They’re suing Donald Trump’s campaign, claiming the moldy pumpkin with hair like candy floss stiffed them on pay and broke a contract.