A series of very important events happened very quickly on the Dakota plains last week. After a high profile guard-dog attack on the alliance of Native American activists, a Federal judge rejected the tribe’s legal claim. But almost immediately, the Obama Administration moved to stop pipeline construction. Two days later, an arrest warrant was issued for one of the journalists covering the story. What does this all mean? Can we even tell yet? Listen in as we try to unpack some of the implications of this tumultuous week.
The reading list:
- The Atlantic on the legal case
- Timeline for DAPL
- Solnit on Standing Rock as a turning point
- Federal joint statement
- Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now! video of the dog attacks
- Vogue on what Goodman's arrest means for freedom of the press
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