The Freshet Collective has grown from a bail fund to a collective of legal organizers, committed to serving the needs of those who put their lives and liberty on the line to stand up for Indigenous sovereignty and protect the sacred.Read More
This is a true story of direct action and effective use of court solidarity tactics by water protectors fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. It is a simple example of one way that comrades can remain in solidarity while navigating the legal system. We hope this story helps build a culture of shared responsibility for defending our movements against State repression. The frontlines are everywhere.Read More
This Spring, NoDAPL water protectors and the Water Protector Anti-Repression Crew will be facilitating trainings across Turtle Island to share knowledge about resistance to the grand jury convened against water protectors at Standing Rock. We want to build our capacities for strong movement defense against state repression.Read More
Remember, the frontlines are everywhere, and movement defense is everyone’s responsibility. It is critical that we do everything in our power to protect ourselves, our comrades, and the struggle for liberation. Here are some practices we strongly encourageRead More
On February 22, the Oceti Oyate camp, formerly known as Oceti Sakowin, as well as all other camps on treaty land claimed by the US Army Corps, were ordered to evacuate by 2pm.
Ten unarmed water protectors were arrested today and one was badly injured in a violent crackdown. Several of those arrested were journalists and legal observers, clearly targeted for their role in documenting police violence and rights violations. The Sacred Stone Camp is standing ground.
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The Department of Justice unsealed a federal indictment Wednesday charging four more water protectors allegedly connected to incidents on October 27, when riot police violently cleared the “1851 Treaty Camp” from the easement of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Water protector James White (aka Angry Bird) was arrested Wednesday and federally charged with felony civil disorder and use of fire to commit a federal crime. Federal agents are actively looking for three more water protectors. If convicted, they could face up to 15 years in prison.Read More
The Freshet Collective seeks a licensed attorney with social movement experience to help coordinate legal defense efforts for water protectors arrested during actions against the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.Read More
On Friday, January 27, attorneys representing the first ten water protectors arrested in actions against the Dakota Access Pipeline in early August 2016 renewed their motion for a change of venue, on grounds that the state did not adequately respond to the motion and is not taking basic steps to assess bias among jurors.Read More