Feds used decoy journalists to extract information in Bunkerville raid

“It puts a chill in the air for people who want to report newsworthy events,” Rasmussen explained. “This creates a cause for concern for journalists everywhere that their sources can’t be confident they’re talking to a news agency.” PROSECUTORS CONFIRM FBI AGENTS POSED AS FILM CREW IN BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF INVESTIGATION Federal prosecutors confirmed late Wednesday that undercover FBI agents posed […]

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No sacred burial sites near Dakota Pipeline constrution route

The investigation by the Historic Preservation Office has concluded that no human remains or cultural sites were present at the contested site but that doesn’t mean the dispute is over. The section of land was the site of the most explosive conflict between protesters and security during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, but the State Historic Preservation Office says it […]

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Who defines ‘domestic terrorism’ is at stake in election

The Bundy brothers and their friends, including radio host Pete Santilli and a number of women, became known as ‘domestic terrorists,’ ‘welfare ranchers,’ ‘armed militants,’ ‘armed occupiers,’ ‘an armed militia,’ ‘sovereign citizens,’ ‘anti-government extremists,’ and worse, having been defined by vicious enemies who themselves incited a form of media terrorism against the protesters. The definition of ‘terrorism’ is up for […]

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Conflicts between ranchers and DAPL protesters escalate

The physical confrontations heated up when the DAPL crews started coming into the area with bulldozers, moving topsoil, heading toward the river. One rancher has reported missing, killed or maimed livestock, but investigations are incomplete. Protesters put ranchers on edge Agweek’s Mikkel Pates recently spent several days in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest area, south of Mandan, N.D. In a […]

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Bears Ears Monument pushed by outside interests, still opposed by Utahans

By far most Utahns still don’t want Obama to create such a park in southeastern Utah before he leaves office at the first of the year Poll: Most Utahans Remain Opposed to a Bears Ears Monument The number of Utahns who want President Barack Obama to create a 1.9 million-acre national park at Bears Ears has doubled in just over […]

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How America’s socialized reservation system traps Native Americans in poverty

Imagine a country that has a corrupt authoritarian government. In that country no one knows about checks and balances or an independent court system. Private property is not recognized in that country either. Neither can one buy or sell land. And businesses are reluctant to bring investments into this country. Those who have jobs usually work for the public sector. […]

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What’s behind flaring land disputes in the West?

Despite all the media attention on the trial, many have overlooked the underlying issues that make federal lands so contentious in the first place. Nearly half of the entire western United States is controlled by federal land agencies. Shawn Regan Foundation for Economic Education Nearly half of the entire western United States is controlled by federal land agencies. Last week’s […]

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Eyewitness North Dakota farmer talks about DAPL protest tactics

“I would have to say 99 percent of the protesters are from out of state. Most of them are white.” This North Dakota farmer, whose property is adjacent to that where Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrators have been camped out for months–conducting sometimes violent protests–shares his eyewitness of their tactics, including intimidation and vandalism. Posted on YouTube.com by Phelim McAleer Free […]

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Aggressive Dakota Pipeline protesters turn on journalists, trap them in car

The Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrations have been going on for nearly 3 months, with the protests conducted primarily on private property and lead by activists from extreme organizations. Unlike the ranchers who participated in peaceful protests on public property at the Malheur Refuge, and in the streets of Harney County, Oregon, the DAPL protesters are being portrayed as ‘victims’ of big corporations, not ‘domestic […]

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Proposed Cascade-Siskiyou Monument will devastate local communities

If this recent attempt moves ahead, it will have devastating effects on the local communities. Also keep in mind that over 50,000 of these acres are O&C timber lands. The loss of timber harvests will also have a major effect on all 18 of the O&C counties. With no timber sales, there will also be little if any meaningful timber […]

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