• From the Field

    Standing Rock informational overview at MSU

    A series of speakers and a panel discussion focusing on the gathering at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline were held on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Montana State University.

    Co-sponsored by the MSU Department of Native American Studies and the Society of American Indian Graduate Students, the event featured a lecture about “How History and Treaties Led to the Reckoning at Standing Rock” by Dion Killsback, an MSU graduate who is an attorney with the Rosette Law Firm, which specializes in Native American issues. Killsback’s presentation is available on video on an MSU Native American Studies Facebook post.

    MSU students who have traveled to Standing Rock discussed their experiences in “Journey to Standing Rock and Experience at Oceti Sakowin Camp.” They were joined by Water Protectors describing their activities and what keeps them going. The eloquence of all made an impression.

    The second recording is the American Indian writer and activist Jaqueline Keeler speaking about “The Bundy Standoff vs. the Standing Rock Resistance: A Critical Comparison.”

    Related: Interchange Symposium: Standing Rock

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  • Democracy Now!

    As Death Toll Rises in Eastern Ghouta, Has International Community Abandoned the Syrian People?

    In Syria, warplanes bombarded the besieged rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus for the fifth straight day, as human rights groups warned the civilian death toll has topped 400 for the week—with doctors unable to tend to the wounded in bombed-out hospitals. On Thursday, we hosted an extended web-only conversation with Rawya Rageh of Amnesty International, Syrian-American journalist Alia Malek and Wendy Pearlman, author of “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria.”

    Democracy Now! 2018-02-23 Friday

    • Headlines for February 23, 2018
    • Masha Gessen: Did a Russian Troll Farm's Inflammatory Posts Really Sway the 2016 Election for Trump?
    • Masha Gessen: Russiagate Has Become a Conspiracy Trap Obscuring How Trump Is Damaging Nation
    • "Young Karl Marx" Director Raoul Peck Responds to NRA Chief Calling Gun Control Activists Communists

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