Your Call: The inner workings of the surveillance industrial complex at Standing Rock and beyond

Aug 2, 2017

  

Native Americans who opposed the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline were subjected to tear gas, water cannons, rubber bullets, and strip searches. The Intercept reports that they were also heavily surveilled.

According to leaked documents, the international mercenary firm TigerSwan collaborated with police in at least five states and worked at the behest of Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline. Why are local and national government officials working with them? What are the legalities around a private mercenary firm targeting civilians? How pervasive is this?

Guests:

Tara Houska, Native-American activist, tribal rights attorney, and national campaigns director with Honor the Earth

Will Parrish, award-winning investigative and environmental journalist

Stephanie Lacambra, criminal defense attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Web Resources:

The Intercept: Leaked Documents Reveal Counter-Terrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to " Defeat  Pipeline Insurgencies" 

Reveal: Paramilitary Security Tracked and Targeted #NoDAPL Activists, Docs Show

Outside: The Defender: Tara Houska

EFF: Investigating Law Enforcement's Possible Use of Surveillance Technology at Standing Rock

Grist: Paramilitary Security Tracked and Targeted DAPL Opponents as 'Jihadists,' Docs Show