The UN has denounced the treatment of the Standing Rock protesters

The United Nations’ special rapporteur on the rights of freedom of association and peaceful assembly has called out security forces out west for their treatment of  protesters at the Dakota Access pipeline. You can read the letter here.

“There doesn’t have to be bloodshed…”

One of the anti-government protesters is dead and eight others were arrested in the Oregon wildlife refuge stand-off that was into its third week. This has stopped being about doofy dudes whom people were sending sex toys to. Dave Ward, a sheriff there, says there doesn’t have to be more bloodshed. Lord, I hope not, but Cynical …