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Oregon standoff leader allegedly tried to escape jail with rope made of sheets

The Guardian - ‎18.07.2016‎
Ryan Bundy and his brother, Ammon, led a group of activists in an armed occupation of the federally controlled bird sanctuary in eastern Oregon to protest government land-use rules and restrictions against ranchers. Photograph: Rebecca Boone/AP.

Oregon standoff: 9 guilty pleas up ante for Ammon Bundy, 16 others - ‎23.07.2016‎
So for roughly a third of the defendants indicted in the 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to have accepted plea deals isn't surprising, he said. Defendants have to weigh the risks of going to trial and the potential ... to ...

Oregon standoff defendant Travis Cox, youngest of refuge occupiers, pleads guilty to conspiracy - ‎20.07.2016‎
Travis Cox, the youngest of the 26 facing federal indictment stemming from the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal conspiracy charge under a plea deal that will likely have him spend six months on ...

Gun activists disagree with Gov. Brown's gun safety agenda

Statesman Journal - ‎23.07.2016‎
Armed with AK-47 semi-automatic rifles and conceal carry handguns, many said they considered the governor's recent gun-related executive order and proposed gun safety plan to be a violation of Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms.

Key Oregon refuge occupier pleads guilty; Bundys stay in jail

Blue Mountain Eagle - ‎22.07.2016‎
PORTLAND (AP) - A military veteran accused of taking leadership roles in two armed standoffs involving federal authorities pleaded guilty Tuesday in Oregon to a conspiracy charge and is expected to do the same involving charges in Nevada, prosecutors ...

Federal Agents Went Undercover To Spy on Anti-Fracking Movement, Emails Reveal

The Intercept - ‎19.07.2016‎
When more than 300 protesters assembled in May at the Holiday Inn in Lakewood, Colorado - the venue chosen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for an auction of oil and gas leases on public lands - several of the demonstrators were in fact ... the ...

Bundy brothers' motion for pretrial release previews their defense in Oregon standoff case - ‎17.07.2016‎
Ammon Bundy and his followers occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County as a "base for political operations'' to stake claim to the federal property, his attorney Marcus Mumford and brother Ryan Bundy argue in newly-filed court ...

Antigovernment Pond Builder in Montana Sentenced to Prison

Southern Poverty Law Center - ‎21.07.2016‎
A 77-year-old former construction company owner, convicted by a jury of causing significant environmental damage to public lands in Montana, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $130,000 in restitution. The case of Joseph ...

Key Oregon refuge occupier pleads guilty, is likely to get 3.5 years in prison

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎19.07.2016‎
He was among key militiamen who seized control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after a peaceful protest parade in Burns on Saturday.

Federal Agents Went Undercover to Spy on US Anti-Fracking Movement, Emails Reveal

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎20.07.2016‎
When more than 300 protesters assembled in May at the Holiday Inn in Lakewood, Colorado - the venue chosen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for an auction of oil and gas leases on public lands - several of the demonstrators were in fact ... the ...

[Opinion] It's Time to Ring the Alarm About White Nationalism

ColorLines magazine - ‎20.07.2016‎
Local protesters gathered to voice their opposition against law enforcement actions related to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation at Harney County Courthouse in Burns, Oregon on Friday, January 29, 2016. On January 26 eight protestors who had been ...

FBI Corrects The Record On LaVoy Finicum's Involvement In Bombing Attempt

OPB News - ‎18.07.2016‎
“My husband had talked with him about some security for our ranch, because my husband was taking his own stand with the BLM,” said Jeanette Finicum.

After Dallas and Baton Rouge, Will GOP Finally End its Lethal Embrace of Insurrectionism?

Huffington Post - ‎20.07.2016‎
“You don't have to accept the federalist laws,” he stated in his political manifesto on MySpace. His writings and posts painted a picture of a man deeply dissatisfied with government and determined to act.

Around the state

Bend Bulletin - ‎21.07.2016‎
UO whistleblower suit - The University of Oregon has agreed to pay $425,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by two former employees over allegations that the school retaliated against them for speaking out about a student's therapy records being accessed ...

Federal Government, Gas and Oil Companies, Spied on Anti-Fracking Movement

Sputnik International - ‎19.07.2016‎
When the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held an auction for gas and oil leases on public lands in May, more than 300 protesters showed up at a Holiday Inn where the event was taking place. Scattered among them were undercover law enforcement officers ...

What Do Sage Grouse and Transgender Toilets Have in Common?

In These Times - ‎15.07.2016‎
Whether that should change or not is a perennially contentious issue—one that, earlier this year, made international headlines when a group of armed protestors seized the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in rural Oregon demanding protected lands be opened up ...

Republican Platform Committee Proposes Removal Of National Parks And Forests

Mintpress News (blog) - ‎15.07.2016‎
Though public land disposal language was also present in the GOP's 2012 platform, the position takes on new meaning in the wake of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge takeover earlier this year. .... I am an Oregonian, I have some form of interest in ...

Judge: Possible FBI misconduct irrelevant in standoff case

KTVZ - ‎16.07.2016‎
Eight people arrested Jan. 26 on federal charges in Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation: (Top; L-R) Brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox (bottom L-R); Joseph O'Shaughnessy, Ryan Payne, Jon Ritzheimer and Peter Santilli.

Sayhername: From Eulia Love to Redel Jones

LA Progressive (press release) (subscription) (blog) - ‎16.07.2016‎
On Tuesday, hundreds of demonstrators from Black Lives Matter, the Youth Justice Coalition and other organizations packed the Los Angeles Police Commission meeting to protest the officer-involved killing of Jones, a young African American woman ...

NATIONAL MONUMENTS: How a Utah designation transformed politics in the West

Environment & Energy Publishing - ‎13.07.2016‎
It was also the first to be managed by BLM, a multiple-use agency whose oversight of roughly 250 million acres of the West had been largely dominated by extractive uses like oil and gas, mining, and grazing.