Wednesday, October 26, 2016

'This state doing something that is essentially immoral': Documentalist is facing 45 years in prison


Documentary filmmaker Deia Schlosberg was arrested while filming an activist shutting down a tar sands pipeline in North Dakota. 
In solidarity with protesters opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, activists shut down similar valves in Washington, Montana, and Minnesota on the same day.
Now Deia Schlosberg is facing 45 years in prison - authorities have charged her with two Class A felonies and one Class C felony, including conspiracy to theft of property, conspiracy to theft of services, and conspiracy to tampering with or damaging a public service.
Schlosberg talks to RT America's ‘News with Ed’ on the issue.

An online petition with more than 26,000 signatures has called for the charges filed against Schlosberg to be dropped.


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