2,000 Veterans Just Arrived At Standing Rock To Form “Human Shield” Around Protesters (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

2,000 Veterans Just Arrived At Standing Rock To Form “Human Shield” Around Protesters (PHOTOS/VIDEO)
Over two thousand veterans have begun arriving at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp in North Dakota, intending to form a “human shield” protecting the protesters from the violent militarized police force that is defending the desecrating construction company.
The protesters, which number in the thousands, have been fighting to halt the construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline which would desecrate lands sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux and threaten the health of local water supplies. The police have been openly violating human rights with their intimidation tactics, setting attack dogs on protesters, sexually humiliating protesters with strip-searches and cavity exams, and arresting hundreds on trumped up charges.
After that failed to break the spirit of the protesters, the police escalated the violence last week when they deployed tear gas, concussion grenades, and rubber bullets into the crowds of resisters. One protester had her arm amputated after a shell brutally tore her muscles apart and another may lose her sight from the tear gas. They followed that up with water cannons in sub-zero temperatures, causing hundreds to be treated for hypothermia.

Thousands of Greeks mark 40th anniversary of student uprising, protest against austerity (PHOTOS)

Thousands of Greeks mark 40th anniversary of student uprising, protest against austerity (PHOTOS)

More than 16,000 Greeks marched through the streets of Athens on Sunday to protest against austerity and mark the 40th anniversary of the student uprising against the former ruling military junta.

  The annual march comes as Greece reels from its sixth year of  recession. European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF)  lenders are set to begin a new round of talks to decide whether  to throw more money at the southern European nation. 

  The crowd gathered in front of parliament in Syntagma Square,  waving banners which read, “IMF, EU out!,” in reference to  the bailouts that Greece has received from both bodies in return  for harsh austerity measures.  

  The crowd shouted, “Don’t bow your heads” and “Never  again fascism,” in reference to the military rule which took  place between 1967 and 1974.