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Fight Against DAPL Continues Inside and Outside Federal Courthouse (Multimedia)

Indigenous activists rally on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes during a hearing in the tribes’ case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Judge Orders Review of DAPL Permits in a Win for ‘Water Protectors’

A federal judge deems safety evaluations of the Dakota Access pipeline insufficient and orders the Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider its analysis.

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 READ MORE



Military-Style Counterterrorism Measures Were Used Against DAPL Protesters, Leaked Documents Show

The Intercept reports that a private security firm employed by Energy Transfer Partners worked with local police to suppress opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on May 30, 2017 READ MORE



First Dakota Access Pipeline Spill Is Reported

Activists worry that the spill, which did not threaten waterways, is just the first of others to come.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE


What Can We Learn From Standing Rock?

Truthdig correspondent Donald Kaufman met with the editorial team Thursday to discuss the Dakota Access pipeline and the next moves for the “water protectors.”

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Standing Rock Tribe Calls for Action in Face of Impending Pipeline Construction

The fight over the Dakota Access pipeline is reaching a boiling point as peaceful demonstrators seek to halt imminent drilling.

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 READ MORE


#NoDAPL Live Blog: 13 Sioux Officials Pen Letter to President Obama

Follow along as Truthdig provides live updates from the demonstrations taking place at and near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Encampment on Dakota Access Pipeline Site Is Allowed to Remain

As demonstrations against the proposed oil pipeline ramp up, the federal government announced it would not evict protesters living at the camp in North Dakota.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 READ MORE



Standing Firm at Standing Rock: Why the Struggle Is Bigger Than One Pipeline

For indigenous people, the fight to halt the Dakota Access pipeline is about reviving a way of life.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE



U.S. Government Steps In After Judge Rules Against Standing Rock Sioux

A federal judge denied the tribe’s request for an injunction, but federal agencies issued a statement pausing construction on the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief and Native American Rights Activist

David Bald Eagle, who died July 22 at 97, was known for an eclectic mix of passions, especially his work in motion pictures. But he also left a legacy of activism for the Native American community, including his service as the first chief of the United Indigenous Nations of the Americas.

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Berta Cáceres, Slain Champion of Human Rights and the Earth

In Honduras, the deadliest country for environmentalists, the indigenous leader fought tirelessly for her people and their land. Her murder must not go unpunished.

Posted on Mar 12, 2016 READ MORE



Leonardo DiCaprio Uses Oscar Acceptance Speech to Beg for Action on Global Warming

Upon being named winner of the 2016 Oscar for best actor, Leonardo DiCaprio pleaded with viewers to “work collectively together and stop procrastinating” and support political candidates who credibly promise to rein in corporate polluters.

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Indigenous People Demand Rights as Draft Climate Deal Is Reached in Paris

While negotiators from 195 countries at the United Nations climate summit approved a provisional deal aimed at curbing global carbon emissions, indigenous people from around the world took to the waterways of Paris to demand respect for their rights and the environment.

Posted on Dec 7, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



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Indigenous Brazilians Launch Protests

Brazil, once at the forefront of indigenous rights protection, is now trying to undermine its native groups’ constitutional rights. But these people will not go down without a massive yet peaceful fight.

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 READ MORE



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It’s Industry Over Environment in New ‘Bioeconomy Blueprint’

Critics say a new White House-sponsored program aimed at encouraging the development of “green solutions” to energy and manufacturing problems is a green light for corporate giants like Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, Monsanto and Dow to develop the “bioscience” industry without government oversight.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 READ MORE



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Fighting a Shell Game in the Arctic

A legal challenge by environmental and indigenous Alaskan groups may dampen Shell Oil’s chances of drilling for billions of barrels of oil in the U.S. portion of the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea. It’s feared the controversial plan could spell disaster for endangered species as well as increase global warming.

Posted on Jan 24, 2010 READ MORE


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