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After #NoDAPL, ‘Water Protector’ Movement Continues With Resistance Camps Across the U.S. (Video)

“These camps are resisting against pipelines, oil, fossil fuel corporations, all these different industries that are ruining our water and polluting our land,” Native American activist Raymond Kingfisher says.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Over: Cheyenne River Sioux Take Battle to Court

As with the Standing Rock Sioux, the South Dakota tribe’s land and water supply are threatened by the controversial oil pipeline.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 READ MORE


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Leads #NoDAPL March on Washington

Truthdig correspondent Clara Romeo reports from the nation’s capital Friday as tribe members and allied “water protectors” rally against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Water Protectors’ Have a Hard Time Escaping the Anger of Some Locals (Video)

By Donald Kaufman

With passions running high in North Dakota, a small group of Native Americans and their supporters find themselves targets in a restaurant, and a woman is struck by an infuriated, yelling man.

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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



#NoDAPL Live Blog: Standing Rock Activists Take Their Cause to Hollywood

Hollywood was the center of global attention this weekend—a detail not lost on “water protectors” and supporters of the #NoDAPL cause.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 READ MORE


Questioning Local Media Coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Reporter Jordan Chariton appears on a North Dakota news show to set the record straight about what’s happening at #NoDAPL camps.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Standing Rock: Last Stand at Oceti Sakowin Camp

The water protectors in North Dakota realize they may lose the #NoDAPL fight. But their resistance to an oil pipeline has sparked a movement that could lead to something invaluable.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE



Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Is Far From Over

Chase Iron Eyes, a leading Standing Rock water protector, describes the next steps in the battle to block the controversial oil pipeline.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE



Make America Ungovernable

The window to overthrow the Trump regime is rapidly closing. We must move swiftly to make governance impossible through nationwide strikes and other nonviolent resistance. If we do not, the last vestiges of democracy will die.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 READ MORE



Pipeline Valve-Turners Fight for Peaceful Disobedience

Ken Ward shut off a pipeline in Washington state last year to protest a government “unresponsive” to climate change. Now he and others face imprisonment.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 READ MORE



Seattle City Council Committee Votes to Divest From Pro-DAPL Bank

The groundbreaking vote comes one day after the Army Corps of Engineers is ordered to continue the easement process for the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 READ MORE


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Posted on Feb 1, 2017 ENLARGE



Donald Trump’s Moves Rekindle Dakota Access Pipeline Fight

Indigenous leaders call for water protectors to return to North Dakota in light of new developments.

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 READ MORE



Tsunami of Outrage, Vows of Resistance Follow Trump’s Pipeline Order

The president signed executive orders Tuesday advancing the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 READ MORE



What Are the Dakota Access Pipeline Builders Trying to Keep Secret?

An independent inspection is needed immediately to determine whether construction is continuing in defiance of an official order.

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 READ MORE



Standing Rock Is a Model of the Right of Peaceful Assembly

However temporary it may be, the water protectors’ triumph over energy corporations compels us to seek opportunities to use our bodies as implements of change.

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 READ MORE



What We Expect to See in 2017

2016 is history. As we turn the page on this strange and difficult year, Truthdig editors and writers look ahead to what the new year might bring.

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 READ MORE



Best of Truthdig’s Live Blogs 2016: First Drafts of History Bring Shock, Sadness and Hope

Republican and Democratic conventions. Primary and presidential nominee debates. The Pulse club mass shooting. The #NoDAPL fight. Some of the stories we covered in real time this year were long-scheduled. Other news was unforeseen, unfolding—some even ongoing.

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 READ MORE



#NoDAPL Live Blog: Standing Rock Solidarity—in Snow and in D.C.

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

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdiggers of the Week: The Water Protectors at Standing Rock

With a Trump administration sure to spark resistance nationwide in the years ahead, indigenous activists and their allies point the way for other Americans.

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 READ MORE



Before and After Victory at the #NoDAPL Protest Site

The authors were witnesses as the people prevailed over the oil industry and news that the final Dakota Access pipeline permit had been denied spread around Oceti Sakowin Camp.

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 READ MORE


Scenes of Celebration at Standing Rock

By Michael Nigro

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, activist-philosopher Cornel West and others joined the water protectors in celebration of news on Sunday that the Dakota Access pipeline will not pass through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Pictured, one of the demonstrators.

 

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



In the Shadow of Trump, a DAPL Victory and Global Protests Against Fossil Fuels

In the age of Trump, peaceful protests will likely increasingly be branded a form of terrorism.

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 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


Pipeline Protector (Video)









Posted on Dec 1, 2016 ENLARGE



Tyranny at Standing Rock: The Government’s Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Is Working

We’re seeing martial law sold to the public as a necessity for keeping the peace in North Dakota.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Sen. Al Franken, Vocal Supporter of the #NoDAPL Demonstrations

The Minnesota Democrat penned a letter to the Department of Justice on Monday, urging it to protect the First Amendment rights of the “water protectors” facing off against law enforcement in North Dakota.

Posted on Nov 26, 2016 READ MORE


Chris Hedges Meets the Resistance at Standing Rock

For a special edition of “On Contact,” the Truthdig columnist travels to the North Dakota encampment to talk with those (including the man shown) on the front lines fighting to block the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Nov 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Inside the Standoff Between Law Enforcement and Standing Rock Pipeline Demonstrators

The self-described water protectors were hit Sunday with water cannons, mace and rubber bullets in one of the most brutal official responses yet to the #NoDAPL demonstrations in North Dakota.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Sheriffs Refuse to Send Reinforcements to Standing Rock as Costs and Public Outrage Mount

North Dakota is stretched thin in its battle to protect the Dakota Access pipeline construction: Costs are nearing $15 million, and police resources are increasingly stressed.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 READ MORE



Our President-to-Be Has Stock in the Dakota Access Pipeline

Donald Trump holds between $15,000 and $50,000 in the company building the pipeline in North Dakota that indigenous residents are protesting on the grounds that it endangers their drinking water.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 READ MORE



Veterans Plan ‘Deployment’ to Join Battle Against Dakota Access Pipeline

“Let’s stop this savage injustice being committed right here at home. If not us, who? If not now, when?”

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 READ MORE


Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Weigh In on Global Warming at COP22

At the conference on climate change in Marrakech, Morocco, Kevin Hart, the Assembly of First Nations regional chief for Manitoba, discusses humanity’s urgent need to heed the ecological wisdom of indigenous peoples.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Anti-Pipeline Demonstrators Hold Solidarity Events for Arrested Leader in North Dakota (Video)

Police say Red Fawn Fallis fired on them and have charged her with attempted murder. Video of the incident shows she was already pinned down by a number of officers when the shots were heard.

Posted on Nov 19, 2016 READ MORE



The World Is Worried About Donald Trump, the Climate Denier

The implications of a Trump administration were discussed at the United Nations climate change summit. Fortunately, the fate of the planet is not in the hands of one man. It’s up to movements everywhere to save it.

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 READ MORE



The Water Protector Movement

The Native Americans do not view the #NoDAPL fight as a protest but as an act of survival. It is the continuation of resistance to centuries of repression and oppression.

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 READ MORE



President-Elect Trump’s Pro-Oil Stance Looms Over #NoDAPL Day of Action

The day of action comes in the context of Trump’s upset victory, and its implications not only for the Dakota Access pipeline itself, but for the fossil fuel industry, for freedom of expression and for Americans’ right to protest.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE


Independent Analyst Concludes Environmental Assessment of DAPL ‘Understates the Risk’

Last week, hundreds of water protectors were arrested after a clash with police. In the days since, waves of demonstrations have broken out in support of the #NoDAPL movement.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



North Dakota’s Public Bank Is Funding Police Repression at Standing Rock

For those of us who have viewed the Bank of North Dakota as an example of the promise of this type of financial institution, recent news that an emergency spending panel approved an extra $4 million in credit for rubber bullets and the arrest of people seeking to protect their livelihood is troubling.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE


Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Maced, Hit with Rubber Bullets in Standoff Over Ancestral Land

By Emma Niles

Filmmaker Josh Fox and journalist Erin Schrode covered the conflict Wednesday between law enforcement and demonstrators on the shoreline of a creek near the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Battle Over Dakota Access Pipeline Should Be the Most Important Rivalry of 2016

The struggle most worth watching is decidedly not the one receiving the most mainstream media coverage and relentlessly pitting two major-party candidates against each other.

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 READ MORE



Dakota Access Pipeline CEO Kelcy Warren Should Face the Music

Folk/rock legend Jackson Browne and other musicians are banding together to support the land and water protectors at Standing Rock—and to implore Warren to stop construction of the pipeline.

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 READ MORE



Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

Let’s go to Standing Rock to show the North Dakota water protectors that we have something to be truly thankful for.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE



Dozens of Groups Call on Facebook to End Censorship

As the social media giant comes under fire for its alleged censorship and tracking of activists and protesters, a coalition of more than 70 groups and individuals has demanded that it “clarify its policy on removing video and other content, especially human rights documentation, at the request of government actors.”

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE


Did a Dakota Access Pipeline Guard Carry an AR-15 Into Peaceful Protests?

Demonstrators in North Dakota are still reeling from last Thursday’s peaceful protests that led to the arrests of over 140 people. New video footage from that day shows a security contractor wielding an AR-15 rifle “attempting to infiltrate a group of water protectors.”

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Truthdigger of the Week: Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II

Despite an increasingly hostile police presence, the leader of the tribe at the center of the Dakota Access pipeline protest stays focused on peace and hope.

Posted on Oct 29, 2016 READ MORE


Filmmaker-Activist Josh Fox on Pipeline Standoff: ‘Where the Fuck Is Hillary Clinton Right Now?’

By Kasia Anderson

The director, playwright and climate activist was wondering why the presidential candidate wasn’t anywhere near the contested grounds where the clash over the Dakota Access pipeline appeared to be at a critical point.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Video Captures Saturday’s Police Attack on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

“Many families, nearly all of them Native American, can be seen running for the hills” in some of the most compelling, eye-level footage of the months-long protest.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Project Urges Native American Political Involvement and Representation Beyond Standing Rock

Now that the Dakota Access pipeline protest has galvanized the Native American community, the Advance Native Political Leadership group wants to build a pathway to more government inclusion.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE


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