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‘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


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#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 Construction Proceeds as Emergency Request Is Denied

As the Sioux tribes run out of legal routes to halt the pipeline, military veterans travel to North Dakota to support the water protectors’ final stand.

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 READ MORE



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



Disappointed but Not Defeated: Battle Over Oil Pipelines Continues

The Trump administration has made a significant move, but activists fighting the Keystone XL and Dakota Access projects are ready to push back.

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 READ MORE


Jill Stein, Tim Canova and Chase Iron Eyes Trace the Path Forward for Progressives

By Donald Kaufman

At Saturday’s Inaugurate the Resistance event in Washington, D.C., the 2016 presidential candidate, the American Indian activist and the law professor discussed nonviolent action and the importance of grass-roots movements.

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



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



#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



A Victory at Standing Rock—for Now

Cold weather, police violence and government promises won’t deter the water protectors. Although the Dakota Access pipeline has been halted, these demonstrators are not leaving Cannon Ball, N.D., until the project is dead.

Posted on Dec 8, 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


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



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



Deconstructing Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

The indigenous tribes gathered in North Dakota are showing us a path for the future based on respect, nonviolence, humility and love that should inspire us for the difficult times ahead.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 READ MORE



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


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



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


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



‘We’re Not at War’: Indigenous Protesters Call on Feds to Intervene Against Military-Style Crackdown

Water protectors have endured dog attacks, checkpoints and invasive strip searches at the Dakota Access pipeline construction site.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE



Latest Oil Pipeline Leak Underscores Dangers of Dakota Access Pipeline

A major crude-oil pipeline in Oklahoma sprang a leak Sunday night. The company has yet to provide an estimate of volume spilled.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE



127 Arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline Site

Tensions continued to escalate over the weekend as police shot down a drone used by protesters to film police activity at the North Dakota site. Since demonstrations began over the summer, at least 260 people have been arrested.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 READ MORE



As Stakes Rise, 83 Dakota Pipeline Protesters Are Maced and Arrested

Saturday’s events follow reports of escalating police abuse at protest sites, including beatings and unnecessary strip searches of those detained.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE


Jill Stein Says Hollywood Attacks Her Because the Industry Is ‘Frightened of Change’

The Green Party presidential nominee updates audiences on her arrest warrant in North Dakota, attacks by “Saturday Night Live” and Samantha Bee, and the need for ranked-choice voting.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



On Strip Searches and Press Freedom in North Dakota

Attempts to criminalize and humiliate nonviolent land and water defenders—and to arrest journalists—should not pave the way for the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 READ MORE



Charges Against Journalist Amy Goodman Dropped in Vindication for Press Freedom (Video)

North Dakota has dismissed riot charges issued after the Democracy Now! host reported on security guards assaulting nonviolent Dakota Access pipeline protesters in September. By filing the charges in the first place, “the state’s attorney was attempting to stop journalism,” Goodman said.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE


Amy Goodman Explains Decision to Turn Herself In to North Dakota Authorities (Video)

What had the journalist been doing at the Dakota Access pipeline protest? Her job.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Standing Rock Sioux Protectors Intensify Fight Against Dakota Pipeline Construction

A panel of federal judges has allowed construction of the controversial $3.8 billion DAPL project to proceed, but the resistance movement will not back down from the fossil-fuel industry and government authorities.

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 READ MORE



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



The Symbiosis Experience

A visit to the transformational festival in California’s Central Valley shows why the anti-corporate event has the potential to become a movement in the United States.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 READ MORE



Wall Street Is Prepared to Destroy Sacred Burial Grounds of the Sioux

The lineup of Dakota Access pipeline investors reads like a who’s who of the world’s big banksters. Their contributions continue a ruthless American tradition of racism, fascism and corporatism toward indigenous people and their land.

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 READ MORE



North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism Is Not a Crime

The Dakota Access pipeline story is critical to the fate of people and the planet. It’s about climate change—and about indigenous rights conflicting with corporate and government power.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



Dakota Access Construction Will Continue, Says Pipeline Company CEO

As the head of the company building the pipeline vows to move forward with the controversial project, nonviolent protesters bring work to a halt at one North Dakota site.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE



North Dakota Charges Journalist Amy Goodman for Exercising Her First Amendment Rights

At a Dakota Access pipeline site, the “Democracy Now!” host documented use of vicious guard dogs by private security personnel in clashes with protesters. Authorities have charged her with trespassing.

Posted on Sep 13, 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



The Shameful Spectacle of Denying People Their Vote

The Republican Party’s systematic attempt to disenfranchise African-Americans and other minorities with laws and restrictions at the polls did not die with Jim Crow.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE



Standoff at Standing Rock: Even Attack Dogs Can’t Stop the Native American Resistance

The battle against the Dakota Access pipeline is being waged as a renewed assertion of indigenous rights and sovereignty.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE



Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Recall America’s Historical Shame

If indigenous activists manage to block the building of an oil line they consider a threat to ancestral lands, their success will be one small measure of justice in a line of injustices going back to the founding of this nation.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE


Standing Rock Sioux Chairman: ‘We’re Standing Up and We’re Saying, “No More” ’

More than 1,000 Native American activists have traveled to Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in North Dakota to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Now the fight continues in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Water Is Life, Oil Is Death: The People vs. the Bakken Pipeline in Iowa and the Dakotas

While most of the United States has been blinded by the presidential election spectacle, a grass-roots coalition has been fighting “the next Keystone XL” being pushed through—largely under the radar—by Big Carbon.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE



Dakota Pipeline Would Make Water the New Oil, Devastating All but the Rich

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is heading a protest by Native Americans and their allies against the newly approved line. These opponents of the project say it could lead to contamination of the Missouri River and other devastating environmental impacts.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Claims Democratic Crown; Bernie Sanders Vows ‘the Struggle Continues’

Tuesday, June 7, was one of the most momentous and turbulent days in recent American political history.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE


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