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Indian Treaties, Oil Pipelines and Presidential Elections: A Tale of Lies, Deception and Hypocrisy

The U.S. government has a long history of breaking promises and dishonoring contracts with Native Americans and other marginalized groups. Hopefully, the next president will change this shameful truth.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 READ MORE


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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



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



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



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.

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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.

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Live Blog: The Last ‘Super Tuesday’ Round of Presidential Primaries

Voters headed to the polls in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Take a look at the final results and watch Sanders’ and Clinton’s speeches.

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges, Native American Activists Denounce Uranium Poisoning

Nuclear contamination is harming land and lives in parts of America. Some Native Americans call it “deliberate genocide.” In this episode of teleSUR’s “Days of Revolt,” Chris Hedges and two Native American activists examine the problem and how to fight back.

Posted on Mar 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



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Bullets—Not Apples—for South Dakota Teachers

Upon Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s signing of a law Friday, South Dakota appears to be the first state to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 READ MORE



14 States Take Health Care Bill to Court

The attorneys general of Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Virginia are suing over the health care reform bill, citing state sovereignty and alleging federal overreach under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.

Posted on Mar 23, 2010 READ MORE


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Clinton Wins a Battle, Loses the War

It seems that the more Hillary Clinton wins, the further she gets from the nomination. That was especially true Tuesday when she scored a big win in South Dakota only to see her rival clinch the nomination. Clinton spoke of party unity Tuesday night, but stopped short of offering a concession.

Posted on Jun 3, 2008 READ MORE


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Clinton’s RFK Remark: Now in Video

Sen. Hillary Clinton has apologized for making a reference to the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy during a Friday talk with editorial board members of the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader newspaper, explaining that her comment was intended to illustrate how the presidential nomination race isn’t over until it’s over. Here’s the clip from her Argus-Leader discussion in context.

Posted on May 23, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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Sen. Johnson’s Health Improves

Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., whose sudden illness last month briefly threatened the Democrats’ control of the Senate, has been given a medical status upgrade from critical to fair.  We wish him well.

Posted on Jan 9, 2007 READ MORE


S.D. Senator ‘Recovering as Expected’

According to one of his doctors, Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., is “recovering as expected from brain surgery and his brain pressures continue to be in the normal range,” though he remains in critical condition. Johnson’s sudden illness last week raised the possibility of a Republican takeover of the Senate.

Posted on Dec 21, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: America Chose Choice

From the defeat of South Dakota’s blanket ban on abortion to the victory of pro-choice candidates, the voters sent a strong message on Election Day: Choice is in the mainstream of American values.

Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


Sioux Leader to Thwart S.D. Abortion Ban

She says she will open a Planned Parenthood clinic on tribal land—where the South Dakota abortion ban doesn’t apply. (Hat tip: Salon.com)

Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE


Tenn. Backs Anti-Abortion Step

Right on the heels of South Dakota, the Tennessee Legislature is moving to ban abortion.

Posted on Mar 10, 2006 READ MORE


The Towering Solons of Abortion

When you think “enlightenment,” the first thing that comes to your mind is “the South Dakota Legislature,” right?

Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE


South Dakota Abortion Law to Challenge Roe

In signing a bill intended to ban almost all abortions in the state, Gov. Mike Rounds is directly challenging the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, hoping that a more conservative court will revisit the issue. (The South Dakota bill is particularly draconian: It makes no exceptions for rape or incest.)

  • The N.Y. Times reports that parental-notification laws do little to discourage abortions or pregnancies.
  • Watch a related report on PBS Online NewsHour or read the transcript.
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    Posted on Mar 6, 2006 READ MORE


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