Standing Rock and 20th century history offer crucial guidance: A movement’s success depends on organization, discipline and not being baited into violence.
Dakota Access pipeline protesters are seeing the charges against them dropped, while activists in Canada celebrate the abandonment of a large pipeline project.
As with the Standing Rock Sioux, the South Dakota tribe's land and water supply are threatened by the controversial oil pipeline.
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. 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.
A Truthdig correspondent (pictured) describes a law enforcement barrage involving anti-crowd chemicals, stun grenades and water cannons that soaked marchers in subzero temperatures.
What had the journalist been doing at the Dakota Access pipeline protest? Her job.
That classic American narrative is back big time, only the Indians are now the good guys and the cowboys are on a warpath, trying to grab 640 million acres of public lands that they can plunder as if it were yesteryear.
“People think we have a fracking problem,” Thomas Linzey of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund says. “It’s not. It’s a democracy problem."
Just a few years ago, insiders and experts wrote us off and assured the world Keystone XL would be built by the end of 2011. Together, ranchers, tribal nations and everyday people beat this project back, reminding the world that Big Oil isn’t invincible -- and that organized people can win over organized money.
UPDATED: After seven years of deliberation, the Obama administration rejected the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday. The proposed 1,179-mile pipeline would have carried 800,000 barrels a day of carbon-heavy petroleum from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast.