The federal court’s recent ruling on the Dakota Access Pipeline saga could start a new chapter guaranteeing the rule of law and protection of water protectors, argues Mark Trahant, the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism at the University of North Dakota.
In the video, produced by The Intercept, the award-winning Canadian social activist and bestselling author says though Donald Trump occupies the most powerful office on earth, his shock doctrine-oriented “wildly pro-corporate policies” can be resisted.
The recent passage of historic reparations legislation in Chicago means black people who have experienced racial violence at the hands of the police can be granted reparations.
Responding to a call issued by the Standing Rock leadership, on November 15, thousands of indigenous activists and their allies took to the streets for a National Day of Action against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL.
Dozens of students from around Canada were arrested on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, while protesting Kinder Morgan’s proposed $5.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The protest was the largest act of youth-led climate civil disobedience in Canadian history.
By providing child care for protesters, racial justice organizers shift the public’s understanding of “front line” work, and make protest movements work for kids and families.
Yes! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder outlines the four reasons communities led by indigenous people all over the United States are winning against the war against the powerful and deep-pocketed fossil fuel industry.
The ongoing #NoDAPL protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, led by the Standing Rock Tribe, is a new chapter in the “long history of Native American opposition to colonialism and resource extraction on their lands.”