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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Standing Rock
Trump, Flip Flopping, Political Shape Shifting

Donald Trump And Andrew Jackson: Comparisons Go Beyond Populism

Commentators have cast Trump’s populist appeal as “Jacksonian.” However, these comparisons overlook experiences of marginalized people while defining history in terms of the ideologies of progress and American exceptionalism.

March 1, 2017
Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL

U.S. Army To Grant Final Permit For Controversial Dakota Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will grant the final easement needed to finish the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a court filing Tuesday. The line had been delayed for several months after protests from Native American tribes and climate activists.

February 7, 2017
DAPL, Dakota Access, Oil

President Trump Sends Unmistakable Signal On Pipelines: Big Oil Is Back

The hotly contested Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects that President Donald Trump brought back to life with the stroke of a pen may still never get built — but for Trump, that isn’t necessarily the point. Trump used the two proposed pipelines to send an unmistakable message: Energy firms and their projects are back in favor.

January 25, 2017
ND Governor orders evacuation of DAPL protesters

North Dakota Governor Orders Pipeline Site Protesters To Evacuate

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple ordered an emergency evacuation on Monday for protesters at the main camp near the Dakota Access Pipeline due to “harsh winter conditions,” his office said in statement.

November 28, 2016
Dakota Access Pipeline protestors

12 Post-Election Ideas From Frontline Organizers

This post-election many people are reassessing and searching for the best way forward. Here are some ideas on where we should be going and what we should be doing from experienced, thoughtful people who are organizing on the front lines.

November 28, 2016
Protesters take on militarized police

Militarized Police Are Collaborating With Oil Companies At Standing Rock

Water protectors at the Dakota Access Pipeline have already endured dog attacks, military-style checkpoints, low-flying surveillance planes, invasive strip searches, national guard deployments, and mass arrests

October 30, 2016
Cannon Ball Saga: Dakota Access Pipeline protesters square off against police

The Cannon Ball Saga: An Epic Story From The American Heartland

There is an epic clash of two cultures — one with a guiding ethic of harmony between people and nature, the other driven by an ethos that encourages the exploitation of both. Yet, for months, our clueless media gave this match-up little coverage

October 26, 2016