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The Challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Over: Cheyenne River Sioux Take Battle to Court


As with the Standing Rock Sioux, the South Dakota tribe’s land and water supply are threatened by the controversial oil pipeline.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 READ MORE
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Sarah Silverman: Here’s How You Can Stick It to the Banks That Abuse the Earth (Video)

In a clip for NowThis News, the comedian tells of a personal financial move she made in reaction to President Trump’s green light for the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Leads #NoDAPL March on Washington

Truthdig correspondent Clara Romeo reports from the nation’s capital Friday as tribe members and allied “water protectors” rally against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

‘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

What Can We Learn From Standing Rock?

Truthdig correspondent Donald Kaufman met with the editorial team Thursday to discuss the Dakota Access pipeline and the next moves for the “water protectors.”

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

#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

Santa Monica, Calif., Moves to Dump Wells Fargo Over DAPL Funding


The city’s progressive agenda includes a new measure to shield residents from discriminatory acts by the Trump administration.

Posted on Feb 17, 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

Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Is Far From Over


Chase Iron Eyes, a leading Standing Rock water protector, describes the next steps in the battle to block the controversial oil pipeline.

Posted on Feb 12, 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

Trump’s Tweets Are a Sideshow: His Executive Orders Are Building a Corporate State


The Trump era heralds a growing assault on basic government and progressive values.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE

Seattle City Council Committee Votes to Divest From Pro-DAPL Bank


The groundbreaking vote comes one day after the Army Corps of Engineers is ordered to continue the easement process for the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on Feb 1, 2017 ENLARGE

Donald Trump’s Moves Rekindle Dakota Access Pipeline Fight


Indigenous leaders call for water protectors to return to North Dakota in light of new developments.

Posted on Jan 31, 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

Tsunami of Outrage, Vows of Resistance Follow Trump’s Pipeline Order


The president signed executive orders Tuesday advancing the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 READ MORE

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

Best of Truthdig’s Live Blogs 2016: First Drafts of History Bring Shock, Sadness and Hope


Republican and Democratic conventions. Primary and presidential nominee debates. The Pulse club mass shooting. The #NoDAPL fight. Some of the stories we covered in real time this year were long-scheduled. Other news was unforeseen, unfolding—some even ongoing.

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 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

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

In the Shadow of Trump, a DAPL Victory and Global Protests Against Fossil Fuels


In the age of Trump, peaceful protests will likely increasingly be branded a form of terrorism.

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 READ MORE

Naomi Klein and Tulsi Gabbard Travel to Standing Rock to Join Thousands of Veterans


Over 3,000 veterans are backed by prominent progressives as peaceful action on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe gets underway.

Posted on Dec 4, 2016 READ MORE

Five Things Obama Should Do Before Leaving Office (but Probably Won’t)


Knowing what may be ahead after his successor’s inauguration, it is the president’s duty to take what actions he still can to protect Americans from the coming “Trumpocalypse.”

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 READ MORE

#NoDAPL Live Blog: 13 Sioux Officials Pen Letter to President Obama

Follow along as Truthdig provides live updates from the demonstrations taking place at and near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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Posted on Dec 1, 2016 ENLARGE

Tyranny at Standing Rock: The Government’s Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Is Working


We’re seeing martial law sold to the public as a necessity for keeping the peace in North Dakota.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Sen. Al Franken, Vocal Supporter of the #NoDAPL Demonstrations


The Minnesota Democrat penned a letter to the Department of Justice on Monday, urging it to protect the First Amendment rights of the “water protectors” facing off against law enforcement in North Dakota.

Posted on Nov 26, 2016 READ MORE

Inside the Standoff Between Law Enforcement and Standing Rock Pipeline Demonstrators

The self-described water protectors were hit Sunday with water cannons, mace and rubber bullets in one of the most brutal official responses yet to the #NoDAPL demonstrations in North Dakota.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Sheriffs Refuse to Send Reinforcements to Standing Rock as Costs and Public Outrage Mount


North Dakota is stretched thin in its battle to protect the Dakota Access pipeline construction: Costs are nearing $15 million, and police resources are increasingly stressed.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 READ MORE

Our President-to-Be Has Stock in the Dakota Access Pipeline


Donald Trump holds between $15,000 and $50,000 in the company building the pipeline in North Dakota that indigenous residents are protesting on the grounds that it endangers their drinking water.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 READ MORE

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

Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Weigh In on Global Warming at COP22

At the conference on climate change in Marrakech, Morocco, Kevin Hart, the Assembly of First Nations regional chief for Manitoba, discusses humanity’s urgent need to heed the ecological wisdom of indigenous peoples.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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 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

President-Elect Trump’s Pro-Oil Stance Looms Over #NoDAPL Day of Action


The day of action comes in the context of Trump’s upset victory, and its implications not only for the Dakota Access pipeline itself, but for the fossil fuel industry, for freedom of expression and for Americans’ right to protest.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE

Independent Analyst Concludes Environmental Assessment of DAPL ‘Understates the Risk’

Last week, hundreds of water protectors were arrested after a clash with police. In the days since, waves of demonstrations have broken out in support of the #NoDAPL movement.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

North Dakota’s Public Bank Is Funding Police Repression at Standing Rock


For those of us who have viewed the Bank of North Dakota as an example of the promise of this type of financial institution, recent news that an emergency spending panel approved an extra $4 million in credit for rubber bullets and the arrest of people seeking to protect their livelihood is troubling.

Posted on Nov 4, 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

Thanksgiving at Standing Rock


Let’s go to Standing Rock to show the North Dakota water protectors that we have something to be truly thankful for.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE

Dozens of Groups Call on Facebook to End Censorship


As the social media giant comes under fire for its alleged censorship and tracking of activists and protesters, a coalition of more than 70 groups and individuals has demanded that it “clarify its policy on removing video and other content, especially human rights documentation, at the request of government actors.”

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE

Did a Dakota Access Pipeline Guard Carry an AR-15 Into Peaceful Protests?

Demonstrators in North Dakota are still reeling from last Thursday’s peaceful protests that led to the arrests of over 140 people. New video footage from that day shows a security contractor wielding an AR-15 rifle “attempting to infiltrate a group of water protectors.”

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Filmmaker-Activist Josh Fox on Pipeline Standoff: ‘Where the Fuck Is Hillary Clinton Right Now?’

By Kasia Anderson

The director, playwright and climate activist was wondering why the presidential candidate wasn’t anywhere near the contested grounds where the clash over the Dakota Access pipeline appeared to be at a critical point.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Reflect a Nationwide Search for Justice

The Truthdig team sat down with documentary filmmaker Josh Fox to discuss the criminalization of journalists documenting the protests in North Dakota, the election and the troubling state of American democracy.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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