The Oscars are always a little political, but it’s not often that the awards shine a literal spotlight on an activist in anti-pipeline movement.
The Morton Country, ND, Sheriff’s Office didn’t beat, harass, and arrest the activists protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline all by themselves. They had help from officers across America who answered a call from the National Sheriff’s Association to come north and help crush the Standing Rock protests.
Some shareholders want to see oil companies take human rights into greater consideration when choosing what projects to finance. And the stark police brutality against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during its protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016 is why.
It’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump officially went from racist and psychologically addled TV man to racist and psychologically addled president.
Alexander Simon saw no danger when he decided to join a prayer walk in North Dakota on October 22, 2016. The group he was with walked atop ancient Native burial grounds singing songs and playing drums. They intended to show respect for the site—especially because the 1,172-mile-long Dakota Access Pipeline was set to…
The fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline is set to be enshrined in the nation’s capital as the Smithsonian prepares to unveil a piece of the Standing Rock protests at its Museum of the American Indian.
From frontline battles with police to life inside the camp where the unprecedented movement began, Splinter has been covering the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline since August 2016. In a series of character-driven features, animated and hosted explainers, breaking news videos, and Facebook lives, Splinter has…
On October 22, Rene Rodriguez was arrested near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, where water protectors were demonstrating against the Dakota Access pipeline. Early that morning, the crowd had walked from the resistance camp to the site, and soon, police surrounded a group that were gathered in prayer.…
While the fight against the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline has largely moved from the plains of North Dakota to the courtrooms of Washington, D.C., recent revelations on just what was going on behind the scenes at Standing Rock have shed new light on the length law enforcement was willing to go to discredit those fighting…
In a victory for opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a judge ruled on Wednesday that the process by which the pipeline was approved had violated the law. The judge will now consider whether to halt the multi-billion dollar project pending further review.
The United States needs to take a serious look in the mirror in light of this story. An investigation by The Intercept has revealed that the private mercenary and counterterrorism firm TigerSwan ran a military-style operation in coordination with police and the energy firm building the Dakota Access Pipeline.
For nearly two years now, activists, environmentalists, and native peoples have been protesting the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, insisting that the project places sacred land and water at risk of contamination as it snakes past the Standing Rock Sioux tribal lands in South Dakota.
The Dakota Access oil pipeline may be nearly operational, but some Democrats are raising concerns about what they say is the alarming lack of oversight surrounding the controversial project.
Hundreds of Native American protesters filled the streets of Washington D.C. on Friday as the Dakota Access Pipeline, some 1500 miles away, inched closer to completion.
Since it began, the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has always existed in two separate, but related arenas: The actual courtroom, and the court of public opinion.
The so-called “resistance” to Donald Trump’s administration has been growing since the day of his inauguration, taking on anything from LGBTQ rights and immigration policy to health care, racial justice, prison reform, and imperialist foreign policy. In our Front Lines series, Fusion speaks to activists leading the…
Police began forcibly evacuating anti-Dakota Access pipeline protesters from the main camp at the Standing Rock site in North Dakota on Wednesday afternoon.
Late Tuesday afternoon, attorneys representing the Standing Rock Sioux tribe filed a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers over the recently re-started construction of the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline.