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Do This Now: Spoiling Trump’s Agenda on Day 56

The pace of dramatic and extremely damaging policy actions rolling out from the Trump Administration can be overwhelming and lead one to despair and withdrawal. We know; we feel it too. But we’d like to encourage you to continue to resist, in small and large ways, every day. What can […]

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Two Rivers Report: False ID’s & Resistance

Editor’s Note: I interviewed and photographed Pedro Rabago Gutierrez several times over the last few months in relation to his opposition to Energy Transfer Partners’ Trans-Pecos Pipeline. I knew him as Pete Hefflin, as did everyone else around. Last week, Gutierrez was arrested by the Presidio County Sheriff’s Department, not […]

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Why Defeating Trump Demands Nonviolence

Kazu Haga/Waging Nonviolence I admit, I laughed a little too. When I first saw videos of white nationalist Richard Spencer getting punched by a protester, I thought it was funny. And even now, I’m not exactly shedding a tear for him. I certainly pray that the attempts to find and […]

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GRANT: Patagonia Seeks to Fund ‘Action-Oriented’ Environmental Campaigns

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia provides grants to nonprofit organizations engaged in environmental work. The company’s environmental grant program supports small, grassroots activist organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded in support […]

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Art of the Deal: How to Protest Trump

Start preparing ground for a big-tent collaborative. Jeremy David Bendik-Keymer, Case Western Reserve University With the new administration beginning, many people might want to know how to resist it. The inauguration week includes many protests against Donald Trump’s values – from the Women’s March on Washington to the #J20 Art […]

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Water Protectors Shut Down Trans-Pecos Pipeline (VIDEO)

Dozens of self-described water protectors flooded a construction site in Far West Texas this morning, shutting down construction on a high-pressure natural gas pipeline for more than two hours. Members of the Society of Native Nations and Big Bend Defense Coalition, two of several groups fighting the construction of the […]

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Defend Big Bend: Indigenous Resistance to Texas Trans-Pecos Pipeline Growing

On Sunday, November 20, members of Defend Big Bend, the Society of Native Nations, and several tribal groups, marched from the Marfa Mystery Lights Viewing Area outside Marfa, Texas, to the construction site of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. The Standing Rock solidarity march targeted Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the force behind […]

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How to Co-opt an Indigenous Struggle

The big fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota by a now-estimated 300-odd indigenous nations and tribes and allies can be viewed from many perspectives. Perhaps the least helpful or accurate interpretation is one that seeks to explain the contest through the lens of Western environmentalism. The Washington […]