Tag: dakota access pipeline

Reporting

‘Water Is Life!’ Sings At Bayou Bridge

The Trump Administration may have rolled over Standing Rock, but water protectors are still harrying Energy Transfer Partners. Sheehan Moore/ Waging Nonviolence Half an hour outside of Lafayette, Louisiana — almost three hours west of New Orleans — the proposed route of the Bayou Bridge pipeline crosses the road. It’s […]

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‘Punt the Pipelines’ Action Planned

Standing Rock coming to next month’s Super Bowl. “We’re asking everyone, every organization out there that stands for human rights, civil rights, to stand with us at the Super Bowl to let the Trump organization know that Texas stands with Standing Rock.” — Sarahi Garcia, Houston Stands with Standing Rock

Analysis, Reporting

How Standing Rock Stole My Despair

And what the indigenous resistance in North Dakota means for Texas and a world wrapped in pipelines. At the Oceti Sakowin Camp, just outside the Standing Rock Native American Reservation in North Dakota, the sun seems to rise in the west. Thanks to the north’s low-slung winter sun, there’s never […]

Reporting

Standing Rock’s Civil Disobedience Reaches West Texas

“It’s the Rio Grande. It’s sacred to many people.” Shortly after 4am on Monday, a small caravan of cars pulled up in front of a pipe yard on the west side of Alpine, Texas – until recently, a rare sight in this remote corner of the state. In the morning […]

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Analysis

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 […]

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How to Stand with Standing Rock (Armchair Edition)

I’m just back from Big Bend where about 200 marched on the Trans-Pecos Pipeline outside Alpine, Texas, on Friday. Two days after that, a smaller group of us showed up at Kelcy Warren’s multi-million-dollar Lajitas Resort on the Rio Grande to carry that message a little further. But by Monday, […]