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‘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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Fellowship: AWAKE Offering Native Youth Media Mentoring (May 5 Deadline)

At AWAKE Media, we envision a world where young indigenous people have the resources and tools necessarily to tell their stories of resistance and cultural engagement. However, many forms of media are too often inaccessible to marginalized communities. We know that these stories and talent exist – we want to […]


Beyond DACA: Toward a Native Understanding of Nationhood

Last week, Deceleration ran an article by Bettie Lyons of the American Indian Law Alliance calling on people of conscience to understand DACA from an Indigenous People’s perspective. To delve more deeply into the geopolitical underpinnings of this call, Deceleration co-editor Marisol Cortez spoke with Tupac Enrique Acosta of TONATIERRA, a grassroots Indigenous […]


DACA: Human Rights Cannot Be Deferred

Editors’ Note: We have been asked to cross-post this important analysis, which addresses the ongoing crisis of DACA (and immigrant rights broadly) from an Indigenous perspective whose point of reference is not the settler nation state but rather an original relationship to Abya Yala, or Turtle Island. In the days […]


Degrowth: Coming to a Hemisphere Near You

Marisol Cortez A few years ago, while writing a series about development politics in San Antonio, and specifically about alternatives to development as a conceptual paradigm, I signed up for a listserv called “Research and Degrowth.” And every so often, news of degrowth-related conferences and submission opportunities would congregate in […]


Bringing the arts into ‘Extreme Heat’ climate struggle

Breaking down the climate crisis to what city residents can feel deeply without an often assumed understanding of the science behind the rapid destabilization of the biosphere, the first of a series of coming monthly events came together on Wednesday, August 23, with music, poetry, food and drink. “Extreme Heat: […]


Can Ecuador’s ‘Buen Vivir’ translate in the United States?

With an 8-1 passage of a resolution in support of the landmark Paris Agreement, an international agreement by the global community to work together to solve the climate crisis, San Antonio has proved itself finally ready to take the most pressing global/local issue of our time. With the successful vote […]

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‘Fierce Resistance’ Promised after Dakota Access Approved

Without court injunction, construction that would tunnel beneath Standing Rock Sioux’s primary source of drinking water could begin within 24 hours The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday said it has notified Congress that it plans to grant Energy Transfer Partners the final easement to build the Dakota Access […]


Protectors: We Want Parks, Not Pipelines (VIDEO)

Calls for ETP CEO Kelcy Warren to resign Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission seat fill chamber. The “pipeline cowboy,” as Bloomberg News describes Energy Transfer Partners’ CEO Kelcy Warren, should be looking for other work, said more than 50 Texas residents who descended upon a Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission […]

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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


White House Pipeline Push a War on Treaty Rights, Climate

Trump claims Keystone XL represents 28,000 jobs, multiplying most likely impact by 10 times, in latest ‘alternative fact’ peddled to American people President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed executive orders advancing the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) and Dakota Access (DAPL) pipelines, prompting cries of outrage and vows of resistance from […]


Standing Rock Vets Finding Way to West Texas Pipeline Fight (VIDEO)

Veterans of Standing Rock have begun to travel to Far West Texas to join ongoing efforts there to stop Energy Transfer Partners’ Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Intended as landing spot for pipeline resisters, Camp Deer Trail in Alpine, Texas, has been hosting several of the self-described water protectors. “I went to Standing […]