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 […]

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Standing Rock and Human Rights

The story of Standing Rock’s resistance is one punctured over and again by overwhelming displays of state violence. This week brings perhaps the most vicious, as police and private security […]

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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 […]

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Voices from Standing Rock, III. (VIDEO)

Representatives of an estimated 300 native tribes and nations from around the world have come to Standing Rock Indian Reservation to stand in solidarity with the Sioux Nation in their […]

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Voices from Standing Rock II. (VIDEO)

Representatives of an estimated 300 native tribes and nations from around the world have come to Standing Rock Indian Reservation to stand in solidarity with the Sioux Nation in their […]

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Voices from Standing Rock, I. (VIDEO)

Representatives of an estimated 300 native tribes and nations from around the world have come to Standing Rock Indian Reservation to stand in solidarity with the Sioux Nation in their […]

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Pipeline Wars: Voices of Texas Water Protectors

Voices Raised at Texas Park and Wildlife’s Meeting Against Kelcy Warren, Against Dakota Access, Against Trans-Pecos, Against Comanche Trail… More than 100 self-described “water protectors” sung, chanted, and prayed for […]

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North Dakota: Stop the War on Journalists

[An adapted version of this post has since been published at Indian Country Today.] SEJ joins organizations condemning the intimidation of journalists at Standing Rock It’s the First Amendment: one […]

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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 […]

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Today: Standing Rock Protests Across Texas

Texas peeps: It is not too late to join Standing Rock solidarity actions in your community, many of which will be holding space till 8pm tonight. San Antonio : Moved […]

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Controlled Burn: Fire, Pipelines & Defending Big Bend

ALPINE, Texas—There are flames rising on the highway, erupting from the bowels of an overturned semi. Black, oily smoke roils into the sky. A bearded Jehovah cradles the driver in […]

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Standing Rock: New Life to Old Struggles

The teeth marks of attack dogs and the pepper-sprayed faces of indigenous land defenders in North Dakota are fresh on the minds of dozens of dancers gathered on the stone […]

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Deceleration Podcast #1: Kingdom of Hawaii is within you

In San Antonio, Lanny Sinkin is known as the former director of Solar San Antonio, an advocacy organization that had been dedicated to moving the city beyond fossil fuels. Today, […]

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Herbal Medics to lead Standing Rock Med Clinic

San Antonio-based Herbal Medics, an outgrowth of The Human Path survival-skills school run by Sam Coffman, a former U.S. Special Forces Medic, has been tapped to develop and lead operations of […]

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Standing Rock: AIM Central Texas carrying supplies north

A group from American Indian Movement, Central Texas chapter, pulled out of San Antonio last night with two trailers and a truck bed full of supplies for the water protectors’ […]

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Newmont (US) mine workers may be behind brutal attack on Máxima Acuña

This weekend, Máxima Acuña, winner of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize, was assaulted on her property in Peru. Since 2011, Acuña has resisted the development of the Conga gold mine […]

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Voices: #SATX Energy Transfer action

Around 20 area residents gathered outside Energy Transfer Partners offices in San Antonio, Texas, today to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux in their struggle against the Dakota […]

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Saving ‘natural resources’ won’t save us

For most of middle America—or most of America, actually—protests of any sort demonstrate questionable behavior. People are suddenly “out of their place,” different kinds of people, people made strange by […]

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