Indigenous peoples

08.02.2017

Army Corps to Greenlight Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

Army Corps to Greenlight Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced it will greenlight the final phase of construction for the Dakota Access pipeline, prompting indigenous water protectors and their allies to call for a “last stand” against the $3.8 billion project. In a letter to Congress, acting Army Secretary Robert Speer said… »

02.02.2017

Dakota Access pipeline, the Water Protectors Call for Support

Dakota Access pipeline, the Water Protectors Call for Support

The Army Corps of Engineers appears poised to approve the final permit required to build the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. On Tuesday, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven said he had spoken with acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer and that Speer has directed the Army Corps to issue… »

30.01.2017

Army Corps Opens Public Comment on Dakota Access Pipeline

Army Corps Opens Public Comment on Dakota Access Pipeline

The US Army Corps of Engineers has begun accepting public comments on an environmental impact statement for the Dakota Access pipeline. Members of the public have until February 20 to weigh in on the proposed $3.8 billion project, which has faced months of resistance from members of hundreds of indigenous… »

26.01.2017

Voices of Resistance against the Pipelines

Voices of Resistance against the Pipelines

Indigenous activists, environmental groups and many others promise a strong resistance against the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines after President Donald Trump signed executive orders advancing their construction. ”More people sent comments against Dakota Access and Keystone XL to the government than any project in history. The world’s climate scientists and its… »

25.01.2017

Protests over Trump’s Move to Revive Pipeline Projects

Protests over Trump’s Move to Revive Pipeline Projects

Donald Trump’s move to revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines sparked a number of emergency protests last night in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia and other cities. He signed the presidential memorandum as water protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota were gathered to testify… »

19.01.2017

Water Protectors Score Key Legal Victories in Fight Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Water Protectors Score Key Legal Victories in Fight Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Native Americans and their allies fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline have scored a series of legal victories. The North Dakota Supreme Court partially granted a petition that will open the door for out-of-state lawyers to represent the more than 600 people who have been arrested amid the ongoing… »

04.01.2017

Tarak Kauff: as Veterans for Peace, we fight against the violent oppression of living beings

Tarak Kauff: as Veterans for Peace, we fight against the violent oppression of living beings

Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies who aim to build a culture of peace by using their experiences, informing the public of the true causes and the enormous costs of wars and employing nonviolent means. We have interviewed Tarak Kauff, national board member… »

03.01.2017

#DefundDapl has divested $40 million from Dakota Access Pipeline

#DefundDapl has divested $40 million from Dakota Access Pipeline

On January 1st, 2017, during the Vikings/Bears football game at the Minneapolis US Bank Stadium, two water protectors rappelled from the rafters to display a large banner urging US Bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Some livestream videos reached over one million views. After the recent month of #NoDAPL action,… »

03.01.2017

Joseph Hock, Standing Rock activist: spirituality is our movement

Joseph Hock, Standing Rock activist: spirituality is our movement

We have talked with Joseph Hock,  who has spent months at Standing Rock, has been arrested and defines himself a brother. You and the other activists have been hit by tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray and water cannons in freezing temperatures. What gives you the strength to resist such… »

29.12.2016

North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline

North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline

In North Dakota, water protectors fighting the Dakota Access pipeline say police arrested four people on Tuesday near a construction site where workers with Energy Transfer Partners hope to drill under the Missouri River. Water protectors say the four were taking part in a peaceful prayer walk and encountered police… »

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