Peace and Justice
A Subzero Winter Is Coming to Standing Rock—Here’s Their Plan
by Michael J. DaxSep 23, 2016
- The camps are preparing to keep the Dakota Access pipeline blockade going strong—keeping resolve firm, spirits high, and thousands of bodies warm.
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
by Melissa HellmannSep 22, 2016
- Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own.
A Strategy to Stop the Funding Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Bill McKibbenSep 22, 2016
- A key pipeline loan is still pending, and banks can be vulnerable to public pressure. We can fight alongside the Standing Rock Sioux at any one of 38 banks.
When They Shot Terence Crutcher, This Time I Watched
by Zenobia JeffriesSep 22, 2016
- Now I see that nothing can guarantee my son’s safety if he encounters police. That’s a hard thing for a mother. But it should be a hard thing for everyone.
How You Can Support Standing Rock
by Thane MaxwellSep 21, 2016
- This is your pipeline battle too. Whatever you have to offer, we need it. Wherever you are, take one step deeper. Find your voice. Find your own front lines.
Want National Security? Dismantle the War Machine
by David KortenSep 21, 2016
- A military response to violence creates more violence. For real security, we need to stop climate change and work toward shared prosperity.
10 Photos That Show the Magnificent Light Shining on Standing Rock
by Josue RivasSep 19, 2016
- Despite all the news of pipeline regulation, court appeals, and activist arrests, Native photographer Josue Rivas reminds us that it is actually a peaceful place.
The Big Lie Going Around About a Tribe, a Pipeline, And Too Much Federal Regulation
by Mark TrahantSep 19, 2016
- Those with something to gain from the Dakota Access pipeline want us to believe the energy company is an overburdened victim.
Will Historic Standing Rock Talks Change U.S.-Tribe Relationships?
by Tristan AhtoneSep 16, 2016
- The Department of Justice promised to consider nationwide reform in how the U.S. treats tribal land. Legal experts consider what, exactly, that might look like.
Climate Justice Meets Racism: This Moment at Standing Rock Was Decades in the Making
by Jenni MonetSep 16, 2016
- North Dakota’s militarized response to activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline—and the Standing Rock Sioux’s fierce resolve—reflect the area's particular racial divides.
Sorry, Trump: So Many Reasons to Welcome Immigrants
by Manuel Pastor, Magaly N. LopezSep 15, 2016
- Why cities across the country are rejecting xenophobia: They know the economic and social value of newcomers.
Beyond Hamilton: How Diversity Could Save the Future of Theater
by Celanie PolanickSep 15, 2016
- Many worry audiences are aging out, but the reason isn’t that people of color can’t afford tickets—it’s that they feel excluded.
TEDTalk: What It Feels Like to Be Transgender
Sep 14, 2016
- Twenty-year-old slam poet Lee Mokoke passionately expresses his journey from being “more Ken than Barbie” to “loving my body enough to let it go” in a highly gendered society.
At Standing Rock, a Sense of Purpose: “This Is How We Should Be Living”
by Sarah van GelderSep 14, 2016
- Protecting the water and sacred sites brought people here. The experience of being here is changing lives.
Tribes Redraw Land Boundaries—With GPS and a Small Fleet of Drones
by Tristan AhtoneSep 14, 2016
- From the Standing Rock Sioux to the Wounaan in Panama, indigenous communities are staking claims to traditional territories even when they no longer possess ownership rights.