University of California Next In Line To Dump Wells Fargo Contracts
by Melissa HellmannFeb 03, 2017
- The UC system is severing $475 million in contracts with Wells Fargo over, among other things, the bank’s ties to private prison corporations.
“Valve Turner” Case a Mistrial, but Also a Warning for Direct Action Activists
by Valerie SchloredtFeb 02, 2017
- Criminal sabotage was one of the charges for Ken Ward, who with fellow activists in Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota shut down pipelines carrying tar sands oil.
Defund DAPL Spreads Across Indian Country as Tribes Divest
by Frances MadesonFeb 02, 2017
- The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.
Winona LaDuke on New Ways to Keep Pipelines Out of the Great Lakes
by Winona LaDukeJan 31, 2017
- The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.
Banks Agree to Talk With Tribe (While Handing over Millions for Dakota Access)
by James TrimarcoJan 26, 2017
- Seven banks—including Wells Fargo, TD Bank, and Citibank—will meet with Standing Rock Sioux leaders after months of intense defund-DAPL pressure.
Standing Rock Chairman Demands “Leader to Leader” Meeting With Trump
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnJan 26, 2017
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reportedly has been directed to issue the Dakota Access pipeline easement, even though the environmental review is in the middle of a public comment period.
Don’t Let Trump Distract You: Public Comment on DAPL Is Now Open
by Jake TracyJan 25, 2017
- Now until Feb. 20 is the public’s chance to push for a full review of the pipeline’s climate impacts. Here’s what to do.
Surviving at Standing Rock After Trump’s DAPL Order
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnJan 25, 2017
- Original water protector camp resolves to stay—even as Sioux tribe says no and Trump orders pipeline construction.
Is It Time the National Parks Broke Up With Cars?
by Monica HegerJan 24, 2017
- America's national parks are overcrowded and underfunded. Would banning cars improve everyone’s experience?
The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move
by Stephanie WoodardJan 24, 2017
- People from more than 300 tribes traveled to the North Dakota plains to pray and march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. Back home, each tribe faces its own version of the “black snake” and a centuries-old struggle to survive.
From Grocery Stores to Labor Unions, Cooperatives Were the Answer
by Liz Pleasant & Araz HachadourianJan 23, 2017
- Worker-ownership economics catch on in Ohio, Nevada, and North Carolina.
Obama’s Quiet Climate Legacy: A $5 Trillion College Divestment Campaign
by Stephen MillerJan 19, 2017
- Inspired by a president they propelled to office, college students have led a successful effort to pressure institutions to divest from fossil fuels.
Why Your Urine Is Too Good to Waste
by Carrie Koplinka-LoehrJan 17, 2017
- Almost all of the nitrogen and phosphorous we ingest comes out of our bodies — what if we could return it to the soil?
Utah’s New National Monument Marks Big Win for the Protection of Indigenous Cultural Sites
by Jacqueline KeelerJan 06, 2017
- By permanently protecting an area rich in indigenous cultural history, Obama has shown that some things are worth more than money.
This Small Town Refused to Settle for Wal-Mart When Its Last Local Grocery Store Closed
by Melissa HellmannJan 02, 2017
- After 10 years without an independent grocery store, the residents of Iola, Kansas, found a way to bring one back.