10 Banks Financing Dakota Access Pipeline Decline Meeting with Tribal Leaders

One month after the pipeline was effectively put “on hold” by the Army Corps of Engineers, major commercial banks are still banking on the project — and losing thousands of customers a week as a result. Via IENEarth.org: … Read More

The Man Who Prosecuted Leonard Peltier Believes He is Innocent

Public outcry to free Leonard Peltier is rising as even the chief prosecutor during Peltier’s 1977 trial and following appeal has signed a petition calling for Peltier’s clemency. Peltier was convicted of murder of tw0 FBI agents on… Read More

‘Warrior’s Call: The Fight to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline’ in Buffalo Jan. 8

Storytelling event takes place at Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY on Jan. 8 from 3-5 PM. VeteransRespond, a new national service organization formed by veterans who participated in the massive deployment at Standing Rock, North Dakota in early December—is excited… Read More

10 Indigenous and Environmental Struggles—And How You Can Help in 2017

By The Indigenous #NoDAPL Coalition Published in Yes Magazine   The Black Snake is not yet dead. Far from it. The corporations behind the Dakota Access pipeline made it clear that they “fully expect to complete construction of the… Read More

WATCH: Obama Urged to Free Native American Activist Leonard Peltier

Democracy Now! recently published the proceeding segment where host Amy Goodman spoke to guests Martin Garbus, one of the country’s leading trial lawyers and lead counsel for Leonard Peltier; and Norman Patrick Brown, survivor of the 1975 Pine Ridge shootout,… Read More

Ecuador Threatens to Shut Down Environmental Watchdog Group

Acción Ecológica has been a critical part of the environmental protection movement in Ecuador for many years. They were active participants with GJEP in the global climate justice movement as well. Acción Ecológica pioneered the idea of keeping… Read More

Standing Rock Spurs New Wave of Divestment Activism Aimed At Banks

By Colby Devitt Originally Published in Yes Magazine   Sasja Beslik, head of sustainable finance at Nordea, one of the largest banks in Europe, recently traveled to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on a fact-finding mission. Originally from Bosnia,… Read More

Leaked Audio: Pipeline Exec Says Project Will Be ‘Pouring Oil Through This Thing in Spring’

By Steve Horn Originally Published at DeSmogBlog   Shaun King, a writer for the New York Daily News, has uploaded what appears to be a recorded audio file of Energy Transfer Partners’ Chief Operating Officer saying that “election night changed everything”… Read More

The Voice of Berta Cáceres Has Become the Voice of Millions

By Daysi Flores Previously published at CommonDreams.org   I spoke to Berta Cáceres the day she was murdered. I never imagined that later this year I would be in a demonstration along with almost a thousand women in… Read More

They Lost Their Jungles to Plantations, But These Indigenous Women Grew Them Back

When a governmental effort to encourage cash crops threatened their food security and native land, India’s indigenous families came together to revive their traditional food systems.   By Anuradha Sengupta Originally published on Yes Magazine It is early morning… Read More