Author Archives: Stephen Carr Hampton

Alcohol, suicide, and resistance at Pine Ridge featured in new videos

Following the struggles of Lakota teenager George Dull Knife for four years, a new documentary examines recent protests of American Indian Movement (AIM) activists to shut down the four bars in Whiteclay, Nebraska. This town of fourteen people existed solely to sell … Continue reading

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New poll on how Native Americans experience discrimination

No real surprises here– it’s worse around reservations and Native-majority areas.  “More than half of Native Americans living on tribal lands or other majority-Native areas say they have experienced racial or ethnic discrimination when interacting with police (55 percent) and … Continue reading

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United States interventions in foreign countries, Hiroshima to the present

Since the 1950s, the US has maintained a near-constant presence in many nations’ political affairs, funding conservative parties and working to sabotage progressive movements, workers’ unions, and liberal parties, all in the name of fighting “communism”. This (incomplete) list is … Continue reading

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The Electoral College: White lives matter

In the wake of Trump’s election, in which he lost the popular vote by nearly three million, much has been said about the use of the Electoral College. Only four times in US history has the winner of the electoral … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: Court rules pipeline to stay open for now

On October 11, 2017, the US District Court under Judge Boasberg issued a temporary ruling that the Dakota Access Pipeline can stay open for now, while the larger case proceeds.  The full 28-page ruling is available here. Interestingly, the judge’s … Continue reading

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California’s dirtier-than-tar-sands secret

Not all oils are created equal. Crude oil, which is not yet refined into gasoline and other products, ranges from thick and black to rather light and yellowish. Among the “cleanest” oils is Bakken, fracked from North Dakota. It has … Continue reading

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Counting victims

I’m re-posting this story from The Root.  They could add a lot more Native examples, but you get the point: Las Vegas Is Only the Deadliest Shooting in US History Because They Don’t Count Black Lives        

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