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Native communities confront oil development across Turtle Island: April 2018 update

Across North America, Native communities are leading the battle against increasing oil development, fighting proposed new production, pipelines, and crude-by-rail routes. There is hardly a new proposal without indigenous opposition. Here is an update from the front lines. Note: Many … Continue reading

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Red Nation, Blue Nation: Predictions for the Trump Years and Beyond

The cultural divide between Red and Blue will grow stronger and more distinct. Gerrymandering has  already polarized the political arena over the past twenty years. This has framed the public debate into two choices:  left and right. With social media, each side … Continue reading

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Case dismissed against Amy Goodman; the press is now free to cover the Dakota Pipeline protest

The case pitted the North Dakota State Attorney Ladd Erickson against Democracy Now! reporter Amy Goodman.  He was charging her with rioting for her role in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, in which she was simply a reporter with a microphone, … Continue reading

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Havoc, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Dogs of War

The violent confrontations splashed across the media in the last few days recall not just another Avatar-esque confrontation between militarized resource-exploiting corporations and local indigenous inhabitants– and yet another ironic use of an appropriated Native name– but also the sordid … Continue reading

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Students of Color Fighting Uphill Battle at Conservative School

Claremont McKenna College is a small private college in the Los Angeles area known for its politically conservative culture.  In 2012, the college’s Campus Climate Task Force surveyed students and found that “variation among responses by Black and Latino students … Continue reading

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