As many have pointed out, making Black lives matter is a precursor to making all lives matter. To make all lives matter, we have to address the ways certain lives, particularly those of people of color in the United States, have been devalued. Put another way, we can’t create a culture and society that values all lives unless we identify and root out the mechanisms and value systems that have been enabling the devaluation, the differential valuing, of particular groups’ lives.
Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline who were pushed out of their protest camp this week have vowed to keep up efforts to stop the multibillion-dollar project and take the fight to other pipelines as well.
“Spicer claimed that the Trump administration has been 'constantly' in contact with our tribe. That claim is absolutely false."
“As you know, I did the Dakota pipeline and nobody called up to complain, because it was unfair. Years of getting approvals, nobody showed up to fight it."
"It was amazing to see Malia...to witness...a woman coming into her own outside of her family and outside of the attachments that this country has on her"
The lawmaker says the DAPL protests "are feeling terrorized." He wants those exercising their constitutional rights to feel terrorized too
If you wondered what kind of Energy Secretary Rick Perry would be, now you have your answer. He would be a dickish one.
Ryan pretends the Constitution says "We the corporations," but it says "We the people," and Obama's actions were not "anti-energy" but "pro-people"
President Obama delivered a win for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline as the Army has announced that they will not be granting the easement that would allow the pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.
For the Sioux, this is being treated like trespassers on their own land, and according to the 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie Treaties, this IS their own land
Since the project is worth $3.8 billion, you can bet the Sioux of Standing Rock are not going to get a fair shake from the president-elect
“This demolition is devastating. These grounds are the resting places of our ancestors and cannot be replaced."