The Canadian Progressive: Lessons from the front lines of anti-colonial pipeline resistance

The recent Standing Rock standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline and eight-year Unist’ot’en resistance camp in northern British Columbia are a manifestation of “indigenous resurgence” against colonialism and fossil fuel developments, including pipelines. The post Lessons from the front lines of anti-colonial pipeline resistance appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Judge’s Ruling on Standing Rock a Second Chance for Justice

The federal court’s recent ruling on the Dakota Access Pipeline saga could start a new chapter guaranteeing the rule of law and protection of water protectors, argues Mark Trahant, the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism at the University of North Dakota. The post Judge’s Ruling on Standing Rock a Second Chance for Justice appeared ...

The Canadian Progressive: National Day of Action Against Dakota Access Pipeline Draws Thousands

Responding to a call issued by the Standing Rock leadership, on November 15, thousands of indigenous activists and their allies took to the streets for a National Day of Action against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL. The post National Day of Action Against Dakota Access Pipeline Draws Thousands appeared first on ...

Cowichan Conversations: Medics Shot By Police In South Dakota

The police led attacks backed by the Dakota government and tolerated by President Obama is an effing disgrace. But, wait. This may well be what we will see at the Site C Dam proposal Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Bernie Sanders Just Asked President Obama to Halt the Dakota Access Pipeline

Here’s the powerful letter signed by Sanders and four other senators. ALEXANDER SAMMON- Mother Jones The Dakota Access pipeline currently hangs in a state of uncertainty. On October 9, a federal appeals court dismissed Read more…

The Canadian Progressive: How to Fight Big Oil: Join Your Neighbors

Yes! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder outlines the four reasons communities led by indigenous people all over the United States are winning against the war against the powerful and deep-pocketed fossil fuel industry. The post How to Fight Big Oil: Join Your Neighbors appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Over 1280 archaeologists and historians denounce Dakota Access Pipeline

At least 1281 archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, students and museum directors from the US, Canada and other countries recently signed a letter condemning the destruction of Standing Rock Sioux burial grounds and sacred sites by the Dakota Access Pipeline company. The post Over 1280 archaeologists and historians denounce Dakota Access Pipeline appeared first on The Canadian ...

Cowichan Conversations: Standing Rock protest grows with thousands opposing North Dakota pipeline

The CBC’s Tim Fontaine has been covering the protest at Standing Rock, North Dakota. This ever growing, and largely native driven protest, attended by hundreds of tribes, could lead to significant changes in how Read more…