After President Joe Biden issued an executive order on his first day in office canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, pressure is growing from Indigenous leaders and environmental groups for the new administration to do the same with the Dakota Access pipeline, the controversial project that sparked the historic Standing Rock uprising in 2016. “The pipeline is illegal,” says Jodi Archambault, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and former special assistant to President Barack Obama on Native American affairs. “The best thing that he can do is drop the appeals to this and stop the oil from flowing now.” We also speak with Alex White Plume, a former vice president and president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, whose late wife Debra White Plume was a key organizer at Standing Rock.
Why has the American far right adopted an anti-American conspiracy theory as its rallying cry?
I think it’s a sobering time, and we have to act that way, and we have to figure out how we make change outside of elected officials or parties at this point.
"This is a religious war,” says Baird of the intense push to make abortion illegal.“
"Senators who ensured this fate instead of providing the relief small business needs now must be held accountable."
Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.