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The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Making of a Movement

by: Marlon Baquedano On Saturday, September 3, 2016 in North Dakota, security guards working for the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe with dogs and pepper spray as they protested the $3.8 billion pipeline’s (DAPL) construction on a tribal burial site.[1] The incident led the tribe’s attorneys, from […]

Social Justice Equals Clean Water

BY: SAMUEL BOOKHARDT IV Reasonable people may disagree about the definition of social justice; however, there is probably little disagreement that water provided by the government should be safe to drink. Indeed, the Safe Drinking Water Act delineates the standards with which all public drinking water should comply.[1] Under federal law, the Environmental Protection Agency […]