This book explores tensions surrounding news media coverage of Indigenous environmental justice issues, identifying them as a fruitful lens through which to examine the political economy of journalism, American history, human rights, and ...
Author: Ellen Moore
Category: Business & Economics
This book explores tensions surrounding news media coverage of Indigenous environmental justice issues, identifying them as a fruitful lens through which to examine the political economy of journalism, American history, human rights, and contemporary U.S. politics. The book begins by evaluating contemporary American journalism through the lens of "deep media", focusing especially on the relationship between the drive for profit, professional journalism, and coverage of environmental justice issues. It then presents the results of a framing analysis of the Standing Rock movement (#NODAPL) coverage by news outlets in the USA and Canada. These findings are complemented by interviews with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, whose members provided their perspectives on the media and the pipeline. The discussion expands by considering the findings in light of current U.S. politics, including a Trump presidency that employs "law and order" rhetoric regarding people of color and that often subjects environmental issues to an economic "cost-benefit" analysis. The book concludes by considering the role of social media in the era of "Big Oil" and growing Indigenous resistance and power. Examining the complex interplay between social media, traditional journalism, and environmental justice issues, Journalism, Politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline: Standing Rock and the Framing of Injustice will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental communication, critical political economy, and journalism studies more broadly.
The Global Ascendency of Social Media Activism Bronwyn Carlson, Jeff Berglund. network and content analyses to ... Journalism, politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline: Standing Rock and the framing of injustice. New York: Routledge.
Author: Bronwyn Carlson
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Social Science
Indigenous Peoples Rise Up: The Global Ascendency of Social Media Activism illustrates the impact of social media in expanding the nature of Indigenous communities and social movements. Social media has bridged distance, time, and nation states to mobilize Indigenous peoples to build coalitions across the globe and to stand in solidarity with one another. These movements have succeeded and gained momentum and traction precisely because of the strategic use of social media. Social media—Twitter and Facebook in particular—has also served as a platform for fostering health, well-being, and resilience, recognizing Indigenous strength and talent, and sustaining and transforming cultural practices when great distances divide members of the same community. Including a range of international indigenous voices from the US, Canada, Australia, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Africa, the book takes an interdisciplinary approach, bridging Indigenous studies, media studies, and social justice studies. Including examples like Idle No More in Canada, Australian Recognise!, and social media campaigns to maintain Maori language, Indigenous Peoples Rise Up serves as one of the first studies of Indigenous social media use and activism.
This book is about the "UNTOLD STORY" of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Author: Pam Hemphill
This book is about the "UNTOLD STORY" of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The #NoDAPL Standing Rock Protest caught the attention of the world by September 2016. Within a short period of time, all Native Nations, celebrities, pop singers, politicians, high profile activists and others from foreign countries were "Standing with Standing Rock" What the world came to understand about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Protest was a partial story. As the left wing media were the only news stations allowed to share their story, it was controlled from the very start. Far too many people believed the Law Enforcement was attacking the "Water Protectors" for no reason. They called themselves "Peaceful Praying" water protectors, as they threw rocks, sticks, urine and more at Law Enforcement officers. They doxed police officers, calling them racist and threatened their spouses to come and rape them, while their husband was out protecting the pipeline company. Many ranchers' livestock went missing and some were killed. What started as a peaceful protest, later turned into a riot. However, throughout the protest, the Sheriff maintained professionalism and upheld the law in an ethical manner. The Tribe Elders and tribal council continuously asked them to remain peaceful and for agitators to leave. Having gained the "Worlds" support by using their atrocities that occurred centuries ago, they turned around and used the protest to start a politically charged indigenous movement against President Trump and all pipeline companies. They formed their own groups and indirectly funded "Eco-Terrorists" on the ground in North Dakota. These terrorist groups also funded their activities and Enterprise by using donations to start a lucrative drug trafficking scheme inside the camps. Their campaign of misinformation was used to increase donations and advance their political or business agendas.Although the Standing Rock Protest is over, and the pipeline is flowing under the river, it didn't stop there, as they continue their battle setting up camps in an attempt to destroy other pipeline projects; this protest model of terror is coming to a city near you.
This book explores how the media frame environmental and scientific disputes faced by American Indian communities.
Author: Cynthia-Lou Coleman
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Social Science
This book explores how the media frame environmental and scientific disputes faced by American Indian communities. Most people will never know what it is like to live on an Indian reservation in North America, or what it means to identify as an American Indian. However, when conflicts embroil Indigenous folk, as shown by the protests over a crude oil pipeline in 2016 and 2017, camera crews and reporters descend on “the rez” to cover the event. The focus of the book is how stories frame clashes in Indian Country surrounding environmental and scientific disputes, such as the Dakota Access Pipeline construction, and the discovery of an ancient skeleton in Washington. The narratives told over social media and news programs often fail to capture the issues of key importance to Native Americans, such as sovereignty: the right to self- governance. The book offers insight into how the history of Indian-settler relations sets the stage for modern clashes, and examines American Indian knowledge systems, and how they take a back seat to mainstream approaches to science in discourse.
And she came to realize just how much unrest in and around the Middle East in the past three decades could be explained by doing one simple thing: following pipeline routes. That is exactly what Dennett does in The Crash of Flight 3804.
Author: Charlotte Dennett
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
"When Daniel Dennett, America's first master spy in the Middle East, was dispatched to Saudi Arabia in 1947, he had a particular mission: to study the route of the proposed Trans-Arabian Pipeline. It would be his last assignment. The plane carrying him from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia went down in a mysterious crash, killing all on board. Decades later his daughter, journalist Charlotte Dennett, decided to find out what was behind her father's death and why the records about it remained classified after so many years. Along the way she stumbled upon map after map showing proposed, built, and contested pipelines. And she came to realize just how much unrest in and around the Middle East in the past three decades could be explained by doing one simple thing: following pipeline routes. That is exactly what Dennett does in Follow the Pipelines. Through stories and maps, she explores her father's last journey and reveals the hidden dynamics of pipeline politics in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Yemen, Turkey, Israel/Palestine, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. She shows how pipeline conflicts help explain why the United States is vehemently opposed to Iran and its allies, Syria and Russia, and why Africa is becoming a major battleground where the United States is pitted against China and their proxies in the Great Game for Oil. "Pipeline consciousness" has begun to take hold in the American public, thanks to the resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Tar Sands Keystone XL pipeline. Yet there is little awareness or discussion of how US military deployments to the Middle East are designed to protect pipeline routes from sabotage-or bring down governments that oppose them. Understanding those connections, stresses Dennett, is more critical than ever. Since 9/11, Americans have been told that they are sending soldiers to foreign lands to eradicate Islamist terrorists threatening US national security. Rarely has the American media provided the broader context in which the conflicts have taken place-namely, the feverish competition for oil and natural gas supplies among nations and fossil fuel companies. But who, asks Dennett, would want to send their children into war to help oil and gas companies?"--
This study's purpose was to first explore the significance of agenda-setting, framing, and inference, which assert that the media's daily coverage of event significant impact the way it is understood by the public.
This study's purpose was to first explore the significance of agenda-setting, framing, and inference, which assert that the media's daily coverage of event significant impact the way it is understood by the public. Then, I aimed to apply this understanding specifically to media coverage of the oil pipeline process of Dakota Access Pipeline. To this end, I conducted a content analysis of articles from The Bismarck Tribune, the Associated Press, The New York Timesand The Wall Street Journal between January 1st, 2015 and January 1st, 2016, and July 25th, 2016 and October 1st, 2016 was conducted. This was to fully analyze the language and potential framing used in each publication. I also conducted a content analysis of governmental responses made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, and Department of the Army to understand the language and potential influence of framing used in each source. Results showed that the language utilized in the response made by the Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, and Department of the Army shifted to being sympathetic towards the rights of the Standing Rock Sioux, as seen in use by researched publications. These findings have impacts on the modern relationship between media coverage and governmental action.
Gawker Media thrived on antagonism: its flagship site made enemies of everyone; Deadspin targeted ESPN, ... The Arab Spring, Black Lives Matter, and the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline challenged and overturned long-standing ...
Author: Jia Tolentino
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A Times book of the year A Guardian book of the year ‘Magnificent’The Times ‘Dazzling’ New Statesman ‘It filled me with hope’ Zadie Smith
As this book reveals, the militarization of our border is a simmering crisis that harms vulnerable people every day.
Author: Todd Miller
Publisher: City Lights Books
Category: Social Science
In personal stories from twenty years of activism and reporting, an award-winning journalist calls on readers to imagine a world without borders. "Todd Miller cuts through the facile media myths and escapes the paralyzing constraints of a political 'debate' that functions mainly to obscure the unconscionable inequalities that borders everywhere secure. In its soulfulness, its profound moral imagination, and its vision of radical solidarity, Todd Miller’s work is as indispensable as the love that so palpably guides it."—Ben Ehrenreich, author of Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time "The stories of the humble people of the earth Miller documents ask us to also tear down the walls in our hearts and in our heads. What proliferates in the absence of these walls and in spite of them, Miller writes, is the natural state of things centered on kindness and compassion."—Nick Estes, author of Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance By the time Todd Miller spots him, Juan Carlos has been wandering alone in a remote border region for days. Parched, hungry and disoriented, he approaches and asks for a ride. Miller's instinct is to oblige, but he hesitates: Furthering an unauthorized person’s entrance into the U.S. is a federal crime. Todd Miller has been reporting from international border zones for over twenty-five years. In Build Bridges, Not Walls, he invites readers to join him on a journey that begins with the most basic of questions: What happens to our collective humanity when the impulse to help one another is criminalized? A series of encounters—with climate refugees, members of indigenous communities, border authorities, modern-day abolitionists, scholars, visionaries, and the shape-shifting imagination of his four-year-old son—provoke a series of reflections on the ways in which nation-states create the problems that drive immigration, and how the abolition of borders could make the world a more sustainable, habitable place for all. Is it possible to imagine a borderless world? How could it emerge, and how might it be better equipped to solve the global emergencies that threaten our collective survival? Build Bridges, Not Walls is an inspiring, impassioned call to envision—and work toward—a bold new reality. Praise for Build Bridges, Not Walls: "Todd Miller’s deeply reported, empathetic writing on the American border is some of the most essential journalism being done today."—Adam Conover, creator and host of Adam Ruins Everything and host of Factually! "All of Todd Miller's work is essential reading, but Build Bridges, Not Walls is his most compelling, insightful work yet."—Dean Spade, author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crises (And the Next) "Miller calls us to see how borders subject millions of people to violence, dehumanization, and early death. More importantly, he highlights the urgent necessity to abolish not only borders, but the nation-state itself."—A. Naomi Paik, author of Bans, Walls Raids, Sanctuary: Understanding U.S. Immigration for the Twenty-First Century and Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps Since World War II "Miller's latest book is a personal, wide-ranging, and impassioned call for abolishing borders."—John Washington, author of The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum and the US-Mexican Border and Beyond
And he tells us the story of how the water protectors spread out like seeds to start a worldwide awareness movement of Indigenous and environmental issues.
Author: Dean Dedman Jr.
Journey with Shiye as he shares his truths, insights, wisdom and humor in this incredible, moving, true story of the Standing Rock movement. From before the first tipi was erected until after the camps were raided, Shiye tells the stories of water protectors who try to stop an oil pipeline with their prayers and presence. He takes us on adventures with his drone. He tells us about the water protectors who were met with violent resistance and how this all ties into the Indigenous oppression in the United States today. And he tells us the story of how the water protectors spread out like seeds to start a worldwide awareness movement of Indigenous and environmental issues.
change and drivers of climate change for longer than pretty much anyone else (the Dakota Access pipeline and Keystone XL pipeline, anyone?). And it's communities like those (along with people of color in general) who would likely be ...
Author: Olivia Seltzer
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
From the founder of The Cramm, a news outlet by and for the incredible Gen Z activists who are already shaping our global future (really!), this book is a dive into the history that's made the world what it is today. You can take a stand for justice. You can raise your voice to make a difference. You can find your way to make a mark and change the world. But first—you need to know what the actual F is going on in it. Today’s world can feel like a seriously confusing mess. Headlines and newscasters and posts are coming at us from all sides, each talking about the latest issues and injustices, and everyone with their own opinion on how to solve the problems of the day. It’s enough to make anyone’s mind melt. Right? Enter: Cramm This Book, your one-stop-shop for the scoop behind the scoop of the day. This is the read you need to understand everything from how the conflicts in the Middle East got going to where Black Lives Matter and Me Too actually began to what the full deal is with all of the wildfires and hurricanes we see each year. Important topics to read more about? We think so too. Dip in for more on the wars, the movements, the disasters, and more—and get to know WTF is really going on. Are you ready to take to the streets and take on the world? Then Cramm This Book and get going. The future is ours. What are you waiting for? Praise for Cramm This Book: * "Insightful, balanced, and nuanced [with a] final message [that] is a direct challenge to readers: now that you understand these problems, are you going to do something about them?" --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This highly informative text explains to Gen Zers that they not only have a voice, but the power to use it . . . a timely, useful, and much-needed title." --School Library Connection, *STARRED REVIEW* "Seltzer’s authorial tone is easygoing, self-aware, honest, and inviting while delivering crucial and sensitive information . . . This is an ideal work for readers seeking a starting point for world knowledge and societal activism." --Kirkus Reviews "A super helpful resource for social studies classes and catching up on social, economic, and political events." --School Library Journal