Alleen Brown, The Intercept

Alleen Brown

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Past articles by Alleen:

Trump’s Pick to Manage Public Lands Has Four-Decade History of “Overt Racism” Toward Native People

William Perry Pendley pushed rhetoric, legal arguments, and policies that sought to deprive Indigenous people of their rights. → Read More

Louisiana Environmental Activists Charged With “Terrorizing” for Nonviolent Stunt Targeting Plastics Giant

The two environmental activists face 15 years of prison in the latest instance of the criminalization of dissent. → Read More

A Powerful Petrochemical Lobbying Group Advanced Anti-Protest Legislation in the Midst of the Pandemic

West Virginia is one of several states that have taken advantage of the pandemic to ease the construction of controversial oil and gas projects. → Read More

The Climate Movement Doesn’t Know How to Talk With Union Members About Green Jobs

Author and labor organizer Jane McAlevey on why winning on climate in the 2020 election means changing how we talk about the clean economy. → Read More

Facebook Warrant Targeting Student Journalists in Puerto Rico Prompts Fears of Political Surveillance

The Puerto Rico Justice Department accessed private information from student news publications as it built a case against protest leaders. → Read More

She Defended Her Land Against a Mine in Guatemala. Then She Fled in Fear for Her Life.

Guatemala is one of the most dangerous countries for Indigenous people and campesinos fighting to protect land from agribusiness and extractive industries. → Read More

Pipeline Opponents Strike Back Against Anti-Protest Laws

Two lawsuits in Louisiana and South Dakota are the first signs of resistance to efforts by the fossil fuel industry to criminalize pipeline protests. → Read More

How a Movement That Never Killed Anyone Became the FBI’s No. 1 Domestic Terrorism Threat

Behind the scenes, corporate lobbying laid the groundwork for the Justice Department’s aggressive pursuit of so-called eco-terrorists. → Read More

How Police, Private Security, and Energy Companies Are Preparing for a New Pipeline Standoff

Law enforcement has been monitoring opposition to Enbridge Line 3 and seeking guidance from officials who led the militarized response at Standing Rock. → Read More

Climate Change Refugees Share Stories of Escaping Wildfires, Floods, and Droughts

From California to North Carolina to the U.S.-Mexico border, climate change refugees struggle to survive in an attention economy that has forgotten them. → Read More

Pipeline Opponents Make Gains in Midterms as Federal Judge Halts Keystone XL Pipeline

As pipeline opponents made electoral gains in South Dakota and Nebraska, a U.S. district court ordered a halt to work on the Keystone XL pipeline. → Read More

Standing Rock Pitches Last-Ditch Fight for the Right to Vote in North Dakota

Standing Rock tribal members were skeptical of supporting Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Then Republicans attempted to stop them from voting at all. → Read More

An Untold Number of Indigenous Children Disappeared at U.S. Boarding Schools. Tribal Nations Are Raising the Stakes in Search of Answers.

Tribal nations have turned to the U.N. in an effort to obtain a full accounting of those who went missing at schools like the Carlisle Indian School. → Read More

Recent Arrests Under New Anti-Protest Law Spotlight Risks That Off-Duty Cops Pose to Pipeline Opponents

Law enforcement officers hired by a private security company are enforcing a new Louisiana law which makes trespassing near oil pipelines a felony. → Read More

Ryan Zinke Uses Climate-Fueled Wildfires to Boost the Timber Industry — and It’s Not the First Time

Ryan Zinke worked to gut forest protections as Montana’s U.S. representative. Now, as interior secretary, he’s pushing the same timber-friendly policies. → Read More

A New Film Examines Sexual Violence as a Feature of the Bakken Oil Boom

“Nuuca” looks at attributes of the boom that go beyond emissions and oil spills: rising rates of sexual violence, trafficking and harassment by oil workers. → Read More

Indigenous Women Have Been Disappearing for Generations. Politicians Are Finally Starting to Notice.

U.S. lawmakers are beginning to grapple with the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Canada’s inquiry suggests the road ahead will be steep. → Read More

Louisiana and Minnesota Introduce Anti-Protest Bills Amid Fights Over Bayou Bridge and Enbridge Pipelines

Louisiana’s bill inflicts harsh penalties for conspiracy to trespass — which can apply even if someone never sets foot on a critical infrastructure site. → Read More

“Environmental Extremism” or Necessary Response to Climate Emergency? Pipeline Shutdown Trials Pit Activists Against the Oil Industry

Climate activists turned the valve wheels on five tar sands pipelines in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington state to stop the flow of oil. → Read More

How Powerful Men Helped Rob Porter Keep His White House Job After Learning He Abused Former Partners

Over a year ago, Porter's former partners began feeling pressured to keep quiet about Porter's abuse. But even as word spread, he kept his job. → Read More