Alleen Brown, The Intercept

Alleen Brown

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Past articles by Alleen:

With Floodwaters Rising, Prisoners Wait for Help in Floating Feces

As the climate crisis fuels bigger storms, deteriorating prisons are making flood risks worse. → Read More

Judge Rules Against Pipeline Company Trying to Keep “Counterinsurgency” Records Secret

In a legal fight over public records, press advocates say that Dakota Access pipeline company Energy Transfer engaged in “abusive litigation tactics.” → Read More

Grape Pickers Crash Lavish Sonoma Winery Banquet Demanding Better Wildfire Protections

“The grapes are insured, so the employer’s covered when it comes to the actual crop. But workers have no pay if they don’t work.” → Read More

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Includes $25 Billion in Potential New Subsidies for Fossil Fuels

Instead of reducing the role of fossil fuels in the economy, critics say, the bill subsidizes industry “greenwashing.” → Read More

Minnesota Police Ready for Pipeline Resistance as Enbridge Seeks to Drill Under Rivers

Law enforcement agencies are preparing for protests against planned drilling under the Mississippi River, internal documents reveal. → Read More

“Dying of Cold”: ICE Detainees Freezing in Southern Prisons

Reports are emerging from ICE detention centers of solitary confinement cells with no heat and guards blasting fans at detainees complaining of cold. → Read More

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