Alan Gilbert is John Evans Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and author of Black Patriots and Loyalists; Fighting for Emancipation in the War of Independence, University of Chicago Press, 2012 and “Slave-gangs, Press-gangs and Emancipation in the American Revolution."

WATER PROTECTORS

Tibet's Standing Rock

Much like the Sioux in North Dakota, indigenous people in Tibet and elsewhere are fighting attempts by industry and government to despoil the earth in the name of progress.

In the Dark

How Do We Know Our Elections Are Fair?

In any other country, the U.S. State Department would declare the presidential election results a hoax: Clinton won initial exit polls—usually dead accurate—in four swing states.

SACRED LAND

Now the Sioux Must Battle Big Oil

Residents of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North and South Dakota say they were never consulted about an oil pipeline. Now they’re fighting back.