How the Standing Rock protest movement defeated the US state and big oil
People power provides an alternative in the year of the rise of rightwing movements
NATIVE AMERICAN protestors at Standing Rock in North Dakota have defeated plans to build an oil pipeline through their home territories.
The stunning victory is the outcome of months of mass mobilisation, which has seen protesters stand firm against violent police repression and outpourings of solidarity from around the world.
CommonSpace takes a look at how events unfolded.
How did the protests start?