Eve Ottenberg

Eve Ottenberg is a novelist and journalist, whose articles have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Vanity Fair, Truthout, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New Yorker's “Briefly Noted” section, The Nation and many other newspapers and magazines. She has also written a weekly political column for The Village Voice.

Recent Articles

Why New Social Movements Are Different

A new book from social reformer Jai Sen explores the international age of protest.

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(AP Photo/David Goldman) Protesters march at Oceti Sakowin camp, where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline, in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on December 4, 2016. I n mid-March, a Canadian alliance of First Nation tribes led protests in British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. This action followed other indigenous protests in Canada and the United States over the past few years, over Keystone XL, the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and the Bayou Bridge. One of the most widely covered of these protests, the anti-DAPL demonstrations at Standing Rock, was led by the Standing Rock Sioux, which unfolded in tandem with their lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers. Under President Obama, the Corps finally denied an easement for the construction of the pipeline. With little apparent care for the Sioux’s concerns, President Trump promptly reversed that move. But one defeat could not stop indigenous protesters. From...