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What You Need To Know About The Dakota Access Pipeline

Construction is currently stalled on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would connect North Dakota’s Bakken Shale development to oil tank farms in Illinois, by protests led by members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The Onion provides answers to key questions about the project.

Tips For Successful Campus Activism

With protests effecting change at colleges and universities across the country, many students are looking to follow the example and bring awareness to causes of their own. Here are The Onion’s tips for successful campus activism

Retired S1Ws Recalled To Active Duty

STRONG ISLAND, NY—Citing a decline in recruitment since the apocalypse of '91, Public Enemy leaders have recalled S1Ws in an effort to combat the current Mess Age.

Many U.S. Cities Losing Battles To Preserve Their Burger Kings

CLEVELAND—Every day, 38-year-old Susan Tarsley takes a brisk walk through her tree-lined neighborhood. At each turn, she is reminded of the changes brought on by the march of progress: a TV antenna dismantled to make way for underground cable, passersby chatting on cell phones, a rusty tricycle abandoned for a Razor scooter.
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How To Stay Politically Active After The Election

The election results have left many people with the urge to stay politically engaged and keep fighting for change. Here are some ways to make a difference whether your chosen candidate won or lost:

  • Don’t just head to the polls in presidential election years. Vote in smaller, more regional junior high and high school class elections as well.

  • Seek more of a leadership role within the comments section of your brother-in-law’s latest political rant.

  • Finally mailing in that ballot couldn’t hurt.

  • Counteract the environmental impact of America’s likely withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change by bringing your own bag to the grocery store.

  • Consider signing a couple petitions that are unrelated to casting choices for film adaptations of comic books.

  • Support the freedom of the press by sending a big scoop their way whenever you can.

  • The internet can often blur fact and speculation. Fight misinformation online with a polite dismantling of FaggotHunter1974’s argumentum ad baculum fallacy.

  • Volunteer your time at least an hour each week meeting up with like-minded people to concur that you are worried about the direction in which this country is headed.

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