Author: Ed Fallon

Iowans Rally and March With Landowners Fighting Eminent Domain for Pipeline

Learn more about this Thursday’s action in today’s press release… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 13, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Jane Kleeb, Bold Alliance: 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Pipeline Fighters to Rally and March After Court Hearing for Landowners Fighting Eminent Domain Des Moines — Bold Iowa and coalition partners will stand in court on Thursday in Des Moines alongside Iowa farmers […]
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Week with Water Protectors at Standing Rock

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Dear Friends, For me, the week that Lyssa Wade and I spent at Standing Rock was a life-changing experience. If you missed any of my daily blog posts, you can read them here: Day 1: Our Arrival Day 2: Surviving the Blizzard Day 3: Building Standing Rock Day 4: Dakota Access’ Smiling Faces Day 5: […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day 6: Water Is Life

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Friday, December 2, 2016. Every morning, my wake-up call comes not from the alarm on my phone but from the voices of water protectors 200 yards away, across the Cannonball River chanting, “Mni Wiconi! Water is Life!” View across the Cannonball River The words drift across the frozen river, where over 100 people gather at […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day 5: Building Tiny Solar Barns

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Thursday, December 1, 2016. We spend an hour today visiting with Manape LaMere, one of the seven tribal leaders at Oceti Sakowin. We discuss what is likely to happen when the veterans arrive on Sunday, and I give him an update on the pipeline fight in Iowa. I share the sad news that Dakota Access […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day 4: Dakota Access’ Smiling Faces

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016. With the unexpected availability of a hotel room last night, Lyssa and I catch a much-needed break — both from the blizzard and from each other. Lyssa and I are good friends, and fellow travelers when it comes to our shared passion for sustainable food, clean water and climate justice. But […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day 3: Building Standing Rock

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016. View of the camp after the blizzard. Our tent is the green one at the 2:25 mark, in the lower left hand corner. Facebook Live Video by Myron Dewey / Indigenous Rising Media. On any given day, an estimated 10,000 people live at the Oceti Sakowin camps at Standing Rock. To […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day Two: Surviving the Blizzard

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Our tent. And that’s before it got really bad. Monday, November 28, 2016. I have a knack for timing: our first night in a tent at Standing Rock coincides with the first snowstorm of the season. It’s a soft, wet, gentle snow. Yet it clings to the walls of our tent, threatening to collapse the […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day One: Our Arrival

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Sunday, November 27, 2016. Nothing about Standing Rock is normal or predictable. As Lyssa and I approach the Oceti Sakowin camps just north of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, our GPS navigator announces, “In six miles, park your car and walk to your destination.” We ignore these instructions, as well as the sign telling us that […]
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Vote for Bold to Get a Funding Boost From CREDO

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Bold Alliance has been selected as one of three nonprofits to receive a grant from our friends at CREDO Mobile this month. CREDO Donations is giving away more than $150,000, but the amount that Bold receives depends on YOU. They divide up the money depending on the number of votes that Bold receives from our supporters […]
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Iowa Landowners Document Construction Violations by Dakota Access Pipeline

Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon has been meeting with, working with and advocating for landowners living along the Dakota Access pipeline route in Iowa for the past 18 months. Below is some documentation of their stories of construction violations and eminent domain abuse. Join our nonviolent direct actions to stop construction on the pipeline: Sign […]
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