Author: Mark Hefflinger

PETITION to Pres. Obama: Declare a Standing Rock National Monument to stop Dakota Access

The Dakota Access pipeline would carry some of the dirtiest oil on the planet across four states, putting at risk farms, Native sacred places, critical water sources, and our fight against climate change. Law enforcement has already attacked the peaceful resistance at Standing Rock in North Dakota, and arrested journalists and water protectors in the […]
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Over 150 Turn Out for Bold’s NoDAPL Solidarity Rally in Des Moines, 350 Attend Rally in Omaha

WATCH: Omaha World-Herald reports from the #NoDAPL Rally at the Army Corps office in Omaha. WATCH: Facebook Live video of the Omaha rally, courtesy of Bold Iowa. Posted by Bold Iowa on Tuesday, November 15, 2016   Posted by Bold Iowa on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 MORE PRESS COVERAGE: Dakota Access Pipeline protesters gather in […]
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Arrestees to Plead “Not Guilty” to Trespassing on Iowa Farmer’s Land Taken by Eminent Domain for Dakota Access

WATCH: Bold Iowa nonviolent action to stop construction on Dakota Access on Iowa farmer Shirley Gerjets’ land on Oct. 29, where eight Water Protectors invited onto Shirley’s land were arrested. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 9, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Iowa Woman Arrested Stopping Dakota Access Construction on Iowa Landowner’s Property Taken […]
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Iowa Farmer Cyndy Coppola on Getting Arrested on Her Own Land Fighting Eminent Domain, Dakota Access Pipeline

Iowa farmer Cyndy Coppola was arrested on her own land (along with invited guest on her property, Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon) on Oct. 15, while participating in nonviolent action to stop construction on the Dakota Access pipeline, which is being built on her land against her will via the power of eminent domain. Cyndy […]
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Police from 5 States Escalate Violence, Shoot Horses to Clear 1851 Treaty Camp

For Immediate Release: October 28, 2016 Contact: LaDonna Allard (CSS), ladonnabrave1@aol.com, (701) 426-2064 Dallas Goldtooth (IEN), dallas@ienearth.org, (708) 515-6158 Tara Houska (HTE), tara@honorearth.org, (612) 226-9404 Red Warrior Camp (RWC), redwarriorcamp@riseup.net Eryn Wise (IIYC) eryn.ontheroad@gmail.com, (602) 769-8444 Police from 5 States Escalate Violence, Shoot Horses to Clear 1851 Treaty Camp Cannonball, ND – At approximately 11am […]
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Dakota Access Employee Who Made Sexual Solicitation of Water Protector and Daughter is Fired, Sent Back to Texas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2016 Dakota Access Employee Who Made Sexual Solicitation of Water Protector and Daughter is Fired, Sent Back to Texas Dakota Access worker heard asking, “How much for the little girl?” out of his pickup trick window during Bold Iowa direct action on Oct. 15 Des Moines — The Dakota Access […]
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Bold Iowa Establishes “No Dakota Access” Encampment With Landowner Whose Property Seized via Eminent Domain for Pipeline

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 25, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Bold Iowa Establishes “No Dakota Access” Encampment With Landowner Whose Property Seized via Eminent Domain for Pipeline Encampment on holdout landowner’s property first of its kind in Dakota Access pipeline fight Des Moines — At the invitation of a Calhoun County farmer […]
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Bold Iowa Calls on Dakota Access to Terminate Employee Who Sexually Harassed Native Water Protector and Daughter

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WATCH: Dakota Access employee makes sexual solicitation of a female Water Protector and her daughter (“How much for the little girl?”) during Bold Iowa’s nonviolent direct action on Oct. 15. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Marisa Cummings, 319-621-6608, mail4marisa@gmail.com Bold Iowa Calls on Dakota Access to Terminate […]
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Midwest Mobilizes to Demand Pres. Obama Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 22, 2016 Contact: Adam Mason, adam@iowacci.org, (515) 314-2655 Ed Fallon, ed@boldiowa.org, (515) 238-6404 Midwest Mobilizes to Demand Obama Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline Allies, tribes, farmers, and landowners from around the Midwest converged in Boone County, Iowa, on Thursday to show continued resistance and demand Obama stop the Dakota Access […]
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Dakota Access Withdraws Lawsuit Seeking Restraining Order Against Bold Iowa, Iowa CCI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 21, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa, 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Adam Mason, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, 515-314-2655, adam@iowacci.org Jane Kleeb, Bold Alliance, 402-705-3622, jane@boldalliance.org   Dakota Access Withdraws Federal Lawsuit That Sought Restraining Order Against Bold Iowa, Iowa CCI to Silence Peaceful Nonviolent Actions to Stop Pipeline Construction  “Midwest Mobilization” event Thursday at Boone County Fairgrounds is next in series […]
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