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While many of us are looking forward to putting 2016 behind us, we here at Bold are reflecting on what was an amazing year of growth for us — and gearing up for big battles to come in 2017. In 2016, the Bold Alliance launched nationwide, expanding on Bold Nebraska’s successful organizing model of unlikely […]
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Pipeline Opponents Rally in Des Moines Following Court Hearing for Landowners’ Arguments Against Eminent Domain for Dakota Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 15, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Jane Kleeb, Bold Alliance: 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Pipeline Opponents Rally in Des Moines Following Court Hearing for Landowners’ Arguments Against Eminent Domain for Dakota Access Landowners on pipeline route challenging eminent domain authority; Sierra Club Iowa Chapter challenging Iowa Utilities Board decision on eminent domain […]
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Dec. 15 Court Hearing to Highlight Eminent Domain Issue for Dakota Access

Ed Fallon
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The battle against the Dakota Access pipeline has morphed into a conflict bigger than anyone ever imagined. Sure, it’s a critical element of the growing movement to push back against climate change. But it also has become a pivotal issue on two related fronts: (1) The rights of Native communities, and (2) The rights of […]
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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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Bold Iowa to Host Community Meetings on Dakota Access Pipeline in Advance of Dec. 15 Landowners’ Hearing on Eminent Domain

Mark Hefflinger
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 6, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Bold Iowa to Host Community Meetings on Dakota Access Pipeline in Advance of Dec. 15 Landowners’ Hearing on Eminent Domain  Dec. 10 meetings in Grinnell, Newton and Storm Lake will update supporters on Iowa farmers fighting eminent domain seizure of their land […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day 6: Water Is Life

Ed Fallon
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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

Ed Fallon
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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

Ed Fallon
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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

Ed Fallon
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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

Ed Fallon
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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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