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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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Week at Standing Rock Day One: Our Arrival

Ed Fallon
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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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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 Three Arrested Stopping Dakota Access Construction on Iowa Landowner’s Property Taken […]
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Bold Iowa Establishes “No Dakota Access” Encampment With Landowner Whose Property Seized via Eminent Domain for Pipeline

Mark Hefflinger
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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

Mark Hefflinger
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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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