Tag: Dakota Access

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

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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Water Cannons Fired at Water Protectors in Freezing Temperatures, Hundreds Injured

Morton County sheriff’s department is using a f**king water cannon on our water protectors! Its 25 degrees Fahrenheit outside right now. pic.twitter.com/5S5JaIrRgK — Dallas Goldtooth (@dallasgoldtooth) November 21, 2016 “President Obama has no choice at this point but to step in and protect human lives. The police in North Dakota are listening to orders from […]
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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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