Arrestees to Plead “Not Guilty” to Trespassing on Iowa Farmer’s Land Taken by Eminent Domain for Dakota Access

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 by Eminent Domain to Plead “Not Guilty,” Citing “Climate Emergency” Justification for Trespassing Bold Iowa’s “Farmer Defense Camp” was established with permission on eminent domain holdout landowner Shirley Gerjets’ property, a first of its kind in Dakota Access pipeline fight Rockwell City, IA — Heather Pearson, a resident of Logan, IA and Water Protector who was arrested in October 2016 Continue reading →

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 and Ed are currently scheduled to appear in court on “trespassing” charges (yes, Cyndy on her own land) on Dec. 14. Both plan to plead “not guilty.” WATCH: Cyndy speaks Continue reading →

Donate to Build Tiny Solar Barns to Stop Dakota Access

Winter is coming… and Bold Alliance is taking action to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies at the Oceti Sakowin camps that are holding the line to protect our land, water and climate from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Temperatures are already plummeting in North Dakota, and adequate housing is absolutely critical to shelter the Water Protectors through the winter. Bold is raising $35,000 to build 30 tiny solar-powered barns on the Standing Rock land set aside for winter camping.  Click here to make a Continue reading →

8 arrested in northwest Iowa while protesting Dakota Access pipeline

Link to original article: http://www.omaha.com/news/iowa/arrested-in-northwest-iowa-while-protesting-dakota-access-pipeline/article_44b9a5e9-e975-506d-baaf-ebd43abeaa18.html Coverage by Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, October 30, 2016 In northwest Iowa, eight people protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline through the Hawkeye State were arrested on Saturday for trespassing. The arrests came at a farm near Rockwell City, Iowa, where protesters were allowed to set up a “Farmers Dissent Camp” a week ago to object to the pipeline and the use of eminent domain to obtain sections of the route. Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office officials confirmed that Continue reading →

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 on Oct. 27, over 300 police officers in riot gear, on 8 ATVs, 5 armored vehicles, 2 helicopters, and numerous military-grade humvees showed up north of the newly formed frontline Continue reading →

Dakota Access Employee Who Made Sexual Solicitation of Water Protector and Daughter is Fired, Sent Back to Texas

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 employee who made a sexual solicitation of a peaceful female Water Protector and her daughter during Bold Iowa’s nonviolent direct action on Oct. 15 has been terminated and sent back Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Establishes “No Dakota Access” Encampment With Landowner Whose Property Seized via Eminent Domain for Pipeline

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 whose land is being torn up to build the Dakota Access pipeline, Bold Iowa announced it is setting up an encampment on her property to rally pipeline fighters to monitor Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Calls on Dakota Access to Terminate Employee Who Sexually Harassed Native Water Protector and Daughter

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 Employee Who Sexually Harassed Native Water Protector and Daughter Dakota Access worker heard asking, “How much for the little girl?” out of his pickup truck window during Bold Iowa direct action on Oct. 15 Des Moines — Bold Iowa strongly condemns the sexual solicitation made by a Dakota Access employee against a peaceful female Water Protector and her daughter during Continue reading →

Protesters take to Bakken pipeline construction site in Calhoun County

Link to original article: http://whotv.com/2016/10/15/protesters-take-to-bakken-pipeline-construction-site-in-calhoun-county/ Coverage by WHO, Des Moines, Iowa, October 15, 2016 Bakken Pipeline protesters took action Saturday at a construction site just east of Rockwell City in Calhoun County. “There were maybe 20 of us who maybe went out to the field near the caterpillar just to make a point that this is as far as it should go” said Nancy Huising The group stood in front of the bulldozer for about 15 minutes, halting construction. “They knew we were coming, that’s Continue reading →