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 a Big Oil corporation and putting lives at risk all to protect a pipeline without a permit. At some point in our country we must finally decide to protect the Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

Midwest Mobilizes to Demand Pres. Obama Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

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 Bakken Pipeline Des Moines, IA – On Thursday afternoon, 175 water protectors – including tribes, landowners, and farmers – converged in Boone County, Iowa, for the Midwest Mobilization to protest the Continue reading →

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 of direct actions by 2,400+ signers of Bakken Pledge of Resistance Des Moines — Dakota Access, LLC on Wednesday completely withdrew its federal lawsuit against Bold Iowa, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, and Bold Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Action Teams (BAT) Deploy to Block Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8:00 a.m. CT, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, (515) 238–6404 or ed@boldiowa.org “BATs” Deploy to Block Pipeline Construction Bold Iowa launches “Bold Action Teams” initiative Des Moines, IA — Yesterday, Bold Iowa launched a new initiative called BATs (Bold Action Teams), aiming to stop construction along the entire length of the Dakota Access pipeline in Iowa. The first team of Christine Sheeler, Cyndy Coppola, Lisa Homann, Ed Fallon and Christine’s dog Arlo blocked construction in Webster County for over Continue reading →

Dakota Access Pipeline Arrestees Appear in Court, Hold Press Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 15, 2016 Contact: Adam Mason, adam@iowacci.org, (515) 282-0484 Pipeline Fighters Appear in Court and Hold Press Conference Thirty arrested while blocking construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline vow to continue fighting for climate justice Des Moines, IA – On Thursday morning, members of The Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition, including Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, Bold Iowa, and 100 Grannies for a Livable Future, appeared in court for taking arrests to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in late August.Following Continue reading →