THANK YOU to the 18 brave Iowans who were arrested during our Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance action on Saturday — including landowners Cyndy Coppola and Kathy Holdefer.
More than 50 have now been arrested in Iowa during nonviolent civil disobedience actions to stop construction on the Dakota Access “Bakken” pipeline.
If you haven’t see it yet, check out the amazing video shot by one of our arrested Pipeline Fighters from inside the school bus the Iowa State Patrol used to transport everyone arrested during the action to the Boone County jail — all the while singing “This Land Is Your Land”! Thanks also to Bakken Pipeline Resistance who helped organize the encampment by the river, and for all the landowners and locals who cheered and waved from the banks of the river!
Our next action is a #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally on Tuesday (today!) from 12-1 p.m. over the lunch hour at the Simon Estes Amphitheater on the Des Moines River. We’re joining a Nationwide Day of Action on Tuesday with a rally in solidarity with Standing Rock and all the other Tribal Nations and water protectors assembled at the Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota.
Although President Obama stepped in last week to temporarily halt construction on the pipeline in the vicinity near the Sacred Stone Camp, the fight is not over, and construction continues in Iowa. On Tuesday, join Bold Iowa and Iowa CCI to stand together in Des Moines as others participate in over 100 events across the country to tell Pres. Obama to stop the Dakota Access pipeline.
Bring a homemade sign (#NoDAPL, Water Is Life, Stop Eminent Domain Abuse, etc.) and wear a Pipeline Fighter t-shirt if you have one. We’ll be taking a group photo with the river as a backdrop to underline our message that Water Is Life!
- WHAT: #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally
- WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
- WHERE: Simon Estes Amphitheater, 75 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309 (map)
- RSVP: Click here to RSVP. Share the event on Facebook.
- THURSDAY, SEPT. 15: Stand in Court With Bakken Pledge Arrestees from Aug. 31 action
- FRIDAY, SEPT. 16: Stand in Court With Bakken Pledge Arrestess from Sept. 10 action
- SEPT. 29: Stand in Court With Bold Iowa, Iowa CCI vs. Dakota Access
Thanks for continuing to stand with us!
Ed Fallon and the Bold Iowa team
735 19th ST
Des Moines, IA 50314 US