#NoDAPL National Day of Action Includes Des Moines, Omaha, Iowa City
On Tuesday, November 15, tens of thousands of people will be joining together at over 200 actions in all 50 states to stand with Water Protectors at Standing Rock and farmers and landowners in Iowa who are holding the line against the Dakota Access pipeline.
WHAT: #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally
WHERE: Neal Smith Federal Building, 210 Walnut St., Des Moines
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Afterwards, participants will carpool to join Native allies and Bold Nebraska at the Army Corps office in Omaha at 4:30 p.m. They will display banners, flags and signs with slogans such as:
Stand in Prayer. Stop the Pipeline.
Solidarity with Standing Rock and Iowa #NoDAPL
Pres. Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
[BFIA Editor’s Note} There will also be an action in Iowa City.
Can you join the event in Iowa City on Tuesday Nov. 15?
What: Day of Action against the Dakota Access pipeline
Where: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2850 Prairie Du Chien Rd NE, Iowa City
When: 3:30 PM
If you are planning to attend the event in Iowa City, please RSVP now so local organizers know how many people to expect and can follow up with you with any final details you need to know.]
“The Army Corps fast-tracked the Dakota Access Pipeline without proper consultation, and now bulldozers are approaching Standing Rock and working quickly to finish up construction here in Iowa,” said Bold Iowa director, Ed Fallon. “With coordinated, massive demonstrations across the country, we’ll make it clear that we will not allow the Obama Administration or the incoming president to sacrifice Indigenous rights, our water or our climate.”
One of the day’s largest actions is expected in Washington, DC, where hundreds are expected to risk arrest. At 3:00, pipeline fighters will meet at the National Portrait Gallery and walk to the Army Corps Headquarters for a peaceful sit-in at 4:00. That will be followed by a rally, then a march to the White House at 5:00.
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Listen to the Fallon Forum:
– Live Mondays, 11:00-12:00 noon CT on La Reina KDLF 1260 AM (Des Moines, IA)
– Outside of central Iowa, listen live here: FALLON FORUM LIVE-STREAM
– KHOI 89.1 FM (Ames, IA)
– KICI.LP 105.3 FM (Iowa City, IA)
– WHIV 102.3 FM (New Orleans, LA)
– KPIP-LP, 94.7 FM (Fayette, MO)
I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, so I need something explained to me. One of grASSley’s TV spots touted coal, said there’s more coal being used in the US now than foreign oil. If so — why do we need this pipeline?