Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance today

Today is the nonviolent civil disobedience training and action that will occur at Pilot Mound, near Boone, Iowa.  Quakers from Bear Creek and Des Moines Valley Friends meeting plan to attend.  The pipeline company, Dakota Access, sought an injunction against the protest, but a Federal judge denied the injunction.  Please send prayers their way today.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2016

Contact:
Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org
Adam Mason, Iowa CCI, (515) 314-2655, adam@iowacci.org

Iowans Will Risk Arrest Wednesday to Protest Dakota Access Pipeline and Protect Our Water
First of series of actions planned by organizers of the “Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance” 

Des Moines — A group of Iowans including several landowners living on the pipeline route will hold a rally and participate in a peaceful, nonviolent act of civil disobedience on Wednesday afternoon, to send the message to President Obama to revoke Army Corps permits and halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline that would traverse the state of Iowa and threaten our land, water and climate.

Participants who have committed to risking arrest signed the “Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance,” organized by Bold Iowa and partners Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI), CREDO Action, and 100 Grannies for a Livable Future. 

On Monday, Dakota Access filed for a restraining order against Bold Iowa and director Ed Fallon, and Iowa CCI and state policy director Adam Mason, asking a judge to prevent our organizations from participating in First Amendment-protected speech and peaceful assembly, and nonviolent civil disobedience actions that are a time-honored American tradition for effecting social change.

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In Indianapolis our group of Dakota Access Pipeline resisters has a website up with information about donations and upcoming activities.  My Keystone Pledge of Resistance colleagues and I are discussing civil disobedience training sessions and plans for rallies and marches.

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Below is information on ways to provide support:

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2 Responses to Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance today

  1. Katie Glass says:

    Hey Jeff,

    Thanks for getting involved with this – its inspiring to see people in Indy grouping together to help. I saw on one of Jim Poyser’s Facebook comments that he posted a list of supplies needed, and I’m collecting things on that list. Should I get them to your group somehow in the next week? I’m happy to contribute for shipping costs, too.

    Happy Wednesday, Katie

    On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, Quakers, social justice and revolution wrote:

    > jakisling posted: “Today is the nonviolent civil disobedience training and > action that will occur at Pilot Mound, near Boone, Iowa. Quakers from Bear > Creek and Des Moines Valley Friends meeting plan to attend. The pipeline > company, Dakota Access, sought an injunction agai” >

    • jakisling says:

      Thanks, Katie. I think the plan is to continue to collect supplies for several weeks at the White Pine Wilderness Academy. Someone is looking into the possibility of truckers with empty loads donating transporting supplies to North Dakota.

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