We know that the financial backers of Dakota Access’ Bakken pipeline are getting nervous. Our actions are making an impact. The time is now to stop this pipeline for good. We invite you to join in the growing resistance at these upcoming actions!
The Mississippi River is now the frontline of direct action to stop the pipeline. Water protectors are needed in Sandusky, Iowa every day–and especially this weekend–to help stop the pipeline as Dakota Access continues to bore beneath the Mississippi River. This Saturday, October 8th, water protectors will gather at 9 am for a water ceremony followed by a 10 am direct action training and direct action at noon. Please follow updates from Mississippi Stand on their facebook page and website to learn more about these important actions.
For those who cannot make it to southeastern Iowa this weekend, we invite you to join in a Bike Ride Against Pipelines along Iowa’s Chichaqua Valley Trail. The ride will begin in Bondurant on Saturday, October 8th at 10 am. Food and music provided. Event is free and open to all. The bike ride will not engage in any direct action towards the construction of the pipeline; rather, it is an opportunity for those who want to witness and learn more about the pipeline and ways to engage in the growing resistance.
And on Monday, October 10th, the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition invites you to join in solidarity with Standing Rock and in celebration of Indigenous People’s day with a rally in Des Moines, Iowa. We will call upon Big Banks to divest from the pipeline project. Join us as we deliver a powerful message to the banks to cancel their loans to Dakota Access.
Big Banks Divest from DAPL! Rally and March
Monday, October 10th at 11:30 am
Simon Estes Ampitheater, 75 Locust St., Des Moines, IA
Together, we’re keeping the pressure on Dakota Access from all directions and protecting future generations of Iowans. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do! The letters to the editor, questions posed to politicians, petitions, phone calls, donations, arrests, prayers, good energy, documentation, acts of witness–we need it all, and it’s working.