Black Snake

  • Divest or Die: “Smart Wars” Artists Depict Battle to Protect Earth

    June 22, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Every summer in the Twin Cities, artists bring to life the Northern Spark art festival, which is free to the public and lasts throughout the night in downtown Minneapolis. One of the opening events at this years festival, called “Smart Wars: Divest…...
  • Mississippi Stand Blockades Iowa DAPL Drill Waste Site, Drilling Stops

    October 24, 2016
    Lee County, IA – On Sunday, October 23, Mississippi Stand, the direct action campaign in Iowa against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), blockaded the access road to a site used to service the drill currently being used to bore under the Mississippi River. Earlier in…...
  • Water Protectors’ Prayer Walk Ends up with 127 Arrests, Including Unicorn Riot Journalist

    October 22, 2016
    Morton County, ND – Early on Saturday, October 22nd, water protectors from the camps near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation blockaded roads by locking themselves to cars and set out on foot to confront construction that threatens to destroy more sacred burial sites. [Updated as…...
  • Water Protectors Blockade Highway in Bismarck, Some Charges Dropped

    October 18, 2016
    Bismarck-Mandan, ND – Around noon on Monday, a group of over 100 water protectors from the pipeline resistance encampments converged to blockade the Memorial Bridge, a piece of highway connecting the cities of Bismarck and Mandan. Happening now: water protectors block highway bridge between Bismarck…...
  • Four Unicorn Riot Journalists Face Charges For Covering #NoDAPL

    October 17, 2016
    Since April 1st, 2016, Unicorn Riot has been covering the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp, and the subsequent #NoDAPL movement, to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) underneath both the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Over three hundred tribes have come together to say no…...
  • 6 Arrested in Iowa #NoDAPL Action, Including Unicorn Riot Journalist

    October 7, 2016
    Sandusky, IA – Six people, including a Unicorn Riot journalist, were arrested during a direct action that halted construction crews for hours from boring underneath the Mississippi River to lay the Dakota Access Pipeline.   Mississippi Stand – Lee County, IA October 7th, 2016 from…...
  • Militarized Police Arrest 21 Water Protectors in DAPL Work Stoppage

    September 28, 2016
    15 miles south of Mandan, North Dakota – On the heels of yesterday’s action which halted Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction, once again, today, hundreds of water protectors caravaned to a DAPL work site to pray to that the Dakota Access Pipeline is stopped. After…...
  • Mississippi Stand Action Stops DAPL Construction in Iowa

    September 26, 2016
    Sandusky, IA – On Saturday, September 24th, 2016, a non-violent direct action out of the Mississippi Stand camp shutdown Dakota Access Pipeline construction at the point the pipeline will cross the Mississippi river at Sandusky, Iowa. The action, which started with a six a.m. lock-down…...
  • #NoDAPL Noise Demo Demands Freedom for Jailed Water Protector Olowan Martinez

    September 21, 2016
    UPDATE- Thursday, September 22 – Olowan Martinez has been freed on bail after being booked in Sheridan, Nebraska, according to a statement posted to Facebook by Red Warrior Camp. UPDATE- Wednesday, September 21- The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services says Olowan Martinez was extradited…...
  • Federal Appeals Court Halts Dakota Access Segment as Solidarity Protests Spread Nationwide

    September 17, 2016
    Washington, DC – A federal appeals court ruled to temporarily halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline taking place within a 20-mile radius of Lake Oahe (near the Missouri river) on Saturday, September 17. Federal judge James Boasberg had previously ruled to allow construction in…...