direct action

  • Picket Line and Call-in Campaign to Cancel Turning Point USA Conference

    February 23, 2017
    Denver, CO – A campaign is underway asking the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver to cancel the Turning Point USA Western Conference scheduled for March 18-19. The call-out to picket was made by the Denver Action Network with the following information in their event page.…...
  • Massive #DivestFromDAPL Banner Unfurled During Vikings Game at US Bank Stadium

    January 2, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Water protectors climbed hundreds of feet up a ladder in the top section of US Bank Stadium and unfurled a 10 foot by 40 foot banner that read “US Bank DIVEST #NoDAPL” in the second quarter of the last Minnesota Vikings game…...
  • Land Defense & Water Protection Actions Ripple Across Turtle Island

    November 21, 2016
    As the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline continues after fresh battles in North Dakota, where police injured over 300 unarmed water protectors, land defenders and water protectors are momentously standing firm in the face of corporate fossil fuel extraction across ‘Turtle Island’. [‘Turtle Island’…...
  • Jamar Clark Remembered a Year Later with Balloons & Fireworks

    November 16, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – A large group of community members gathered in North Minneapolis at the site of Jamar Clark’s murder for a candlelight vigil. The vigil lasted two hours and featured speeches, sparklers, fireworks, balloons, and food. Unicorn Riot was live during the proceedings of…...
  • Mississippi Stand Goes Inside Pipeline and Shuts Down DAPL Construction

    November 14, 2016
    Boone, IA – On Thursday, November 10th, 2016, three water protectors from Iowa’s “Mississippi Stand” occupied the inside of the Dakota Access Pipeline to stop construction at their bore site near the Des Moines River. 3 water protectors are occupying inside of DAPL pipeline. DAPL…...
  • Denver Shuts Down I-25 in “Unite for Better Than Trump” Rally

    November 12, 2016
    Denver, CO – On Thursday evening, along with many cities across the United States, including Minneapolis (with simultaneous live Unicorn Riot broadcasts), Los Angeles, and Portland protesters came together to rally against President-elect Donald Trump. An event was called to meet at the Colorado State…...
  • Water Protectors Attempt to Reclaim Sacred Burial Site, Demonstrate in Cemetery

    November 6, 2016
    North Dakota – On Sunday, November 6, people protecting the water from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) held actions of varying militancy at three different locations. Around 10 a.m. on Sunday, a group of several dozen water protectors drove into Bismarck and held a demonstration…...
  • Police Attack #NoDAPL Water Protectors Defending Sacred Sites

    November 2, 2016
    Oceti Sakowin, ND – Since last Thursday’s violent police raid, which established a militarized zone around Dakota Access Pipeline construction areas, the Morton County Sheriff and supporting agencies have fanned out into the area surrounding the Oceti Sakowin camp. Groups of police vehicles have parked…...
  • DAPL Resistance Continues Despite Advancing Construction

    November 1, 2016
    Oceti Sakowin, ND – Since last Thursday’s standoff with police, which ended in nearly 150 arrests, the global community responded with a massive outcry of support. In recent days, organized solidarity events have taken place around the world,¬†demonstrating support everywhere from Vancouver, B.C. to…...
  • #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally & Sit-In in Minneapolis Prods Sheriff into Removing Deputies

    November 1, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – An estimated one thousand people rallied at Minneapolis City Hall on Friday, October 28th, to protest Hennepin County’s resources and deputies being deployed by Sheriff Rich Stanek to suppress water protectors opposing Dakota Access Pipeline construction near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation,…...