Iowa

  • Anarchist Hacker Jeremy Hammond Summoned to Testify in Front of Grand Jury

    September 3, 2019
    Eastern District of Virginia – Imprisoned anarchist hacker Jeremy Hammond has been summoned to testify in front of a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. It is unclear what matters the federal grand jury is investigating but it is largely presumed to…...
  • Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum

    August 29, 2019
    Sioux City, IA – Eleven of the candidates in the upcoming 2020 United States Presidenial elections participated in a first-of-its-kind event, the “Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.” The forum, named for Native American civil rights leader Frank LaMere, took place over August 19-20 2019…...
  • Multi-Agency Task Force Prepares “Rules of Engagement” For Line 3 Protests

    February 11, 2019
    MINNESOTA – Unicorn Riot has uncovered documents revealing the creation of a task force stockpiling equipment and training police in preparation for Line 3 pipeline protests across the state. The documents show coordination between various law enforcement agencies from states across the region including Minnesota,…...
  • Cointelpro Gothic: Attorney General Whitaker Linked to Probes on 2008 RNC, Grand Juries

    November 16, 2018
    Southern District of Iowa – Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, formerly Jeff Sessions’ Chief of Staff, served as US Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, from June 15, 2004 to November 25, 2009. During this tenure, his office engaged with FBI investigations around…...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline Begins Commercial Operations

    June 1, 2017
    Dallas, TX – Energy Transfer Partners (who recently completed their official merger with Sunoco Logistics) announced today that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is now operational, carrying oil from the Bakken shale fields in North Dakota to its end terminal in Patoka, Illinois. This news…...
  • DAPL Security Leak Shows Coordinated Surveillance and Repression of Water Protectors

    May 29, 2017
    Bismarck, ND – Leaked documents created by military intelligence contractor TigerSwan, recently obtained and published by The Intercept, provide a previously unseen look inside the operations taken by Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) security contractors against the #NoDAPL movement. TigerSwan was contracted to coordinate DAPL security…...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline Sabotaged in Several States, Authorities Claim

    March 22, 2017
    Mahaska County, IA & Lincoln County, SD – Authorities in both South Dakota and Iowa have confirmed that alleged acts of sabotage against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) are being investigated in both states. The Associated Press reports: Authorities in South Dakota and Iowa confirmed…...
  • Direct Action Continues To Disrupt Dakota Access Pipeline Construction in Iowa

    December 1, 2016
    Boone County, IA – While tensions in North Dakota build as the Oceti Sakowin camp defies state orders to evacuate, Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction is still incomplete in Iowa and pipeline opponents are continuing to cause delays. For months the group Mississippi Stand has…...
  • 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…...
  • As DAPL Construction Advances, Water Protectors Continue Direct Action

    October 20, 2016
    IA, RI, ND – As construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) continues, water protectors are regularly engaging in direct actions in attempts to halt the progress of the pipeline. Simultaneously, during the week of October 17th, solidarity actions have been held in several states…...