Mississippi Stand

  • Three Unicorn Riot Journalists Have #NoDAPL Arrest Charges Dropped

    March 2, 2017
    Lee County, IA & Morton County, ND – Three Unicorn Riot journalists who were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing while documenting #NoDAPL direct actions have had their charges dropped in court dates set for the first three days of March. On Wednesday, March 1,…...
  • Three Unicorn Riot Journalists Face Trial This Week From DAPL Coverage

    February 27, 2017
    Morton County, ND / Lee County, IA – A week after a heavily militarized police force evicted the main #NoDAPL encampment, three Unicorn Riot journalists are set for trial facing criminal trespass charges stemming from our fall 2016 coverage of direct actions intended to stop…...
  • 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 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…...
  • 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…...
  • Direct Actions Continue to Stop DAPL Construction in Iowa and North Dakota

    October 16, 2016
    Lee County, IA & Morton County, ND – During the weekend of Saturday, October 15th, direct actions to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline continued in both Iowa and North Dakota. Around noon on Friday, October 14th, Cameron Kennedy, 27, of Minneapolis, locked himself…...
  • Lockdown Stops DAPL Construction in Iowa, 3 Arrested, Including Unicorn Riot Journalist

    October 13, 2016
    Lee County, IA – Early Wednesday afternoon, a group of water protectors entered a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site where earth was being cleared. This is a different site than the drill bore area near the Mississippi River, where most actions in Iowa have taken…...
  • Iowa Water Protectors Blockade DAPL Drill Site Twice in 24 Hours

    October 9, 2016
    Lee County, IA – During two different direct actions on October 8th, water protectors blocked an access road leading to a Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction site where a horizontal directional drill is being used to bore under the Mississippi River. Early in the afternoon,…...
  • 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…...
  • 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…...