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Midwest Mobilization Protest: Interview with a Water Warrior

By Crystal Defatte for Progressive Voices of Iowa

For our continued coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in Boone County, Iowa, I spoke with water warrior Heather Pearson about the Midwest Mobilization protest she took part in yesterday, September 22, 2016, alongside roughly 175 people (11 of which received citations from the police). 774 more words


Inside the No Bakken 30

By Crystal Defatte

Most people don’t wake up in the morning thinking they’re going to be arrested that day, but on August 31st I was not most people.  2,216 more words


NoBakken 30 Have Their Day In Court

“We accept these consequences because the consequences of our inaction would be far too great.”

-Crystal Defatte

     The halls of the Boone County Courthouse were buzzing Thursday morning, as members of CCI’s NoBakken 30 awaited their day in court to answer to the charge of trespassing for attempting to prevent further construction on a pipeline running from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields, to Illinois refineries.  

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Het najaar: de planning

September is al bijna halverwege (hoe? Hoe? Wie is er stiekem weken uit mijn kalender aan het halen? Geef maar toe, het zijn niet de kaboutertjes) en mijn agenda wordt dunner en dunner. 292 more words

General Blabla

Dakota Access Pipeline: What You're Not Being Told

When protesters in North Dakota were attacked by pepper spray and attack dogs over Labor Day weekend, many mainstream media outlets reported on it, but afterwards, there has been very little, if any coverage on what is actually going on in Western North Dakota.  1,017 more words

Big Government

Dakota Pipeline – A Cautionary Tale

Native American tribes and others from all over the country have joined the Standing Rock Sioux to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline . 681 more words


Besparen in de keuken: bakpapier vervangen

Nog een ding wat me inmiddels al veel geld bespaard heeft, is bakpapier vervangen door silliconen bakmatten. Zo’n bakmat variëert in prijs van 2,95 (Action) tot 19,95 (Blokker), maar ik zou toch adviseren om voor een wat duurder geval te gaan. 107 more words