Tag Archives: Protest

Video Surfaces of Suspicious Man Vandalizing Stores During Minneapolis Protest

Many protester tried to chase the man down to ask him who he was and why he was doing what he was doing but to no avail. Many believe it was his intention to escalate tensions to shift public favor away from the protesters calling for the arrest of four police officers who murdered George Floyd earlier in the week.

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Action Iowa Issues Official Statement on Trump Walk Out

Progressive organization, Action Iowa, took a stand last night in Cedar Rapids at a “campaign” rally for Donald Trump. The following is an official statement released to combat misinformation being released by other press outlets: Our protest, which is clearly documented by our live broadcast, shows that we began protesting BEFORE Trump used his injured colleague to gain sympathy, directly

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First They Came for the Others: Why All Americans Need to Fight to Keep Trump in Check

By Crystal Defatte We are living in a time of turmoil since the election.  Protests have sprung up in every major city and a few smaller ones too.  Those protesting are doing so because they are afraid for the rights and safety of women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, religious minorities, and just about everyone who isn’t a

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A Trip to Standing Rock

By Crystal Defatte   For our continuing coverage of the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), I spoke with Jess Mazour, a community organizer for Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, about her recent trip to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s camp set up in opposition to the DAPL.   CD:  Thank you so much for agreeing to the interview.

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Members of IDP Progressive Caucus Sit Out Pledge at SCC Meeting

Outward support for the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement has been growing, as has the show of solidarity and protest to the lack of action taken against police harassment and violence against African Americans. At the first Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee Meeting to convene since the State Convention, members of the party’s newly formed Progressive Caucus joined the protest and

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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).   CD:  Thank you so much

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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.  I, along with three others, left the Quad Cities in the wee hours of that morning to head up to Pilot Mound in order to take part in the Dakota Access Pipeline (AKA

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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

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