Iowa Climate Defenders Five go to trial

“Given the absolute urgency of the climate crisis and our concern about a million species that will soon be extinct if we don’t act to reverse this crisis immediately, we felt totally justified to be there and to confront Republican donors and the president himself to take action to address climate change, before it’s too late,” said Miriam Kashia of 100 Grannies for a Livable Future, one of the five arrested. Continue Reading →

Join the BIRDS!

Dear Friends, WANTED: Climate patriots to join BIRDS. Yup, BIRDS. That stands for Bold Iowa Relentless Dog Squad. We’re assembling a squad of supporters to persistently “bird-dog” presidential candidates about Bold Iowa’s Continue Reading →

Whether by pipe or rail, fossil-fuel transport unsafe

Dear Friends, The oil spill in northwest Iowa has been “contained,” according to authorities. I’ve yet to see the price tag on how much taxpayer money has been spent cleaning Continue Reading →

A Fourth-of-July Stand Against Injustice

Dear Friends, I sound like a one-trick pony lately, but that’s how serious is this fight against the Bakken Pipeline. Led by farmers, landowners, tribal communities, environmentalists and a dedicated Continue Reading →

Pipeline Fighters Needed on Monday!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, June 5, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa ed@boldiowa.org, (515) 238-6404 Adam Mason, Iowa CCI adam@iowacci.org, (515) 282-0484 “BROKEN HEARTLAND” RALLY OPPOSES PIPELINE Des Moines, IA – With the Continue Reading →

Hold Exxon accountable for climate change coverup

Dear Friends, A year ago today, I was arrested by my friends with the Iowa State Patrol because Governor Branstad refused to hear the stories of landowners I’d met during my 400-mile Continue Reading →

Dems’ caucus review panel a joke

Dear Friends, Last fall, Dr. Andy McGuire, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP), approached me to discuss how to build a bridge to progressives and other disaffected voters who’d left the IDP. Continue Reading →