The encampment is switching tactics and decentralizing how we work against this pipeline.

    To join the caravan as a direct action, frontline water protector click the intake form below:


    To coordinate with local activism in SE Iowa please call Susan of

    River Sidon Peace With Justice Project: 2173574654

    For general questions call Alex Cohen at 3149716304

    ONLY when mailing packages or money donations please send to:
    "Mississippi Stands", c/o Ruby Montoya, 713 Indiana Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
    (note the 'S' in Stands when writing a check to this group.)

  • Videos

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    Nov. 11th, 2016 Direct Action - Water protectors crawl into Dakota Access Pipeline

    Mississippi Stand stops DAPL construction by crawling into pipeline and occupying for over 16 hours.

    Toxic Dump Liberation: Day 2 - The Blockade

    Mississippi Stand refuses to let Dakota Access & Enbridge pollute our land & water with outdated fuels.

    Join this movement NOW (before the Oct 31 financial deadline). Water protectors stepped up their game in the last 2 days, blocking the access point for illegal dumping of toxic boring waste as DAPL works to put pipe beneath the Mississippi River.

    Oct. 18 2016 Direct Action Wrap Up

    Only billionaires want this pipeline

    Many direct actions had an effect this week....the boring site at 3333 Mississippi River Road in Keokuk would not look like Guantonamo Bay if we weren't being effective. They have called in international security goons and covered everything in razor wire because oil is more important to them than a healthy biosphere and the protection of life.

    Oct. 7 2016 Direct Action and community support

    More people, more direct action.

    2 water protectors locked down to the machine that drills below the Mississippi River. 100 are flooding to the area to protect the water despite the THREAT of an eviction of the campers from public land. The Mississippi Stand folks willingly helped clean up the site and created new sub camps all the while direct action to stop the pipeline continues daily.

    Oct. 5 2016 Direct Action - Camp Served Eviction Notice

    We need your help.

    Please join Mississippi Stand NOW- Camp was served an eviction notice. If you care about clean water please stand beside the water protectors today! Join us at 3333 Mississippi River Rd, Keokuk, IA. Eviction deadline is midnight Oct. 5. Please call the Lee County Attorney at 319 524 9590 and ask that Mississippi Stand peaceful protest camp be left alone. They are doing important work and need the support of local government to keep the water clean.

    Oct. 1, 2016 Direct Action - Grand Daughter

    Defending our water quality can be positive and life affirming.

    Sept 28, 2016 Direct Action - Construction Barricade

    Defending our water quality can be positive and life affirming.

    Sept. 21, 2016 Direct Action - Lemonade Stops Pipeline

    Who knew such a small group of people could stop the pipeline?

  • NEWS

    Started in late August 2016, this camp is growing fast and quickly impacting work on the pipeline.

    "Until the Iowa Utilities Board does their job or they starve to death," she told the Register, "this is a desperate act for dire time."

    Nov 21, 2016

    Jessica Reznicek, water protector, begins hunger strike outside of Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) in Des Moines, Iowa, demanding the Board take action to cease construction of DAPL for its countless violations against the IUB's own rules.


    Des Moines Register


    Mississippi Stand creates mobile caravan to fight Black Snake

    November 11th, 2016

    Earth First! Journal
    Mississippi Stand Water Protectors occupy Dakota Access Pipeline for over 16 hours stopping construction


    Iowa: Blockade Halted Dakota Access Drilling Under Mississippi River

    Oct 25, 2016

    VIDEO: Des Moines Register - A day at Mississippi Stand

    Oct 6, 2016

    Mississippi Stand pipeline protestors evicted but still standing

    Oct 10, 2016

    Oct 6, 2016

    NOW THIS created a video about the encampment.

    Democracy Now: Iowa Water Protectors 'Lock Down' to Dakota Access Pipeline

    Sept 26, 2016

    'Lockdown' Tactic Spreads to Iowa #NoDAPL Resistance

    Sept 26, 2016

    DEMOCRACY NOW : Iowa, 40 Arrested at Construction Site of Dakota Access Pipeline

    Sept 19, 2016

    At least 40 arrested during pipeline protest near

    Sept 18, 2016

    Lee County Chief Deputy Scott Bonar says 39 adults and
    five juveniles were arrested for trespassing on private property.

    Sept 17, 2015

    "Next week, we shut it down, we have to do something
    now.... getting arrested isn't a bad thing." - Jessica Reznicek

    Sept 12, 2016

  • Things to consider when risking arrest during protests.

    This is not legal advice. We do not encourage you to violate any laws.

  • "In the brief, the company said customer contracts could be permanently lost if Dakota Access’ January 1, 2017 delivery schedule isn’t kept. In addition, 8,000 workers would be affected. Even a temporary delay would mean losses of over $430 million, according to Dakota Access. Just demobilizing the construction could cost $200 million." - Article