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Iowa woman opposed to pipeline continues fast, into 5th day without food


This news story was published on November 25, 2016.
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Jessica Reznicek of Des Moines

Jessica Reznicek of Des Moines

DES MOINES – An Iowa woman continues to go without food in a protest over the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and staged a protest at the state capitol Thanksgiving Day while governor Tery Branstad feasted inside Terrace Hill.

On Thanksgiving Day, Jessica Reznicek of Des Moines and other members (they call themselves “Water Protectors”) of the protest group Mississippi Stand and the State of Iowa began the morning with a water ceremony at the Des Moines River to “honor and give thanks to all life-giving water”. From there, after 10 AM, they mobilized to Terrace Hill, where Governor Terry Branstad was celebrating Thanksgiving.

Reznicek cautioned “that there will be no reason to feast when this pipeline breaks and pollutes all of our waters.”

Gov. Terry Branstad

Gov. Terry Branstad

Reznicek and Mississippi Stand mobilized to Terrace Hill to call the Governor to action on a day that was created “to celebrate the murderings of numerous Native Americans.”

“We will go to Terrace Hill to fast, to pray, and to remember that this holiday celebrates the murders of Native Americans,” Reznicek explained. “We must learn our history as a country, so that we do not continue to repeat it, as we are continuing to up in North Dakota.”

Today, Reznicek continues her fifth day of the Hunger Strike in front of the Iowa Utilities Board where she started an open ended, liquid only fast, in response to “the IUB’s inaction to revoke the permits to Dakota Access, LLC for numerous violations across the State.”

Pipeline route

Pipeline route

According to its social media page, Mississippi Stand was an encampment started in Lee County, Iowa the 30th of August by Reznicek in opposition to the drilling underneath the Mississippi River in Iowa. The encampment started with this one woman from Dallas County and has grown into a mobile caravan of resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline that runs across the state of Iowa.

Reznicek continues to be in high spirits, the age says, thanks the many locals who have visited her at the IUB to give support, and encourages others to do the same. Mississippi Stand asks for others to join them in holding the IUB accountable. A call to action for all to join these water protectors in solidarity and support today and the days to follow until the law is upheld and construction stops.

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14 Responses to Iowa woman opposed to pipeline continues fast, into 5th day without food

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    mint Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Psyop courtesy of the sorcerers, she should research, Geo engineering, ionosphere heaters, Chemtrails, Hadron Collider, Nex Rad, Gwen Towers, Cern, Black Goo/programable matter, Georgia Guide Stones, Agenda 21, D Wave Quantum computer, Monsanto, CAFOS, all of these topics can be found on youtube.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 27, 2016 at 1:01 am

    All you have to do is offer the NA more money. Write them a check and their Native American protest will be over before the ink is dry. They just got nothing better to do and still think America owes them.

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    retread Reply Report comment

    November 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Who is using her EBT card?

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    Peter L Reply Report comment

    November 26, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I still liked my comment about Matt marrying this woman. They do resemble each other quite a bit. A long lost cousin?

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    Peter L Reply Report comment

    November 26, 2016 at 7:42 am

    The earth absorbs a lot of mankind’s blunders. Because of the forgiving nature of the earth towards man’s pollution, dumbasses who ridicule those who seek to protect the environment will continue on grilling their bacon wrapped brats. She is fighting a losing battle though, but oh well. She’ll feel good for awhile as fasting removes toxins and sharpens clarity of the senses.

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      Peter L Reply Report comment

      November 26, 2016 at 7:53 am

      As far as her being a “poseur” for using petroleum products. That’s a serpentine way to describe the situation. The energy and transportation grids are behemoth infrastructure policy decisions made at the highest levels of our society, and made long ago by rich, capitalizing men, and their accompanying politicians. You can’t blame her because the internal combustion engine is rolling down the road and not bicycles or electric cars, or that the power plant down the street burns coal or natural gas instead of solar and wind exclusively. I’d think Jesus returned if one day I went outside and saw no internal combustion oil and gas burning engines.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 26, 2016 at 11:04 am

        wish u would go on a breathing strike. We can all feel better then. Yes.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 26, 2016 at 11:41 am

        I am so glad if I annoyed you Peter. You do know the device you’re posting from isn’t really solar OR wind powered, don’t you?

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          Peter L Reply Report comment

          November 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm

          Depends how many wind turbines are powering this particular sector, as opposed to being shipped down to Texas or Florida. Produced electricity in Iowa should STAY in Iowa. But capitalists have it all worked out don’t they? Keep them freighters sailing. Keep them trains a chugging. Keep them tractor trailers rolling. OILOILOILOILOILOILOILOILOILOILOILOILOILOILOILOIL.

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    Paul Reply Report comment

    November 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Get a job and a grasp on reality you people pick “causes” that you have no chance of winning! Be a productive member of society, we are tired of you crybaby, unless you live a 100% petroleum free life you are just a poser

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 25, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Who is she hurting with this fast? Certainly not me and not the people building the pipeline. Only her.

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    Run while you can Reply Report comment

    November 25, 2016 at 11:08 am

    No one cares lady.

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      Ralph Reply Report comment

      November 25, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      You cared enough to read the article.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 26, 2016 at 7:11 am

        I cared enough to read it too. I think it would be fun to grill some bacon-wrapped brats upwind of her. Ha ha ha