2021 Jess Reznicek postings

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Jan 22, 2021 Reznicek & Montoya “DAPL protestors to plead guilty to
multimillion dollar sabotage” by William Morris DM Register


her by Writing a Letter


May 26, 2021 ‘You Strike A Match’ Why two women sacrificed everything
to stop the Dakota Access pipeline by Julia Shipley


June 30, 2021 News Release “Des Moines Woman Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Damage the Dakota Access Pipeline”, US Attorney’s Southern IA District: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdia/pr/des-moines-woman-sentenced-eight-years-prison-conspiracy-damage-dakota-access-pipeline

June 30, 2021 Jessica Reznicek gets 8 years “Iowa climate activist
sentenced to 8 yrs in fed prison for Dakota Access pipeline sabotage”
DM Register


July 1, 2021 News Release from the Free Jessica Reznicek campaign

July 2, 2021 Iowa woman sentenced for vandalizing oil pipeline, KCCI 8 TV https://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-jessica-rae-reznicek-sentenced-for-vandalizing-oil-pipeline/36900853#

July 2, 2021 Des Moines woman sentenced for pipeline vandalism says actions mischaracterized KCRG TV https://www.kcrg.com/2021/07/02/des-moines-woman-sentenced-pipeline-vandalism-says-actions-mischaracterized/

July 2, 2021 WATCH: TV 5 Interview with Jessica Reznicek https://groups.google.com/g/iowa-peace-list/c/fRUMznXfsFM

July 2, 2021 – 20 min extended interview with T.V. 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN0a-wI7uRw

July 5, 2021 “As Big Oil Execs Roam Free, Climate Activist Gets 8 Years in Prison” Common Dreams https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/07/05/big-oil-execs-roam-free-climate-activist-gets-8-years-prison?utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

July 6, 2021 ” Jessica Reznicek Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Eco-Sabotage on Dakota Access Pipeline” Headlines Democracy Now https://www.democracynow.org/2021/7/6/headlines/jessica_reznicek_sentenced_to_8_years_in_prison_for_eco_sabotage_on_dakota_access_pipeline?fbclid=IwAR3g6mzi9CQoirWJecceFdzpJbik7tDw7BVdgTRfTtfxR1AcE1P0VvpFXn0 also @ https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=519374476148903

July 6, 2021 – “Climate activist gets eight-year sentence while Capitol rioters, Big Oil execs go free Activists express outrage after Jessica Reznicek hit with harsh sentence for damaging pipeline equipment ” by BRETT WILKINS Salon.com https://www.salon.com/2021/07/06/climate-activist-gets-eight-year-sentence-while-big-oil-execs-capitol-rioters-go-free_partner/

July 9, 2021 “Catholic activist sentenced for Dakota Access pipeline vandalism” by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy NCR, https://www.ncronline.org/news/earthbeat/catholic-activist-sentenced-dakota-access-pipeline-vandalism

July 14, 2021 – “DAPL Saboteur Jessica Reznicek Sentenced to 8 Years”
by Chris Schiano, Unicorn Riot https://unicornriot.ninja/2021/dapl-saboteur-jessica-reznicek-sentenced-to-8-years/

July 15, 2021 – “Is Jessica Reznicek A Terrorist?” by Paul Deaton https://blogforiowa.com/2021/07/15/is-jessica-reznicek-a-terrorist/

July 16, 2021 – The trials of land and water protectors in a world on fire “Life on Earth can recover from a drastic climate shift by evolving into new species and creating new ecosystems … humans cannot.” by Derek Royden https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/07/16/the-trials-of-land-and-water-protectors-in-a-world-on-fire/

July 23, 2021 – UPDATE on Jessica Reznicek’s case! SIGN THE PETITION “Protecting Water is Never Terrorism: Repeal Terrorist Enhancement!”, and Free Jessica WEBSITE LAUNCH! https://groups.google.com/g/iowa-peace-list/c/1z8fH3Wcobg

July 25, 2021 – Criminalizing protests is unconstitutional- this must be struck down and her sentence reversed. The pipeline owners and crooked court system must be prosecuted instead. IMGYR https://imgur.com/t/jessica_reznicek/e1tm3PV

July 25, 2021 – Rekha Basu: Jessica Reznicek is no terrorist. But the longtime activist is going to serve time as one. DM Reg from the Hawk Eye https://www.thehawkeye.com/story/opinion/columnists/rekha-basu/2021/07/22/dakota-access-pipeline-dapl-iowa-climate-activist-jessica-reznicek-prison-sentence-not-terrorist/7955826002/

July 30, 2021 Prison Show 6 – For Jessica Reznicek Podcast | The New American Dream Radio Show podcast https://frankcordaro.wordpress.com/2021/08/09/july-30-2021-prison-show-6-for-jessica-reznicek-podcast-the-new-american-dream-radio-show-podcast/


Aug 11, 2021 – Jessica Reznicek self surrenders for an unjust sentence: appeal and petition move forward. https://groups.google.com/g/iowa-peace-list/c/-Mvz9AddM3U

Aug 15, 2021 – New Political Prisoner: Jessica Reznicek, a posting from Anarchist Black Cross Federation link https://www.abcf.net/blog/new-political-prisoner-jessica-reznicek/

Aug 21, 2021 – “When Does Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Become An Act Of Terrorism?” by 8 O’CLOCK BUZZ, 899 FM Madison WI

Aug 27, 2021 Only Those Taking Action Against Climate Violence Are Labeled ‘Terrorist’ JANINE JACKSON, for Fair https://fair.org/home/only-those-taking-action-against-climate-violence-are-labeled-terrorist/


Sept 1, 2021 – Environmental Activists Demand Dropping 5-Year Terrorism Sentence Against Pipeline Resister. Interview with Alex Cohen, a member of the Reznicek Support Team on Between the Lines https://btlonline.org/environmental-activists-demand-5-year-terrorism-sentence-against-pipeline-resister-be-dropped/

Sept 1, 2021 – Ruby Montoya Submits Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea in Dakota Access Pipeline Case https://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2021/09/01/news/ruby-montoya-submits-motion-to-withdraw-guilty-plea-in-dakota-access-pipeline-case/100477.html

Sept 2, 2021 – NoDAPL: Ruby Montoya is Not a Terrorist. Lakota Peoples Law Project – Water protector Ruby Montoya and Lakota Law Co-Director Chase Iron Eyes share how it feels to be accused of terrorism for protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxg4mRhDIWA

Sept 3, 2021 – “Ruby Montoya Seeks to Withdraw Guilty Plea, Citing Coercion, Entrapment and Mental Illness” Unicorn Riot / “In an affidavit to the court, Montoya’s counselor, Tucker Brown, who claims to have been himself associated with the Catholic Worker Movement for over 20 years, further seeks to cast blame for Montoya’s actions on other activists.  Brown states that leaders of the Des Moines Catholic Worker movement have “often lacked moral clarity” and “tended to coerce vulnerable persons into actions for which they were not psychologically prepared.”  According to Brown, activists sought to “lure impressionable and unstable persons into their cause” and deployed “increasingly erratic” tactics.” https://unicornriot.ninja/2021/ruby-montoya-seeks-to-withdraw-guilty-plea-citing-coercion-entrapment-and-mental-illness/

Sept 3, 2021 “Ruby Montoya Seeks to Withdraw Guilty Plea, Citing Coercion, Entrapment and Mental Illness”, Perilous Chronicle

Sept 7, 2021 “Meanwhile, Jessica Reznicek was just sentenced to serve 8 years in prison” from BRUTAL CAPITALISM: HOW AMERICA IS TRANSFORMING FROM A DEMOCRACY TO AN OLIGARCHY by Thom Hartmann https://groups.google.com/g/dmcw-community-list/c/DpHBoLS4tRc

Sept 8, 2021 – “Environmental Activist Sentenced as a Terrorist? Say No! Stand with Jessica Reznicek” Speak Out Now https://speakoutsocialists.org/environmental-activist-sentenced-as-a-terrorist-say-no-stand-with-jessica-reznicek/

Sept 10, 2021 – Redacted Tonight: The campaign to free Jessica Reznicek. Radio- Lee Camp interviews Monty Pinger. He is one of the lead organizers of the campaign to free the climate activist Jessica Reznicek. Reznicek had admitted to destroying pipeline equipment being used to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. She committed her act of nonviolent civil disobedience in order to protect the land and water from industrial pollution and to stand in solidarity with the NODAPL resistance camps. She received an eight-year sentence under terrorism charges, in a chilling sign for the future of resistance to the fossil fuel industry.  https://www.rt.com/shows/redacted-tonight-summary/534398-campaign-free-climate-activist-reznicek/

Sept 10 , 2021 – The Campaign To Free Jessica Reznicek, By LACW https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2021/09/10/the-campaign-to-free-jessica-reznicek/

Sept 16, 2021 Radio Interview of Jess – Small Black Birds Capping free speech to keep the oil flowing https://www.buzzsprout.com/1220975/9207883

Sept 23, 2021 – Your support empowers Ruby’s NoDAPL case, message from Chase Iron Eyes, Lakota Law https://groups.google.com/g/dmcw-community-list/c/CMJbAKJuLgU

Sept 24, 2021 – “By Any Means Necessary” radio show interview of Monty Pinger, campaign organizer with the Free Jessica Reznicek Campaign https://groups.google.com/g/iowa-peace-list/c/nJTGE7k5gb4


OCT 15, 2021 “Kite Line Radio “Jessica Reznicek – Dignity in Rebellion” https://www.kitelineradio.org/podcast/273-jessica-reznicek-dignity-in-rebellion/

Oct 16, 2021 – Official “Free Jessica Reznicek” Tee Shirts by the Eagle Screen Print shop https://www.eaglescreenprint.com/shop/p/free-jessica-reznicek-tee

Oct 25, 2021 – “A Tale of Two Damages: Double Standard for Jessica Reznicek and Energy Transfer Partners” by CHARLOTTE GRUBB, Common Dreams https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/10/25/tale-two-damages-double-standard-jessica-reznicek-and-energy-transfer-partners?utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email


Nov 2, 2021- 1st Letter from Jessica shared on Facebook from Bill Quigley https://groups.google.com/g/iowa-peace-list/c/DLyInHfKOW4

Also 1st letter from political prisoner Jessica Reznicek, November 8, 2021 https://dgrnewsservice.org/resistance/1st-letter-from-political-prisoner-jessica-reznicek/

Nov 6, 2021 – Julie Brown, friend of Jess Reznicek, Catholic Worker and Water Defender radio interview The Tradistae Podcast https://tradistae.podbean.com/e/47-julie-brown-friend-of-jess-reznicek-catholic-worker-and-water-defender/

Nov 9, 2021 “Are climate activists heroes? Or are they terrorists?” Mark Simmons · for CBC Opinion https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-climate-activist-terrorist-hero-1.6237005

Nov 11, 2021 – “Two environmentalists sabotaged an oil pipeline in America. Are they terrorists or heroes?” by ELIZABETH FLOCK, The Economist https://groups.google.com/g/iowa-peace-list/c/oVD9WDnf7KY

Nov 11, 2021 CATHOLIC SOCIAL ACTION files Amicus Brief supporting Jessica Reznicek asking Court to reverse her sentence and re-sentence her “as the non-terrorist that she is.” https://groups.google.com/g/iowa-peace-list/c/Mn7aDosIfOI

Nov. 12, 2021 FreeJessica: National Lawyers Guild and Water Protector Legal Collective Submit Amicus Brief In 8th Circuit Court of Appeals In Support of Water Protector, Jessica Reznicek https://www.nlg.org/freejessica-national-lawyers-guild-and-water-protector-legal-collective-submit-amicus-brief-in-8th-circuit-court-of-appeals-in-support-of-water-protector-jessica-reznicek/

Nov 15, 2021 “An activist challenges her “Terrorism” sentence for civil disobedience in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline” by Elsa Maria Mota, Center for Constitutional Rights https://ccrjustice.org/home/blog/2021/11/15/activist-challenges-her-terrorism-sentence-civil-disobedience-fight-against

Nov 17, 2021 “I Would Just Ask People to Challenge Those Paradigms” by Cristina Yurena Zerr, an interview with Jessica Reznicek from RADICAL DISCIPLESHIP https://radicaldiscipleship.net/2021/11/17/i-would-just-ask-people-to-challenge-those-paradigms/#more-18899


Decr 2, 2021 – Ruby Montoya Case Raises Questions about Cooperation and Movement Lawyering
By Ryan Fatica, Contributor https://unicornriot.ninja/2021/ruby-montoya-case-raises-questions-about-cooperation-and-movement-lawyering/

Dec 2, 2021 ‘Dakota Access Pipeline resister stands with integrity in face of long prison sentence Sentenced to eight years in prison for acts of sabotage, water protector Jessica Reznicek reflects on her faith-driven resistance.” by Cristina Yurena Zerr, Resistance Studies

Dec 4, 2021- Free Jess Reznicek!, Jonah House http://www.jonahhouse.org/2021/12/free-jess-reznicek/

Dec 15, 2021 – In prisoned Jessica Reznicek recovering from Covet19 , FCI Waseca continues to be locked down https://groups.google.com/g/National-CW-E-mail-List/c/1jfWihFSZ7Y

Dec 16, 2021 – THE TABLET “We’d marched believing collapse is likely; we live as though it’s impossible” by Madoc Cairns https://www.thetablet.co.uk/columnists/3/21150/we-d-marched-believing-collapse-is-likely-we-live-as-though-it-s-impossible / No one likes to admit it, but spiritual leadership on the climate crisis among Catholics is currently being exercised from a women’s prison in Waseca County, Minnesota. That’s where the American government is holding Jessica Reznicek, a Catholic Worker activist sentenced in April to eight years’ imprisonment for sabotaging an oil pipeline construction. / Good news: Joe Biden could pardon her tomorrow. The bad news: he almost certainly won’t. In a neat legal contrapuntal to its near-orgiastic rhetoric at COP26 last month, his administration insists that Reznicek is a terrorist. If this is how a “good Catholic” behaves, it’s hard to imagine how bad the bad ones must be. The US wants to end fossil fuel use; but will condemn as terrorism non-violent action to end fossil fuel use. You won’t be alone in considering this an instance of linguistic legerdemain.

Dec 24, 2021 “Activists Are Using the “Climate Necessity Defense” in Court — and Winning” by Frances Madeson, Truthout https://truthout.org/articles/activists-are-using-the-climate-necessity-defense-in-court-and-winning/ / Jessica Reznicek could’ve gotten away with disassembling bits and pieces of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in Iowa and South Dakota in 2016 and 2017, slicing through metal with an oxyacetylene cutting welding torch in broad daylight without detection; but eluding the law wasn’t her primary purpose. As she made clear in a claim of responsibility, dated July 24, 2017, she wanted her sabotage of Energy Transfer, LLC’s equipment to spark “public discourse surrounding nonviolent direct action.” Though not a formal legal instrument, the claim expresses her intentions, motivations and aspirations in taking the actions that she did. After the exhaustion of all the usual tactics, after all the public comments, petitions, hunger strikes, marches, rallies, boycotts and encampments failed to stop DAPL’s construction, she had to face her truth: “[A] private corporation … has run rampantly across our country seizing land and polluting our nation’s water supply. You may not agree with our tactics, but you can clearly see the necessity of them in light of the broken federal government and the corporations they protect.”

Dec 27, 2021 – We need your help in spreading the word about Jessica’s sentence. Message from the Free Jessica Reznicek Team https://groups.google.com/g/National-CW-E-mail-List/c/WW5GqCF6gzo


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