Happy fall from the Coal River Valley! Here’s a quick update on what we’ve been up to, and some of what we’re doing next.
Since August, RAMPS members and friends have been supporting the native water protectors at Standing Rock in their fight to protect water and sacred lands from the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. We’ve mostly been involved at Red Warrior Camp, created to facilitate direct action against the pipeline. It’s an intense fight, and represents a crucial moment for the broader struggles for climate justice and indigenous sovereignty, and a test of movement strength and solidarity.
We’re about to send another crew with a truck full of construction tools, a big army tent, medical supplies, and — if we can afford it! — a big generator. You can read more at our fundraiser page. We’ve already raised more than half of our goal! Can you make a donation today, so we can help water protectors dig in for the winter and defeat the pipeline?
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RAMPS is excited to be co-hosting a FREE herbal health clinic in Whitesville during the week of Sept. 12-16, 2016.
ALL ARE WELCOME! Please drop at any time during open hours, or contact us to make an appointment: 304-854-2621
HOURS of the Whitesville Herbal Health Clinic:
Tuesday Sept 13th from 10am-3pm
Wednesday Sept 14th from 4pm-7pm
Thursday Sept 14th from 5pm-7pm
The clinic will be held in the Salamy Bldg in Whitesville — look for the sign! Please message us if you need directions.
Clinics are presented by Herbal Medics, a nonprofit group dedicated to providing sustainable, botanical, and integrative health care, in conjunction with Sam Coffman, an ex-Green Beret medic with over 25 years of experience with medicinal plants.
Herbs can help your body recover from issues including:
This herbal and nutritional counseling is not meant or intended to be any type of treatment, prescription, or diagnosis for any disease, whether physical or mental diseas
A BIG WIN AGAINST KING COAL: We shut down a mine permanently! Middlelick Mountain will remain mostly unmined, thanks to Kanawha Forest Coalition & RAMPS WE WON! It’s rare to get to say this, but it’s true: after more than 2 years of campaigning and pressuring by the Kanawha Forest Coalition, the KD#2 mountaintop removal strip mine in […]
WV NEEDS FLOOD RELIEF VOLUNTEERS! If you want to come down and volunteer, we can help you make it happen! It’s been over 6 weeks since severe flooding hit a large part of West Virginia. We’ve been volunteering in Clendenin, Elkview, and Clay County, working with the Roush family, who are from Clendenin and who have been tirelessly […]
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Hello from Whitesville! Summer’s here in Appalachia, and it’s been an unusually hot and rainy one so far. This is a long-overdue update on what all is new in our world. But first, a few words about this past week: Here in the Coal River Valley, we didn’t get hit with serious floods last week, […]