Action Alert!

Request for Direct On-land Support from Dineh Families

In this last month, Dineh families have gotten letters and visits from government authorities threatening livestock impoundments and herd reductions. 

For four decades these communities have fought to stop the U.S government and Peabody Energy Company's exploitation of their homelands and communities. Today families remain, steadfastly resisting the mine, colonialism, and forced relocation. 

Dineh families are requesting direct on-land support.  You are being invited to the resistance communities' lands and homes.  People are asking for support in maintaining their herds. Your presence as a human rights observer can help deter impoundments.

MJ Fall Summit on Kayford Mountain
RAMPS, MJ and Rising Tide Suspended a Banner Above Downtown Roanoke, Calling Out Billionaire Coal Baron Jim Justice
Kanawha Forest Coalition
Prisoners of South Central are standing up and speaking out.Read their letters and sign a petition in support of prisoner demands at: storiesfromsouthcentralwv.com
Honoring the Waters ceremony and candlelight vigil in Charleston, WV.
More video from Honoring the Waters and Candle Light Vigil - Maya Nye speaks

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March 2015 Update

posted by finocchio, Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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Header image showing KD2 mine in Loudendale WV

RAMPS March 2015 Update

Radical Action For Mountains’ and People’s Survival

A dispatch from Whitesville in the southern coalfields of West Virginia

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Dear Friends and Allies,

It’s been quite a month here in southern West Virginia, with exploding crude oil trains, record-setting cold temperatures & snow, severe melting-induced floods, and the ongoing disaster that is mountaintop removal mining — and RAMPS is hard at work to support our communities in response to these extraction- and climate-change-driven crises.  As mines in the southern coalfields continue to close for economic reasons, and as our politicians continue to demonstrate how hopelessly out of touch they are, we’ve found more potential for our vision of revolutionary change through community power. Read on for updates on our projects — but first, some good news!

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RAMPS Joins Nationwide Leaders at the 4th Extreme Energy Extraction Summit

posted by squirrel, Wednesday, February 11th, 2015


Earlier this month, RAMPS joined leaders from across the continent for the 4th Extreme Energy Extraction Collaborative (or E3C) Summit in Biloxi, MS. As part of the Extreme Energy Extraction Collaborative, RAMPS helps build connections between different organizations and frontline communities fighting extraction,

Carol Judy, root digger, East TN resident, and activist presents "Lone Mountain" an illustrated children's book on mountaintop removal by Sarah Lynch-Thomason.

Carol Judy, root digger, East TN resident, and activist presents “Lone Mountain” an illustrated children’s book on mountaintop removal by Sarah Lynch-Thomason.

as well as helping to organize this annual summit where leaders of the anti-extraction movement come to meet, share, and strategize. This year, the inspiring summit focused on creating space for cross-movement learning, and relationship-building, and dynamic dialogue among a diverse group of working organizers.

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On the Biloxi Waterfront

RAMPS supports the work of E3C because of the important values and key concepts it holds around such ideas as the importance of unity and true solidarity among the diversity of the movement struggling against extractive industry in the face of the climate crisis. We’ve been thrilled to see the anti-extraction movement recognize itself and start acting with a stronger sense of identity and with more collective intent and synergism over the last four years, and we’re committed to continue being a part of the vital movement-building work happening through the E3C.




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