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Five Alpha Bridge Blockaders Sentenced

UPDATE 7/30: The remainder of the arrestees from the Alpha Bridge Blockade have been released! All are well and thrilled to be out. They’re done with their jail time now, as long as they can get their restitution paid on time. To help them do that, go here: http://t.co/iEZY9MbdnF         UPDATE 7/29: Jocelyn […]

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Lockdown at MTR financier UBS in Knoxville

From our friends at Hands Off Appalachia:   Residents Oppose Mountaintop Removal Financier UBS Wealth Management targeted by nonviolent protest. Knoxville, Tennessee May 24th, 2013 This morning, activists associated with Mountain Justice, Radical Action for Mountain Peoples’ Survival (RAMPS), and Hands Off Appalachia! entered the Gay Street branch of UBS wealth management services and refused […]

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Video from today’s blockage of Alpha’s HQ

Check out more pictures from the action here!

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Alpha HQ Shut Down by Demonstrators, Tank of Dirty Water

For Immediate Release 5/24/13 Contact: Charles Suggs, 304-986-5080, charles@r[email protected]   Alpha Headquarters Shut Down By Demonstrators Locked to Tank of Dirty Water Residents Protest Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining, Health Impacts and Sludge Expansion BRISTOL, VA.— Three residents of Central Appalachia and supporters with Mountain Justice chained themselves to an industrial tank of black water in […]

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Beyond Mountaintop Removal & Fracking: United for the Future of W.Va.

Join us this Friday in Charleston for a rally to demand a bright future for West Virginia – not one that caters to the destruction of our mountains and fracking of our waters. Our state is in a critical moment.  We have a choice.  We can double down on destructive and declining coal industry and […]

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W.Va., Black Mesa: stories of struggle and resistance, visions for future

Dustin Steele and Adam Hall of West Virginia and Fern Benally and Don Yellowman of the Navajo Nation of Arizona speak at length about living in the shadow of coal mining, their first-hand experiences with destructive corporate practices, the importance of community empowerment, the role of education and the fight to maintain self-determination and a […]

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Video, photos, Peabody 12 free, 1 from Arch still behind bars

All 12 arrestees from Jan. 26 #StopPeabody action have been released from jail!  However, one activist is still in jail after his Jan. 22 arrest at Arch Coal’s headquarters. Please consider a contribution to the Legal Defense Fund to support these great folks. Yesterday was an amazing coming together of East and West, Native people […]

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Statement from resister in Big Mountain, Ariz.

Please share this on Facebook and Twitter!  And crank the volume! In January 2012 a Dine (Navajo) resister speaks about Peabody and the U.S. Government orchestrating the largest forced relocation since the Trail of Tears, as well as the destruction of sacred sites and traditional medicinal plants and herbs.  Ultimately, he tells Peabody to leave […]

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No Business as Usual for Arch Coal Today

CREVE COEUR, MO–Seven protesters disrupted work at Arch Coal corporate headquarters today by locking themselves together inside Arch’s office building. At approximately 9 a.m., three protesters disguised as delivery personnel wheeled a 500-pound potted plant filled with concrete up to the third floor offices of Arch Coal and locked themselves to the plant. Another four […]

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We’re Strong and Everywhere: Statement from an Arch Coal Disrupting Activist

Coal has always been in the forefront of my life. A UMWA pension is what kept food in my stomach and a roof over my head. The lure of the mines has attracted most of my family, a majority of the folks I went to school with, some of my greatest allies, and a group […]

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