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No Business as Usual at Alpha Headquarters

Activists Blockade Alpha Natural Resources Three activists demanding an end to mountaintop removal, block entrance to corporate office, stop business as usual. June 20, 2014 — Bristol, VA. Three activists with Mountain Justice and Radical Action for Mountains and People’s Survival (RAMPS) are currently stopping business as usual at Alpha Natural Resources headquarters in Bristol, […]

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Another Chapter in the Struggle for Survival

For the land and the people – by D Steele The MCHM chemical spill that poisoned the Elk River and the municipal water of over 300,000 people is not an isolated event, an anomaly or an act of god.  It is also not an incident that happens in the vacuum of Appalachia, this can and […]

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The water crisis is far from over

Ramps is part of the WV Clean Water Hub and we are asking for your help. Please get in touch : (304) 986-5949 or [email protected] or donate on-line!  

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Rest in power, dear friend. You are a part of everything we do.

May 18, 1945 – January 29, 2014 Sidney Floyd Moye Jr. of Matoaka, WV passed away at his happy home, Mountain Valley Farm, surrounded by his family and dear friends just as he wished it on Wednesday night, January 29, 2014. Sid was born in Oak Hill, WV on May 18, 1945, the son of […]

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Why I stayed in

by david Just to clear up any possible confusion, I thought I might write a brief note explaining some of the circumstances surrounding my recent stay and release from South Central Regional Jail. I was arrested on August 21 for locking to a barrel of ‘dirty water’ in front of the governor’s mansion in Charleston, […]

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Mountain Justice Summer 2013

The 2013 Mountain Justice Summer Camp is near Damascus, VA from May 19-27.  Register Now Join us for our 9th Mountain Justice Summer Action Training Camp.  This year, it’s time to fan the flames of resistance to dirty energy, and put an end to MTR once and for all, while continuing to support bottom up […]

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Winter Action Camp

Winter Action Camp – in St.Louis – Starting Jan. 7, 2013     Apply Now! For more information click here St. Louis is home to five coal companies (including Arch, Patriot and Peabody) agri-giant Monsanto and leading frack sand provider (Mississippi Sands)–just to name a few. As Arch attempts to destroy Blair Mountain, Patriot shirks paying thousands […]

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A Letter from Jail

Squirrel is out of Jail and enjoying being home.   We didn’t get this letter in the mail until after we have already been hanging out with her, but here’s a letter from jail … When I went before the magistrate to take my plea, he asked me the same question that I had watched him […]

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Solidarity Against Extractive Industry is a Beautiful Thing!

RAMPS  is excited to continue to be part of the growing national uprising against extraction! This past weekend, we had the privilege and honor to be fighting against extraction from many different places. While some of us happily stayed home in West Virginia to continue the long struggle against surface mining, others traveled around the […]

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Squirrel Goes to Jail Again

UPDATE: Squirrel’s letters are getting rejected.  PLEASE read the “Sending Letters & Books” section of the Jail Support page before sending mail.  If you include things like stickers, letters, etc., your letter will get rejected.  Also, please include a return address so that it gets through and so that squirrel can write you back.  Thanks […]

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