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End of Summer Update

Fighting Back in Appalachia: It’s Been a Busy Summer RAMPS formalized some of the work we do with Whitesville youth by launching the Youth Engagement Project (YEP). This project takes youth outdoors and up in the mountains where they harvest downed/dead trees for firewood and collect medicinal herbs. These products are sold locally and the […]

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Update From Stories From South Central

We continue to support, advocate for and amplify the voices of those trapped in cages and those recently released.  We have made incredible progress over the last year, and  we’re excited to tell you about new directions in our work. Stories from South Central was created as an emergency response to the systematic chemical poisoning […]

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MJ Fall Summit on Kayford Mountain

RAMPS and Keepers of the Mountains are hosting the 9th annual Mountain Justice Fall Summit on Kayford Mountain, October 24th-26th.   Join us for a weekend of workshops, discussions, storytelling and music as we celebrate the changing of the leaves at the beautiful Stanley Heirs Park on the edge of destruction.  Register Now! For this […]

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Rest in Power Jimmy! You will be missed!

                                  As our voice shakes with sadness, love and rage; We share with you the genuine words that Ken Ward Jr. wrote for the Charleston Gazette.  “The news started spreading this weekend, and was confirmed by a short obituary […]

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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 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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