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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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Make Them Listen: Statement from an Arch Coal Disrupting Activist

Margaret Fetzer I am here at Arch today because a few people here have been making decisions on behalf of all of us and they have been sacrificing the health of communities in Appalachia and across the world for their quarterly profits. Capitalism does not answer to communities, it only consumes them; we must resist […]

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Fight Like Hell for the Living: Statement from an Arch Coal Disrupting Activist

Anna-Louise Long The first time that I learned about the reality of mountaintop removal I was in Alabama, being guided through the woods by a man across what had been his family‚Äôs land. He had lost it to the coal companies, but to him it was still his. He led us through the woods, and […]

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