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8 in Jail After Alpha Headquarters Blockade and Banner Hang

All of our friends arrested in the Alpha headquarters action were arraigned in front of a judge this morning after spending the weekend in Jail. While none of them can be released from jail until their bail is set, only some of them will get bail hearings this afternoon. If enough donations are made to the legal […]

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Honoring of the waters: Stand in Solidarity at Your River in Candlelight Vigil

Thank you to everyone! On Tuesday, January 21st, at 6:00 p.m., citizens of WV are honoring the Waters and holding a candlelight vigil by the Kanawha River, in front of the capitol.

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Help us get clean water to those in the chemical spill zone

The RAMPS campaign is working with Aurora Lights and Coal River Mountain Watch to bring clean water and sanitizer to people in areas whose water supply is contaminated by the 4-methylcyclohexane methanol spill. Right now, we’re still delivering hundreds of gallons of water a day, along with hand sanitizer and wipes (which become pretty important […]

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Help Support Chemical Spill Relief

Donate to send relief supplies to families affected by chemical spill Truck leaving early Sunday morning Aurora Lights is sending a flat-bed truck of supplies to Boone County, W.Va., for folks who have not been receiving sufficient water, liquid baby formula, etc., after Thursday’s chemical spill that poisoned their tap water.  Your donations will ensure […]

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Stamford 14 still facing charges in Connecticut

The 14 of us who were arrested during the Hands Off Appalachia actions at UBS this November attended our first court date on the 8th. We were all offered a deal that may provide us a pathway for getting our charges dropped in exchange for paying restitution, but are waiting on the prosecutor and our […]

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Glancing Back, Charging Forward

Dear Friends, RAMPS has had another busy year supporting struggles against extraction across the country and keeping the pressure on the companies and politicians perpetuating mountaintop removal in Appalachia.  With resistence to extraction spreading like wildfire and the movement in Appalachia digging in, the work shows no sign of slowing down in 2014 and RAMPS […]

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RAMPS Drop in on UBS during Hands Off Appalachia Action

Four members of RAMPS were arrested with eight others on Monday for locking down in UBS’s national headquarters and for hanging a giant banner from a construction crane. Teaming up with Hands Off Appalachia, RAMPS travelled north to Stamford, CT, for HOA’s fall action camp. Coal companies couldn’t tear down the mountains of WV without […]

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Hands Off Appalachia! Come to HOA’s Connecticut Action Camp

Hands Off Appalachia is proud to present the Fall Action Camp in Connecticut [UBS America's Headquarters] November 19-25. The camp will build organizing capacity and leadership skills among anti-extraction activists in the northeast. After all the hard work and learning, we’ll put our new skills into practice with a culminating action! Expect a week of […]

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Update from David Baghdadi–Prisoners in SCR Jail Denied Books

UPDATE 9/19: David was released from jail today!  After one month in jail, David was released on “personal recognizance” (without bail) and came home to celebrate with a big meal and a lot of snacks. While we’ve missed David during this REALLY long jail stint, one really important thing came out of David’s time there: inmates […]

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Get Ready for the Mountain Justice Fall Summit!

Join us in West Virginia for a weekend of workshops and trainings about mountain top removal coal mining. Following the weekend there will be intensive sessions, including direct action and community service projects, for people who are interested in spending more time working in the Appalachian region. Click here to sign up for the 2013 […]

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