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Herbal Health Clinic in Whitesville

RAMPS is excited to be co-hosting a FREE herbal health clinic in Whitesville during the week of Sept. 12-16, 2016. ALL ARE WELCOME! Please drop at any time during open hours, or contact us to make an appointment: 304-854-2621 HOURS of the Whitesville Herbal Health Clinic: Tuesday Sept 13th from 10am-3pm Wednesday Sept 14th from […]

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Lou Martin: A Response to Nick Mullins’s December 2015 blog post “The Problem with Environmentalism in Appalachia.”

Our friend and ally Lou Martin wrote this (in response to Nick Mullins’s blog post “The Problem with Environmentalism in Appalachia“) and asked us to post it. Although this isn’t an official communique from RAMPS, we’re posting it in the spirit of fostering dialogue so that our movement can be stronger and more effective… I […]

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December update: Keeping busy and warm in Whitesville

As winter returns to the Appalachian mountains, the slow but inevitable demise of the coal industry is clearer than ever.  Alpha, Patriot, and Arch Coal are in bankruptcy or headed in that direction, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo add to the list of banks that are cutting some of their coal financing, and former Massey […]

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2015 Fall Summit

It was a great weekend up on Kayford for the first frost of the season!  Lots of locals, Appalachian organizers and college students came together, had fun, met new folks, and learned and shared a thing or two. Here are some of our allies, friends and sponsors mentioned during the weekend’s events: Black Mesa Indigenous […]

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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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RAMPS Launches Youth Engagement Project (YEP)

Over the past few months, outdoor activities with local youth have developed into a new project, the Youth Engagement Project (YEP). RAMPS members have been making trips with local youth to find downed trees in the forests surrounding Whitesville, then cutting and splitting it into pieces that are sold as firewood.  Some of the wood is […]

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March 2015 Update

Click here to subscribe to our email list and receive these updates directly in your inbox! RAMPS March 2015 Update Radical Action For Mountains’ and People’s Survival A dispatch from Whitesville in the southern coalfields of West Virginia Donate to RAMPS’s General Fund! Dear Friends and Allies, It’s been quite a month here in southern […]

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RAMPS Joins Nationwide Leaders at the 4th Extreme Energy Extraction Summit

Earlier this month, RAMPS joined leaders from across the continent for the 4th Extreme Energy Extraction Collaborative (or E3C) Summit in Biloxi, MS. As part of the Extreme Energy Extraction Collaborative, RAMPS helps build connections between different organizations and frontline communities fighting extraction, as well as helping to organize this annual summit where leaders of the […]

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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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Banner Suspended Above Downtown Roanoke, Calls Out Coal Baron Billionaire

  Updates: Friday – All 5 folks have been released from jail on the own personal recognizance. 3:30 PM – The five activists arrested have been set a $1,500 bail each.  They are all scheduled for arraignments in the morning, where charges will be made official and bail may be reset. 10:15 AM – Five […]

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