Posts Tagged with "Appalachia Rising"

Judy Bonds, Presente

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Judy Bonds, Presente

“Fight Harder” -Judy Bonds We’re mourning the passing of our friend Julia “Judy” Bonds. She was a mother, a grandmother, a coal miner’s daughter, a national leader in the mountaintop removal abolition movement, a director of Coal River Mountain Watch, and a community organizer. She’d been diagnosed with a very serious case of cancer back [...]

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The PNC Four Go Free

Monday, November 29, 2010

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The PNC Four Go Free

Last month RAN organized a protest inside PNC Bank’s Washington DC branch in coalition with the Earth Quaker Action Team, RAN Chicago and Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping. We wanted to draw attention to PNC’s role in financing mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining in Appalachia and put pressure on the bank [...]

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Campaign Calls for New York State Retirement Fund to Divest from Massey Energy

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Here’s a guest post from “NY for Appalachia Rising”, who are calling for their state retirement fund to divest from Massey Energy: What can you buy with $15 million dollars? A blog, for one. Banking blog Bankaholic sold for that amount to a company called PadContent in 2008. An email: 15 million was the quote in [...]

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How Do You Spell Greenwash? P-N-C

Monday, October 11, 2010

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From Wikipedia:Greenwashing (a portmanteau of “green” and “whitewash”) is a term describing the deceptive use of green PR or green marketing in order to promote a misleading perception that a company’s policies or products (such as goods or services) are environmentally friendly. PNC prides itself on being the “greenest bank in the business” and last [...]

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Appalachia Rising Converges on White House in Mass Action, Over 115 Arrested

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Appalachia Rising Converges on White House in Mass Action Thousands Call for Abolition of Mountaintop Removal in Action at White House; Over 115 arrested in non-violent civil disobedience It was crazy times in our nation’s capitol this last week. Appalachia Rising, a mass mobilization calling for the abolition of mountaintop removal coal mining, converged thousands [...]

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Cracks in Big Coal’s Empire

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” -Gandhi Don Blankenship‘s empire is crumbling. Mountaintop removal coal mining may well be on it’s way out. The money’s drying up. Appalachia is rising in Washington D.C. And we’re seeing some VERY interesting developments on Wall Street and in [...]

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Mountain Justice For Appalachia

Monday, August 23, 2010

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It was only 5 years ago, that a group of Appalachian residents, southeastern Earth First!ers, students, crusty punks, environmentalists and many others came together for the first Mountain Justice Summer (MJS). In the summer of 2005, they traveled around to a number of communities being destroyed by mountaintop removal to offer solidarity and support. The [...]

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Climate Camps Sprouting Up Around the World

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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What’s that rumbling I hear? It’s a movement thundering as they say “Ya Basta!” to climate change and fossil fuel extraction, and “Yes” to climate justice. Throughout the industrial North in Europe, North America, Australia and Aotearoa, Climate Camps are sprouting up next to their nation’s biggest polluters to take direct action. No more waiting [...]

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Appalachia Rising: Mobilize to End Mountaintop Removal

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Today, a coalition of coalfield residents and organizations held a press conference in Charleston, WV announcing a mass mobilization, called “Appalachia Rising” in Washington D.C. to “mobilize to end mountaintop removal.” Below is their vision statement. Appalachia Rising: Mobilize to End Mountaintop Removal! September 25 – 27, 2010, Washington DC Appalachia Rising is a mass [...]

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