Posts Tagged with "climate ground zero"

Mountain Justice Fall Summit on Kayford Mountain

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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After a successful mobilization a few weeks ago in Washington D.C., the mountain justice movement is meeting again this weekend for Mountain Justice Fall Summit on Kayford Mountain, West Virginia. Kayford is the home of anti-MTR activist Larry Gibson. Expect lots of good stuff to be happening at Kayford this weekend. Mountain Justice Fall Summit [...]

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Big Brother and King Coal

Monday, September 13, 2010

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The guys at Climate Ground Zero are feeling a little frisky this week. Check out this funny response to an intelligence bulletin about anti-coal activists put out by the Dept. of Homeland Security. Cross Posted from Climate Ground Zero Homeland Security communique intercepted! The Climate Ground Zero Ministry of Information recently came into possession of [...]

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Oh Hells Yeah! Anti-MTR Activists Take Action Against Failed Regulatory Agency

Thursday, August 26, 2010

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This morning two anti-MTR activists, associated with Climate Ground Zero, locked down in Charleston at the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection offices. Activists Block Entrance to DEP Headquarters, Condemn Failed Enforcement CHARLESTON, W.V. Protesters associated with Climate Ground Zero blocked the entrance to the headquarters of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) [...]

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Activists Stop Strip Mining Machine on Coal River Mountain

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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“It was usually around July you could go up there and sit and it was like the annual bear gathering up there… The whole area was full of laurels. The bears had tunnels through them, it was so thick…What’s going on today you know with the Brushy Fork of course, that whole area has just [...]

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The New Battle of Blair Mountain

Monday, June 28, 2010

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Massey doesn’t give a shit. Every day, their mountaintop removal mining operations destroy a little more of our natural heritage. It depopulates communities. It poisons the ground water. Their underground operations received international attention after Massey’s constant shirking of federal regulations led to the deaths of 29 miners in the Upper Big Branch mine in [...]

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Climate Ground Zero Activists Bail Reduced from $100K to $2500

Monday, May 24, 2010

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A quick follow up to last week’s story in West Virginia about the two non violent activists held with excessive bond of $100,000. Climate Ground Zero’s legal team got a bail reduction hearing with Overseer Porter Snodgrass. Snodgrass reduced the bail to $50,000 (with an option of putting up $25,000 in property.) Obviously he still [...]

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West Virginia Court Violates 8th Amendment Rights

Monday, May 24, 2010

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The injustice coming out of Appalachia these days is deafening. And disturbing. In fact, it’s bat shit crazy. On May 17, two Climate Ground Zero activists, EmmaKate Martin, 18, and Ben Bryant, 23, stopped traffic into Massey’s West Virginia headquarters with a lockdown device known as a tripod. The cops showed up got them out [...]

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Two Anti-MTR Non-Violent Activists in West Virginia Held on $100,000 bail each

Monday, May 17, 2010

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It’s pretty outrageous that a criminal thug like Massey CEO Don Blankenship walks around free (going to the Massey Shareholder’s Meeting tomorrow,) while two non-violent anti-MTR activists are held on $100,000 bail each. I think it and say it over and over, but the criminal justice system there is so corrupted by Big Coal is [...]

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Climate Ground Zero Blockades Coal Giant Massey’s HQ in West Virginia

Monday, May 17, 2010

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Update: Tripod is down. EmmaKate and Ben are in custody. Julian, W.Va. — Two Climate Ground Zero protesters are blocking the driveway to Massey Energy’s Regional Headquarters in Boone County, W.Va.. EmmaKate Martin, 18, is suspended on a platform between three interlocking poles, 30 feet above the road. Ben Bryant, 23, is locked to the [...]

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Climate Ground Zero Activist Sentenced to 60 Days

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Last Thursday, Jacqueline Quimby got 60 days for blocking a Massey haul road back in Oct (see below.) You’d think the criminal justice system in West Virginia would have better things to do (something like investigating criminal safety violations by outlaw coal companies) than seeking retribution against non-violent protesters for standing up to their corrupt [...]

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