Posts Tagged with "Robert F. Kennedy Jr."

The Last Mountain

Thursday, June 16, 2011

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The Last Mountain

A new must-see movie is out about the anti-mountaintop removal movement. Featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr., “The Last Mountain” focuses on the issues of mountaintop removal and hard work of many people inside and outside the coalfields of Appalachia fighting to end it. The film has gotten a lot of attention, to the point where [...]

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Defending Appalachian History

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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Defending Appalachian History

“The corporations take advantage of people in Appalachia, and this is happening all over Appalachia, not just West Virginia… We have to save one mountain at a time.” -Psera Newman, Lexington KY Billy Bragg sings about there being power in a union. But after the past week, I see that there is power not just [...]

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Appalachian Activist Fights Mountaintop Removal with Purpose

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Appalachian Activist Fights Mountaintop Removal with Purpose

Some great news. RAN’s longtime friend and ally, Bo Webb of the Coal River Valley, has won the prestigious Purpose Prize for his efforts in ending mountaintop removal. The Purpose Prize goes to social entrepreneurs over 60 who, in their encore careers, are using their experience and passion to make an extraordinary impact on society’s [...]

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Kennedy vs. Blankenship Debate And Tweetcast

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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This Thursday evening, deep in the heart of West Virginia, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will be going head-to-head with the fourth largest coal producer in the US- CEO of Massey Energy, Don Blankenship. These two opposing forces will square off on the controversial topic of mountaintop removal coal mining at the Forum on the Future [...]

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