Posts Tagged with "sit-in"

Why Washington University in St. Louis Should Ditch Peabody Coal

Friday, April 11, 2014

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Why Washington University in St. Louis Should Ditch Peabody Coal

This article first appeared in Washington University in St. Louis’ Student Life on April 10, 2014.  On April 30, the UN’s International Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the best available scientific report on global warming and the likely consequences of continued carbon pollution. Based on 12,000 peer-reviewed studies, the IPCC’s report describes a [...]

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Why We’re Sitting in at WashU (And We’re Not Leaving)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Why We’re Sitting in at WashU (And We’re Not Leaving)

By Caroline Burney, Senior at Washington University. Crossposted from We Are Powershift. I’ve learned many things in my four years at Washington University in St. Louis–not all of them in the classroom. For example, before I became a student at Wash U, I had never heard of Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal [...]

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Boston Tells Obama & Kerry: “Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline”

Monday, October 7, 2013

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Boston Tells Obama & Kerry: “Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline”

This morning, I’m in Boston. This is one of my favorite U.S. cities, perhaps because Boston is one of the birthplaces of American civil disobedience. Not far from here, in 1773, a group of colonists dumped ship-loads of English tea into Boston Harbor in resistance to the British government’s unfair taxes on the American colonies. [...]

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West Virginia Prepares for Mountain Mobilization; July 25-Aug. 1

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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West Virginia Prepares for Mountain Mobilization; July 25-Aug. 1

“Everything has to get bigger from here. We need to put our backs up against the wall and not back down.” –Larry Gibson, lifelong West Virginian This fight to end mountaintop removal coal mining is not over. And like Larry said, it needs to get bigger and not back off. Mountain fighters from all over [...]

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VIDEO: Mark Ruffalo Supports the Tar Sands Action in D.C.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

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VIDEO: Mark Ruffalo Supports the Tar Sands Action in D.C.

Mark Ruffalo, who has courageously fought against fracking in his home state of New York and across the country, has issued a video in support of the Tar Sands Action, August 20-September 3. Mark joins Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who earlier this week came out in support of the acton against the Keystone XL pipeline. [...]

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Kentucky Rising! Twenty Occupy Gov’s Office in Kentucky Coal Mining Fight

Friday, February 11, 2011

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Kentucky Rising! Twenty Occupy Gov’s Office in Kentucky Coal Mining Fight

**UPDATE: 14 Kentuckians to remain occupying Gov’s office over the weekend in anticipation of I Love Mountains day on Monday. Watch Live Streaming Here. Sit-In at Ky. Governor’s Office Demanding an End to Mountaintop Removal. Participants include acclaimed author Wendell Berry, retired coal miner Stanley Sturgill, activists Teri Blanton, Bev May and Mickey McCoy. Pictures [...]

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