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Citizens Disrupt Southwestern Energy Presentation over Fracking Projects on Elsipogtog First Nations Land

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2014 Contact: Angie Viands [email protected] 312-217-0145 Video of Action: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8QN4uWWq26qaGIya0EyenJpbzg/preview Citizens Disrupt Southwestern Energy Presentation over Fracking Projects on Elsipogtog First Nations Land Chicago, IL–Two protesters interrupted a Southwest Energy (SWN) presentation Wednesday at the Global Hunter Securities 100 conference in Chicago by taking off their shirts and unfurling a banner to an audience of investors that read, “The people resist SWN, you lose your shirt!”  The banner referred to how increasing public resistance SWN’s controversial hydraulic fracturing projects in…

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Eight Jailed After Alpha HQ Blockade and Banner Hang

Cross-posted from the RAMPS Campaign Update: Five of the eight have been bailed out.  The remaining three are expected to have bail hearings on Wednesday or Thursday. Read all updates here. June 23, 2014. Bristol, VA All of our friends arrested in the Alpha headquarters action were arraigned in front of a judge this morning after spending the weekend in Jail. While none of them can be released from jail until their bail is set, only some of them will get bail hearings this afternoon.…

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No Business as Usual at Alpha Headquarters

Reposted from the RAMPS Campaign June 20, 2014 — Bristol, VA. Three activists with Mountain Justice and Radical Action for Mountains and People’s Survival (RAMPS) are currently stopping business as usual at Alpha Natural Resources headquarters in Bristol, VA, in protest of Alpha’s devastating practices of mountaintop removal coal mining. Activists were protesting the opening of new mines on Coal River Mountain in southern West Virginia. Two protestors are locked in front of the front doors of the office, while a third is hanging from…

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Rising Tide North America Announces Our Continental Gathering; August 22-24 near Whitesburg, KY

Save the Date! Rising Tide North America Announces Our Continental Gathering! August 22-24 near Whitesburg, Kentucky Join us for the 2nd annual Rising Tide North America Continental Gathering, August 22-24 in eastern Kentucky. As information is updated we will be publishing it here This year, Rising Tide North America’s network of activists and allies from around the continent will be converging in Appalachia at the tenth anniversary of Mountain Justice to learn from and support the struggle to stop mountaintop removal, connect with climate justice…

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