Stop Big Coal’s Lawsuits! National Call In Day of Action

Dear Friends–

34 non-violent protesters are under attack by Big Coal. Through 2009 and 2010, anti-mountaintop removal activists repeatedly put their bodies on the line to stop mountaintop removal coal mining operations in southern West Virginia. The company responsible for some of the region’s worst coal mining, Massey Energy, not only prosecuted the activists, but also filed civil suits against them in five separate suits.

Now Massey has been bought by another coal company, Alpha Natural Resources. It’s time to let Alpha know that we are paying attention and that continuing to pursue these lawsuits will only bring increased negative attention and annoyance. Continue reading

Los Mitos del Mercado de Carbono

Resulta evidente el fracaso que en cada reunión oficial de la convención marco para el cambio climático de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para llegar a acuerdos vinculantes en materia de medidas de mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático, es un fortalecimiento de las corporaciones transnacionales y las Instituciones Financieras Internacionales en los acuerdos sobre los mecanismos del

mercado de carbono y el precio de estos ante el negocio que representa la crisis climática, tanto para dichas corporaciones como para los gobiernos en el norte y sur global.

Para la descarga del folleto dar click aquí: Los mitos del mercado de carbono.

Rising Tide Winter Newsletter: Special COP 16 Edition

Inside you will find extensive news and analysis on the recent UN Climate Talks in Cancun, inspiring direct action news from the coalfields of Appalachia to the streets of London, and learn about the latest threats to our planet from the green capitalists.

Please help us get the word out by printing and distributing the newsletter in your community!


winter 2011 newsletter

Day of Direct Action Against Extraction April 20, 2011



Communities around the world are under attack from extractive industries that poison our families, kill our loved ones on the job, and destroy the ecosystems we cherish. The BP oil spill was unfortunately just one of an endless string of disasters born of an economic system that must endlessly consume the Earth’s  resources.

Extraction is the act of taking without giving anything back. Extraction takes workers lives so  corporations can make a few more bucks. Extraction takes clean water and air and gives us blackened oceans and a climate in chaos. Extraction takes the natural wealth of communities and ecosystems and leaves behind poverty and ecological wastelands. Continue reading