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Direct Action

Jan 31 Pipeline Conference Disruption

Ramsey Sprague chaining himself to audio equipment at an oil & gas pipeline conference and holding forth on TransCanada's history of corner-cutting and toxic spills.

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SOA 2012 Undercovers

Undercover Officers infiltrate the School of America's Watch pre vigil concert Every Year.  This year was no different... except the citizen journalist revolution smacked them upside their head by following them everywhere they went to insure no one was injured by them.

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RAMPS: Mountain Mobilization Action & Rally

RAMPS pulled off the largest MTR direct action to date against the largest mountain top removal site in WV on Saturday.  The Hobet Surface Mine was shut down for about 3 hours through a series of coordinated diversions, lock downs, tree-sits and banner drops.   It has bee reported that this was the only mine in WV without beefed up security in anticipation of the publicly announced action.  It seems that they felt too big & scary to imagine that Tree Huggers would have the balls to walk onto their site.  The Police arrested about 25 people including atleast 3 cr

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RAMPS Mountain Mobilization Prequel

Today, hundreds of us will march onto a strip mine in West Virginia and shut it down.  Concerned community members and activists are preparing to take nonviolent direct action to do what the politicians, the regulators and the courts have been unwilling to do: to defend the land and the people; to stop strip mining.

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people power ~ Blair Mountain March day 5

A few days ago someone blocked the public access road to the Blair Mountain Battle Field with boulders that were clearly brought from a mine site.  This would prevent the march from using this state road turnout off the highway as a pick up and drop off spot for Marchers who intended to walk up the Public Road to the historic site.   A small group of marchers took the initiative to move those boulders with their bare hands.   They opened up the road while jeering miners, private security and state police looked on.  The action had been cleared by the Dept of Tr

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The Walk for Democracy part 1

Jeanette Wallis became an activist during the WTO Ministerial Protest in Seattle, WA on December 1, 1999, when she was tear-gassed and chased by riot police in her Capitol Hill neighborhood while walking home from the store.  She began organizing because she believed in the right of the people to express their opinions about decisions that affect their lives - and has consequently been tear-gassed, beaten, pepper-sprayed, shot at with rubber bullets, and arrested while defending this right.

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