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WV Water & Wellness Conference LIVE

the 3rd Annual Wellness & Water Conference

The 3rd Annual Wellness & Water Conference focused on the threats to our water from chemical manufacturing & storage, mountaintop removal coal mining, and Marcellus Shale drilling, and explored measures we can take to safeguard our wellness and water with panels featuring scientists and affected residents, informational tables, open-space discussions and our featured speakers — Dr. Rahul Gupta and two Goldman Environmental Prize winners, Helen Slottje and Maria Gunnoe.

Stop the KaBoom

Date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 17:00 to Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 17:00

I will be projecting some visually stimulating imagery each night at Stop the KaBoom Music and Arts Festival to end Fracking practices and Mountaintop Removal threatening the health and safety of people in the mountain state of West Virginia. Join with Local and Regional Artist and Performers and Raise our Voice for to the Mountains and the People,  Celebrate Connection and Right Purpose, but helping to protect people and our environment.

Larry Gibson Memorial (raw from livestream) part 2

Friends and family of Larry Gibson, the "Keeper of the Mountains," celebrated his life and legacy on Sunday, October 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. in Charleston, WV

The event was broadcast LIVE on http://mobilebroadcastnews.com/NewsRoom

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Speaker:  Victoria Gibson
Speaker:  Danny Chiotos
Speaker:  Chuck Nelson
Speaker:  Amber Whitington
Song:  "Stop Tearing the Mountains Down" Jane Branham
Reading: Sage Russo

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Larry Gibson Memorial (raw from livestream) part 1

Friends and family of Larry Gibson, the "Keeper of the Mountains," celebrated his life and legacy on Sunday, October 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. in Charleston, WV

The event was broadcast LIVE on http://mobilebroadcastnews.com/NewsRoom/MBN-LIVE

http://mountainkeeper.blogspot.com

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Song:  "There's a Balm in Giliad" & "Keeper of the Mountians" by Elaine Purkey
Invocation: Rose Edington

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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.

http://RampsCampaign.org

If you would like to support the RAMPS Campaign, please consider donating at
http://bit.ly/mm-donate

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Zombies Defend Destroying Blair Mountain at Historical Panel

The West Virginia cultural museum hosted a panel on the importance of Blair Mountain to Union and Coal aficionados yesterday.  During the "official" panel there was hardly a mention of the current efforts of out of state coal mining companies to destroy this piece of history and the psychological & economic impact it could have as a tourist attraction. 

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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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