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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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Massey Energy Shareholders Meeting Protest

The United Mine Workers of America, AFL-CIO and random environmental groups protest outside the Massey Energy shareholders meeting May 18th 2010.

Features Cecile Roberts president of the UMWA, Kevin Zeese of the Prosperity Agenda and random pissed off miners demanding justice by various means of punishment for Don Blankenship and the Massey Energy board of directors.

http://umwa.org
http://ProsecuteMassey.org

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The Walk for Democracy part 2

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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