The Senior Citizens March to End Mountaintop Removal ended in a protest and press conference at Massey subsidiary Mammoth Coal Company on US-60, east of Cedar Grove, at 4:00 p.m. on Oct, 12th. Mammoth Coal Company is 25 miles from the marchs starting point at the state capitol in Charleston.
Thirteen marchers, ages 53 to 88, walked the fourth five-mile stretch of their journey to the gates of Massey-owned Mammoth Coal Company Sunday. The route took them past American Electric Powers Kanawha Valley coal plant in Glasgow, W.Va.. In the wake of Saturdays banner drop at the Walker CAT facility in Belle, W.Va. security and one police vehicle met the marchers as they passed AEPs entrance.
Two young people unfurled a banner which read, Yes, Coal is Killing West Virginia's Communities off of the Walker CAT building in Belle, W.Va. Saturday afternoon. The youth are affiliated with Climate Ground Zero and say they acted in autonomous solidarity with the Senior Citizens March to End Mountaintop Removal, are affiliated with Climate Ground Zero. The marchers passed the Walker CAT building on todays route.
After marching for 5 miles today the seniors settled into the Universal Unitarian Church in Charleston for a fine Bus Cooked meal from Everybody's Kitchen & Seeds of Peace. After the meal Larry Gibson kept the fire of determination lit for over an hour. I've tried to boil it down to the core of the essential.
Day 1 of a 5 day march covering 25 miles from Charleston, WV to it's end in civil disobedience actions at the front gates of Massey Energy owned, Mammoth Coal in Cedar Grove, WV.
There will be an update video each day of the March.
part 2 of a press conference regarding the violation of the rights of journalists and activists during and before the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.
part 2 includes gruesome wounds and the personal accounts of bystanders and testimony regarding preemptive violations against permitted activities.
Press conference regarding the violation of the rights of Journalists and activists during and before the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.
This being the only permitted action in dissent of the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh; it is, of course, full of great speeches and fun signs.
A layman's explanation of why the g20 is a problem for poor and working class people all over the world.
During my afternoon of running from ear drum piercing sonic weapons and tear gas canisters while being chased in circles by dog and baton wielding cops in working class neighborhoods miles from the convention center I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of locals. Here's what they said ... with a small dose of riot porn on the side.
At a rally held in Pittsburgh's Point Park on the eve of the G20; we hear from union leaders from the AFL-CIO, United Steel Workers Union and city / state officials explain how the green economy, green jobs, are what is need to save our economy. Music by Kathy Matea and Joan Jett.
The Seeds of Peace & Everybody's Kitchen buses were, for the 3rd time forcibly relocated. After Monday nights parking citation for parking on the sidewalk, hours of inspecting the safety inspections The mobile free kitchens got a late night wake up call when told that they had to leave by NOON Tuesday. Here's that story.
The Seeds of Peace Bus & Everybody's Kitchen have been tirelessly trying to feed the people coming to Pittsburgh to express their 1st amendment rights during the G20 Summit despite a nearly constant police presence and unwarranted harassment. Even while dealing with a constant threat of drummed up arrests and confiscated buses they were still able to feed 200 people today. So There.
I just heard that they were once again being surrounded by the Cops.. 3am
The busses have now been forced to move again. The 4th location for them at this G20.
Early morning Pagan Cluster Intervention on Clean Coal Demonstration Bus Tour.
3 Rivers Climate Convergence
Obama and the G20 apparently have failed to uphold their promise to fully fund AIDs meds.