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
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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If you're going to the Rainbow Gathering, the closest place to buy Anything is the Hickory Tree Grocery at Flatwoods Rd and Hickory Tree Rd. The food rocks and the people are very happy to see new faces.
I'll be returning here after the gathering to see how they feel about it then.
To the officer who sat in circle on the land today. Here is your proof. This was filmed June 15th or 16th from what is currently bus village. They flew multiple passes on multiple days but I have not seen it for a few days now.
REVISION: They are again flying over Frequently after not being seen for a few days.
About 500 Ethiopian Americans came to Camp David (Thurmont, MD) to show their opposition to their country's dictator who was at the Summit to Shmooze money from Obama. 2 billion US Tax Dollars go to the Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi who uses the money to ethnically cleanse a part of Ethiopia that was formerly Somalia.
Small pockets of random protesters gathered on Main St in Thurmont, MD to protest the G8 Summit. They were completely overshadowed by 500 Ethiopian Americans who came to oppose their country's dictator who was at the Summit to Shmooze money from Obama. The Ethiopian video will be released soon.
The G8 Summit at Camp David, MD is currently underway with minimal protesters and a shit ton of mainstream press with nothing to cover. Tomorrow there is a Bloc Party. If you're not in Chicago... it's not too late.
1950 Born WINSTON JEROME LINDSLEY
A direct descendant of Mayflower colonist John Alden
Great grandmother was first cousin to the mother of Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Homeless at age 15
Quit high school during the 10th grade and enrolled in night school to study auto mechanics
1969 Drove his GTO to Woodstock at age 18
1978 Parlayed automotive training as a Journeyman Master Technician into a successful global automotive business International Technological Information Consultants (ITIC),
Occupy DC, Occupy the Hood, Chuck D, M1 from Dead Prez, Rebel Diaz, Ramona Africa and a bunch a rowdy Justice seekers rally at the Department of Justice and March on The White House for Mumia Abu-Jamal's birthday. 20 some arrests are made.
Occupy DC marches on hotels harboring delegates from the IMF / World Bank Spring Meeting. 4-21-12