May 18- May 25, 2012
This event will happen at the Appalachian South Folklife Center near Pipestem, West Virginia.
There is indoor bed space, heated buildings, chairs, and good food including meat. People of all ages are welcome and people of all ages do attend. You are welcome to come!
The janitors of SEIU Local 26 today announced that they are prepared to go on strike after over two months of negotiations with cleaning contractors. Flanked by supportive elected officials and allies including environmental groups and union leaders, the janitors’ union launched their campaign in Minneapolis City Hall today, announcing that they will strike if their contract demands are not met.
On December 22, 2008 the largest coal fly ash disaster in the world occurred in Roane County, Tennessee along the banks of the Emory River at the Kingston Electric Coal Plant which is owned and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TV
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PETTUS, W. Va. – Early this morning two concerned citizens, Dea Goblirsch and Nick Martin, locked down to a drill rig on Coal River Mountain’s Bee Tree mountaintop removal site, effectively stopping blasting. Two others, Grace Williams and Laura Von Dolen, joined them in direct support, holding a banner with the message “Save Coal River Mountain”.
These nonviolent protestors have taken this action to bring attention to the extreme danger facing residents of the Coal River Valley from blasting near the Brushy Fork Impoundment. They plan to stay locked down until law enforcement removes them.
This fall the Senate is expected take up a climate and energy bill that would establish a new agency within the Department of Energy to administer federal loan guarantees for private "clean" energy projects. The bill, the American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009 (S.1462), was passed by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in June.