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Appalachia Rising: Which Side Are You On?
On January 9, 2014, a dangerous toxin, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, leaked from a busted tank and into the Elk River in West Virginia. It is believed that nearly 7,500 gallons of the toxin made its w...
Climate Change as a Class Issue
Protesting PNC Bank in Pittsburgh financing of mountain-top removal (MTR) coal mining across Appalachia. MTR causes increased cancer rates and birth defects, as well as massive environmental degradati...
Coal's Ruptured Landscape: Navigating the Ruins of Appalachia
Smecker, Frank Joseph
It is more apparent now than ever before that coal mining, especially mountain top removal, is unethical and inhumane. It displays stark irresponsibility in land stewardship as well as depraved practi...
How People Get Power: Organizing Oppressed Communities for Action
A book about community organizing, written for organizers.
Mountain Justice: Homegrown Resistance to Mountaintop Removal, for the Future of Us All
In recent years, local people fighting against Mountaintop Removal's destruction of their homes in West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia have invited volunteers from outside Appalachia's co...
Poor West Virginia? Think Again: Resistance in the Valley of Death
The chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia has once again put Appalachia on the map. This is what it usually takes. People have to not just die at the hands of the coal and chemical industry, the...
Reclaiming the Commons in Appalachia: Property is Theft
The extractive resource industry has a firm hold on the wild, wonderful, but wounded Appalachians. The use of eminent domain and compulsory pooling has robbed communities of their cultural and natural...
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Highlander Research and Education Center
Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. We work with people fighting for justice, equality and sustainability, supporting their eff...
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North American Energy Colonies
Serial Publication (Periodical)
This particular issue of the newsletter is a product of the World Student Christian Federation-North American Region- Energy Education Project and focuses on some energy issues important to all North ...