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Mountains are forever, except in Appalachia where they're being levelled for coal...

This diary about the beauty and spiritual power of mountains made me feel even more deeply the impotent rage and grief of watching liquidationist extraction proceed with ever more feverish haste here in N America... sorry to introduce a depressing note but it was an instant stream-of-consciousness connection.  Under industrial capitalism, even mountains are not forever...

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Mon May 4th, 2009 at 01:28:11 PM EST
Old cohort Mike Roselle has been leading the fight against mountaintop removal in West Virginia.  Friday had "victory" in court against Massey Energy.  from mike on my facebook wall:

"Mike Roselle The West Virginia media turned out in force for our trial Friday, but few outlets actually filed a story. We've come to expect this, and the word has nevertheless gotten out about our stunning victory against Massey's lawyers. We remain unrestrained, unbowed, unrepentant and we will continue our struggle against mountain top removal."

Latest news here contains this legal gem from the land of democracy...

Those already arrested are barred from any interference with Massy's mining operations, and are being held in contempt of court for violating the temporary restraining order (TRO).  Not content with that, however, the TRO goes one further, limiting anyone who has seen or heard of the order from protesting as well.  (That's right: as of reading that last sentence, I think you, dear reader, are legally barred from action against Massy.)

Not being that old, i've never seen a dinosaur die, but apparently they thrash around like hell.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue May 5th, 2009 at 10:48:07 AM EST
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