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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-24-08 08:02 PM
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12. Sourcewatch: Nonviolent direct actions against coal

Around the world, nonviolent direct action—a term which, in contemporary social movements, is usually used to refer to acts of civil disobedience, in which activists blockade or occupy public or private space—has become an increasingly common tactic of anti-coal climate activists since 2004. Direct action protests have occurred in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States (California, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and elsewhere). Targets have included American Electric Power, AMP-Ohio, Bank of America, BHP Billiton, Citibank, E.ON, Dominion Power, Duke Energy, Edelman Public Relations, Fortune Minerals, Massey Energy, Merrill Lynch, Miller Argent, Mirant, National Coal Corporation, Sithe Global Power, and Solid Energy.


For details, images, and videos of specific direct actions, see the following:
Nonviolent direct actions against coal: 2004-2007
Nonviolent direct actions against coal: 2008
Coal Activist Videos
Coal Activist Videos: Direct Action
Coal Activist Videos: Mountaintop removal


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  -Gore urges civil disobedience to stop coal plants bananas  Sep-24-08 07:12 PM   #0 
  - He said the same thing in the past.  livelongandprosper   Sep-24-08 07:13 PM   #1 
  - James Hansen testified for the coal protestors in England  bananas   Sep-24-08 07:17 PM   #2 
  - Umm they still have Free Speech and  HillbillyBob   Sep-24-08 07:39 PM   #7 
  - Blacks have the right to vote, women have the right to vote, workers have rights,  Peace Patriot   Sep-25-08 11:24 AM   #23 
  - I STRONGLY DISAGREE  KakistocracyHater   Sep-24-08 07:21 PM   #3 
  - Gen Xers & down have OTHER ways that work  eowyn_of_rohan   Sep-24-08 07:40 PM   #8 
  - Play video games and complain.  Dr.Phool   Sep-24-08 07:50 PM   #10 
  - It's not getting reported, but civil disobedience has already been happening  bananas   Sep-24-08 07:53 PM   #11 
  - Sourcewatch: Nonviolent direct actions against coal  bananas   Sep-24-08 08:02 PM   #12 
  - Nonviolent direct actions against coal: 2008  bananas   Sep-24-08 08:03 PM   #13 
  - Nonviolent direct actions against coal: 2004-2007  bananas   Sep-24-08 08:05 PM   #14 
  - worry worry  glinda   Sep-24-08 07:22 PM   #4 
  - A good friend of mine told me the 60's peace and love times were over with the kent state event  superconnected   Sep-24-08 07:27 PM   #5 
  - Peace and love, but not action  bananas   Sep-24-08 07:37 PM   #6 
  - Your friend is wrong.  Dr.Phool   Sep-24-08 07:48 PM   #9 
  - Murder of students by Nixon to stop anti-war protests ....  defendandprotect   Sep-24-08 08:18 PM   #17 
  - Absolutely RIGHT, President Gore!! It is our childrens' world and they must protest, but we ALL  bertman   Sep-24-08 08:12 PM   #15 
  - Good for Gore --!!! Next steps: Nationalize oil industry & Electric cars ....  defendandprotect   Sep-24-08 08:15 PM   #16 
  - Gore urges civil disobedience to stop coal plants  Nambe   Sep-24-08 09:31 PM   #18 
  - I wonder how long it'll be before the Right is screaming about Gore  FVZA_Colonel   Sep-24-08 09:31 PM   #19 
  - K&R!  burrowowl   Sep-24-08 09:31 PM   #20 
  - A violent revolution to save the planet.  Gillian   Sep-24-08 09:31 PM   #21 
  - Recommend many diverse protests, acts of civil disobedience, at local sites  Ghost Dog   Sep-25-08 12:56 AM   #22 
  - Lead the way, Albert.  tuckessee   Sep-25-08 11:44 AM   #24 
  - If he had his hand on the pulse he would give call to press the government to stop the bail out  nolabels   Sep-25-08 11:47 AM   #25 
  - Could we do this AFTER the election?  fed_up_mother   Sep-25-08 11:57 AM   #26 

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