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14. Nonviolent direct actions against coal: 2004-2007

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—became an increasingly common tactic of anti-coal climate activists in 2004.

1 Background
2 Definition and history of nonviolent direct action
2.1 Nov. 10, 2004: Chesapeake Climate Action Network blockade of Dickerson Power Plant
2.2 Mar. 6, 2005: Save Happy Valley Coalition occupation of Solid Energy headquarters
2.3 June 7, 2005: First stockholders meeting of National Coal Corporation Disrupted
2.4 June 30, 2005: WV citizens occupy Massey headquarters
2.5 July 16, 2005: First Nations Mt. Klappan mine blockade
2.6 Aug. 13, 2005: Save Happy Valley Coalition coal train blockade
2.7 Aug. 15, 2005: Earth First!/Mountain Justice Summer blockade of Campbell County mountaintop removal site
2.8 June 5, 2006, and Nov. 3, 2007: Rising Tide boat blockades of Newcastle port
2.9 July 10, 2006: Earth First!/Rising Tide blockade of Clinch River Power Plant
2.10 Aug. 31, 2006: Drax Power Plant blockade attempt
2.11 Dec. 12, 2006: Dooda Desert Rock blockade
2.12 Feb. 27, 2007: Rising Tide blockade of New South Wales Labor Party
2.13 Mar. 16, 2007: Sit-in at West Virginia Gov. Manchin's office
2.14 Apr. 13, 2007: Blockade of Asheville Merrill Lynch
2.15 June 8, 2007: ASEN blockade of New South Wales Department of Planning
2.16 July 3, 2007: Greenpeace blockade of New South Wales Department of Planning
2.17 Aug. 13, 2007: Southeast Convergence for Climate Action occupation of Asheville Bank of America
2.18 Sept. 3, 2007: Occupation of Loy Yang Power Plant
2.19 Sept. 4, 2007: ASEN Occupation of Newcastle coal port
2.20 Oct. 1, 2007: Greenpeace occupation at Boxburg plant construction site
2.21 Oct. 8, 2007: Greenpeace occupation of Kingsnorth Power Plant
2.22 October 23, 2007: Rainforest Action Network banner hang at Bank of America corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC
2.23 Nov. 5, 2007: Rainforest Action Network blockade of D.C. Citibank branch
2.24 Nov. 15, 2007: Rainforest Action Network day of action against coal finance
2.25 Nov. 15, 2007: Student blockade of Duke Energy headquarters
2.26 Nov. 15, 2007: Greenpeace occupation of Munmorah Power Station
2.27 Nov. 19, 2007: Rising Tide Kooragang Coal Terminal rail blockade
2.28 Dec. 5, 2007: Blockade of Ffos-y-fran coal mine construction site
3 Resources
3.1 References


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