Come to Appalachia for
Justice is a call to action for the people to stand
up against the final destruction of our life supporting ecosystems
- mountain range removal. We need your help to fight the
companies. We need you.
We can break the back of the massive destruction that lays
waste to entire ecosystems and watersheds. We are
asking for volunteers to dedicate a summer to our efforts.
We see our call to action as an emergency plea,
in desperate circumstances -- to rachet up the resistance
the atrocity of Mountain Range Removal before it's too late.
The campaign began with the MJ action camp where participants
had an opportunity to learn & share skills needed for
Mountain Range Removal is the ultimate in theft of a people's
heritage, the destruction of entire watersheds and the annihilation
of one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. And
the perpetrators are turning it into the biological equivalent
of a parking lot. The theft of our mountains is escalating
as the coal companies strive to outdo one another in their
orgy of destruction.
Redwood Summer started with an emergency call to action to
save the Redwood Forests. This is our emergency call to action
to save our mountains. Mountain Justice will be the
catalyst for a broad based resistance movement that will succeed
in stopping Mountain Range Removal!
Food, housing, and camping have all been arranged. Welcome
houses modeled on Redwood Summer have been established in
Appalachian cities. Volunteers get routed through these houses
for training before being sent into the coalfields. Campsites
have been identified and food donations have been secured.
Come to our home and help us protect the Appalachian Mountains.
During the summer you can hike, photograph, canvass, camp,
cook and fight for the very survival of one of the oldest
mountain ranges in the world. We will be alternating between
campsites near mountain range removal sites and time in various
cities, towns and communities promoting educational tours
and demonstrating at the headquarters of the greedy coal companies.
It won’t be easy. Historically the Appalachian Mountains
and her people have been considered a “Fourth World”
by the greedy corporate carpetbagging coal corporations. They
consider us a national sacrifice zone in their search for
profits. But we are standing up and fighting back, and YOU
can help us tip the balance.
Mississippi Summer hosted schools. Mountain Justice will
have teach-ins and workshops throughout the summer. Mississippi
Summer had people going door to door. Mountain Justice
has a listening project that has been formed for folks to
go door to door in threatened mountain communities to listen
and talk about the our fears, hopes and dreams for the mountains
we love and live in.
Mountain Justice hopes to include plant identification,
media escorts, pre-blast photography, endangered species identification,
listening projects, demonstrations, tour promotion, non-violent
direct action, camping, and in general raising hell for our
mountains. The coal companies think they can destroy Appalachia
without a fight. They are betting billions on our silence.
They know that if people of North America find out about this
theft of mountains, the outrage will destroy their attempted
theft of a people's cultural heritage. The icon of the forest
campaigns of the west coast are the redwoods. You will be
able to say, “I helped save a mountain.” And you
will leave a monument to your summer's work that will exist
Join the campaign as an organizer!
Coal companies have a history of violence, we are committed
to nonviolence and to the safety
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