21 Jul '11, 5am

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In April, Rising Tide North America and Peaceful Uprising organized a mass unpermitted march through the streets of Washington D.C. to the Dept. of Interior in the aftermath of Power Shift. Over 300 occupied the lobby in protest of the department’s rubber stamp of fossil projects. 21 were arrested. In June, 250 marched 5 days through West Virginia to historic Blair Mountain . On the final day, 1000 marched to the top of the mountain calling for an end to mountaintop removal mining. Last week, in Montana, Earth First! and Northern Rockies Rising Tide occupied MT Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s offices in protest of his support of tar sands development in his state. 5 were arrested after locking themselves together with PVC pipes fashioned into a mock oil pipeline. Today, the RAMPS campaign in West Virginia began two tree-sits on Coal River Mountain to stop strip mining on the iconi...

Full article: http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2011/07/21/spreading-the-p...

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Egypt uprising not driven by social media: Expert

Egypt uprising not driven by social media: Expert

straitstimes.com 13 Jul '11, 2am

The uprising was very organic, noted Dr Hellyer. The gathering at Cairo's Tahrir Square (above) had in fact no appointed l...