08 Jun '11, 3pm

Great post from Chuck Keeney, grandson of famed UMW prez Frank Keeney in 1920s. His thoughts on #blairmt march: #stopmtr

Great post from Chuck Keeney, grandson of famed UMW prez Frank Keeney in 1920s. His thoughts on #blairmt march: #stopmtr

Today there is a Second Battle of Blair Mountain. The coal companies want to destroy this historic ground with mountaintop removal and we are trying to save it. Marchers brave the heat, intimidation of the coal companies, and the ugliness of some who oppose us. When we originally planned the five day march we arranged to stay at various parks and campsites along the way. While many of these places initially welcomed us, they have all, within the last few days, told us that we can no longer stay at their sites. We then found alternative camp sites. These places too, have since withdrawn their support. Some of them have refused us because of threats from the coal companies; others have not given us specific reasons. What we do know is that many of the owners of these campsites were very hospitable at first, but have since said with regret that we cannot rest on their propert...

Full article: http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2011/06/08/the-second-batt...

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