Category Archives: People in the movie

Kathy Mattea: Blair Mountain – Our Common Ground

On June 11, 2011, Grammy Award winning singer and environmental and social activist Kathy Mattea spoke to over 1,000 participants at the March on Blair Mountain rally, Blair Mountain, WV.  Here are Kathy’s remarks. I am here because I care about … Continue reading

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Remembering Judy Bonds, a Voice Against Mountaintop Removal

Article by Peter Slavin Country Blue Ridge LINK HERE

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“Death and fear in coal country” by Mari-Lynn Evans

At 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 5, my brother called to tell me that the Massey Upper Big Branch mine had exploded near Montcoal. He is a member of a mine rescue team, and he told me they thought 28 … Continue reading

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From Randy Maggard

Boy, was that a bunch of bull. I would first like to know how Mr. Biggers past a geography course. The last time I checked Southern Illinois was about 400 miles from Appalachia. It seems today like everyone with an … Continue reading

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Stories of coal: Kathy Mattea looks into her own West Virginia past, working to halt the future of mountaintop removal mining

In the battle to stop mountaintop removal in Appalachia, Grammy Award-winning singer Kathy Mattea is firmly entrenched in the center of the dialogue. Answering the call: While “singing is like breathing,” the challenges of advocacy and activism are “much more … Continue reading

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Inside Outdoors Radio Show interview with Randy Maggard

Randy Maggard is interviewed by outdoorsman Buddy Bill Moser (left) and  Don Jordan – (right) on their radio show “Inside Outdoors” in Bloomington, Indiana.  Buddy Bill and Don Jordan participated as special guest speakers at the premier of Coal Country, … Continue reading

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NEWS: Coalfield Uprising Arrests at Gov’s Office: Will Manchin Defend Coalfield Residents or Absentee Big Coal?

As a supportive crowd sang, “This land is your land, this land is my land,” seven peaceful sit-in activists were arrested in Governor Joe Manchin’s office at the West Virginia state capitol at 5pm this afternoon, as part of the … Continue reading

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San Francisco Premier

Panel Discussion after the Premier at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Don Blankenship weighs in on global warming

Editor: Mel Tyree says burning coal is melting Arctic ice and causing droughts and wildfires, and that the glaciers in Glacier National Park will be gone in 15 years and the ocean’s coral reefs in 40 years (Readers’ Forum, Sept. … Continue reading

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Randall Maggard Interview

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