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A Fearless Summer of Climate Activism

On Monday, I joined three other participants in last summer’s Coal Export Action, as we appeared at the municipal courthouse in Helena, Montana to describe why we and 19 others joined the largest act of climate-related civil disobedience in Montana … Continue reading

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Montanans Rally in Support of Civil Disobedience

On Wednesday, over 30 people gathered in Helena, Montana’s Constitution Park to support the venerable US tradition of civil disobedience.  Immediately before an omnibus court hearing for the 23 people arrested during last August’s peaceful protests against coal exports at … Continue reading

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Where We Stand Now

Wow.  It’s been quite a wild week and a half in Montana. On Monday, the last group of people arrested for civil disobedience during the Coal Export Action were arraigned in court and released, capping off eight days of action … Continue reading

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We Made History in Montana

This week, the Coal Export Action made history in Montana.  Over the course of a week, 23 activists were arrested, in a sustained act of civil disobedience aimed at drawing attention to the deadly impacts of coal exports, and raising … Continue reading

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Our Action in Photos

In the last week, we’ve brought the fight against coal exports in Montana to new levels.  We’ve put public pressure on the State Land Board, marched to the office of the Department of Environmental Quality, protested outside the Montana Coal … Continue reading

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ClimateSOS: It’s Our Time To Act!

(photo credit: RAMPS on Twitter) Our Climate Summer of Solidarity (ClimateSOS) is off to a great start! Yesterday the CEA team watched as our friends from Frack Action, Stop the Frack Attack and RAMPS (Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival) … Continue reading

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Why Montana Needs the Coal Export Action

When politicians refuse to lead, the people must do it themselves.  And when ordinary people are ready to lead – even if it means breaking the rules of traditional political advocacy – extraordinary things happen. Last summer over a thousand … Continue reading

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Big Coal’s Politicians Called Out at Montana Republicans Convention

Friday evening, delegates at the Montana Republicans State Convention received an unexpected visit and serenade from the Blue Skies Campaign and Occupy Missoula.  During the dinnertime reception for candidate for Congress Steve Daines, the activists showed up to protest the … Continue reading

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Finding King Coal’s Weak Spot

If there’s one thing the climate movement learned from the fight against the tar sands, it’s that the fossil fuel industrial complex has weak spots that can be turned into pressure points for effective campaigns.  From direct actions to stop … Continue reading

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