Action Alerts

Dineh families requesting direct on-land support

For four decades, the Dineh communities of Black Mesa have fought to stop the U.S government and Peabody Energy Company's exploitation of their homelands and communities. Today, families remain, steadfastly resisting the mine, colonialism, and forced relocation. 

In the words of one resister, "WE NEED YOUR PHYSICAL PRESENCE OUT HERE, ASAP! WE don't ask for monies, just your good-spirited will to come out for a few days/weeks/months and immerse yourself into a cultural community under threat, and accept the daily challenges in supporting these native elders' existence. And yes, we are not asking for monies because we wish to maintain that human sovereignty, and not seek lawyers or travels to far off cities to protest."

You are being invited to the resistance communities' lands to support their resistance and deter governmental and corporate harassment.

Support the Unist'ot'en Encampment

Members of the Wet'suwet'en clan are re-occupying their land to stop an array of oil and gas pipelines planned for that area without their permission.

As political prisoner David Gilbert (among many others) has pointed out, it's important that our local struggles take inspiration from and lend our strength to global struggles, especially those struggles led by indigenous people and people of color.

RAMPS has supported the Unist'ot'en encampment financially and by volunteering, and we call on our friends and allies to do the same.

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Youth Engagement Project
Kanawha Forest Coalition
Honoring the Waters ceremony and candlelight vigil in Charleston, WV.

Herbal Health Clinic in Whitesville

posted by finocchio, Sunday, September 11th, 2016

RAMPS is excited to be co-hosting a FREE herbal health clinic in Whitesville during the week of Sept. 12-16, 2016.

ALL ARE WELCOME! Please drop at any time during open hours, or contact us to make an appointment: 304-854-2621

HOURS of the Whitesville Herbal Health Clinic:

Tuesday Sept 13th from 10am-3pm
Wednesday Sept 14th from 4pm-7pm
Thursday Sept 14th from 5pm-7pm

The clinic will be held in the Salamy Bldg in Whitesville — look for the sign! Please message us if you need directions.

Clinics are presented by Herbal Medics, a nonprofit group dedicated to providing sustainable, botanical, and integrative health care, in conjunction with Sam Coffman, an ex-Green Beret medic with over 25 years of experience with medicinal plants.

For more information about the clinc, please contact RAMPS at (304)-854-2621, comment on the Facebook event, or feel free to shoot us a Facebook message!

Herbs can help your body recover from issues including:

  • IBS, Reflux and many other digestive complaints
  • Insomnia
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • COPD
  • Sprains, strains, bruises, and other musculoskeletal injuries
  • Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic skin and other autoimmune issues (i.e. eczema, rosacea, acne, asthma, allergies)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Addiction issues

This herbal and nutritional counseling is not meant or intended to be any type of treatment, prescription, or diagnosis for any disease, whether physical or mental diseas

September 2016 Update: A Big Win!

posted by finocchio, Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

A BIG WIN AGAINST KING COAL: We shut down a mine permanently!

Middlelick Mountain will remain mostly unmined, thanks to Kanawha Forest Coalition & RAMPS

WE WON! It’s rare to get to say this, but it’s true: after more than 2 years of campaigning and pressuring by the Kanawha Forest Coalition, the KD#2 mountaintop removal strip mine in Kanawha County has been ordered to be permanently closed. The majority of Middlelick Mountain will remain intact, unblasted and unmined, and Davis Creek watershed will be spared the worst of this mine’s pollution and flooding impacts!

June 2015 KFC rally at WV DEPRAMPS played a crucial role in the Kanawha Forest Coalition’s efforts — canvassing frontline hollers, coordinating and supporting meetings, setting up educational and cultural events, conducting citizen enforcement inspections of the mine, training coalition members in direct action tactics and climbing skills, and organizing a direct action campaign that was never needed — and we couldn’t be more proud of this victory.

Of course, this is just one mine among hundreds here, and there’s so much more to be done. But movements need victories to build upon. This win gives us an incredible opportunity to build, broaden, and bridge the movements against resource extraction in our area. It’s an opportunity to show that this strategy can succeed not just in the capital city’s backyard, but all over the coalfields. Our work to build power and resilience in communities already dealing with the slow disaster of strip mining is ongoing. 
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