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Protestors chain themselves to tracks to block coal train near Duke Energy plant

By Steve Lyttle / Charlotte Observer Six people were arrested Thursday morning in Catawba County after a group of protesters from Greenpeace and three other organizations blocked a train from entering Duke Energy’s steam-powered plant in Catawba County by chaining themselves to the tracks. The group aimed the protest at Duke Energy, for its use … Continue reading Protestors chain themselves to tracks to block coal train near Duke Energy plant

Gail Dines: The Shocking Suspension of Dr. Price

By Gail Dines / Counterpunch As colleges become more corporate, we are hearing more and more stories of academics being sanctioned for having the audacity to speak out against corporate malfeasance. Not only does this limit the free speech of academics, it also serves to scare teachers into adhering to the hegemonic discourse. The latest … Continue reading Gail Dines: The Shocking Suspension of Dr. Price

Greenpeace protesters symbolically occupy North Carolina coal plant

By Huffington Post Protesters from Greenpeace demonstrated against “the destruction and pollution caused by coal” at a North Carolina power plant on Monday, according to a press release. Activists entered the grounds of the Progress Asheville Power Station in the morning and secured themselves to a coal conveyor belt, according to Greenpeace. They also scaled … Continue reading Greenpeace protesters symbolically occupy North Carolina coal plant