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Experiments with truth: 10/23/09

Four climate activists chained themselves across a haul road on a strip mining site in Kanawha County, West Virginia yesterday to protest mountaintop removal mining. Four more joined them to unfurl banners. All were arrested.

Two climate activists were arrested in Brisbane, Australia yesterday for shackling themselves to a coal conveyor belt and briefly halting the loading of coal onto a Taiwanese vessel. Meanwhile 16 kayakers attempted to block the ship before being escorted away by four police boats.

  • Four climate activists chained themselves across a haul road on a strip mining site in Kanawha County, West Virginia yesterday to protest mountaintop removal mining. Four more joined them to unfurl banners. All were arrested.
  • More than 500 union members and health care activists gathered outside a meeting of the giant health insurance lobby group, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), to protest its efforts to kill reform.