Jeff Biggers

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Friday, September 30, 2011
House Committee Censors Testimony of Appalachian Activists
The House Natural Resources Committee has some explaining to do.
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Monday, September 26, 2011
Coalfield Activists Turn Tables at Mountaintop Removal Hearings
In gut-wrenching testimonies on the devastating economic costs and mounting humanitarian crisis related to reckless mountaintop removal operations, two courageous Appalachian coalfield leaders turned the tables on an EPA-bashing Republican-led Natural Resources House Committee hearing in Charleston, West Virginia
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Monday, September 12, 2011
Arizona's AG says Ethnic Studies "Must Be Destroyed"
Speaking on a public panel in Phoenix on Saturday, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne invoked the infamous words of warfare by Roman statesman Cato and called for the destruction of Tucson's Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies Program.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Appalachian Coalfield Leaders Join Tar Sands Pipeline White House Protest: Which Side Are You On, Mr. President?
Not quite a year ago, NASA climatologist James Hansen joined hundreds of Appalachian coalfield activists, including Teri Blanton, Maria Gunnoe , Bo Webb,
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Friday, August 26, 2011
On Eve of Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Arizona Sues to Overturn Voting Rights Act
It took years for Arizona to recover from right-wing Governor Evan Mecham’s disgraceful act to rescind the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in 1989.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Profile in Courage: On Frontlines of Arizona Crisis, Mexican American Studies Director Sean Arce Teaches Nation an Enduring Lesson
As Tucson Unified School District students returned to the classroom yesterday, the towering role of one education innovator is being championed by a broad spectrum of local students, parents, teachers, community members and national scholars.
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Monday, August 15, 2011
Dear Soledad: Appalachian Leaders Respond to CNN's Blair Mountain Special on Mountaintop Removal
With a mounting death toll and a 40-year rap sheet that marks it as our nation's most urgent health and humanitarian crisis , mountaintop removal mining is hardly a new issue.
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Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Arizona's Dirty Lessons: Is Tucson School District Dismantling Ethnic Studies to Appease Tea Party?
In one of the most disturbing developments in the long-brewing Ethnic Studies debacle , a broad alliance of Mexican American Studies supporters is charging that Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) administrators have taken several covert measures to intentionally undermine the nationally acclaimed program and gut its enrollment numbers.
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Friday, August 05, 2011
Coal River Mountain Showdown: What Would Judy Bonds Do?
As the historic tree-sit on Coal River Mountain finishes its third week, and the Mountaintop Removal Moratorium Now movement grows, a broad alliance of local residents and activists in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia are drawing national attention to an upcoming public hearing to consider the renewal of a violation-ridden permit for a controver
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Friday, July 29, 2011
For Judy Bonds: Historic Tree-Sit on Coal River Mountain Enters 10th Day
Appalachian leader Judy Bonds would have turned 59-years-old on August 27th.
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