Jan 30th, 2013
From Indigenous Action Media:
About one hundred protesters are gathered in downtown
St. Louis [on January 25] outside of the Peabody Coal corporate headquarters. St. Louis locals were joined by Navajo residents from Black Mesa, Ariz.,
Appalachians from coal-burdened West Virginia, and supporters from across
the United States to demand the cessation of strip mining and
accountability for land and people. …
Around 12 protesters were arrested for linking arms and refusing to leave Peabody property when Boyce refused to meet with Navajo representatives. Protesters included representatives from Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival, Black Mesa Indigenous Support, Veterans for Peace, SEIU and other labor unions.