“Climate activists jailed 20 hours without due process”

Thinking they had better put some activists away for the holiday season

So much for the US right to peaceful demonstration without recrimination.

Freedom is not free for four climate activists from Climate Ground Zero.net were jailed for twenty hours without being given their due process rights. They were taken from their home on December 29, 2009 for a demonstration against mountain top mining that happened October 10, 2009.

Freedom is not free

While in custody, they were refused bail and not given a chance to see a magistrate and thrown in the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver, WV. Twenty hours later they were finally released and freed on their own recognizance. They had no prior knowledge of their “outstanding warrants”.

Four climate activists were protesting how coal mining is killing the people and land of their state.

Climate Ground Zero is not another environmental organization. It is an ongoing campaign of non-violent civil disobedience in southern West Virginia to end mountaintop removal coal mining and its effects on our future.

Happy New Year and keep up the great peaceful work you are doing to help us all in 2010.

“Thanks everyone” -Mother Nature

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of  http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2009/12/31/coal-activists-jailed/

Excerpts courtesy of  http://climategroundzero.net/2009/12/four-cgz-activists-freed-on-their-own-recognizance/

Image courtesy of  http://climategroundzero.net/

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