"Wendell Berry, others, talk coal with governor"
"Kentucky Rising: A Statement from Wendell Berry, February 12, 2011, 10:58 a.m."

"Governor's Sit-In Day Two"

As the nation's beloved author/farmer philosopher Wendell Berry settled his 76-year-old lanky frame onto the floor of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's office last night, he picked up a copy of The Tempest. But in joining other protesters in this extraordinary sit-in to halt reckless mountaintop removal mining, including a coal miner and inspector who dedicated 40 years of his life to the industry, a Harlan County activist whose brother was killed in a mine, a nurse who has served black lung-affected coal miners for decades, and some of the country's top Appalachian labor and history scholars, Berry was not taking part in any Shakespeare spectacle.

via www.huffingtonpost.com


Update from inside the Capitol: Wendell Berry (Kentucky Rising)

Kentucky Rep. Tom Riner visits protesters in Capitol (Kentucky Kernel)

Protesters spend comfortable night in governor's office, plan rallies Sunday and Monday (Kentucky.com)

Protestors hold weekend sleepover in governor's office (State-Journal.com)

Activists Occupy Kentucky Governor's Office Demanding End to Mountaintop Removal Mining (Treehugger)

Kentucky authors, activists enter the second day of their weekend-long sit-in in the governor’s office (Kentucky Kernel)

Beshear Invites Anti-Coal Protesters To Stay In His Office Over Weekend (Lex18.com)


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