Another place we stopped was the Counterpoint Hackerspace in Roswell, GA. Heres their website. https://www.meetup.com/counterpoint/ Another great opportunity to strengthen the biodiversity of our movement and to continue building a powerful alliance between hackers and forest dwellers. An exciting new project we all initiated there is to create a new technology for sending unbreakable encrypted messages made out of moss and leaf litter.
Homies in Asheville, NC were getting ready for the Anarchist bookfair. We ran into several folks there in the Firestorm Books and Coffee located at: 610 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC.
Homies there that are a part of Smoky Mountain Eco-Defense (SMED) are fighting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Here’s their website: https://smed.blackblogs.org And an article from said website.
Duke Energy Workers Greeted with Banners Against Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Smoky Mountain Eco-Defense (SMED) took the fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to the regional headquarters of Duke Energy on March 23rd in Asheville, NC. Following the culmination of a two week long march against the pipeline in eastern NC, folks with SMED paid a visi t to Duke, a major backer of the pipeline, with signs reading “Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline” and “No Justice on Stolen Land”. SMED greeted Duke Energy wor kers coming back from their lunch break and received many an approving honk fr o m supportive drivers.
If built the ACP would bring fracked gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale fields of West Virginia d own through Virginia and into No rth Carolina. In addition to threatening thousands of acres of N ational Forest, wetlands, farms, and woodlands, the ACP threatens to destroy burial grounds and othe r sacred sites belonging to the Lumbee and Tuscarora tribes. The amount of gas the pipeline will bring to market would equal the greenhouse gas emissions created 20 new coal plants.
The good news is the ACP is facing stiff resistance along the entire length of the pipeline route. Many landowners have refused to sell their land or allow surveyors onto their property, and public hearings regarding the pipeline have been packed with people opposing it. SMED and others fighting the pipeline are now setting their sights on the Duke Energy shareholder’s meeting May 4. Word has it that Duke Energy is holding a virtual shareholders meeting online instead of at their headquarters, as is customary, in order to avoid protests. SMED and other groups resisting the pipeline intend to show Duke that ain’t going to work.
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