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Asheville Green Drinks | Weekly networking party and talks by knowledgeable, invited speakers about all things green and good | Talks are given most every Wednesday, beginning at 6 p.m. at Posana on Biltmore Ave., which overlooks Vance Monument and the Asheville Art Museum at Pack Place | ashevillegreendrinks.com | More>

Asheville Tea Party | Blog about tax resistance and local group's events | ashevilleteaparty.wordpress.org | More>

Canary Coalition | Grassroots organization fights for clean air in the region | canarycoalition.org | More>

Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods | Largest group of city residents who address quality of life issues | ashevillecan.org |  More>

Firestorm Cafe & Books | Offers community space at most reasonable rates in Downtown Asheville (across from Pritchard Park) for many grassroots groups and activists | firestormcafe.com | More>

League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County | Each election cycle, known for organizing public debates of the candidates | More>

Mountain Area Information Network | M.A.I.N. provides news and views of interest to area residents | main.nc.us | More>

The Global Report | Formerly The Asheville Global Report | No longer in print, but now online and broadcasts on URTV public access TV. | theglobalreport.org | More>

Veterans For Peace | veteransforpeace.org | More>


► "No Nukes Summer" rally Fri., July 15, to peacefully protest large nuclear waste shipments through Asheville, WNC | Say NO to a change in federal nuclear fuel waste policy that could bring mega-nuclear waste shipments through Western North Carolina and Asheville on its way to South Carolina. | Details: A rally and protest walk from Pritchard Park to the Federal Building in Downtown Asheville is planned for Fri., July 15, 2011. The rally will begin at 4 p.m. at Pritchard Park in Downtown Asheville. Activities to be held in the park will include street theater, sign-making and songs. From Pritchard, a protest procession will proceed to the sidewalk around the Federal Building. Organizers say the rally and walk will be respectful of local regulations. | More>

 


ISSUES AND NEWS INVOLVING AREA ACTIVISTS

 

► CLIFFSIDE POWER PLANT EXPANSION

Avram Friedman speaks out against Cliffside | Video | More>

Canary Coalition executive director runs for NC House | friedmanfornchouse.com | More>

44 activists arrested in Charlotte | Duke's hypocrisy exposed | More>

Arrests at Cliffside construction site | Expansion of coal-fired power plant to add considerable air pollution to Western North Carolina | More>

 


► ABUSE OF CONGO WOMEN

Asheville actress-activist Andie MacDowell speaks out | Urges Americans to help abused women in Congo | More>

Resources:

thegreatestsilence.org | More>

enoughproject.org | More>

 


► ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

Wally Bowen of Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN) talks about  alternative media to counterbalance big media | Interview by area author-activist Mike Hopping | mikehopping.com | More>

 

 

 


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