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Anti-HB2 Spell

Wiccans and Pagans are among the targets of North Carolina Republican legislators’ bigoted House Bill 2. The law doesn’t just force everyone to use the restroom that matches the sex listed on their birth certificate — this sweeping attack on … Continue reading
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Police videotaping revealed

Actual police video of Samhain 1996 and activist video of police videotaping cannabis activists in Asheville City Council meeting, 1998, released here for the first time. See articles about our video release: Asheville Citizen-Times, “Wiccans release internal police video of … Continue reading
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Asheville Women Fight “Big Power” to Save a Foothills Wilderness

An article by *Diuvei (Steve Rasmussen) is the Verve Magazine cover story for October 2013: The Box Creek Brockoviches When electricity came to Brackett Town in 1948, the men who wired the church in the onetime gold-mining village near the … Continue reading
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Whistleblowers Unite!

by Lady Passion Recent near-daily T.V. news reports have revealed the extremes that the U.S. government is willing go to in order to demonize domestic whistle-blowers — those who act as oversight to benefit citizens by exposing an organization’s wrongdoing. … Continue reading
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Karma will out

Here is Lady Passion’s statement emailed Sept. 25 to WLOS-TV on the destruction of the Merrimon Magnolia: “Many people who loved this tree and fought for the past two years to save it are outraged that land-owner and former City … Continue reading
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Farewell to a beautiful tree

We pushed as hard as we could to save the Merrimon Magnolia, but sadly we were unsuccessful, as we’ve just learned from a TV news reporter. It was always a long shot, stymied at every turn by a lengthy history … Continue reading
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Press Release: Update on Merrimon Magnolia, Apr. 26, 2011

Watch our news interview on WLOS-TV 13 with Charu Kumarhia, 5pm or 6pm EDT Tues. April 26, or wlos.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saving the Merrimon Magnolia and George Pack’s stone wall A large heritage magnolia on the former site of … Continue reading
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Letter to Asheville City Council re Ingles Smoky Park Hwy

Council should stand by city’s rules with Ingles Tomorrow [March 22, 2011] City Council has a chance to prove why government matters. You can show the doubters on both right and left that the city of Asheville’s regulatory function is … Continue reading
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Send a Postcard to Save the Merrimon Magnolia

Send a photo postcard to Harris Teeter CEO Frederick J. Morganthall and his wife Judy via cardstore.com. It costs less than $2 per postcard ($1.27 from Asheville). It’s easy. Here are the steps: 1) Download one of the images posted … Continue reading
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Council shouldn’t let Ingles violate safety and environmental standards

This Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, Ingles Markets will ask Asheville City Council for special permission to build a big-box store on Smoky Park Highway in West Asheville that would violate existing standards which promote pedestrian safety in large parking lots, … Continue reading
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Save the “Merrimon Magnolia” in Asheville, NC!

Charlotte developer group Merrifield Patrick Vermillion plans to destroy this century-old evergreen companion tree of the twin magnolias Coven Oldenwilde and supporters saved in front of Asheville City Hall in 2008, and plant “small” (spindly) trees instead when it builds … Continue reading
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