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Ohio activists plan weekend action camp Nov. 16-18

By Bob Downing Published: November 5, 2012

Appalachia Resist, a grass-roots group in southeast Ohio, is planning a weekend action camp on Nov. 16-18 in Athens County.

The weekend will begin with a panel discussion at 7 p.m. at Arts West on State Street in Athens.

Speakers include Nathan Johnson of the Buckeye Forest Council, Tersea Mills of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice and Roxanne Groff, a former county commissioner.

Workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 17-18 at ACRE, the old Amesville Elementary School.

Topics include community organizing, frack equipment watchdogging, media activism and strategic direct action.

Lunch and dinner will be provided.

Donations are encouraged.

To register and for more information, go to

You can also email questions to



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