Three black coffins lined the intersection of Bonnycastle Avenue and Bardstown Road today. It was part of a demonstration by PETA against the use animal products in clothing. Three of the eight protesters played corpses. They were dressed in black underwear and held signs saying “We wouldn’t be caught dead in animal skins.” “Well we… Continue reading PETA Protests Outside Leather Shop
It’s been one week since a group of protesters ended their sit-in at Governor Steve Beshear’s office. A group of 14 protesters spent the weekend in Beshear’s office protesting the surface mining technique commonly called Mountaintop Removal. The sit-in ended with the annual I Love Mountains Day rally in Frankfort on the 14th.
The group, known as Kentucky Rising, occupied the governor’s office from Friday morning through Monday morning to protest Beshear’s support for the mining process commonly called mountaintop removal.
Beshear didn’t offer to change his positions. The group decided to continue their protest in the governor’s office. They were prepared to be arrested at the end of the day on Friday.
Instead, the governor told them they can stay as long as they like. The group plans to stay through Monday when other environmental activists will gather in Frankfort for a rally called I Love Mountains Day.
The group Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare held another rally in downtown Louisville Wednesday.
In a situation where many people would withdraw into privacy, Cindy Sheehan grieved for her son very publicly. After his death in Iraq, she became one of the most well-known faces of the movement against the war. Later, she made headlines again by stepping away from the movement. Now, 6 years later, her activism continues. Listen to the Show
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan will be in Louisville this week for rallies, discussions and a book signing.
Women wearing only lettuce bikinis visited Louisville today (Thursday). The demonstration was part of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ latest campaign for vegetarianism.
Several dozen Iranians and local residents of all nationalities filled Thomas Merton Square in downtown Louisville for a peace vigil today.
A south Louisville activist group called Stop Invisible Taxes has set up an ethics tip line for Metro Government. The group sees the service as an alternative to the city’s soon-to-be-established official tip line.