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The Last Mountain
By Shepard Fairey, Los Angeles CA
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The big fossil energy corporations keep telling us we have no choice and simply must keep destroying communities(with mountaintop coal mining), spewing pollution and causing 10’s-of-1000’s of illnesses and deaths in the US(with mercury, arsenic, ozone, etc., etc.) and endangering the planet with CO2 — and all just to boil some water to make electricity. But it’s a lie… Even in the heart of coal country in WV, they have a vision and want to see a wind-farm on their ridges, rather than dismantling the mountains for coal.

There’s a great new film, “The Last Mountain” which tells this amazing story. The film opened, June 3rd in NY and DC.

Image portions based on a reference photograph by J Henry Fair.

The film features Bobby Kennedy, Jr. and many incredible activists who are fighting Big Coal and proving that it will take a lot of heart to move the country forward. But we know it can be done — Germany just proved that today. But with the fossil fuel industry twisting democracy to their advantage, it’s going to take some action on our part!

For more info on the film, visit or

Theater bookers say people are tired of environmental films, let’s prove them wrong!

Shepard Fairey is a contemporary artist, graphic designer, and illustrator. He first became known for his "André the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic super market tabloid Weekly World News. His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama "HOPE" poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Click here to contact Mr. Fairey.
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