“Good morning world! The sun is shinning on Rock Creek and it is a brand new day! Birds are chirping, and so are the squirrels, and I am having the first cup of coffee since Thanksgiving. I will attempt to recount the harrowing experiences of this last week, certainly one of the more interesting ones I’ve had. I am getting a lot of advice on how to break my fast. Too much. Way too much. Here is what I did. I drank a half a gallon off store bought egg nog. I ate two pieces of steamed fish. I had a quart of Chunky Monkey and two beers. I went to bed at 1:00 am and slept like a log until 11:00. So do not worry about my health. I went through several months of training for this, knowing what happens to those to continue to resist inside the jail. I expected to be tested this time but I never once thought I would be giving the treatment I received. I thanked Allah for this opportunity. (Or what every his or her name is.) Anyway, I walked through the lions den wearing pork chop underwear, and lost only the underwear, and emerged unscathed and stronger. This is because I never felt alone or abandoned as o many do in jail. I knew my team was engaged fully, and so was our network of beautiful friends who’s phone calls so irritated the staff that they continually made mistakes and over reacted. They tried to break me, and unbowed, they turned up the pressure (but not the heat!). This only increased my determination to endure. For this I thank the jailers.”-Mike Roselle via facebook 12-4-13
mike roselle was arrest thanksgiving day for delivering dust from a mountaintop removal coal mining site near his house in west virginia. he was told to go get the dust and take it back, and he refused so he was arrested. he left the dust there so the governor of west virginia could have it tested to find out it’s toxicity level. because independent scientist have analyzed the dust it is known to be toxic, but despite overwhelming evidence showing what this dust is capable of doing to all living things it comes into contact with, mountaintop removal coal mining is going on constantly and without regulation poisoning the water system and the air, to not mention the destruction of habitats and ecosystems. roselle and friends started protesting to bring light to the problem of the mining on November 25. at this time he began a hunger strike also. he is kinda a badass!