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Plans for the New Year – An Editor’s Note

January 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Dear all Raging Chicken readers and supporters, It’s been a while since I’ve written an editor’s note on the latest goings-ons at Raging Chicken Press. To say that least, it’s been busy. As 2012 came to a close, Raging Chicken Press reached a major milestone: …

Remember that mobile home park that was the subject of my last post? The 32 families that were being displaced from their homes (without adequate compensation) to make way for a water-withdrawal facility to service the natural gas industry? Well, here’s a bit of an update… Photo …

Death of Riverdale & No More Rainbows

June 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

A small community in north central Pennsylvania is uprooted to make way for the fracking industry, Photographs by Stanley Rogouski, Wendy Lee, and Paul Weaver.       Photo by Stanley Rogouski __________ Stanley Rogouski | Part time editorial writer. Part time fiction writer. Part time …

Mother Jones Picks Up Riverdale Story

June 22, 2012 // 2 Comments

It was great to see that the story of Riverdale was picked up by a reporter for Mother Jones! Check out Xian Chiang-Waren’s article, “Trailer Park Evicted to Make Room for Fracking.” You’ll recognize several of the people referred to in the article from Wendy …

Today, I drove out to Riverdale to photograph whatever I could. I decided to leave when one of the security guards appeared to be calling the police. I made some folks very uncomfortable. They should be. They’re participating in the commission of a crime against …

This set of photographs chronicles the picnic held June 17th at what is now the corporate-destroyed community of Riverdale, Jersey Shore, PA. The residents and the activists–all of whom acted to resist the seizure of this property for Aqua America’s proposed water withdrawal station were …

Photo by Wendy Lee It is genuinely difficult for me to capture the surreal almost slow-motion atmosphere of the police raid of Riverdale. Someone suggested to me that because there was no use of force, this wasn’t really a raid. But there was a palpable …

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