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Every once in a while you come across a story that just gets more intriguing the more you dig. Yesterday, a friend of mine passed me a link about a labor dispute going on in California and it’s turning out to be a summer blockbuster. The dispute involves workers attempts to organize a union at [...]

“Here are two sets of photographs–juxtaposed on two very different nights. The first is the last night of the encampment before the police raid, Tuesday, June 12th. This was a magical evening, permeated by laughter, play, music, work–community–everything that we all pretend characterizes America and American values. But this night is no pretense. The pretense [...]

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.       __________ Stanley Rogouski | Part time editorial writer. Part time fiction writer. Part time freelance photographer.  

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 Lee’s Raging Chicken Press reporting. Also, thanks goes out to [...]

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 humanity. Too strong a language? Hardly. The same company who [...]

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 here both to talk about what happened in the course [...]

In a recent Williamsport Sun-Gazette piece, Kevin June, one of the leading voices at Riverdale among the residents, is quoted as saying that “the cops were more than kind to us from day one,” and that the gas industry “supports a lot of families who make a good living here.” What the second claim makes [...]

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 threat of force, and I think that given that threat there is nothing else [...]

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