Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore:

The homeless rate in America is at a historic high.  Homeless conditions can be caused by many factors in today's complex economy.
Alice and Julius Gilmore now call themselves homeless
Six years ago I met Alice Gilmore at her home on the Navajo Nation outside of Burnham, NM.  Alice's grazing permit and home was designated as the site for the proposed Desert Rock coal burning power plant.  Alice stood her ground and said "Dooda" or "NO" to the proposed plant.  Together the Elders spoke out with her.   Desert Rock was stopped.  But the mining of coal to feed the two existing power plants has continued.

46,740,000 pounds of coal are mined everyday, seven days a week, where Alice lives.  But...Alice doesn't live here anymore.  She and her husband have been removed from their home.  Her land and home within her grazing permit are soon to be dynamited in order for the coal to be mined.  Alice now calls herself "homeless".

be strong, be safe, Carlan

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