Support from one protester to another

Norm Olson and Steve Chamberlain deserve our thanks for taking a stand against the AIMM Technologies Monofill project which will be sited in Nikiski. It takes guts for private individuals to take on powerful financial interests who stand to gain at the expense of the larger community. We wish them well. We former Occupiers are well acquainted with what they are up against — the ridicule and derision, the curled lip and angry middle-finger, the apathy and the ignorance — all because we took a stand against greedy people and corporations who seek to buy and control our lawmakers and turn our own government against us.

The decision to build the monofill site in Nikiski was no accident. Though it is the hub for the region’s oil activity, this rural area is also economically disadvantaged, the people are poorly organized and they wield very little political power so we extend our thanks to Olson and Chamberlain for taking the lead in this fight for social justice and a healthy environment. Let’s hope that they can organize their neighbors to help in this effort.

More

Letter: AGDC should deliver Kenai Spur Highway decision as promised

AGDC should deliver Kenai Spur Highway decision as promised Read more

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:50

Letter to the editor: Thanks to soccer supporters

The coaching staff, players and parents of the Kenai Central High School boys and girls soccer teams would like to give a note of thanks... Read more