455 Grand Bay Drive
Key Biscayne, Florida

This is a call to take action & demonstrate against the Jan 31-Feb 1 "Coaltrans Americas" convention happening at the Ritz Carlton on Key Biscayne, Miami's "premier luxury oceanfront resort and spa" -- a perfect "secluded retreat" for 21st century coal barons to hold their largest private meeting of the year , or ideal spot for creative protest actions they'll never expect?!?

9 AM to 1 PM, January 31 AND February 1
*** Converge for rally, street theatre & loud visible protest outside the Ritz Carlton hotel; meet at corner of Crandon Blvd. & Grand Bay Drive in Village of Key Biscayne. Bring signs, banners, spirit, noise and energy for action!
*** CALL TO ACTION *** PROTEST the "Coaltrans Americas: International Networking Event for the North & South American Coal Markets" Convention

The largest annual convention of coal-industry corporations throughout the Americas is meeting at Miami's most luxurious oceanfront hotel on January 31st and February 1st, 2007. These 21st century coal barons are guilty of exploiting workers, poisoning air and water, and destroying massive expanses of irreplaceable land with "mountain-top removal" (MTR) coal-mining. Despite the fact that global warming is accelerating every day, over 150 new coal power plants are now planned to be built in the United States, including one in Florida's Everglades. From indigenous communities rooted in the lands today called Venezuela, Colombia and Arizona, to rural families living in Appalachia's mountains, and worldwide everywhere coal companies are devastating water, air and earth, we are fighting against "King Coal" for our lives, for sustainable economies, for our children's environment. Will you join us? Our outrage against the life-threatening practices of the coal industry, and our hope for a future when profits are not valued over people and the planet, will be voiced at their CEOs biggest meeting of the year. Come join us!

Official Website: http://miami.indymedia.org/

Added by greenermiami on January 29, 2007

Interested 1