Monthly Archives: May 2013

Green Diamond's Clearcutting Exposed by Earth First! Banner Drop

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by EF!Humboldt ~ May 15th, 2013

UPDATE: You can still see the banner driving north from Trinidad

Green Diamond Clearcuts Exposed

 Green Diamond Resource Company has been continuing their destructive clear-cutting legacy, highlighted here at Strawberry Rock.

via Earth First! Humboldt.

TRINIDAD, CA – Around 9:00 am today, Earth First! Humboldt dropped a large banner reading “Respect Strawberry Rock — Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative Green-Wash Green Diamond’s Clear-Cuts.” The banner hangs 100 feet off the ground, and can be seen directly northbound on the 101 from Trinidad.

Green Diamond is the first U. S. based company that has received FSC certification while still practicing clear cut forestry methods, something that FSC is selling to the public as sustainable.

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New Oregon Laws Would Make Environmental Protest “Terrorism”

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By Will Potter

Most people have heard of tree-sitting—a tactic environmentalists use to prevent old-growth trees from being cut down and whole forests decimated. In its heyday, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, members of groups like Earth First! climbed 100-foot-tall Redwoods and stayed there to save them. Beginning in 1997, one woman in Humboldt, California, named her tree Luna and stayed in it for two years, until enough money could be raised to prevent it from being axed. In 1998, in a Northern California old-growth forest, another treesitter named David Gypsy Chain was “accidentally” killed when loggers felled a tree that came crashing into the protester. He died instantly of massive head trauma.

This style of protest was also hugely successful—that is, until a series of arrests in 2005 against radical environmentalists who were labeled “terrorists.” It scared the shit out of the environmental-activist community, and folks started drifting away.

Now, there's a vibrant national protest movement reviving those "direct action" tactics of civil disobedience again, and adding a new political savvy to the mix. They, too, have been incredibly effective. In Oregon, in the summer of 2011, one blockade took 50 cops, a backhoe, and a 125-foot-crane to remove treesitters. A few days later, activists locked themselves together in an Oregon Department of Forestry office. The group responsible, the Cascadia Forest Defenders, say they won't stop until the Elliott State Forest is protected from clearcutting…

Read More: New Laws Would Make Environmental Protest "Terrorism" (vice.com)

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Last Day of May: Critical Mass Ride in Eureka, Followed by Bike Kitchen Grand Opening June 1st

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The Eureka Bike Kitchen at Jefferson School is proud to say they are opening our doors to the public JUNE 1ST @ Noon!

The day before opening day, the Bike Kitchen is hosting a Community Bike Ride that will start May 31st at 6pm from the Community Bike Kitchen at Jefferson School, and then arrive at the Gazebo at 6:30pm to meet with other members of the community to continue our family friendly ride.

Then at 8pm there will be a bike-in movie showing of the award winning B.I.K.E about New York bike jousters and punk heathens who get creative with their skills. 
 

FRIDAY MAY 31ST
6PM-COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE FROM THE COMMUNITY BIKE KITCHEN AT JEFFERSON SCHOOL

6:30PM-MEET UP WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO GATHER AND CONTINUE THE RIDE

8PM-BIKE-IN MOVIE FEATURING THE AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY "B.I.K.E."
(Snacks Available)

JUNE 1ST

NOON-GRAND OPENING OF THE COMMUNITY BIKE KITCHEN AT JEFFERSON SCHOOL!

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Grassroots Getdown: May 10 benefit for Rhizome features circus, bluegrass, folk, + DJs

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Come on Friday May 10th for a fun-filled night of circus performance, Humboldt bluegrass, local folk music, beers, DJs and dancing till late with friends old and new. 

Featuring:

            Sunshine and Yellabird (raucous folk)

            Mad River Rounders (Humboldt bluegrass jams)

            DJ Derail (Liberation Soundclash)

 and circus performances by Circus of the Elements.

+ $2 Mad River Brews! (with ID) 

$5 at the door gets you in to the party and helps support your local grassroots community!

All proceeds will benefit the Rhizome Infoshop, a radical lending library and community resource center in Eureka. We offer anarchist books and zines, free Internet, and low-cost copying.

The Rhizome Infoshop is inside the Ink Annex (47B W 3rd St in Eureka), 1 block south of the Eureka Co-op in the 3rd Street alley.

Bring your friends and come party for the cause on Friday, May 10th at 7:00 pm @ the Ink Annex in Eureka. See you there!

Contact: rhizomeinfoshop@gmail.com

Phone: 707-440-9310

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