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Keith Millea
09-30-2009, 07:22 PM
Guerillas in the Myst.......

Welcome to my backyard!


"Pranksterland"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNgou6tu6mk

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/07/392548.shtml


Road Blockade Stops Logging In Elliott State Forest: Call For Action

author: EF! and Cascadia Rising Tide http://portland.indymedia.org/img/mail_small.gife-mail: forestdefensenow@gmail.com (forestdefensenow@gmail.com)
Today, a group of Cascadia Earth First!ers and Rising Tide members took action against the continued liquidation and destruction of Oregon's Elliot State Forest. Using sky pods, bipods, road blockades, overturned cargo vans, lock downs and many other beautiful installations, the road to Umpcoos Ridge timber sale has been occupied, held and reclaimed for the forest, the people and future generations.



Well,Cascadia Summer is over now.Only the court cases remain.Where's the Grand Prince of gold and jewels?SOS

http://www.forestdefensenow.org/

:bandit:

Jan Klimkowski
09-30-2009, 09:12 PM
They have tried Their best to destroy Earth First! through propaganda and false flag bombings.

It's good to see that Earth First! still lives.

Keith Millea
10-01-2009, 04:13 AM
They have tried Their best to destroy Earth First! through propaganda and false flag bombings.

It's good to see that Earth First! still lives.


Yeah,it's been a long battle.And Earth First is only one of a number of groups that have taken on the Timber Barons.Then of course there is that pesky little critter called "ELF".
HARDCORE
UNDERGROUND

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/09/394391.shtml

Maltby, WA - The underground environmental protection group, Earth Liberation Front (ELF)
left a strong warning in Washington State this week, spray-painting a message on industrial
buildings in the City of Maltby.

The message, left specifically for the Master Builder's Association and Andy Skotdal, owner of
Everett's KRKO-AM 1380 radio station, stated:

"MBA KRKO/Snotdol Empire. If you continue to risk killing children, mother earth and her
creations, all your holdings are targets. Rise up earth children, ever, ever, ever, ever so carefully.
They watch everything. The time is now. Authentic ELF? Ask ATF/FBI about restricted water
mains. Little water, better burn. ELF."

:bebored:

Keith Millea
11-01-2009, 07:25 PM
This seems to be a great victory for those who stand up to those who would destroy the forest ecosystems.:beer:

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/10/395134.shtml
Oregon Protester Law Declared Unconstitutional!

author: treemonkey
Today attorneys representing forest defenders in Oregon won a major victory at the Oregon Court of Appeals defending the constitutional right to protest by arguing that a state law is unconstitutiona​l under the federal constitution. The Court struck down the statute it its entirety. Immediate Press Advisory
October 28, 2009
Eugene, Oregon


COURT RULES OREGON FOREST PROTESTER LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONA​L


Today attorneys representing forest defenders in Oregon won a major victory at the Oregon Court of Appeals defending the constitutional right to protest by arguing that a state law is unconstitutiona​l under the federal constitution. The Court struck down the statute it its entirety. The state statute at issue, ORS 164.886, "Interfering with Agricultural Operations," was enacted in 1999 to discourage demonstrators from protesting against controversial timber sales in Oregon. It stated that if a person hindered, obstructed or impaired an agricultural operation they were guilty of a Class A misdemeanor crime and has been used to prosecuted dozens and dozens of nonviolent forest defense activists. The statute contained an exception to these prohibitions if the protesters were engaged in a labor dispute. Ninety-nine percent of all state prosecutions utilizing this statute were against non-violent protestors exercising their First Amendment rights. The Court ruled that the law violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and struck the law in its entirety.

"This is a great victory for activists in Oregon and affirms that the Constitution is still alive and kicking!" said Lauren Regan, Staff Attorney and Director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center. "In an era when activists are being maligned as 'terrorists,' it is very important that repressive laws like this one and other "ecoterror" laws are challenged and beaten from the law books as a patent disgrace to our constitutional rights and liberties. We are grateful to our courageous clients who placed their liberty on the line in defense of irretrievable forests, rivers and wildlife, and hope that this ruling will be viewed as an affirmation of the critical importance the right to dissent holds in our democracy."

The CLDC argued, and the Court agreed, that "a person peacefully picketing against labor or logging practices on public or private land could, under the definitions [contained in the law], be attempting to obstruct an agricultural practice by another person on that person's property by attempting to convince the person, the person's employees, or the general public to alter the offensive practice" and that the law was thus facially unconstitutiona​l in all applications.

In ruling that the entire statute was unconstitutiona​l,​ the Court stated: "[H]ad the legislature known that a bill criminalizing all obstructions, impairments, and hindrances of agricultural operations also implicated serious constitutional questions, it would have chosen to avoid the issue entirely—partic​ularly in light of the fact that the conduct at which the statute was primarily directed (vandalism, property destruction, etc.) was already prohibited by existing statutes."

One of the appellants, George Sexton, a conservation director who was arrested at the infamous Biscuit timber sales added, "It is heartening that the 14th Amendment prohibits overzealous Josephine County prosecutors from making criminals out of courageous citizens who peacefully put their bodies between the log trucks and the illegal old-growth logging frenzy of public lands under the Bush Administration.​"​


Kudos to attorneys Lauren Regan, Misha Dunlap English, and Kenneth Krueshner for this hard fought victory.

The full text of the opinion can be found at http:​/​/​www.​publications.​ojd.​state.​or.​us/​A132129.​htm