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Tue Jun 21 2011 (Updated 06/26/11)Richardson Grove Direct Action Group Brings Flash Mob to Sacramento
Tue Jun 21 2011 (Updated 06/26/11)Direct Action Resistance for Richardson Grove Brought to Bay Area & Sacramento
After six months of organizing rallies and actions behind the "redwood curtain" protesting CalTrans' plan to expand Highway 101 through Richardson Grove State Park, Richardson Grove Action Now took the fight to the state capital in Sacramento, where they carried out a flash mob action. The highway expansion plan threatens some of the last 2% remaining ancient redwoods on Earth.
Mon Jan 31 2011 (Updated 02/10/11)Protest as Caltrans Prepares to Widen US-101 Thru Richardson Grove
Mon Jan 31 2011 (Updated 02/10/11)Caltrans to Fell Dozens of Trees in Humboldt County Highway Expansion Project
Caltrans plans to take down some 54 trees in the Richardson Grove, and pave over the roots of many old-growth trees, in order to widen and straighten US-101 in southern Humboldt County. Reported to contain the 9th largest tree of all remaining Coast Redwoods, local residents refer to the Richardson Grove as the edge of the "Redwood Curtain." Preservation groups and community members against the project called for a rally at Caltrans District 1 headquarters in Eureka on Monday, February 7th and over 200 came to demonstrate against the highway expansion. Twelve people were arrested.
Thu Dec 9 2010 (Updated 12/14/10)Cops Who Beat Martin Cotton to Death in Humboldt Face Trial in Oakland
Thu Dec 9 2010 (Updated 12/14/10)Redwood Curtain CopWatch Plans Informational Tour for December
Martin Cotton II was living houseless and unarmed on August 9th, 2007, when he was severely abused by police, and brought to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. At the jail, he was further attacked by guards, and left to die on the floor of a cell. On Monday, January 10th, a federal civil rights trial, brought on behalf of Martin Cotton's baby daughter, Siehna Cotton, and by Martin's father, Marty Cotton, will begin in Oakland: Siehna Cotton et al. v. Eureka Police Dept. and Humboldt County Sheriff's Dept.
Thu Oct 21 2010 (Updated 11/05/10)October 22–23 Days of Action Against Police Brutality
Thu Oct 21 2010 (Updated 11/05/10)O22/23: East Oakland, Eureka, Fresno, Modesto, Justice for Oscar Grant Rally in Oakland
This year was the 15th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. Throughout Northern California marches, rallies and vigils were held on October 22nd and 23rd to mark the days of action against police brutality. On October 23rd, the ILWU and other unions shut down Bay Area ports to join a Justice for Oscar Grant Rally in downtown Oakland. In Eureka, organizers announced two days of marches and rallies. Vigils and marches were held in Fresno and Modesto.
Thu Aug 19 2010 (Updated 08/26/10)Clear-cut Logging Road In Jacoby Creek Blockaded
Thu Aug 19 2010 (Updated 08/26/10)Forest Defenders Scale Rope Structures to Block Entrance of Humbolt Logging Road
Early in the morning on August 17th, forest defenders set up a 60 ft. high road blockade to stop the active clear-cutting operations of Green Diamond Resource Company in the redwoods near Jacoby Creek Road north of Eureka in Humboldt County. These clear-cut logging plans represent a fraction of the ongoing clear-cut logging operations in Northern California. “We are not coming down voluntarily until the reckless logging in the Jacoby Creek watershed is stopped,” said Fly, one of the activists from atop the 60 ft. high hanging platform.
Tue Aug 10 2010 (Updated 08/12/10)Humboldt County Sheriff's Officers Kill Unarmed Man
Tue Aug 10 2010 (Updated 08/12/10)Copwatchers Wary of Police, DA, and Media Criminalizing Shooting Victim Robert Garth
Redwood Curtain CopWatch writes: "Humboldt County Sheriff Officers shot and killed Robert Garth in the morning of Saturday August 7, 2010. CopWatchers and friends of the Garth family went to Blue Lake, after learning of the shooting. We took lots of video and photos. We want to share what we learned, in brief. First this: As we write this post, we anticipate two things. The first is that the media (i.e. Thadues Greenson of the Times-Standard who was in Blue Lake) will parrot, stating as fact, the police story. That's what the media ALWAYS does."
Fri Jul 23 2010 (Updated 07/25/10)Dozens of Tribes Gather to Protest MLPA Task Force Meeting
Fri Jul 23 2010 (Updated 07/25/10)Indigenous People of the North Coast Respond to Act That Condemns Tribal Tradition
On July 21, more than 50 tribal nations peacefully took control of the Marine Life Protection Act’s Blue Ribbon Task Force meeting in Fort Bragg. The group of more than 300 stood together to protest the implications of the act on their traditional tribal activities on the North Coast. For thousands of years, these tribes have sustainably gathered coastal resources in their ancestral territory.
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