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5 Arrested in Mattole

by anonymous (mattoledefense [at] yahoo.com)
Pacific Lumber Security know as the Humboldt Sheriffs Department Arrested 5 forest defenders today in the Mattole.
This is a report from listening to the local radio station this evening. KMUD reported that for the second day in a row, loggers where escorted by armed security guards know as the Humboldt County Sheriffs Department. 20-25 residents blockaded one entrance into the area at the crack of dawn, but Columbia/PL did an end around and entered into the THP through a backdoor venue. 5 forest defenders were taken into custody sometime throughout the day. Police formed human chains to allow the loggers access to these anceint forests. Yseterday they cut under ten trees, today the cut around 30.
PL is using the police state to get the cut. Bodies are needed to hike the twelve miles into the back country to hold these loggers off. There is also need for people to help out with blockades at the three gates that they can access this logging site.
A courtdate is scheduled in Febuary for this THP, but it will be moot if the trees all have been cut.
Residents where asking that people contact the elected officials, maxxam, CDF, and OSHA. Time is running out on these ancient forests and the folks out there in the woods can use the help. They have organized on this issue for a long time and the struggle is in full swing!

la luche sigue
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by LINDA (lindasafley [at] hotmail.com)
I AM WILLING TO PUBLISH ABOUT THIS CURRENT OUTRAGE ON THE FORESTS, AND THE LAST OF THE OLD GROWTH. THE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE, IS DRASTICALLY CHANGING ALL WEATHER PATTERNS ON THE FACE OF THE PLANET, CORBIN HARNEY, SAYS, ONE EARTH, ONE AIR, ONE WATER, AND ALL LIFE DEPENDS ON THESE THINGS. UNLESS WE ARE WILLING TO HAVE OUR FOOD SUPPLY WIPED OUT, THE CORPORATE BACKED LOGGERS, STATE POLICE, CFS, AND MANY OTHERS, CONTINUE WITH YOUR PILLAGE OF THE LAND, AND SEE WHAT WE WROUGHT, STORMS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, MORE FIRES, BLACK OUTS, AND MANY FEEL THE BLIGHT! BUT CONTINUE ON THE OUTRAGES AGAINST OUR MOTHER, OUR HOME PLANET, AND THE ANIMALS WILL DISAPPEAR, WITH THE LOSS OF THESE TREES.
GOD BLESS THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO ARE PUTTING THEIRSELVES ON THE LINE PROTECTING THE EARTH, GOD BLESS YOU ALL, AND I'LL PRAY THAT MAXIM/PL, ANY ANY OTHER OUTLAW LOGGING COMPANY, GETS DRAGGED INTO COURT, GOD BLESS THE JUDGES THAT SEE THE OUTRAGES.
from what i ve read, PL/MAxxam has violated repeatedly Cal-OSHA regulations about the falling of trees while activists are nearby. they have also operated on roads earlier than the required(in their own HCP) 48 hour period after a rainfall.

I'm trying to keep up on the situation, send me information, pass out the website(http://www.mountainriver.org) and email, let's make this case to the american public at large. mainstream media has reported little to nothing.(check out the small, inaccurate piece published in National Geographic in December on my site)

maybe in the spring/early summer i can make it to the woods...

keep the faith
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