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Fri Dec 9 2005FBI Arrests Six People for Alleged ELF and ALF Actions
Fri Dec 9 2005US Government Steps Up its Campaign Against Radical Environmentalists
On December 7th, six people were arrested in coordinated busts in five states for their alleged roles in radical ecodefense actions. The FBI said that these arrests came after nine years of investigation. The six people arrested were Stanislaus Gregory Meyerhoff, who was arrested in Virginia; Daniel Gerard McGowan, who was arrested at his job in New York; Kevin M. Tubbs, who was arrested in Oegon, and William C. Rodgers, who was arrested in a raid on an Infoshop in Arizona; Sarah Kendall Harvey who was arrested in Arizona; and Chelsea Dawn Gerlach, of Oregon.
The defendants have been indicted by federal grand juries in either Oregon or Washington, on charges related to four separate fires in the Northwest and the destruction of a power tower-- events that date back to 1998. The FBI says that the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and Earth Liberation Front (ELF) claimed responsibility for several of the incidents. Meyerhoff and McGowan were indicted in Oregon for alleged roles in the 2001 arsons at a lumber company and at the Jefferson Poplar Farm, which resulted in over $2 million in total damages. If McGowan and Meyerhoff are convicted, they would reportedly face the most severe sentences for non-violent sabotage in United States history- a minimum of 30 years per incident, which amounts to life sentences. Update from McGowan's 12/10 court date: He will be extradited to Eugene, Oregon to face the charges there while in Federal custody.
McGowan denies any involvement with arson, and denies membership in the ELF. McGowan was a spokesperson for the RNC Not Welcome campaign in New York City in 2004 (using the name Jamie Moran). Read more
Also on December 7th, Portland human, environmental, and animal activists Frank Winbigler and Shannon (Nonny) Urick were served with papers ordering them to be witnesses for a federal Grand Jury. They were also told that they are targets of the Grand Jury's investigation. Read more from Portland Indymedia Federal agents reportedly were in Boston this week, asking about the whereabouts of wanted California man Daniel Andreas San Diego. Read More
US DOJ Statement | What to do if the FBI "Drops By," from the National Lawyers Guild | New York Indymedia | US Indymedia
Important Martin's Beach meeting re: public access Friday Dec 2nd 12:31 PM
Western States Petroleum Association: the biggest lobby group you’ve never heard of (1 comment) Friday Dec 2nd 11:11 AM
Sacramento City Council Puts Standing Rock Resolution on Consent Calendar Thursday Dec 1st 4:21 PM
Pipeline Protesters Shut Down Bank of America Thursday Dec 1st 10:59 AM
No DAPL Solidarity Action - Divest the banks Sunday Nov 27th 7:52 AM
Proposition that threatened Delta Tunnels defeated by a narrow margin Thursday Nov 24th 7:44 PM
Demand CitiBank Stop Funding the DAPL (2 comments) Thursday Nov 24th 6:48 PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Wildlife Habitat From Off-road Vehicle Park Expansion Wednesday Nov 23rd 11:58 PM
Trump appoints Big Oil think tank director to lead Interior transition team Wednesday Nov 23rd 8:21 AMMore Local News...
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Fukushima quake rock's Japan's and the globe's psyche. Thursday Dec 1st 4:46 PM
Ukraine is a growing nuclear waste dump in the center of Europe Thursday Dec 1st 1:19 AM
New Australian 'biodiversity' law 'a direct assault on Aboriginal laws, culture, religion Monday Nov 28th 6:14 AM
Oceti Sakowin Camp Calls for Immediate Federal Protection for Peaceful Occupation of 1851 Treaty Land Sunday Nov 27th 6:33 PM
Army Corp Closes Public Access to Oceti Sakowin Camp on Dec. 5th Friday Nov 25th 6:46 PM
Standing Rock Elder Protector Speaks at a March Against DAPL in North Dakota Friday Nov 25th 9:48 AM
Thanksgiving Decorations for the Manhattan Bridge Thursday Nov 24th 5:54 PM
Woman severely injured when concussion grenade thrown by police at Standing Rock explodes on her arm Tuesday Nov 22nd 5:26 PM
New Orleans Stands with Standing Rock Nov 15 (4 comments) Tuesday Nov 22nd 5:06 PMMore Global News...
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Grassroots groups talk the scope of New Orleans' Energy Future Friday Dec 2nd 3:43 PM
api and BOEM luncheon Thursday Nov 10th 9:39 AM
San Francisco Green Film Festival Encore Series: Not Without Us Monday Nov 7th 11:21 AM
CA Transportation Commission Commits $3.1 Million for Land Trust’s Hwy 17 Wildlife Crossing Friday Oct 21st 9:35 PM
Fracking and measure Z Friday Oct 21st 11:05 AM
4 Day Stop Driving/Global Warming Boycott Now Monthly Monday Oct 10th 8:51 PM
CA Coastal National Monument Expansion: One Step Closer to Reality Thursday Sep 29th 8:20 PM
Leaders host public meeting on expanding the coastal national monument Tuesday Sep 27th 5:42 PM
CEMEX Save Our Coast Saturday Sep 17th 6:01 PMOpen Newswire...
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