top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Fri Dec 9 2005
FBI Arrests Six People for Alleged ELF and ALF Actions
Fri Dec 9 2005
US 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
08/17/17 Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Retweets White Supremacist Press Conference Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Indymedia | East Bay | U.S. | Immigrant Rights08/16/17 Eric Clanton Releases First Public Statement Since Being Targeted Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | East Bay | U.S.08/16/17 Iconic Santa Cruz Coffeehouse, Caffé Pergolesi, Closes Up Shop Front Page | Labor & Workers | Arts + Action | Santa Cruz Indymedia08/16/17 Demand CSU Stanislaus Expel Neo-Nazi and Unite the Right Organizer Nathan Damigo Front Page | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Education & Student Activism | Central Valley | U.S.08/15/17 Total Opposition to All Forms of White Supremacy Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Santa Cruz Indymedia08/15/17 Solidarity Across the Country After Nazis Murder & Attack Anti-Fascists in Charlottesville Front Page | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Education & Student Activism | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | U.S. | Santa Cruz Indymedia08/06/17 ILWU Dockworkers Squeezed by Automation, Abandoned by Democratic Politicians Front Page | Labor & Workers | San Francisco | East Bay | California08/01/17 Evening Noise Demo at Notorious St. Louis Jail Evolves into Two Days of Raucus Protest Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Labor & Workers | U.S.08/01/17 Trump Budget Cuts to Housing Programs Threaten to Leave Thousands in Bay Area Homeless Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | San Francisco | North Bay / Marin | California | U.S. | Government & Elections07/31/17 Activists Not Waiting for Next Republican Health Care Attack Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Peninsula | U.S. | Government & Elections07/18/17 Despite Holding Supermajority in Legislature, California Democrats Pass on Single-Payer Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | California | Government & Elections
Related Categories: Environment & Forest Defense
Ban Fracking In San Luis Obispo County Kim Chaffee Tuesday Aug 15th 10:43 PM
Celltowers coming to your window shortly: CA SB.649 N. Beety Thursday Aug 10th 8:45 PM
Worst Meltdown-And You Never Heard Of It Michael Steinberg Saturday Aug 5th 3:57 PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Snowy Plovers From Off-road Vehicles at Oceano Dunes Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday Jul 25th 10:22 AM
Limits to Growth Published Forty Years Ago Larry Rasmussen and eco-socialist pamphlets (1 comment) Tuesday Jul 18th 5:19 AM
Trump Offshore Oil Leasing Plan Threatens Every U.S. Ocean, Coastline Center for Biological Diversity Saturday Jul 1st 3:50 PM
Fire Ecology - a view into the heart of a forest Corina Roberts Thursday Jun 29th 4:43 PM
California EPA Becomes First U.S. Agency to Declare That Roundup Causes Cancer Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday Jun 27th 11:47 PM
More Global News...
[ × close ]
Nuclear Shutdown News June 2017 Michael Steinberg Saturday Jul 29th 2:37 PM
Nuclear Shutdown News June 2017 Michael Steinberg Friday Jun 30th 3:36 PM
1,000 Naked Activists Out Saving Trees Jack Gescheidt Wednesday Apr 19th 7:34 AM
Californians Against Fracking Responds to EPA’s Methane Regulation Announcement via Californians Against Fracking Friday Mar 17th 6:01 PM
Final Property for HWY 17 Wildlife Crossing Protected via Land Trust of Santa Cruz County (3 comments) Saturday Mar 4th 3:33 PM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]