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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
Davis City Council Passes Resolution Backing Standing Rock Friday Oct 21st 1:49 PM
If You're Afraid of Trees, Don't Live In a Forest Thursday Oct 20th 9:03 PM
Big Money Funds Yes on Measure D Campaign in Santa Cruz County Thursday Oct 20th 6:32 PM
Inspector General says Reclamation wasted $32 million on Klamath irrigators Thursday Oct 20th 3:50 PM
Update on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Child Daycare Centers Wednesday Oct 19th 4:07 PM
KPFA Solidarity With Amy Goodman & Journalists At Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In N. Dakota Wednesday Oct 19th 2:30 PM
Rally/Action To Support Amy Goodman and other courageous journalists At Standing Rock Monday Oct 17th 9:52 AM
Full Review Requested of Proposed Warriors' Arena Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Toxic Air Contaminants, Land-use Impacts Saturday Oct 15th 4:13 PM
Turtle Island Restoration Network Wins Victory for Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles Friday Oct 14th 10:35 AMMore Local News...
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Genetically Engineered Trees Condemned in Region known as “Ground Zero” for Their Development Friday Oct 21st 9:48 PM
BRAVE Environmental Lawyer Explains Standing Rock Legal Issues Monday Oct 17th 10:53 PM
ACLU of North Dakota Files Open Record Requests Regarding Policing Practices at Site of DAPL Protests Saturday Oct 15th 4:04 PM
Journalist Amy Goodman to Turn Herself in to North Dakota Authorities Saturday Oct 15th 3:55 PM
Law Enforcement Arrest 29 Water Protectors on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Continue to Target Journalists Covering DAPL Saturday Oct 15th 3:42 PM
The Surveillance State Descends on the Dakota Access Pipeline Spirit Camp Tuesday Oct 11th 4:14 PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Plants, Monarchs From Toxic New Pesticide Tuesday Oct 11th 3:52 PM
Registered Nurse Response Network Sends Nurse Volunteers to Assist With First Aid at Standing Rock Tuesday Oct 11th 5:06 AM
IEN responds to U.S. Court of Appeals Injunction Denial to Halt DAPL Construction within 20 Miles of Missouri River Tuesday Oct 11th 3:11 AMMore Global News...
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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 PM
Court overturns Canada's approval of Northern Gateway pipeline (2 comments) Sunday Sep 4th 5:14 PM
Nonviolent Paper From Leaves, Cow Manure, Straw, Corn Husks, Coconut Shells & Banana Peels Friday Sep 2nd 8:07 AM
Nuclear Shutdown News August 2016 Tuesday Aug 30th 3:28 PMOpen Newswire...
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