Earth First! Journal — Cascadia Office

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Confronting the Whiteness of Environmentalism

30. Juni 2017
Confronting the Whiteness of Environmentalism

People’s Climate March 2017 by Rachel Levelle / 350pdx.org Climate Justice means hard work. It’s tempting to assign labels or catchphrases to movements. The concept of climate justice or environmental justice has caught massive traction in organizing groups, but as easy as it is to put on a banner, it’s even easier to lose...
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DOJ Withdraws Funding Request for Kentucky Prison on Mountaintop-Removal Site

30. Juni 2017
DOJ Withdraws Funding Request for Kentucky Prison on Mountaintop-Removal Site

A mountaintop removal site in eastern Kentucky. (Photo: iLoveMountains.org) by Zoe Loftus-Farren / Truthout Last month the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) withdrew its request for funding for construction of a maximum-security prison atop a former mountaintop-removal coal-mining site in eastern Kentucky. The proposed $444 million facility, planned for Letcher County, has faced ongoing...
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Lafayette Council Considers Legalizing Direct Action to Protect Environment

26. Juni 2017
Lafayette Council Considers Legalizing Direct Action to Protect Environment

Doug Good Feather, who grew up on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, addresses the Lafayette City Council.(photo credit: Rob Jackson)     by Rob Jackson / Boulder Weekly Some citizens of Lafayette never accepted the State of Colorado’s claims of preemption or the court’s dismissal of their community’s groundbreaking 2013 vote...
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One Family’s Bold Stand to Block Construction of a New Pipeline

26. Juni 2017
One Family’s Bold Stand to Block Construction of a New Pipeline

Ellen Gerhart holds a palm-sized Wood Turtle with a distinctive design on its shell. (WNV/Chris Baker Evens) by Chris Baker Evans / Waging Nonviolence Two years ago the most trouble Ellen Gerhart had faced with the law was a parking ticket. Today, standing on a wide swath of cleared forest overlooking miles of mid-construction...
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Spokane Train Blockaders Will Use Necessity Defense

26. Juni 2017
Spokane Train Blockaders Will Use Necessity Defense

Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review from Wild Idaho Rising Tide Pre-Trial Motion Hearing: Necessity Defense & Expert Testimony In late August and September 2016, Raging Grannies Margie Heller, Nancy Nelson, and Deena Romoff and Veterans for Peace Maeve Aeolus, Rusty Nelson (husband of Nancy), and George Taylor protested oil and coal trains moving through...
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Blast from the Past: EF!ers Battle Nazis in the Streets of Phoenix, 11.14.10

19. Dezember 2016
Blast from the Past: EF!ers Battle Nazis in the Streets of Phoenix, 11.14.10

Photo from Fires Never Extinguished from Earth First! Newswire An anti-Fascist rally in Phoenix drew several Earth First!ers, including members of the Earth First! Journal editorial collective, who joined in solidarity their anarchists, brown berets and other anti-fascist allies in resisting the ideals of environmental racism and genocide practiced by the fascists. The presence...
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How Colombia’s Failed Peace Treaty Could Wreak Havoc on Its Diversity-Rich Ecosystems

5. November 2016
How Colombia’s Failed Peace Treaty Could Wreak Havoc on Its Diversity-Rich Ecosystems

With its peace accords up in the air, the Colombia’s diverse ecosystems face an uncertain future. Shown here: the valley of Cocora near Salento, Colombia. (Nicolas De Corte / Alamy ) by Megan Alpert / Smithsonian.com Halfway up the mountain in Colombia’s Las Canoas reserve, five indigenous men hold herbs in the palms of...
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Protestors Gather for Sabal Trail Pipeline Protest

5. November 2016
Protestors Gather for Sabal Trail Pipeline Protest

photo courtesy Gainesville.com   by Andrew Caplan / Gainseville.com The woman who called at Gov. Rick Scott “an embarrassment” at a Gainesville Starbucks has another bone to pick with the governor — and this time she has back up. Cara Jennings, a community activist, plans to spend her weekend with about 100 others camping out in...
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Series of Arsons Along DAPL Causes $2 Million in Damages

18. Oktober 2016
Series of Arsons Along DAPL Causes $2 Million in Damages

screenshot from KCCI by Kim St. Onge / KCCI The FBI has launched an investigation into a series of fires along the Bakken oil pipeline construction in Jasper County. The latest incident was reported late Saturday night near Reasnor. A backhoe and three bulldozers were damaged by the fire. Officials with the Jasper County Sheriff’s...
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Native American Woman Fasts to Protest Nestle Plant in the Gorge

21. September 2016
Native American Woman Fasts to Protest Nestle Plant in the Gorge

Anti-Nestle Rally by Sara Roth / KGW A Native American woman who lives in Cascade Locks is fasting for five days outside of the state capitol to protest a proposed Nestle bottled water plant in the Columbia River Gorge. Anna Mae Leonard, who is a member of a Columbia River Treaty Tribe, is wearing traditional Native...
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Far Right Oath Keepers Seek to Exploit Water Protectors’ Stand

21. September 2016
Far Right Oath Keepers Seek to Exploit Water Protectors’ Stand

Militia return from security detail patrol at the Sugar Pine mine near Grants Pass, Oregon. Photo by Shawn Records / Vice from LastRealIndians This letter is written in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the Oceti Sakowin and the many...
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Benicia Nixes Valero’s Plan to Run Crude Oil Trains through Sacramento, Davis and Roseville

21. September 2016
Benicia Nixes Valero’s Plan to Run Crude Oil Trains through Sacramento, Davis and Roseville

A train carrying 98 tankers of crude oil passes through midtown Sacramento. Photo by Jake Miille / Sacbee by Tony Bizjak / Sacbee The Benicia City Council on Tuesday unanimously rejected a controversial plan by the Valero Refining Co. to ship crude oil trains through Sacramento and other Northern California cities to its bayside refinery....
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