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Jan 29, 2008
Focus: Indigenous Rights
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States
OFFICE MAX:
KEEP YOUR PROMISE!
HONOR THE GRASSY NARROWS LOGGING MORATORIUM!
RESPECT INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, WILDLIFE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT


JOIN WETLANDS ACTIVISM COLLECTIVE ON WEDNESDAY FOR AN PROTEST AS PART OF
THE NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO DEMAND THAT OFFICE MAX RESPECT THE GRASSY
NARROWS LOGGING MORATORIUM!


We’ll be dressing as the Office Max Endangered Forest Logging Crew with
mock chainsaws and hardhats.
DATE: Wednesday, January 30, 2008
LOCATION: Rendezvous at Storagemart at 718 Atlantic Ave between Cumberland
Street and Carlton Avenue to distribute signs and costumes. From there,
we’ll walk over to Office Max at Atlantic Center, 625 Atlantic Avenue
(Suite 103) at 5th Avenue. (SEE BELOW FOR DIRECTION
TIME: 9:45 AM SHARP (if you arrive after 10 go straight to Office Max.
PLEASE arrive on time!)
AND JOIN US ON TUESDAY, JAN 29 (TODAY) TO PREPARE PROPS, SIGNS AND COSTUMES:
TIME: Noon-6PM
LOCATION: 15 Thames St bet Morgan Ave and Bogart St, Bklyn, NY (SEE BELOW
FOR DIRECTION
MORE INFO: (775)871-7473 or activism@wetlands-preserve.org

ABOUT THE GRASSY NARROWS STRUGGLE:

Last January, Grassy Narrows First Nation called for an end to clear-cut
logging within the community’s traditional territory over concerns about
the community’s health and welfare. Last year, we confirmed that OfficeMax
sells paper made from those clear cuts.

At the time, OfficeMax promised to help resolve the conflict in Grassy
Narrows by promoting “win-win” solutions to the community’s concerns. To
its credit, a supplier to OfficeMax did help convince the Province to
begin negotiating with the community.

One year later, however, the only clear “winner” is OfficeMax and its
paper suppliers. Despite pledges to "do what we can to help", the
clear-cutting continues while the negotiators talk. So far there's been no
change on the ground in Grassy Narrows. To learn more, visit
http://freegrassy.org and http://snipurl.com/omcampaign

DIRECTIONS TO THE PROTEST:
SUBWAY:
B. Q, or 5 to Atlantic Avenue/Flatbush Avenue.
D, M, or R to Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street /4 Avenue
N to Pacific Street /4 Avenue
2 or 3 to Bergen Street /Flatbush Avenue
4 to Atlantic Avenue /Flatbush Avenue / Brooklyn Academy of Music

LIRR: Take the LIRR to Atlantic Avenue
BUS: B41, B45, B63, B65, B67 (give the driver the address and ask to be
let off at the closest stop to the meeting place)

DIRECTIONS TO COSTUME & PROP MAKING SPACE:
SUBWAY: L to Morgan Avenue. Get out at the Bogart exit and make a right.
Make a left onto Thames. Ring bottom buzzer at #15
BUS: B 60 to Thames Street (at Morgan Avenue). B13 or B57 to corner of
Flushing Avenue and Morgan Avenue. Walk past Rock Street and make a left
onto Thames.

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND:

The people of Grassy Narrows First Nation have lived on 2,500 square miles
of land north of Kenora, Ontario for thousands of years. Since the
settlement and industrial development of their land in the 1960’s, the
community has struggled to survive. Residential schools, forced
relocation, hydro-dams, mercury poisoning and clear-cut logging are just
some of the major challenges faced by the community. Wood logged from
Grassy Narrows’ traditional territory is manufactured into paper sold by
OfficeMax.

For the last decade, Grassy Narrows leaders have repeatedly called on
industry and government to suspend clear-cut logging from their
traditional lands unless the community provides its consent. Community
members established a road-blockade in 2002 to stop logging trucks from
entering their traditional territory. Today, the logging blockade stands
as the longest in Canadian history.

A Lawsuit filed by the community on the issue is not expected to be
resolved for several years. While they wait, clear-cuts are scheduled to
continue beyond the reach of the community’s blockade through 2009 with
options filed to extend cutting through 2024. Nearly 5 years after the
establishment of the road blockade, and despite a call for a complete
moratorium of all industrial activity on their traditional territory,
logging continues on areas of Grassy Narrows’ territory beyond the reach
of their blockades.

Clearcut logging also threatens the wildlife of Ontario's boreal forest,
which includes warblers, sparrows, waterfowl, moose, black bear, and
wolverines.
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Posted: Jan 29, 2008 6:55am
Sep 17, 2007
Focus: Corporate Responsibility
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States
Rep. Charlie Rangel:
Don't Trade Away Animal Rights
 and the Environment
w/ the Peru Free Trade Agreement!

Rep. Charlie Rangel, Chair of the US House of Representative's Ways and Means Committee, is Congress' strongest and most influential supporter of the Peru Free Trade Agreement (PUFTA), which will destroy Amazon rainforests and expand factory farming!  Tell Charlie that we will not let him sell out animals and the environment for corporate profits!
Planning Meeting:
  Wednesday, September 19, 5:30 PM, The Brecht Forum, West Street between Bank and Bethune Streets, Manhattan, NYC. A, C, E or L to 14th Street & 8th Ave, walk down 8th Ave. to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the River, turn left.
OR, 1, 2, or 3 to 14th Street & 7th Ave, get off at south end of station, walk west on 12th Street to 8th Ave. left to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the River, turn left.

Sign, Banner, & Costume Making & Street Theater Rehearsal:
 Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, 15 Thames Street, Brooklyn (L train to Morgan Avenue) Noon to 6 PM (or later).
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Posted: Sep 17, 2007 6:59am
Jun 13, 2007
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States
Protest J. Crew for Forest Destruction:
J. Crew Cuts Down Boreal Forests for Catalogs!

Protest J. Crew during the Direct Marketing Association Conference: the industry convention for catalog producers.  Let's make an example of this company until the commit to stop destroying forests for throwaway catalogs!

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Location: J. Crew, 347 Madison Avenue between 44th and 45th Street, Manhattan

Time: 11:30 AM

For more info:
Phone: (347) 293-2217
Email: activism@wetlands-preserve.org

Sponsored by Wetlands Activism Collective and ForestEthics
www.wetlands-preserve.org * www.forestethics.org

ABOUT THE BOREAL FOREST:

An area the size of Manhattan is destroyed every five days as a result of logging for products like lumber, toilet paper­and J. Crew catalogs.  If you care about clean air and water, you care about the Boreal Forest. Stretching from Alaska clear across Canada to the Atlantic Ocean, the Boreal is an astonishing wilderness, one of the largest intact ecosystems in the world. It holds more freshwater than anywhere else on the planet, and plays an essential role in cleaning the air that we breathe and in fighting climate change. It is also habitat to rare species of wolves, bears, and woodland caribou, as well as half of North America's songbirds.  Currently, less than 8% of the Boreal is protected. It is being logged at a rate of two acres a minute, 24 hours a day, much of it to make things like catalogs, junk mail, magazines, newspapers and toilet paper.
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Posted: Jun 13, 2007 9:09pm
May 10, 2007
Focus: Health
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States
NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST:
Let Target Know It’s Time to Phase Out PVC, the Poison Plastic!
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Join us in sending a message to Target and let them know PVC plastic is out of style and encourage them to develop a plan and timeline to phase out PVC.
We'll wear Hazmat suits, hold signs and banners and leaflet Target customers and passersby.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24th, (Noon – 2:00pm)
WHERE: Target, Atlantic Terminal, 139 Flatbush Ave at Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn,  Take the N to Pacific St, M, R, B, D to Atlantic Ave-Pacific St,  Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 Atlantic Ave, C to Lafayette Ave, G to Fulton St, or LIRR to Atlantic Terminal.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Wetlands Activism Collective   Vmail: (347) 293-2217
Email: activism@wetlands-preserve.org        Web: www.wetlands-preserve.org

Target and PVC:  Target's aisles are filled with products made from chemicals linked to cancer. They sell many common products such as shower curtains, children's toys and baby products made out of or packaged in polyvinyl chloride, the poison plastic. PVC products are dangerous to our health and environment from start to finish -- in the factory, at home, and in the trash -- releasing poisonous chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects.

The production of PVC products requires toxic chemicals, including cancer-causing vinyl chloride monomer and ethylene dichloride. Target’s chic PVC products are useless without the addition of toxic additives. Children chewing on vinyl toys can be exposed to chemicals linked to reproductive harm. These chemicals are so bad they’ve been banned from use in toys in Europe. The familiar new shower curtain smell is poisonous chemicals being released from the curtain in your home. PVC products sold by Target cannot be effectively recycled due to the many different toxic additives in the product, which can contaminate the recycling batch. Just one PVC bottle can contaminate a recycling load of 100,000 recyclable bottles!

The good news is safe and cost effective alternatives exist. Unfortunately, Target lags behind other retailers in taking action on PVC. Last year, Wal-Mart committed to phase out private label PVC packaging in two years. Other companies phasing out PVC include Nike, Microsoft, Ikea, H&M, and Johnson and Johnson.
Learn more by visiting: www.besafenet.com/pvc

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Posted: May 10, 2007 7:32am
May 25, 2006
Focus: Consumer Rights
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States
PROTEST STARBUCKS: Frankenbucks National Week of Action June 19th-25th
Despite years of grassroots pressure, Starbucks continues to serve milk from cows that are injected with Monsanto’s controversial genetically engineered recombinant bovine growth hormone, also known as rBGH or rBST. Virtually every industrial country, except for the United States, has banned the use of rBGH. Milk produced from cows injected with rBGH poses serious hazards to human health, including increased risks for cancer. The time has come to kick rBGH off the market, once and for all. If Starbucks, a major buyer of milk, were to ban rBGH dairy products in its coffee beverages other major corporations would likely do the same.  Join OCA and allies June 19-25, to protest or leaflet at Starbucks cafes in your neighborhood. Help us reach our goal of 300 actions!
Click here to leaflet Starbucks or for more information http://organicconsumers.org/Starbucks/
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Posted: May 25, 2006 5:49am
Mar 5, 2006
Check out pages 7 & 8... The protest against the agriculture fair saturday afternoon
Great time & we did not get kicked out
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