START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
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.
Visibility: Everyone
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted: Jan 29, 2008 6:55am
Mar 31, 2007
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States

Earth's Forests Are Under Attack!


Take Action!
Wetlands Activism Collective
Forest Defense Meeting
Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 7-9 PM
Gymnasium @ Judson Memorial Church, 243 Thompson St between West 3rd Street and Washington Square South
-     Learn why forests matter, why they are being destroyed­and how we can stop it.
-     Plan for the national days of protest (April 21 & 23)  to stop the destruction of forests for catalog paper.
-     Find out how you can be part of efforts to stop forest destruction for outdoor furniture (organized by Rainforest Relief) and comic book paper (organized by Wetlands).
-Bring your ideas!

For more info, call (201) 928-2831, email activism@wetlands-preserve.org, or visit www.wetlands-preserve.org
Visibility: Everyone
Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted: Mar 31, 2007 8:02am

 

 
 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.

Author

pElAgUS hellot
, 1
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Shares by Type:
All (1001) | Blog (255) | Alert (445) | Poll (4) | Recipe (12) | Photo (11) | Tribute (59) | Message (215)

Showing shares tagged with: wed [show all]
SHARES FROM PELAGUS'S NETWORK
Feb
16
(0 comments  |  discussions )
“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”   Spencer Johnson   Many years ago, when I was in high school chemistry lab, I was assigned to do a litmus test to determin...
Feb
15
(0 comments  |  discussions )
New Petition! Speak out against Time-Warner Merger with Comcast! Let your opinion be know before your bill goes up and your programming choices dwindle. Urge DOJ and FCC to Not Allow Merger of Time-Warner and Comcast http://www.thepetitionsit e.com...
Feb
13
(0 comments  |  discussions )
New Petition! Speak out against Time-Warner Merger with Comcast! Let your opinion be know before your bill goes up and your programming choices dwindle. Urge DOJ and FCC to Not Allow Merger of Time-Warner and Comcast http://www.thepetitionsit e.com...
Jan
29
(0 comments  |  discussions )
I have recently posted some BlogSpot radio interviews and YouTube videos, publicizing my two new books, 1) Deepening Your Personal Relationships: Developing Emotional Intimacy and Good Communication. 2) Psychological Healing Through Creative Self-U...
Jan
24
by Ys A.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the w...
Jan
23
(0 comments  |  discussions )
We declare that no man nor nation nor race have a greater right than others to enjoy the fruits of their work, as the ecological sphere is our common condition of life http://www.beat s4change.org/aims.htm Nous déclarons qu'aucun...
Jan
18
by Ys A.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
author: Ralph Nader An epidemic of sky-rocketing medical costs has afflicted our country and grown to obscene proportions. Medical bills are bloated with waste, redundancy, profiteering, fraud and outrageous over-billing. Much is wrong with the pr...
Jan
13
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Dear Friends: My two current books have been published and are available for sale through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the publisher’s website, http://sbprabooks.com/Max Hammer. Reading these books can be very helpful for anyone seeking ...
by Fred H.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
A stainless steel tank the size of a basketball court lies buried in the sandy soil of southeastern Washington state, an aging remnant of U.S. efforts to win World War II. The tank holds enough radioactive waste to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool...
by Fred H.
(0 comments  |  0 discussions )
The Olympic Peninsula is home to important state-owne d forests and many of our state’s most iconic creatures. To keep these forest ecosystems healthy, WEC and our partners at Conservation Northwe st and Olympic Forest Coalit...