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Oct 4, 2007
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States
A Presentation on the Impacts of Illegal Logging on Communities, Forests and Climate

Join us for a multimedia presentation by international leaders in the fight against the trade of illegal timber.

Featurning a discussion with 2007 Golodman Environmental Prize Winner Julio Cusurichi of Peru, Arbi Valentinus of Telapak Indonesia, and 2006 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner Anne Kajir of Papua New Guinea.

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 6pm
New York University School of Law - Lipton Hall
Located off Washington Square Park in Greenwhich Village, Manhattan
(enter D'Agostino Hall at 108 West 3rd St at MacDougal St).

Light refreshments will be served.
This event is FREE & Open to the Public.

Sponsors:
NRDC, The Earth's Best Defense
eia, environmental investigation agency
Sierra Club
The Goldman Environmental Prize

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Posted: Oct 4, 2007 5:47am
Jun 5, 2007
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Think About
Location: United States
Boreal Forest Film Night

Join us for films and a slide presentation on struggles by indigenous communities and grassroots environmental groups to defend the boreal, using corporate pressure campaigns and direct action
WHEN: Thursday, June 7, 2007, 8PM
WHERE: Times Up! Space, 49 East Houston St between Mott and Mulberry Streets
WHO: Sponsored by Wetlands Activism Collective and Times Up!
MORE INFO:  Call (347) 293-2217 or email activism@wetlands-preserve.org
DIRECTIONS: B, D, F, or V to Broadway-Lafayette Streets, 6 to Bleecker Street, or N or R to Prince Street.

ABOUT THE BOREAL FOREST: 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.

Featuring:
AS LONG AS THE RIVERS FLOW
The Story of the Grassy Narrows Blockade
2,500 square miles of forests, lakes and rivers north of Kenora, Ontario have sustained the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation for thousands of years. Now Weyerhaeuser, the largest lumber company in the world, is driving a wave of destructive logging that threatens to uproot their traditional way of life. In December 2002, a small group of people from the reserve of Grassy Narrows First Nation took up the fight to protect their traditional lands from Weyerhaeuser. They began a blockade that would eventually become the longest-standing in Canadian history.
Directed by local filmmaker Dave Clement; Produced in Association with Thunder Bay Independent Media.

The Grassy Narrows campaign video
A short overview on Rainforest Action Network's campaign to support Grassy Narrows. .

Sasketchewan, the Province of Weyerhaeuser
20 minute video documentary of the human and ecological costs of logging in Saskatchewan by Weyerhaeuser. Recent documents from Canada provide clear-cut evidence that Weyerhaeuser has grossly violated the legal, social and ecological commitments that allow them to log on public lands in the province of Saskatchewan.

Victoria's Dirty Secret Campaign Video
Learn about the successful campaign to end Victoria's Secret's use of paper from endangered boreal forests for their catalogs.

Footage from Wetlands Activism Collective's protests at Victoria's Secret and J. Crew
Watch independent video and TV coverage of Street theater, in-store disruptions, and blockades demanding that these retailers  stop destroying endangered forests for catalog paper.

And more!
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Posted: Jun 5, 2007 9:14pm
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
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Posted: Mar 31, 2007 8:02am
Dec 3, 2005
Focus: Education
Action Request: Protest
Location: California, United States
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 CALL TO ACTION!
from the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters

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Come out and Stand Up for the Ancient Redwoods!

EMERGENCY RALLY !! Tuesday Dec. 6 at noon
Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office
One Post St. @ Market, San Francisco


PLEASE COME DURING THE LUNCH HOUR AND SHOW THAT WE THE PEOPLE OPPOSE LOGGING OF ANCIENT REDWOODS!


On Veteren's day, Maxxam/Pacific Lumber (PL) started logging in the Nanning Creek Grove in Humboldt County, and have now moved into the ANCIENT REDWOOD GROVE that includes trees over 15 feet in diameter and up to 2000 years old.


Earth First! and Humboldt Forest Defense activists have erected tree-sits in the branches of some of the massive trees, and have held vigils at the logging road gate outside Scotia, including a lock-down action last Monday when four people were arrested


JOIN THE GROWING RESISTANCE TO THE DESTRUCTION OF PRECIOUS OLD GROWTH FOREST HABITAT!


Nanning Creek Grove is east of the company town of Scotia and comprises the largest chunk of in-tact unprotected habitat for the federally listed Marbled Murrelet in California.


Logging in this rare habitat, which should be protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is allowed under provisions of the 1999 Headwaters Deal, negotiated by Senator Feinstein and other government officials and the infamous corporate raider Charles Hurwitz, CEO of Maxxam Corp.


The murrelet is listed as threatened under the ESA and as endangered under the California ESA. Permission granted by US Fish and Wildlife Service for ScoPac to log this critical habitat flies in the face of a 2004 report commissioned by that same agency that stated that current logging practices in Northern California threaten the small seabird with an 80% probability of extinction in the next 55 years, and a 100% probability of extinction in the next 95 years. The 250-acre plan was cynically named named "Bonanza" by PL.


Info: 510-548-3113


See images of tree-sits and the magnificent forest at: http://www.wesavetrees.org


THE TIME IS NOW !!
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