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May 26, 2006
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States

Call for Weekend of Resistance Against the "Green
Scare" June 9 - 11, 2006

by Jeff Free Luers

This June marks my 6th year in prison. From behind
these walls I have strived to remain an active part of
this struggle; from contributing to the dialogue and
discussion of tactics, to furthering the debate on
climate change in the public. Perhaps most importantly
I am proof that prison cannot crush the spirit of

This year has seen an increase in state repression
against activists and radicals alike. It is truly a
scary time. We all know about the "Red Scare" - the
government's attempt to justify repression by labeling
dissidents "communists" back in the 1950's. Today we
see their "Green Scare" attempt to crush resistance by
labeling them "eco-terrorists."

For the last three years, June 11th has been
celebrated as an international day of solidarity with
me, Jeffrey Luers. I have been overjoyed with a sense
of love & pride at the support I have received from
around the world. My deepest and sincerest thanks go
out to all of you.

Right now there are more than a dozen people sitting
in American jails (or on strict bail release) accused
of Earth/Animal Liberation Front actions. Six people
were originally arrested. These arrests were based
almost entirely on the testimony of one police
informant, Jacob Ferguson. Bill Rodgers - accused of
multiple arsons - took his own life in a jail cell.
Unfortunately, several of those arrested are now
cooperating with the state.

These defendants are facing ridiculous charges and a
draconian amount of time.

This June, I ask you to show them the solidarity that
you have shown me. I ask that foremost in your mind be
the thought that the state is trying to break this
struggle with repressive and intimidating arrests and
sentences. I hope you understand that it's not just
those of us in prison being punished with these
sentences; they are designed to be examples to you, to
frighten you into compliance. This June I'm asking you
to demonstrate that you can't be intimidated.
Celebrate your dissent, give it voice. Be loud. Be
visible. If you have the ability, organize a reclaim
the streets party or a critical mass.

If you are going to host a fundraiser or venue event,
I ask that you donate all proceeds to the legal
defense of those recently arrested who maintain
integrity in the face of repression, whether they are
innocent or guilty.

This June, show the world that the voice of truth will
not be silenced by fear.

Contact Friends of Jeff Luers, PO Box 3, Eugene, OR
97440 USA or email for
organizing resources.

June 9 - 11, 2006, is a Weekend of Resistance Against
the Green Scare. There is no central organizing body
or group to check in with but the Jeff Luers Support
Network can help by providing you with flyers,
graphics, and merchandise such as videos, zines and
stickers about Jeff and allies in the struggle. Begin
planning your event now. Read more about the Green
Scare defendants here. Plan an action that makes sense
for your area: a demonstration, treesit, music
festival, teach-in, stenciling campaign, rally,
protests at an American consulate/embassy overseas or
public forum. Circulate petitions. Contribute to the
legal defense for the defendants. Do what you think is
appropriate. But please remember when planning an
action or event think about how it could affect the
upcoming court cases. Ask yourself: does this help or
hurt the defendants? Does this strengthen the movement
or weaken it in the long-term?

East Coast contact:
Friends of Jeff 'Free'

West Coast contacts:
Free's Defense Network -PO Box 3, Eugene, OR 97440, or
San Francisco Jeffrey Luers Support Network-

European contact:
Brighton Anarchist Black Cross- PO Box 74, Brighton,
East Sussex, BN1 4ZQ, UK,
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Posted: May 26, 2006 8:53am
Dec 3, 2005
Focus: Education
Action Request: Protest
Location: California, United States
from the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters

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


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


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:

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