Monday, August 07, 2006

Huge Protest Today in Medford

As I write this people are piling into vehicles and heading towards the Siskyou Forest Supervisors office in Medford, Oregon.
It's also likely that as I write this logging is beginning in one of the wildest and most diverse forests left on earth, the Kalmiopsis. More to come as events unfold.

Update:As logging began in the south Kalmiopsis roadless area, over 100 people attended a protest rally at the Forest Service office in Medford. At one point 12 people wearing shirts with the message " Roadless is Priceless" sat down in the road in front of the office in an act of civil disobedience.

"I'm putting myself on the front line to take a stand against the Bush Administrations assault on America's forests." said Kate Ritley one of those participating in the sit-in. All twelve were subsequently arrested.


At 8/07/2006 12:40:00 PM, Blogger noel adamson said...

I used to live up there (in Ashland and the surrounding hills)and it is certainly because of the remaining expanses of "wild" land that it is one of the greatest and most free places on earth.

If I had the power to bestow blessings of some sort on those protesters braving "our" corporate owned "government" and their gestapo-like goons I would heap them on.

Aside from the irreversible damage to the ecosystem and simple aesthetics, such fascists apparently don't realize that they are not only harming all others with their "competitive" greed but are even cutting their own economic legs off in the process. There will be no winners.


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