Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Rest in Peace Root

Protest in Eureka
I just learned that a friend of mine died on Oct. 5th. He was riding his motorcycle home in North Carolina and was hit and killed instantly by a logging truck. While living in Humboldt a few years ago he spent much of his time tree-sitting on Gypsy Mountain in the tree we called Aradia. He was on the front page of the Time-Standard after climbing on top of a logging truck during a protest blockade in front of the Eureka courthouse. He returned to his home region to join the struggle against Mountain Top Removal strip mining. His Mom says he had just started going to school at ABTech and was coming home for his Dads birthday and a protest against an "earth destroying developer" when he was killed. We will remember you Root.

3 Comments:

At 11/09/2006 04:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, sad news. Very sorry to hear.

 
At 11/09/2006 11:20:00 PM, Anonymous jd said...

damn.
I will remember Root. I didn't know him too well, but shared some experiences with him that I know I won't forget. It's interesting how people are brought together by common understanding, and Root was here in Humboldt County with those that understood the value of life. He was very enthusiastic about his expression of his values, and that is probably what I will most remember about him.

Thanks for posting this sad news. I suppose it is best to know, even if I might not have wanted to.

 
At 11/14/2006 07:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't know the guy's real name?
That is sad.

 

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