Almost There!

June 20, 2009

After four months of tour, we’re finally nearing our final destination – the Round River Rendezvous in southern Oregon. As of writing, we are on our way to the Trans and Womyn’s action camp east of Portland, the first of the three action camps in Cascadia this summer.

The past few weeks have been loaded with trainings, old friends, and beautiful landscapes. After leaving the midwest, we headed to Denver, where we led trainings for High Country Earth First!, who is kicking off their campaign against the expansion on I-70. Then we headed to Durango, for the Feral Futures gathering – a coming together of the primitive skills community, the radical environmental movement, and the rainbow family – where we played in the woods for three beautiful days, soaking up all the ponderosa pines and hot mountain springs. Salt Lake City and its surrounding towns hosted us for 5 days of trainings and presentations, including some trainings focused on the work that Peaceful Uprising is doing around SB81, local anti-immigration legislation, climate change, and fossil fuel extraction. From there, onward onto Reno and the Bay area.

Arriving on the west coast has given us a chance to reconnect with folks who have been doing Earth First! work for decades and we’ve been doing a lot of sharing stories and songs around the campfire. We stopped in Humbolt County for a few days of skillshares with the folks who are involved in the full-time direct action campaign just outside of Arcata, protecting second-growth redwoods from being cut by Green Diamond.
We’ve been overwhelmed with all the learning and adventures! We can’t wait to see you all at the rondy!


Earth First! Roadshow joins call for solidarity with indigenous resistance in Peru

June 12, 2009

Peruvian Police Attack Indigenous Communities Opposed to Mining and Fossil Fuel Extraction in Amazon Jungle…
For more info, check the Root Force site

Join the Earth First! Roadshow and others in front of the Peruvian Consulate in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at 9:00 AM

Peruvian Consulate
870 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 362-5185 … give ’em a call!

What’s going on? ~~~~~~~~~~~
Dozens of people are estimated to have been killed in clashes between police and indigenous activists protesting oil and mining projects in the northern Peruvian Amazonian province of Bagua. Peruvian authorities have declared a military curfew, and troops are patrolling towns in the Amazon jungle. Authorities say up to twenty-two policemen have been killed, and two remain missing. The indigenous community says at least forty people, including three children, were killed by the police this weekend.