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GREENS. Mendocino legalizes cannabis! Striptease To Save Trees! Luna Tree Cut! H

by Earth Saturday, Dec. 02, 2000 at 2:16 PM

EarthFilms.org - Urgent 11/27/00. Around Thanksgiving the tree Julia Butterfly sat in for two years is cut 50% of the way - Photos and press release. Chanting poetry which exhorted them to respect the "naked, sacred" body of the earth, Mendocino performance artist "La Tigresa" (aka Dona Nieto) performed excerpts from her one-woman show "Who Says A Stripper Can't Save The World?" before startled eyes, and halted bulldozers of a Fortuna -based logging crew. On November 7, 2000 Mendocino County voters approved a Green Party measure to legalize personal use of marijuana, a first in the United States.

errorGREENS. Mendocino legalizes cannabis! Striptease To Save Trees! Luna Tree Cut! Hemp. Green Party ballot initiative to legalize cannabis approved by voters in Mendocino County, California. A version of this message is at the web address just below. All links in the message are clickable there.
http://cann.com/b1/messages/32/32071.shtml

The link above is clickable at the end of this message.

Summary. EarthFilms.org - Urgent 11/27/00. Around Thanksgiving the tree Julia Butterfly sat in for two years is cut 50% of the way - Photos and press release. Chanting poetry which exhorted them to respect the "naked, sacred" body of the earth, Mendocino performance artist "La Tigresa" (aka Dona Nieto) performed excerpts from her one-woman show "Who Says A Stripper Can't Save The World?" before startled eyes, and halted bulldozers of a Fortuna -based logging crew. On November 7, 2000 Mendocino County voters approved a Green Party measure to legalize personal use of marijuana, a first in the United States.

Striptease To Save The Trees! Greens creating liberated territory in Mendocino County, California.

Cannabis Hemp saves trees. 1 acre of hemp produces the same fiber and pulp as 4 acres of trees. And hemp fiber in paper and clothing lasts longer than tree or cotton fiber, paper, or clothing.

**11-00. EarthFilms.org - Urgent 11/27/00 Around Thanksgiving the tree Julia Butterfly sat in for two years is cut 50% of the way - Photos and press release.
http://www.earthfilms.org/

*11-00. EarthFilms.org - Striptease To Save The Trees! Chanting poetry which exhorted them to respect the "naked, sacred" body of the earth, Mendocino performance artist "La Tigresa" (aka Dona Nieto) performed excerpts from her one-woman show "Who Says A Stripper Can't Save The World?" before startled eyes, and halted bulldozers of a Fortuna -based logging crew on Branscomb Road. La Tigresa is part of the "Goddess Squadess", a nonviolent art attack consisting of "Nude Guerilla Poetry" and "Strip Tease To Save The Trees!" and other surprises to come. Such as the "Bare Witch Project."
http://earthfilms.org/strip.html

La Tigresa in action. Photo:
http://www.earthfilms.org/Strip%20graphics/cd%20cover.jpg

*11-00. Mendocino Co. First in US To Decriminalize Marijuana. "By a 58-42 margin Tuesday, Mendocino County voters approved a measure to decriminalize personal use of marijuana, a first in the United States. The Green Party-sponsored Measure G ran strong in every area of the county, ... The marijuana measure, which has attracted national attention, would allow individuals to grow and harvest up to 25 plants. Sale and transportation of marijuana still would be illegal."
http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread7593.shtml

*11-00. Life As Usual in Emerald Triangle. "Mendocino County, home to 86,000 people and part of the state's fabled 'Emerald Triangle,' is linked to the controversial plant as surely as its vineyards yield world-class wines. ... voters here last week heartily embraced a measure that allows anyone in the county to grow as many as 25 full-grown marijuana plants or possess the dried equivalent. The first law of its kind nationwide, ...'This is a powerful political statement on marijuana by a Northern California county,' said Hamburg, 52, who lives in Ukiah and is a member of the Green Party committee that put Measure G on the ballot. Hamburg, a former Democratic congressman and the state's Green Party gubernatorial candidate two years ago, said he expects similar measures on other county ballots and possibly even a statewide initiative."
http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread7643.shtml

*MAP/DrugNews press archives search SHORTCUT for Mendocino. The press articles are pulled up in chronological order with the latest articles on top.
http://www.mapinc.org/find?BK=mendocino

*CannabisNews.com press archives search SHORTCUT for Mendocino.
http://www.cannabisnews.com/thcgi/search.pl?K=mendocino

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Striptease in front of the heads of California Department of Forestry 11/22/00.

Press Release November 22, 2000.
http://earthfilms.org/strip.html

For immediate presss release

Video and stills avaliable 415-820-1635

PHOTOS free to use for media (print, web)- please let us know if you use them, however we do ask you link to our web site www.earthfilms.org and a photo credit.

"La Tigresa" AKA Dona Nieto is available for press and media interveiws, Video also avaliable call 415-820-1635 or email or earthfilms@hotmail.com

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Spoken Word CD

La Tigresa's Naked Sacred Spoken Word. Your chance to hear this rare collection of 11 poems from poet/activist Dona Nieto.Including the world famous poem "I am the Goddess" that stopped the loggers in their tracks!

A suggested donation of only $14.99 Shipping $1.20

Order by credit card by following the links or send a cheque to: Earth Films P.O.Box 2198 Redway CA 95560

NEW - 11/22/00 Striptease to Save the trees goes to CDF! . Press release 11/22/00

New photos for press 11/22/00

large jpeg 200dpi - CDF do your job!

Jpeg 200 dpi - back shot!

Jpeg 200 dpi - front shot!

You can get the bare facts of this story with the documentry film "Striptease to Save the Trees" for a suggested donation of $9.99 plus $3.50 shipping

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Photo 1 back shot 72 dpi large photo logger and La'Tigresa back no breasts in this one

"Strip Tease To Save The Trees!" Loggers clearcutting an environmentally sensitive hillside near Westport, Ca. were temporarily stopped on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th by a bare-breasted poet with flowers in her hair and tears in her eyes.

Photo 4 - 200 dpi for press Photo By HAVC

Chanting poetry which exhorted them to respect the "naked, sacred" body of the earth, Mendocino performance artist "La Tigresa" (aka Dona Nieto) performed excerpts from her one-woman show Who Says A Stripper Can't Save The World?" before the startled eyes and halted 'dozers of a Fortuna -based logging crew on Branscomb Road.

photo 5- 200 dpi By HAVC

Neighbors have been critical of the clearcutting of a steep hillside which they fear will wash down into nearby DeHaven Creek as a result of recently approved THP 293 MEN, initiated by Jonathan Cook, of McKinleyville, and Hawthorne Timber Co. Mr. Allen Gleason, 82, owned the fifty acre forest since 1961. He claims he was fraudulently led to believe that the buyer of his longtime homestead would never clearcut.

Photo 6 200 dpi By HAVC

"The real estate agent tried for years to get me to sell," Gleason said, "and told me this buyer (Cook) was a wealthy man who wanted the land for a nature retreat!" The land - and the plan - borders both sides of DeHaven Creek, and contain(ed) many residual old-growth (100+ yrs.) trees. Business practices of Hawthorne Timber, formerly Georgia-Pacific, are currently under scrutiny by the Mendocino Cty. D.A.'s office.

photo 7 200 dpi By HAVC

Moreover, their clearcutting plans along the Skunk Train line (and elsewhere} are the subject of much citizen outrage.

La Tigresa is part of the "Goddess Squadess", a nonviolent art attack consisting of "Nude Guerilla Poetry" and "Strip Tease To Save The Trees!" and other surprises to come.

--- end of press release. Webpage plain text copy ---

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[Associated Press story that went worldwide November 12, 2000].

Logging protests escalate with 'Striptease for the trees'
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2000/11/12/national1538EST0508.DTL

MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press Writer Sunday, November 12, 2000

WESTPORT, Calif. (AP) -- It's midday in California redwood country and the cool, misty calm is unbroken save for a whisper of wind and the gravelly rumble of an approaching logging truck.

Suddenly, a woman carrying a battered red megaphone steps onto the muddy road. She whips off her black stretch top and advances, forcing the big blue truck to stop.

The driver has just encountered La Tigresa, otherwise known as Dona Nieto, poet, performer, conservation crusader and the new, nude thing on the eco-protest scene.

Paul Bunyan never had to deal with this.

"They don't know what hit them,'' says Nieto.

^------=

If a tree falls in a forest and no one calls the media, as the environmental activist saying goes, nothing happened. If a bra falls in the forest, Nieto has discovered, the media will call you.

``The traditional means were getting us nowhere fast,'' says Nieto. ``We have to move rapidly and we have to move efficiently. I think that what I've been doing is both rapid and efficient.''

Rapid, indeed. Since she started her protests in mid-October, Nieto has been written up by several newspapers, seen on German TV, and talked about by conservative broadcasters Dr. Laura and Rush Limbaugh.

Nieto goes bare-breasted to represent Nature and put a human face on what is happening to the Earth.

She sometimes demonstrates alone, sometime with a few other women, on her campaigns against clear-cutting, the practice of removing every tree from a logging tract rather than selecting only some trees.

``We're not saying never cut another tree again; we're saying leave something,'' she says.

She is sometimes compared to another tree-minded woman, Julia ``Butterfly'' Hill, whose two years of sitting in a redwood named Luna captured attention amid the court filings, Internet alerts and telephone campaigns that are the backbone of the environmental activist movement.

Paul Mason of the Environmental Information Center, a watchdog of North Coast logging, sighs when he considers how hard it is to get people interested in conservation.

But like the loggers she interrupts, he's intrigued by Nieto's approach.

``I think that they are trying to focus on bringing attention to these serious issues in sort of a new and different and surprisingly effective manner,'' he says of Nieto and her supporters.

Sherry Glaser, an actress who is working with Nieto on protecting Montgomery Woods, a grove of ancient redwoods they fear is threatened by planned logging nearby, puts it more succinctly: ``Breasts get attention.''<

^------=

With her broad smile and wicked chuckle, Nieto can be very funny. She calls her actions the ``Striptease for the trees.'' A documentary-in-the-making goes by the name the ``Bare Witch Project.''

But she's serious about her campaign.

Among other things, she's focused on cases where, she says, newcomers have bought timberland with the promise they won't log and then used a legal provision intended for clearing home sites to clear-cut plots as much as three acres each.

Nieto also has protested the logging practices of the Mendocino Redwood Co. Activists say the company has refused to halt clear-cutting, use of herbicides and logging of scattered pockets of old-growth timber. Calls to the company by The Associated Press were not returned, although company officials have said in the past they are committed to conserving the land.

Nieto has her critics.

``Yes, they're getting publicity, but I'm not sure it's the kind of publicity that they really ultimately want to generate,'' says Art Harwood, president of Harwood Products, a family owned sawmill in Mendocino County.

But Earth First! veteran Darryl Cherney sees Nieto's Earth Mother approach as ``putting the feminine back in the divine'' -- and starting some interesting conversations. ``My feeling is, the destruction of the planet is so severe that we'd be fools not to attempt bold new tactics.''<

^------=

Nieto, born Donna Sue Scissors in St. Louis -- she gives her age as ``younger than a redwood tree'' -- has performed her poetry and plays for years. She made a CD called ``Naked Sacred Spoken Word.''

In her half-dozen or so appearances at logging sites around Mendocino County, Nieto has seen loggers stop work, seen one man leap into his pickup and tune his radio -- loudly -- to a Christian music station, and disarmed non-English speaking groups by delivering her keynote poem, ``I am the Goddess,'' in Spanish.

``First they stop because -- `Oh what the heck is this!' -- but then when they listen to what I'm saying, their heads start nodding,'' Nieto says.

On a recent encounter, Nieto stopped a logging truck bound for a clear-cut site and recited reciting poetry to the smiling driver. ``I am the Earth, I am your Mother,'' went one of the lines.

The logger listened, pulled out a disposable camera to take a few shots of Nieto, and then drove on, still smiling.

``Loggers have a hard time getting angry with her,'' says James Ficklin, one of two documentary filmmakers who accompanies Nieto on her protests.

--- end of November 12, 2000 Associated Press (AP) story ---

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*Greens and the Drug War. Worldwide. LINKS. Green Party candidates, positions, platforms, etc.. Concerning the Drug War, cannabis, marijuana, harm reduction, etc.. Ralph Nader info, links.
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/greens.htm and
http://members.fortunecity.com/multi19/greens.htm and
*9-00. MAP/DrugNews SEARCH SHORTCUT for many press articles about RALPH NADER's September 8, 2000 press conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he called for legalizing cannabis/marijuana, and for harm reduction drug reform. Ralph Nader "called for the legalization of marijuana as part of an overhaul of the nation's 'self-defeating and antiquated drug laws.' ... Legalizing marijuana, Nader said, would allow the government to regulate and potentially tax its use like tobacco products." -Albuquerque Journal, September 8, 2000.
http://www.mapinc.org/find?BK=nader+johnson+santa&YY1=1997

Julia Butterfly Hill and the Luna Treesit. Dec. 9, 1999, 34 degrees Fahrenheit, day number 729 of her continuous treesit to protest logging of old-growth redwoods by Pacific Lumber/MAXXAM.
http://www.egroups.com/message/hemp-talk/7305 Has photo above.
"Julia is a powerful voice in the California medical marijuana movement, as well, speaking out for B.E. Smith, Todd, Peter, Renee, and many others."
http://www.egroups.com/message/hemp-talk/7304 Has quote above.
Cannabis Hemp saves trees. 1 acre of hemp produces the same fiber and pulp as 4 acres of trees. And hemp fiber in paper and clothing lasts longer than tree or cotton fiber, paper, or clothing.
http://circleoflifefoundation.org Circle of Life Foundation.
http://earthfilms.org EarthFilms.org
http://lunatree.org LunaTree.org
http://havc.org HAVC = Headwaters Action Video Collective.

WORLD INCARCERATION RATES, 1985-1995:

Y2K! THE USA IS NOW NUMBER ONE! In the year 2000 "in the land of the free" the USA now has the world's highest incarceration rate. The USA rate surpassed Russia's 1995 rate in early 2000, or even earlier. That's because Russia's incarceration rate today is actually less than it was in 1995. The overall incarceration rates below combine prisons and jails in a nation. Chart is in descending order by highest rate in 1995. 1985 rate not known for some nations. In addition, # signifies a Western (long democratic traditions) nation, and the number of times higher the United States incarceration rate (in 1995) was - over that nation's incarceration rate.

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> http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/charts2.htm _
>_____________________________________________
>_______________________Incarceration_________
>_______________________RATE_per______________
>_______________________100,000________PERCENT
>_______________________population._____CHANGE
>________NATION_________1985__|__1995________%
>_____________________________________________
>________Russia___________________690_________
>#1.0____United_States___313______600_____+92_
>________Belarus__________________505_________
>________Ukraine__________________390_________
>________Latvia__________640______375______41-
>________Lithuania_______405______360______11-
>________Singapore________________287_________
>________Moldova__________________275_________
>________Estonia_________455______270______41-
>________South_Africa_____________265_________
>________Cook_Islands_____________225_________
>________Hong_Kong________________207_________
>________Romania_________260______200______23-
>________Czech_Republic__270______190______30-
>________Thailand_________________181_________
>________Poland__________270______170______37-
>________Slovakia________225______150______33-
>________South_Korea______________137_________
>________Kiribati_________________130_________
>#4.7____New_Zealand______________127_________
>#4.8____Portugal_________90______125_____+39_
>________Fiji_____________________123_________
>________Hungary_________220______120______45-
>#5.2____Canada___________________115_________
>#5.2____Luxembourg_______________115_________
>________Brunei_Darussalam________110_________
>________Bulgaria_________________110_________
>#5.5____Scotland________100______110_____+10_
>________Macau____________________107_________
>#5.7____Northern_Ireland_________105_________
>#5.7____Spain____________60______105_____+75_
>________Malaysia_________________104_________
>________China____________________103_________
>#6.0____England/Wales____90______100_____+11_
>#6.3____France___________75_______95_____+27_
>#7.1____Germany__________90_______85_______6-
>#7.1____Austria_________120_______85______29-
>#7.1____Italy_____________________85_________
>#7.5____Switzerland_______________80_________
>________Turkey___________90_______80______11-
>#8.0____Belgium__________65_______75_____+15_
>#9.2____Sweden___________50_______65_____+30_
>#9.2____Netherlands______35_______65_____+86_
>#9.2____Denmark__________65_______65_________
>#10.0___Finland__________80_______60______25-
>#10.9___Greece___________35_______55_____+57_
>#10.9___Ireland__________55_______55_________
>#10.9___Norway___________45_______55_____+22_
>________Croatia___________________55_________
>#10.9___Malta_____________________55_________
>________Solomon_Islands___________46_________
>#15.0___Iceland___________________40_________
>________Bangladesh________________37_________
>________Japan_____________________37_________
>________Slovenia_________70_______30______57-
>________Cyprus___________30_______30_________
>________Cambodia__________________26_________
>________Philippines_______________26_________
>________India_____________________24_________
>_______________________________
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> # equals WESTERN (long democratic traditions) NATION, with the number of times higher the United States incarceration rate was in 1995.
http://www.sentencingproject.org/pubs/tsppubs/9030data.html

GREENS. Mendocino legalizes cannabis! Striptease To Save Trees! Luna Tree Cut! Hemp. Green Party ballot initiative to legalize cannabis approved by voters in Mendocino County, California. A version of this message is at the web address just below. All links in the message are clickable there.
http://cann.com/b1/messages/32/32071.shtml
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