fix articles 87058, timber
Peru admits timber certificates faked in secret cable (tags)
Peru’s government has secretly admitted that 70-90% of its mahogany exports were illegally felled, according to a US embassy cable revealed by Wikileaks.
Mendo Redwoods Corp plan for PL bankruptcy (tags)
Three chances for the public to voice their ideas, ask questions and present alternatives to the Mendocino Redwoods corporation's plans for logging on (Maxxam)/Pacific Lumber land following the PL bankruptcy..
PalCo Bankruptcy Plan; Maxxam Sells Redwoods to Developers (tags)
At Pacific Lumber's Chapter 11 bankruptcy hearings, parent corporation Maxxam (Houston, TX headquarters) submits plan in Corpus Christi court to sell land for development to pay off their debt to creditors and continue logging with even less restrictions on their remaining land. CA residents are excluded from any decision making process in the bankruptcy proceedings.
Maxxam Inc. Escapes CA for TX with Stolen Forests, Jobs & $$$ (tags)
Recent attempts by Maxxam Corporation to abscound with billions in profits as Pacific Lumber Chptr 11 Bankruptcy hearings begin. The location of the hearings should be in CA near the PL workers and their affected ecosystem where the damage occurred, yet Maxxam CEO Hurwitz engineered a ghost corporation 'Scotia Development' to hijack the right to attend bankruptcy hearings from the jobless PL workers..
Earth First Enemy, Pacific Lumber Co. files bankruptcy (tags)
Posting of a news story from the Santa Rosa California Press Democrat: about Pacific Lumber Co. filing bankruptcy. That is the lumber company that Juli Butterfly Hill was tree sitting about as an Earth First advocate. The question of Pacific Lumber spending too much money when they funded a recall campaign against the Humboldt County District Attorney that had charged them with fraud, is also posed. With a link to "Red Collar Crime" that is documenting the "political fallout" when criminal charges are filed against a corporation. at www.angelfire.com/nm/redcollarcrime
Back to back direct actions for Cascadia's forests! (tags)
This week forest defenders across Cascadia united to expose the link between the politicans and corporations that profit from the destruction of US public lands. On Tuesday, 40 Cascadians occupied US Senator Ron Wyden's office. The following day, a protester dressed as a spotted owl locked to a 250 pound stump while others rallied, shutting down Umpqua Bank's flagship branch for several hours.
Both Umpqua Bank and Senator Wyden greenwash their images, depicting themselves as environmentally friendly while supporting and profiting from the destruction of Oregon's native forests. Senator Wyden presents himself as a green politican, and yet of all US politicans he is the fifth highest recipient of campaign contributions from the timber industry. Meanwhile, he sponsors earth-destroying legislation with eco-friendly names like the "Healthy Forest Restoration Act."
Similarly, Umpqua Bank markets itself as a new, hip, eco-conscious bank. In reality "StUmpqua" Bank is run by the dinosaurs of Oregon's ancient forest logging industry. With the past two days of forest actions, local activists are gearing up for the upcoming Earth First! Direct Action Rendezvous in Southwest Oregon the final weekend in August, near the massive Biscuit logging project. The National Earth First! Rendezvous will be held in Oregon in Summer 2005.
VIDEO: Office takeover; Bank lockdown
PHOTOS: Office takeover; Bank lockdown
BACKGROUND AND NEWS: Cascadia RiSiNG! Eco-Defense Infosite | Native Forest Council | Portland Indymedia Forest Page | Cascadia Forest Defenders |
Crucial That Progressives Recall Gray Davis (tags)
We must send the message to all current and future governors… Behave like Davis and your political career is over. His taking of over a million dollars each from the timber, prison and power industries, and then allowing rampant logging, building more prisons while cutting all other budgets, and only pretending to complain while behind his back allowing energy companies to complete the biggest corporate rip off in California history, means Davis must go.
Earth First! Activists Occupy Two Trees (tags)
Two Wild Rockies Earth First! (WREF!) activists, using the names Fireweed and Lupine, have occupied trees in a proposed helicopter landing site for the Little Bull and Big Bull timber sales in the Bitterroot National Forest (BNF).
Wild Rockies Earth First! halts logging truck with banner hang (tags)
WREF! halts a logging truck coming from the bitterroot national forest for the purpose of locking down to it and hanging a banner raising public awareness about the bitterroot salvage scam. 6 activists were arrested.
Update on hearing by Subcommitee on Ecoterrorism (tags)
Question: Ben & Jerry's, Ford Foundation, PETA, Ruckus Society, RAN, and ELF ... what do they all have in common? Answer: They were all denounced today on Capitol Hill as either "terrorists" or "terrorist supporting".