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4/9/2012 – Bloomington, IN 

Anonymous student activists drop a massive 30’x20’ banner in front of IU’s coal-fired heating plant: “IU HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS”

Early Monday morning, several anonymous IU students concerned about the climate-related death toll of their campus’ coal-fired heating plant dropped a massive 30’x20’ banner over the two-story bridge of the Kelley School of Business on Fee Lane. The banner, which was dropped intentionally within eyeshot of the campus’ coal plant, read as follows: “CLIMATE CHANGE KILLED 315,000 PEOPLE LAST YEAR ALONE. IU HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS.” The students responsible for the banner cited this alarming figure from a study released in 2009 by the Global Humanitarian Forum, a non-profit foundation presided over by former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan. This landmark publication, entitled “The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis,” found that every year approximately 315,000 people die prematurely due to weather-related disasters and environmental degradation (such as deterioration of arable land) associated with anthropogenic climate change and what by the year 2030, “the lives of 660 million people are expected to be seriously affected.”

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New Green-Scare Indictment over Sabotage of Logging Equipment in Michigan 10 Years Ago

Posted: April 12, 2011 by EF! J Collective Everglades Office in Uncategorized

A recent indictment order by Federal prosecutors in Grand Rapids Michigan has charged Jesse Waters, a Detroit area man, with damaging logging equipment and a flatbed trailer near Mesick, MI more than 10 years ago during an environmental campaign to halt deforestation.

The indictment further states that others painted the message “log in hell!” at the site of the incident.

Environmental activist, musician, and mother of 2, Marie Mason was also charged and convicted for her alleged role in the Mesick sabotage. She is currently serving 22 years in prison.

Greenpeace Protest Toxic Chemicals, and more

Posted: November 23, 2010 by EF! J Collective Everglades Office in direct action, environmental justice, resistance
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In the UK, Greenpeace protested a shipment of hazardous chemicals coming from Australia. During the protest, the activists hung a banner that ready “Stop toxic trade” and replaced the Danish flag on the ministry with an Australian flag that replaced its Southern Cross decoration with the chemical structure of HCB.

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In other news, 100 villagers began a two-day protest in New Delhi against the Himachal dam project that has been mired in controversy as it will displace hundreds of farmers and submerge fertile land.

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Keep up with more Earth resistance news at the Earth First! Newswire

The Earth First! Journal Needs Your Support!

Posted: October 3, 2010 by EF! J Collective Everglades Office in media
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Greetings to all Defenders of the Wild!,

The Earth First! Journal Collective is currently in production on the 30th Anniversary Edition of the EF! Journal. We have an amazing collection of articles from movement writers, published authors and professors, as well as gorgeous art from a number of internationally renowned artists. Unfortunately, we are still short on funds, in order to reach our fundraising goal we have created two “Kickstarter” projects on the website: www.kickstarter.com to help raise needed funds for the printing costs of the anniversary issues, as well as fundraising for a new Earth First! music compilation.

The details about these projects are in the link below. It’s a quick, simple online fundraising effort. Small contributions can start to add up and encourage others to throw down on this worthy project! If possible, please consider throwing down a small donation. Equally important is your help in forwarding this info to people in your e-mail list (or social networking sites you frequent) that might be interested in helping us out.

The Kickstarter site automatically takes you to the Amazon payment check-out, of which you need an Amazon account for (weird) if you don’t have an Amazon account but want to donate you can make a donation through our: www.earthfirstjournal.org website on the home page. We will be moving donations to the Kickstarter account.

Thanks for any helping in fundraising and passing the word along!

Love & Solidarity!

For the Wild,

-the EF! J Collective

P.S. Remember that small donations add up… the minimum pledge is only $1!

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