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an Ecotopian Yeti 11.03.2005 03:27
The Texas-fication of Cascadia
Stop Texasfication of Cascadia: Time for Secession! The attempt to take Oregon's PGE by Texas Pacific Group reflects a long going process of the Texas-fication of the Amerika as well as specifically the rape of Cascadia for her resources. If one does research in the "New Freedom Initiative" with the goal of testing for mental disablities by Texan pharmiceudical and Texan exam companies. The Enron-ization of the power companies as well as the fact that fuel is controled by Texan big busness has been examples of the Dubya Gang's strangling of all life on this contintent. Everytime I hear some totally stupid con job on our education (from testing to textbooks), pharmiceudicals, modified foods, prisons for profit and anything to do with resource theif it seems to ways come out of Tex-ass! I am not saying all Texans are Satanic gesture waving inbred idiots... just alot of the wealthy "macho" elite. Its time we get serious and start talking of Cascadia.

Attached are sveral stickers that anyone can print out and blaster them across Cascadia!

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reposted from SISKIYOU PROJECT 10.03.2005 23:32
EMERGENCY RALLY to SAVE OUR WILD SISKIYOU
This Saturday, March 12th, 11:00 AM

At the Green Bridge on Eight Dollar Road, Selma, Oregon

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k-tron 10.03.2005 18:50
Biscuit timber sale action orientation
Wild Siskiyou Action / Kalmiopsis Earth First! Biscuit Action Guide

This is an orientation to anyone interested in coming out here to save the ancient ecosystems of SW Oregon. It answers some questions and gives a run down of what to expect expect when coming here, all of the general information on the Biscuit timber sale and previous actions can be found online via portland.indymedia.org.

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pix 10.03.2005 15:36
Tillamook Cheese Follow UP on rBST
I wrote a letter in support of the decision to discontinue use of rBST hormones to the Tillamook Dairy Coop from their web site. This is the reply I received today.

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person 10.03.2005 11:37
demonstration march 19?
is there going to be a demonstration in eugene on march 19?

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you know. 10.03.2005 06:50
Time For the People to UPRISE, Because We Know Who Our Enemy Is
This morning I was sitting on my porch and as the bus drove by I saw this very noble and beautiful black woman staring out the window and looking in my general direction. She was looking sad and I could only wonder what menial job she was headed to. I could only wonder if she was thinking to herself "i've been working all my life but ain't got nothing show, i ain't telling you nothing you dont already know."

This is all taking place in North Portland, and the community is getting harder. The other day the shots rang out. They rang out on 17th and Killingworth, the rang out on Shaver and Mississippi. The nice weather brings out the street element.

As protesters we say to ourselves, "whose streets, our streets" and we say it to the cops with little or no meaning whatsoever, because we dont have it in our colelctive consciousness that we CAN make that the reality.

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Cascadia Rising EcoDefense/Wild Siskiyou Action 09.03.2005 23:05
photos from wednesday's Biscuit action, video from monday's action
photos and video

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Cascadia Rising EcoDefense/Wild Siskiyou Action 09.03.2005 22:35
halfsheet on the biscuit situation for mass public distro
Get this shit on the streets!

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Ben 09.03.2005 22:11
March 19th, The start of something new
Everyone wants peace, that is a given. But the question is how far will we go to accomplish peace? Following an ice-cream truck around in a parade fashion is not my idea of an actual protest. Our voices need to be heard, not muffled. There have been too many times we have been ignored because of our lack of persistence. Do we not care anymore? When the war started we protested, but why have we dimmed our actions? March 19th should be the new beginning of a revolt. How many more people does our nation have to kill in order for people to understand what is going on? We are the ones that have to put an end to this senseless brutality. What ever happened to "For the people, by the people"? Time of action is at hand.

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March Hare 09.03.2005 17:25
A visit with Bend Democrats
Early afternoon at Ernesto's

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margaret 09.03.2005 14:14
this morning at the biscuit
a more detailed account of this morning's activities at the biscuit fire protests.

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biowomyn 09.03.2005 12:40
See 3/15 Calendar of Events for next Eve. Bio-Diesel/Veg. Oil ORIENTATION!
Calendar gives specifics!!

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Cascadia Rising EcoDefense 09.03.2005 10:11
Compilation of all Biscuit / Fiddler Mountain Photos thus far....
72 year old hauled off monday morning Here ya go, more will be coming in the next few days....

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oso 09.03.2005 07:22
Breaking News: Protesters Stop Logging at Fiddler Timber Sale This Morning
Reports from the field indicate that four people have locked down to the Green Bridge, blocking access to the Fiddler Timber Sale.

Several Forest Service law enforcement vehicles were escorting loggers to the sale this morning when one person locked down to the lead law enforcement vehicle while it was crossing the bridge.

Three additional people then locked down, to what it is unclear. The bridge has been cleared and roped off as a 'crime scene.' At least one arrest has already been made. Please stay tuned to  http://www.rogueimc.org for further updates as more information comes in from the field.

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edgar_friendly 09.03.2005 06:57
Biscuit Blockaded Again!
As of 6:30 this morning, a number of forest defenders had physically blockaded the green bridge keeping loggers out of the Fiddler timber sale.

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user 09.03.2005 03:43
A.N.S.W.E.R.: Week of Campus and high school Resistance 3/18 Redmond
Oregon
Redmond High School
CONTACT:  redmondyouth@answercoalition.org
DATE: Friday, March 18
EVENT: Gather at 10 at the flag pole in the front of the school and march through
the commons

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tduncan@pacifier.com 09.03.2005 01:01
FOUR Liquified Natural Gas Receiving terminals now proposed for Lower Columbia River
Four LNG termianls have now been proposed for the mouth of the Columbia River. Major players will be Shell/Bechtel. Other areas, like Vallejo and Eureka, California, Baja El Norte, Mexico, and Mobile, Alabama have booted out the priates. We can, too!

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Vladislav 08.03.2005 23:55
Sustainable Energy in Motion 2005 Tours
Bike hundreds of miles. Meet incredible people. Stay on organic farms
and work to support sustainable practices in food production. Learn
from and work with Native American communities. Live with the land and
camp under the stars. Change your world, one mile at a time.

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anonymous 08.03.2005 23:27
Handbill re Buscuit
Here's a word doc handbill.

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a concerned citizen 08.03.2005 22:53
End logging in the biscuit, destroy the logging industry
Defend the wild. Do it right. Make your actions count.

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Cascadia Rising EcoDefense 08.03.2005 20:16
Spread the word about the biscuit
Blockade at the green bridge leading to the Fiddler timber sale Here's a little blurb you can use to help spread the word to your friends, family, and co-workers about what is happening in the Biscuit. Copy, Paste, and send it via email.

To get emails like this mailed to you as they are released, contact action--at--cascadiarising.org and ask to get signed up on our email list.

Contact Cascadia Rising EcoDefense also to help out in our efforts to spread the word about regional environmental issues and the grassroots and direct action campaigns to save them!

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Evergreen2 08.03.2005 18:41
A Chance to Support IRV
As you may know, the bill to allow cities and counties in Oregon to use Instant Runoff Voting, or preference voting, has been assigned to the House Elections and Rules Committee.  Following the "talking points" is contact information for committee members.  It's critical that we contact ALL the committee members as soon as possible to request a hearing for HB 2638.
 

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treesitter 08.03.2005 17:59
Shadow of Giants in Eugene and Portland
Shadow of Giants Excellent theater production about the destruction of Old Growth forests and the struggle to protect them.

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n po 08.03.2005 17:57
Mt St Helens Erupting
Hey folks. Just got a call that Mt St Helens is erupting right now, from a roof in North Portland we could see a good bit of ash erupting. As far as I know, it hasnt made it to the local news just yet.

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justin 08.03.2005 16:18
Old Growth being LOgged, Direct Action! Call to action Video!
Old Growth Reserve Logging Begins at Biscuit

John West of Silver Creek Logging Co. anticipated a fight over Fiddler Mountain. With 85 loggers ready to go, he expressed his intent to begin logging once a court mandate allowed controversial old growth reserve timber sales in the Biscuit Fire area to proceed. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued that mandate this morning, opening the fight West promised.

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oso 08.03.2005 14:10
Old Growth Reserve Logging Begins at Biscuit: 11 Arrested at Fiddler Timber Sale Blockade
72-year-old Joan Norman Draws the Line John West of Silver Creek Logging Co. anticipated a fight over Fiddler Mountain. With 85 loggers ready to go, he expressed his intent to begin logging once a court mandate allowed controversial old growth reserve timber sales in the Biscuit Fire area to proceed. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued that mandate this morning, opening the fight West promised.

As dawn broke on the Green Bridge over the Illinois River near Selma this morning, 75 people gathered to block old growth reserve logging at the Fiddler Timber Sale. Forest Service law enforcement officers and Josephine County Sheriffs escorted loggers to the site at 6:30 am where they encountered a large crowd effectively blocking all access to the sale units.

After issuing an order to disperse, 72-year-old Selma resident Joan Norman sat in the middle of the bridge, refusing to move. "We have no laws in our forest so we will be the law," said Norman, before law enforcement officers carried her off to be arrested, charging her with interfering with an agricultural operation. Two other individuals were arrested at the Green Bridge.

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Hummingbird 08.03.2005 00:28
More details from the lockdown at Fiddler this morning
i just got a call from an activist who was on the ground this morning during the road blockades at the Fiddler timber sale in the Biscuit. She filled me in on a few more details about what happened. Here's a summary, quickly typed from notes i took while talking to her.

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FLOW 07.03.2005 22:31
Grayback Mtn-Bigelow Lakes & Cows Action Alert
Cows trample-graze Bigelow Lakes Botanical Area Help Protect Grayback Mountain!

Comment on the Big Grayback Grazing Allotment.

Comments are due March 13, 2005.

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Oregonians for Health Security 07.03.2005 14:21
Expanding the Oregon Prescription Drug Purchasing Pool
SB 329 and SB 505 would expand the purchasing pool.

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repost 07.03.2005 13:05
Biscuit/Fiddler Update - Old Growth Logging Begins - 11 arrests
Old Growth Reserve Logging has begun on Fiddler timber sale unit 11 about 1 3/4 miles above the National Wild & Scenic Illinois River on the road to Babyfoot Lake (also known as the T.J. Howell Memorial Botanical Drive).

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Cascadia Rising EcoDefense 07.03.2005 10:48
Arrests at the Biscuit this Morning
Not much details outside of the corporate media yet....but something happened this morning

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bugle 07.03.2005 10:08
biscuit first!
here is to the forest activists down in southern oregon!

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quill 07.03.2005 09:36
Free Geek Grand Opening in Olympia!!
To contact Free Geek Olympia, call (360) 352-4165.

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repost 07.03.2005 04:50
Hate to HAARP on this, though: over 3000 Quakes Within 72 Hours Off NW Coast of USA
story has caught fire. Seismologist and Geologists are rushing in from all over the world to witness this event. At this time, the only press release is "Don't worry, [go back to eating grass, you sheep.]"

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Rick 06.03.2005 09:14
Toward a new economy
I have been reading a lot about the coming economic crash and its effect on life as we know it. Also, more gloomy, are the recent papers on "Peak Oil" and the resultant deaths of billions of people around the globe. These works have caused me to start thinking "what if..." What if it all happened, just like the authors said? What can we do to prepare in a realistic way for the coming world so that we are able to cope with the changes mentally and physically? No one seems to have any answers for us.

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luna moth 05.03.2005 17:23
Iron Mountain Mine Superfund site toxic metals in Sacramento salmon
Redding is also suffering from the effects of Iron Mountain Mine, a Federal Superfund site given the cold shoulder by the Bush/Norton regime. The clean-up of this mine will not be as expensive as the 400+ billion dollar military budget and nuclear weapon contracters that gobbble up more than their share of rio agua from the north..

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David Steves 04.03.2005 17:31
Bills in state legislature aim to cut hospital costs
Oregonians for Health Security are pushing bills in the state legislature to reduce rapidly rising healthcare costs. The bills target hospitals and prescription drugs, the main drivers of healthcare costs. This would take the pressure off of public programs like the Oregon Health Plan, and also private insurance. A lot of strikes now, like the looming Lane Transit District strike in Eugene, are about medical insurance, as employers seek to transfer costs to employees, which amounts to a pay cut. -- Lynn Porter

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RiverVision 04.03.2005 11:45
Come Learn How You Can Stop the Pirates! LNG mini-summit, Warrenton, Oregon, April 23
SAVE THE DATE! Julian Darley, founder of the Posr-Carbon Institue and author of HIGH NOON FOR NATURAL GAS, will be keynote speaker at the Cascadia LNG mini-summit, on April 23 at the Warrenton Community Center, Warrenton, Oregon. Warrenton, at the mouth of the Columiba River, is the site of two proposed LNG receiving terminals, developed by Shell/Bechtel corporations.

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http://www.basicrights.org/ 03.03.2005 14:57
Basic Rights Oregon Day of Action
Right now, 1000 Oregonians are gathering on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol building rallying for fairness and equality at the Basic Rights Oregon Day of Action.

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theresa mitchell 03.03.2005 14:07
measure 36 enforcement!
If it's good enough for the Pope....

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Poster Boy 03.03.2005 13:49
More WalMart stuff
A group is forming, and needs support.

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Solon 03.03.2005 10:10
Conservative Businessman Makes Anti-gay Remark To 13 Year-old
Lou Novak of the Rental Housing Association Of Pudget Sound, a conservative organization, said "Looks like it's anal sex week," to a group from the Life Long AIDS Alliance visiting the capitol during Aids Awarness Week. The group included a 13 and 16 year old. What ever happened to conservatives protecting children from explicit language?

I am just wondering if there is a anti-gay sentiment, bigotry and discrimination within the RHAPS. With leaders like Novak, one has to wonder. I better call and ask: 206-283-0816

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Richard Ellmyer 02.03.2005 23:56
Proposed "Oregon Community Health Care Bill"
Summary: Would allow registered voters to buy into the Oregon Health Plan on a sliding scale according to income. Dependents also covered. Businesses, state and local governments and educational institutions could buy in for their employees. Governor and legislators included. All enrollees get same benefits. Smokers excluded until they quit. Legislature required to eventually match members' total payments, plus "kicker" funds. Source of funds appropriated by legislature not specified. -- Lynn Porter

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Phil Wong 02.03.2005 22:59
Interfaith Advocacy Day at the Oregon State Capitol next Monday
Confronting poverty is a moral imperative.
Lobby for justice.
All religions welcome.
All voices needed.

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March Hare 02.03.2005 20:46
Aaw needs some info
March 19 enents

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reposted 02.03.2005 14:24
THIS THURSDAY -- SUNDAY in Eugene: Biggest Enviromental Conference of the Year
The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
Thursday, March 3rd - Sunday, March 6th, 2005
University of Oregon School of Law
Eugene, Oregon

125 Presentations...FULL DETAILS OF THE EVENT HERE:
 http://www.pielc.org/2005_PIELC_brochure.pdf
and at www.pielc.org

Big name speakers this year include: Jane Akre, Steve Wilson, Dan Carol, Leslie Carothers, Rod Coronado, Bill Devall, Fernando Dougnac, Dr. Samuel Epstein, Dune Lankard, Zygmunt Plater, Gail Small, Beverly Wright

This years theme is: "Living As If Nature Mattered" and there is also a big focus on indigenous rights and related environmental justice struggles.

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support the ALF 02.03.2005 12:35
Support ALF prisoner Joshua Demmitt
Joshua Demmitt-ALF Prisoner Joshua Demmitt is an 18-year-old animal rights activist recently sentenced to 2.5 years in federal prison for his alleged involvement in an illegal direct action at BYU - Provo Utah.

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C 02.03.2005 12:10
Stop the War
antiwar

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Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon 01.03.2005 18:34
Interfaith Advocacy Day at the Oregon State Capitol next Monday
Interfaith Advocacy Day at the Oregon State Capitol
Confronting poverty is a moral imperative.
Lobby for justice.
All religions welcome.
All voices needed.

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justin 01.03.2005 12:01
Siskiyou Wild Rivers Threatened Video
The campaign to stop the largest logging project in modern history is entering a critical new phase. This fun and yet very serious video documents a creative rally held Feb. 5th on the T.J. Howell BOTANICAL Drive, passionate speakers, and most importantly a call to action.

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A16 DC Planning Collective 28.02.2005 21:49
Call for Direct Action A16
Come to DC for a week of Direct Action and prevention of "Business as Usual" and the Spring World Bank and IMF meetings.

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heard it through the grapevine 28.02.2005 18:03
Call for comments: Hearing on important bill re. liquor license apps in Salem, 3/1
RE: HEARING MARCH 1 (TOMORROW) ON LIQUOR LICENSE NOTIFICATION.
PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL.
Senator Kate Brown has introduced a bill which lengthens the
notification time for liquor license applications. This would give
neighborhoods more time to reach affected neighbors to make sure they
have adequate opportunities to support or contest a license. IF YOU
CAN'T MAKE IT TO SALEM, PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR COMMENTS TO:
 sen.katebrown@state.or.us. Please see below for more details. Even
if you only have time to send a couple of lines stating your
concerns, it would help.

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Oregonians for Health Security 28.02.2005 16:59
New Oregon prescription drug purchasing program starts March 1
Purchasing pool participants will save up to 60% on the cost of their prescription drugs. -- Missy Dolan,Adminstrator OPDP

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Laurel 28.02.2005 16:55
A call from Southern Oregon Forest Defenders
Green Bridge over the Illinois River The campaign to stop the largest logging project in modern history is entering a critical new phase- and Southern Oregon forest defenders are calling on all allies who are able to gather for a camp out at the Green Bridge on the Illinois River. The first ever logging of designated old growth reserves is set to begin March 7th. Come down Sunday the 6th of March for a ho-down campout and stay for a colorful demonstration Monday!

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IMAGINE "I'm not the only one" 26.02.2005 18:16
IRV goes to committee in Salem
Here's a message from Yahoo group "FairVoteOR" for repost wherever relevant --

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Marijuana Policy Project Press Release 2/24/05 26.02.2005 13:38
Drug Czar Failed to Report Oregon Campaign Expenses
Seems the federal government campaigned in Oregon without following Oregon's election laws. Let's see if our Secretary of State will do anything about this.

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J&D 25.02.2005 15:06
David Rovics in Eugene!
Songs of Social Significance! David Rovics brings his unique brand of leftist folk music to Eugene. David Rovics sings about global issues, worker/human rights, political corruption, corporate greed and there is sooooo much more.
Visit  http://www.davidrovics.com/

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Scott Burgwin- Stand for Peace 25.02.2005 11:33
Peace Procession in Cottage Grove- March 19
News release for upcoming Memorial Peace Procession and related events to be held in Cottage Grove, Oregon (pop. 9,000) aon March 19- the 2nd anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

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Jennifer Polis 25.02.2005 00:31
Support Tillamook in their fight against Monsanto - an rBGH primer
Oakhurst Dairy farmer's pledge The evil forces of Monsanto are gathering at the coast to try to stop the Tillamook County Creamery Association from going rBGH free, and your words of encouragement are desperately needed to stop them!

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Photos by Cascadian Forest Defender, Text by Hummingbird 24.02.2005 23:25
Biscuit photos, 3 of 3: Briggs
Unit sign Visiting the wreckage that is known as the Briggs timber sale was the most sobering moment of my trip to the Siskiyous. Here is a place where the powers-that-be, acting through the Bush administration and the Forest Service, have had their destructive way. Everywhere were fallen cut trees.

For background story that goes with these pictures, click here.


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