The 2022 Earth First! summer gathering is on!! Come out to northern "California" August 4th-9th and meet up with all the badass queers, forest dwellers, abolitionists and frontliners throwing down without compromise.

Location TBA closer to the event, but feel free to reach out to the email in the flier with questions before then. See you in the woods!

scenes.noblogs.org/post/2022/0

On June. 2nd, a horde of forest defenders were able to stop a bulldozer on the edge of the woods (that was being escorted by kkkops) from destroying the forest by throwing rocks, deploying fireworks, & shouting scary words!
However, cops are destroying forest defense infrastructure & we need all hands on deck to CONTINUE STOPPING THE CONSTRUCTION of cop city, & allow this scarred forest to heal.
Another tree sit has also gone up in the path our enemies plan to destroy for their racist training facility, & we need help both supporting & defending that zone!
We are welcoming ALL the tactics. Kate Bush flash mob when kkkops arrive? Fuck yeah. Frontline Action to stop machines of destruction? Fuck yeah. Please just get your sweet fucking feral ass down here.
Your house sitting gig & coffee shop job can wait– come occupy the forest, & if you got privilege, use it to throw down, as trees, community members & non-human animals are better than a clear cut lot with a militarized police training center.
The stakes are high & the forest is calling!
Come for the blackberries & community, & stay for the chaos!
Week of Action is June.2nd- till the Forest is safe!
Interested in rolling with Camp Copperhead?Drop a line to:
campcopperhead@proton.me

& We’ll get back to you soon!

"You cannot seriously address the destruction of wilderness without addressing the society that is destroying it." -Judi Bari

Here are a few resources for some more info about this day in history. If you have the time, we highly recommend watching "Who Bombed Judi Bari?", a documentary made by Darryl Cherney about Judi, her life and work, and the attack.

Who Bombed Judi Bari, feature doc:
youtube.com/watch?v=HWApxvSjMK

Short articles:
industrialworker.org/the-bombi

treesfoundation.org/2020/05/30

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Bari survived to keep fighting, and was only further motivated by the attack. She and Cherney went on to successfully sue the FBI and Oakland Police for the attack and their failure to investigate it. Though she left this realm a few years later after a battle with cancer, she left behind a powerful legacy that we can all take lessons from.

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32 years ago today, on May 24 1990, Judi Bari was bombed by the FBI in Oakland, CA. The feds planted an explosive device in her car in a bungled assassination attempt reminiscent of COINTELPRO tactics. She, along with Darryl Cherney, survived the blast. Pigs never conducted a real investigation of the attack, instead blaming Bari and Cherney for the explosion.

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Let's take today to remember Judi Bari, a badass environmental, labor and feminist organizer who built powerful coalitions between labor and environmental struggles during the Redwood Summer campaign in the 90s.

Repression during the Green Scare ruined the lives of a lot of folks in radical environmental movements, and we still feel the fallout today. Political prisoners like Daniel McGowan and Eric McDavid were locked up for years after being entrapped by state collaborators. Others, like Marius Mason, are still caged on Green Scare charges. Joseph Dibee was charged during this flurry of repression but avoided capture for over 12 years. With this plea agreement, he's facing at least 15 years in prison.

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For years individuals and groups carried out attacks, causing millions of dollars in immediate losses and untold costs for years afterward. In the case of the Cavel West slaughterhouse, the company never reopened the facility after it was torched. Recognizing the threat that these types of highly effective actions posed, the feds launched extensive and repressive investigations targeting ELF/ALF activists through entrapment, infiltration and surveillance -- a period now known as the Green Scare

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The ELF and ALF were active threats to exploitative industries of all kinds in the mid-to-late 90s and into the early 2000s. Through direct action, mostly sabotage and arson, these autonomous groups targeted companies responsible for deforestation, animal cruelty, and ecological destruction. They were effective. So much so that in the frenzy of repression following 9/11, the FBI listed "ecoterrorists" and so-called animal rights extremists as the number one domestic terrorist threats in the US.

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Joseph Dibee, The Green Scare, and long-term prisoner support: a thread

A few days ago, Joseph Dibee accepted what appears to be a non-cooperating plea deal (read:didn't snitch), putting to rest 2 cases and a laundry list of heavy-handed federal charges stemming from a string of actions carried out under the banner of the of Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. Here's a pic of the Cavel West horse slaughterhouse that he sent up in flames.

Stickers are in! Get in touch if you would like some mailed to you at june11th at riseup dot net

Today, Joseph Dibee plead guilty to three charges from Earth and Animal Liberation actions two decades ago. Wishing him well as he awaits his sentencing hearing on July 27th, 2022.

The fire is spreading.... two banks, one in Philly and another in Minneapolis, were attacked in solidarity with people defending the Atlanta Forest against those who seek to turn woodlands into a cop playground and movie studio. Both of the banks attacked are funders of the police association trying to build the dystopian facility dubbed Cop City.

Want to join the fight? Head to Atlanta May 8-15 for a week of action, or take action where you're at!

earthfirstjournal.news/2022/03

All this is to say, if you want to get paid to develop movement work in this vein, send a proposal to the Biocentric Media team!

You can read more details about the current state of the project and how to apply at the link below. Hit us with your wildest dreams for what biocentric media from the no compromise environmental defense movement could look like in 2022 and beyond!

earthfirstjournal.news/2022/03

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Right now, there's infrastructure in place, but no cohort to facilitate putting it into motion.

That’s where you and your team could come in. Interested in using Journal resources to start a new road show? Make or sell merchandise for the movement? Expand our prisoner outreach? Refresh the Newswire as a blog, RSS feed, or newsletter? Coordinate with other radical media collectives? Keep the Journal in print? Anything else? It’s up to you!

earthfirstjournal.news/2022/03

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2020 proved to be a year of significant disruption for our project: it was the first time in over 40 years that EF! didn't have a national gathering, the first time in a decade that the newswire fell off, and the first time since the late 80s that we didnt have a full-time collective running the Journal office. Now, in 2022, we're still working to catch up, but in some ways we're better off than we have been in years past.

earthfirstjournal.news/2022/03

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Things are about to start heating up down south.

May 8-15th, head down to the Atlanta Forest to help stop Cop City and defend the Atlanta Forest!

Do you hate the police? Do you hate deforestation? How about when a company is trying to cut down a forest to make more room for police bullshit?? If so, maybe you should head on down to Atlanta...

Friends in the Atlanta Forest have officially put the word out: get to the Atlanta Forest and help folks hold down these blockades!

earthfirstjournal.news/2022/03

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