On Tuesday December 4, 2012, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive will plant clones grown from stumps near the Oregon California border and 28 of California’s largest, oldest coast redwoods and giant sequoias — on four acres south of Port Orford, OR. The planting is Archangel’s first attempt to re-create an old-growth forest from its storehouse of rooted cuttings from “champion” trees, the tallest, oldest and largest samples of each species it can find. The group picked Port Orford, just north of the coast redwood’s main range, as a hedge in case global warming weakens the trees down south.
First look at the pictures of what looks like soldiers patrolling Iraq lined up to stop the small, 300 person march against police violence in Anaheim.
US policing: Institutionalising brutality?
On today’s episode of NORML SHOW LIVE we spoke live with Richard Lee, founder of Oaksterdam University. Click this link to hear the interview.
Richard told me he’s doing as well as can be expected when federal agents violate your home and business. He tells us the nature of the federal warrants that were served Monday in early morning raids.
Richard was “treated well” by the authorities – “they didn’t even break anything,” he told us – and he was not arrested, though that possibility still exists.
An unofficial count of 400 Occupy Oakland demonstrators were arrested Saturday, January 28, after being fired upon, beaten, kettled, and trapped by Oakland riot police. The Occupy Oakland social movement is rooted in the lower-income, ethnically diverse Bay area city and has been a previous site of violent police repression. Oakland has been a nexus of social unrest long before the Occupation catalyzed it as an outlet for frustration. Oakland boasts closing public schools, an annual median family income at $56,000 in 2008, and in 2010, it was listed as the fifth most dangerous in the US with a history of police brutality. With all of these simmering tensions, Occupy Oakland’s actions should not come as a surprise to anyone, least of all elected officials like Mayor Quan andInterim Police Chief Howard Jordan.
The Occupy movement is a global social demonstration aimed at overturning the interconnectivity of money/economic/political entitlement. In 2011, acting under orders from Mayor Jean Quan, Oakland cops destroyed two Occupy encampments on public land. The immediate aftermath of their and other cities police forces’ wanton destruction of the camps created dialogue about the definition of public space, the role of elected officials and the need for the Occupy movement.