The word for World is Forest.
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Thu May 6 19:37:34 PDT 1999
Forest Defenders Engaged in Ongoing Global Struggle
In the Cascadia Bioregion, northern California to British Columbia, forest
defense activism is reaching a fever pitch. In Oregon, demonstrations have
been called to stop old growth logging in Roseburg. Meanwhile, the FBI has
made arrests in connection to an arson that destroyed logging trucks in
Eagle Creek last year. Tree spikings continue, with the latest at the Prior
timber sale and in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. In northern
California, forest defenders have challenged [ 1 ] the Maxxam Corporation,
which seeks to fell even more old growth trees. The owner of Maxxam (and
The Gap), Charles Hurwitz, is well known for engaging in questionable
Meanwhile, the World Bank has unleashed a development agenda for
corporations in Ecuador. In response, indigenous peoples have come together
to fight an oil pipeline in the Mindo-Nambillo Forest Reserve. Former
Cascadia forest defender Julia "Butterfly" Hill was recently arrested for
direct action forest defense in Quito, and tree-sits were established for
the first time in Ecuador.
In Venezuela, while the threat to the Imataca forest is awaiting a court
decision, indigeous peoples are leading the fight against deforestation.
The U'wa people in Colombia celebrated victory over Oxy Petroleum, as the
company pulled out of lands they threatened with deforestation and
despoilment. Finally, indigineous peoples in Guatemala are organizing
against Plan Puebla Panama.
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