Environment

Second Tree-Sit Launched in Struggle to Save the Mattole

A second-tree sitter has joined the growing struggle to save the ancient Mattole forest in Northern California. Wednesday, over 60 community members rallied at Monument Gate, the main access point to the Mattole’s #unique...

Scotia, CA: Lockdown at Main Logging Truck Entry Gate

Report from Save the Mattole Ancient Forest on a recent action in the ongoing campaign in Northern California. Today, 87 year old Jack Nounnan locked himself to the main log truck entry gate at...

Blacksburg Local Climbs and Locks Self to Excavator at MVP Site in Virginia

Action report from Appalachians Against Pipelines on continued resistance to the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Montgomery County, VA — Another brave pipeline fighter has taken a stand against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Early Friday morning,...

Mountain Valley Pipeline Fighter Locks Themself to Excavator in Summers County

Today a lock down shut down construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline for upwards of 8 hours. Help donate to the bail and legal fund here. Summers County, WV — At 6 A.M. Wednesday...

Headwaters Activists Join Youth to Protect Rainbow Ridge

Action report from continued resistance to logging in the ancient Mattole forest in Northern California. Rio Dell, Humboldt County, CA--An intergenerational road blockade disrupted work at Monument Gate early this morning, blocking access to...

Mattole Forest Defenders Erect Monopod to Block Access Road, Several People Arrested

Report from forest defenders on continued direct actions to save the ancient Mattole forest, which is located in Northern California.  Petrolia, CA (June 17th)—In the predawn darkness this morning, a 40 ft. “mono-pod” blockade...

Radical People: Let Me Run this Bayou

Radical People podcast returns with a new episode on the campaign against the Bayou Bridge pipeline.  https://soundcloud.com/ranger-danger-379084944/18-let-me-run-this-bayouIn this episode, Eamon continues his series of conversations with indigenous women who are leading resistance to pipeline infrastructure...

Prisoners and Activists Stop New Prison on Coal Mine Site in Kentucky

A report from Fight Toxic Prisons on the recent victory to block the construction of a prison in Kentucky. Washington, DC — In response to a federal lawsuit filed by Green Justice attorneys, the Bureau of Prisons...

Office Demonstration Disrupts Humboldt Redwood Co. Offices to Demand Safety for Tree sitter

Forest defenders report on continuing actions to defend the ancient Mattole forest. Recently, the Humboldt Redwood Company has attempted to forcefully remove a tree sitter. For updates, check Blockade Babes.   Scotia, CA— At...

Protester Climbs Old Growth Tree in Controversial Logging Operation, Elders Arrested Blockading Logging Gate

The fight against logging in the ancient Mattole forest of Northern California - which has been resisted for over 20 years, is again coming to a head. Petrolia, CA—For over 24 hours, security guards working...