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There’s a lot going on, so we are going to jump right into it.
Destroy the Elections
In the last two weeks, Trump continued to campaign hard in various states and stood hard on his position of wanting to carry out more extensive mass deportations than under President Obama. Protests continued, although Trump moved to cancel some appearances or hold many fundraisers at rich private residences. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s email investigation is expected to hit soon, as she continued to run on the fact that she isn’t Donald Trump, and came out in a speech against the “Alternative Right” and it’s connection to the Trump campaign in the aftermath of Stephen Bannon being hired as Trump’s campaign CEO. Patrick Martin wrote of Bannon:
Stephen K. Bannon, the new Trump campaign CEO, is the executive chairman of Breitbart News, an on-line publication that celebrates the rise of the neo-fascist right in Europe, including the National Front in France, the Alternative for Germany, and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in Britain, and seeks to create a similar movement in the United States. Bannon hosted then-UKIP leader Nigel Farage during a recent visit to Washington, introducing him to Republican Party bigwigs.
Trump assures his fascist fan base that he's with them with 10-point immigration plan: pic.twitter.com/3eGaSDrTYJ
— Ash J (@AshAgony) September 1, 2016
Martin goes on to write:
The Times presents the Trump phenomenon as a bolt from the blue, something completely unanticipated and foreign to American politics. This is a deliberate and dishonest cover-up.
Trump himself is a well-known quantity, promoted and encouraged for years by both big-business parties and the corporate media. He has enjoyed the closest relations with Democrats no less than Republicans, including the Clintons. He was built up as the celebrity CEO par excellence and given television shows to promote the Trump brand. He emerged from the corrupt and super-wealthy circles of New York real estate speculators and embodies the accumulated political reaction of decades of unending war, ever-greater social inequality and the rise of a new, parasitical financial aristocracy.
His candidacy and the ultra-right character of his campaign represent a turn by sections of the American capitalist class, in the face of intractable contradictions and the growth of social opposition, to more authoritarian and violent methods of rule.
As for the Republican Party, it was exploiting economic discontent to foment bigotry and paranoia for decades before Trump came onto the political scene. At every point, the Democratic Party and its liberal defenders like the Times have capitulated to the rise of the ultra-right while embracing the policies of austerity, wage-cutting and war demanded by Wall Street.
Hillary’s speech on the Alt-Right connected some dots, but of course never touched on the fact that Clinton is set to take over, and has been a willing architect in building, a massive system of domination and control, from mass incarceration to police surveillance, who’s reality dwarfs Trump’s rhetoric. Anti-Fascist News wrote on Hillary’s speech in a piece entitled, “Why We Hate Hillary Clinton, But Love Her Speech:”
Hillary’s endgame here is simple: to scare you into voting for her. For our side of things, we recognize that both the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign are representing the interests of capital. They made up a middle-ground of establishment financial politics, ones steeped in Neoconservative foreign policy, international commercial interests, and environmental ruin. Donald Trump shares this position in politics, and laughs about the deregulated markets he attempts to foist on an already drained working class. Together, they make up what we have always expected from American politics: the choice between members of the capitalist class.
As we listened to Hillary’s speech, we knew that she had scored herself a campaign point. She also scored one for us, just not the one she wants.
We will never support the Clinton campaign, or the campaign of any bourgeois politician (this includes Jill Stein). Instead we think that the power of the working class is in movements from the ground up, and in today’s climate that includes organized anti-fascism. What Hillary’s speech did was accurately describe the phenomenon(to a point), named some of the key players, and then tied them directly to their support of Donald Trump.
Over the last couple of weeks, and especially in the last two days, we have seen a number of major news outlets clamor to make sense of the Alt Right. Anti-Fascist News was founded just over a year ago specifically with the idea that we wanted to focus in on the Alt Right from an anti-fascist perspective. Some major media coverage of the Alt Right has been better than others, but many miss the key factors at play with this movement. The recent segments from Fox News painted the Alt Right as synonymous with Donald Trump’s working class white, Middle American base. This confuses the situation and lacks the key lineage that the Alt Right comes from.
In short: the Alt Right has made fascism tweetable. And we are here to shut them down.
Speaking of Clinton, the Observer reports:
Hillary Clinton and her media allies have been working overtime to put out numerous fires that continue to pop up and spread during the final weeks of her campaign for president. Recently, the flames have gotten more difficult to smother as reports of Clinton’s frail health have bled into the mainstream media, despite the unanimous and unilateral decision by the MSM to treat anyone who even raises a question as akin to a Holocaust denier. (On Sunday night, for example, Huffington Post fired contributor David Seaman and deleted his columns simply for linking to a Hillary health video that’s been viewed four million times.)
Julian Assange stoked more flames when he suggested a murdered DNC worker was the Wikileaks source for the DNC hack. Most recently, the Associated Press released a blockbuster story concluding that more than half of the people Clinton met with as secretary of state gave donations to the Clinton Foundation.
Oh, also this:
— AveHurley (@GoToArtRave) August 21, 2016
The Federal Reserve laid out plans to raise interest rates and outlined a plan for long term economic stagnation. As Barry Grey wrote:
This long-term decline in the so-called neutral interest rate, defined as that rate which neither boosts nor slows the economy, is an expression of a systemic crisis, rather than a mere conjunctural downturn, in the American and world capitalist economy. The fact that interest rates have been driven so low—to the point where one-fourth of world output is from countries with negative interest rates—shows that the crisis that erupted in September 2008 with the collapse of Lehman Brothers marked a historic breakdown in the system. It refutes all claims that trillions in bank bailouts and subsidies to the financial markets via super-low interest rates and trillions more dollars in virtually free credit have effected a genuine recovery.
These policies have had the intended result of rescuing the global financial aristocracy and adding to its wealth by massively inflating stock and bond prices. They have also made possible a ruthless assault on the jobs, wages and living standards of the working class and a further redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the very top of the economic ladder.
When the US Federal Reserve began its QE program, its then-chairman, Ben Bernanke, predicted its actions would turn the situation around, lifting inflation and returning the capitalist economy to its previous growth path. “We have a technology called the printing press,” he said in a major speech on deflation in 2002.
The contradictions of the capitalist system, however, have proven to be more powerful than even the most powerful of central bankers.
Despite QE, inflation is running at below historical norms in the US and the UK and close to zero in Japan and the eurozone. Far from overcoming the crisis, QE has exacerbated it.
Ultra-low and even negative interest rates have directly impacted on one of the pillars of the global financial system. Pension funds and insurance companies are now facing a situation where their returns on secure assets, principally government bonds, are so low that their entire funding model is under threat.
Meanwhile, for the first time in over 100 years, many Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 are more likely to be living with their parents, which shows the degree in which the economy continues to concentrate wealth. Also:
The number of unemployed young people worldwide between the ages of 15 and 24 will rise to 71 million this year, increasing for the first time since 2013. This is the news from the annual World Employment and Social Outlook report released this week by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
— Industrial Worker (@IndustrialWrkr) August 26, 2016
In labor news, workers in New York and Montreal have unionized their workplaces with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), a revolutionary anti-capitalist union. New York workers at the famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner issued a statement saying:
Since new management took over operations in January of 2016, a significant number of employees have been targeted, ultimately being terminated or antagonized into leaving the job. Workers are subjected to unsafe and hostile working conditions and have been routinely denied compensation for on-the-job injuries. In order to protect the rights and health of the staff, including all back of house workers, servers, runners, bussers, dishwashers and cooks, Stardusters have joined forces with the IWW, a member-run union for all workers.
A union representing bus drivers in Detroit have launched a lawsuit against systemic racism, while Mother Jones reports that the Trump Model Management company is actually a pretty crappy place to work. According to Raw Story:
Mother Jones has just published a big report about foreign-born women who once worked for Trump Model Management and who are alleging that the modeling agency regularly broke immigration laws by getting them into the U.S. and having them do work without obtaining proper visas.
Canadian-born model Rachel Blais gave Mother Jones detailed documentation showing how she worked for Trump Model Management for a whole six months before the agency obtained a proper visa. Additionally, two models from other countries — given the pseudonyms Anna and Kate to protect their identities — told the publication that the agency never even bothered to obtain work visas for them.
“I was there illegally,” Anna said.
What’s more, two of the models claimed that Trump’s agency “encouraged them to deceive customs officials about why they were visiting the United States and told them to lie on customs forms about where they intended to live.”
UAW Local 4123 has also come on board supporting the upcoming national prison strike on September 9th. They wrote in a statement:
In 1978, California passed Prop 13, which lessened the state’s capacity to raise revenues through property taxes that could go to supporting public education. Tuition and fees started increasing, as did the number of prisons and hence prisoners in the Golden State, which further decreased available funds for California colleges and universities. In her book “Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California,” Ruth Wilson Gilmore recounts how the state set about the biggest prison-constructing project in world history, increasing California’s incarcerated population some 500 percent between the early 1980s and 2000. The West Coast trend caught on, and the nationwide incarcerated population expanded from about 500,000 in 1980 to just under two million by the turn of the millennium. As of 2014, California was second only to Texas in terms of the sheer number of people behind bars within the United States.
In addition to being home to the massive rolling hunger strikes undertaken by prisoners in recent years, including the 2011 solidarity actions against conditions in Pelican Bay, the state’s first super-maximum security prison, California has also witnessed a resurgence in student and unionized academic worker militancy. We saw a series of student occupations in response to an impending 32 percent tuition and fee increase across the UC system in 2009. In 2014, our comrades with UAW Local 2865 staged a strategic two-day strike over working conditions for graduate student workers and other academic employees across UC campuses.
We therefore see the elimination of incarceration and exploitation as intertwined. Because those of us with UAW Local 4123 understand our different struggles as inextricably linked, we endorse the September 9 coordinated nationwide prisoner work stoppage and encourage others to join us in supporting those on the inside in the fight for real abolition.
In housing and gentrification news, 65 San Francisco families have filed the largest rent control lawsuit in SF history. Help them out below:
65 Black & immigrant families filed the largest rent control lawsuit in San Francisco history. Support their fund:https://t.co/sg0eD0awgM
— AntiDisplacementCoup (@AsterZephyrIsis) August 26, 2016
In Miami, a graffiti artist painted a message across from SoBe tower that read: “Your Million Dollar Homes Will Soon Be Underwater.”
So much has been happening with the ever growing encampment in North Dakota that it has been hard to keep up with. One thing is clear: the encampment is growing bigger and bigger each day and is bringing many people together despite an attempt by police and the government to shut down the encampment. We encourage people who are there to write reports and send them to us to let us know what is happening on the ground. Just in the last day, 8 people were arrested for locking down to construction equipment and stopping building. One thing is clear, this shit ain’t stopping anytime soon. It’s growing.
According to the Bismark Tribune:
With the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline swelling to 2,000 people near Cannon Ball, Morton County officials may seek to access emergency funds to pay overtime to their deputies and other law enforcement agencies assisting Morton County in keeping the protest boundaries safe.
Protesters oppose the pipeline beneath the Missouri River because they fear it could contaminate their water supplies.
A special Morton County meeting will be held 4 p.m. Monday to address the emergency declaration, signed by Cody Schulz, chairman of the board, last week.
News that a federal district court judge has delayed a decision on whether to issue an injunction to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River was met Wednesday with disappointment and determination.
The news from the Washington, D.C., courtroom was shouted into a large gathering of protesters north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
A cheer went up when former Standing Rock councilwoman Phyllis Young took the megaphone to announce: “We will take them on with their own laws. We will not let this pipeline go through.”
Dallas Goldtooth, a camp organizer, said the way forward is not clear.
“Until this is stopped, a lot of us are dedicated to being here on the ground,” said Goldtooth, who called for North Dakota to end its strong-arm tactics, including air surveillance and a barricade placed on North Dakota Highway 1806 about 25 miles north of the reservation.
Many indigenous nations and tribes have vowed to support the action and will respond if protesters are harmed:
Akwesasne territory supporting STANDING ROCK. Message : If our people in STANDING ROCK are harmed we will shut down the international bridge AND the International Seaway. Fires lit also across the land in other territories. We will send delegation for STANDING ROCK support in Washington August 24, 2016. On this day we had meeting and are in action 8-18-2016 with the full moon.— Leadhorse Choctaw
A federal judge extended a temporary restraining order for another two weeks on “unlawful protest” against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a move that comes as activists say their peaceful actions are attracking broader support.The current protest has already seen 29 arrested, including Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II, and has mobilized armed patrols and federal resources following an emergency declaration and a state of emergency. Even the FBI has been sent to investigate “laser strikes” against a surveillance aircraft circling the camp.
Indigneous youth in Gila River territory continue to take action against Loop 202:
Indigenous anger also continues to build against fish-farms:
In Red Butte:
Energy Fuels Inc. is drilling for uranium just 5 miles from the South rim at the Canyon Mine near Red Butte, a mountain held sacred by Havasupai. The uranium mined from this site would be hauled via trucks 10-12 times per day through Flagstaff, Cameron, Tuba City, Kayenta, and Mexican Water to the White Mesa Mill near Blanding, Utah. The only thing protecting our communities from radioactive pollution would be the tarps covering toxic ore.
Although the Navajo Nation has banned uranium mining and milling since 2005 nothing in the Diné Natural Resources Protection Act precludes transportation of this hazardous material through our lands. Areas such as Cameron continue to face high rates of cancer and poisoned drinking water due to uranium mines left abandoned from the nuclear industry’s ecocidal and genocidal legacy.
Twenty-two percent of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Iowa has already been welded and lowered into trenches, and three-fourths of the route has been cleared, pipeline lawyers have told Iowa utility regulators.
The Iowa Utilities Board voted 3-0 Thursday to reject a plea by Iowa landowners to block pipeline construction on 17 parcels of their property until a judge can rule on a lawsuit challenging the use of eminent domain to condemn land for the project and other issues. Those 17 parcels represent only a fraction of the 1,295 parcels of land along the 346-mile pipeline route in Iowa. The landowners’ request for a stay on construction now heads to Polk County District Court, where a motion is expected to be filed no later than Friday.
As a crowd of Iowa protesters chanted, “This is what democracy looks like,” 30 activists were arrested here Wednesday in an effort aimed at disrupting construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline.
The protest represented one of the largest demonstrations yet in Iowa against the four-state pipeline project. It also was the first time a formal effort was made to encourage a large number of arrests in a bid to obstruct construction work in Iowa. Organizers vowed afterward that additional demonstrations will be forthcoming, along with more arrests.
In New Mexico, a pipeline explosion killed 10 campers.
— Civil Rights News (@StruggleNewsBot) August 31, 2016
Everyone’s favorite rich kid rapist, Brock Turner, is getting out of jail, three months early. Don’t you just love America?
The closure of on aportion clinic in Appelton, Wisconsin now leaves the state with only two reproductive health centers. According to Catherine Long:
Planned Parenthood has announced it will close its clinic in Appleton, Wisconsin, the only center providing abortion services for the central and northern part of the state, due to security concerns.
This leaves only the clinics in Milwaukee and Madison to provide pregnancy terminations for the 1.3 million women of childbearing age in Wisconsin. Each center is over 100 miles (161 kilometers) from the city of Appleton.
Wisconsin’s state health care program does not fund abortions, per federal law. The state does offer a family planning waiver, which is available to all low-income women. This waiver is commonly used at clinics like Planned Parenthood to ensure contraception and women’s health needs are met for free. Planned Parenthood offers all of their services on a sliding-scale fee basis.
The Democrats and Republicans have been united in clawing back social gains, including abortion rights, which were enshrined the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. In that same year, the Hyde Amendment banned federal Medicaid funding for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or where the mother’s life is in danger. The reactionary measure has been renewed in subsequent years, including in the Affordable Care Act.
Democratic President Bill Clinton’s infamous welfare reform of 1996 cut off large numbers of single mothers from welfare cash assistance and forced them into the workforce. Welfare reform also introduced substantial funding for “abstinence only” education in public schools, leaving many young people clueless about contraception and unprepared for social reality.
Even more restrictive conditions have been applied to abortion rights at the state level, including mandatory waiting periods for pregnancy termination, “counseling” sessions to pressure and manipulate women into not having an abortion, and requirements for clinics to have physicians with hospital admitting privileges. These tactics have not reduced the national abortion rate, nor have they increased patient safety for outpatient procedures widely regarded as safe.
According to the BiPartisan Report:
David Becker, 18, has been charged with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery after an incident that occurred during a party in Palmer, Massachusetts on April 2nd of 2016. The defendant in question was arrested after raping two unconscious women at that party. If David Becker were a black man of the same age and social stature, he would be sitting in a prison cell for the greater part of his life. Yet, just months after Brock Turner is given a slap on the wrist, we are seeing this unfold again.
In a video, the judge stated to Becker, “We all made mistakes when we were 17.”
Check out this awesome video with Tyler Lang:
“I come from a side of anti-racist activism, called antifa…I come from that cluster of people, and we don’t play games…”
Daryle Lamont Jenkins
We too Daryle, have no desire to play games. Except maybe Uno, and Connect Four – especially if there are drinks involved. To hear more on Daryle’s recent interview on the Alt-Right on Joy Reid’s show, go here.
Speaking of the Alt-Right, which are kind of like Nazi skinheads with trust funds and dumb haircuts, Jared Taylor has recently gone full anti-Semite. Taylor, (who sounds like a boring substitute Algebra teacher with a drinking problem), is the head-honcho of American Renaissance, a yearly conference and journal which brings together the ‘fart in a cup and smell it’ fascist crowd who discuss how non-whites are genetically inferior, not as smart, and more prone to crime than whites. In past years, Taylor has gone to great trouble to distance himself from more of the ‘Zeek-Hail’ crowd, but along with most other white nationalists, appears to now be saying, in a ‘fuck it’ mood. According to Anti-Fascist News:
In a recent interview with the podcast The Darwin Digest, which is a podcast on the Right Stuff/the Daily Shoah “podcast network (It’s not a network, more of a collection of badly recorded banter),” Jared Taylor did his usual shtick about diversity, “racial differences,” and other well rehearsed distractions. While this was all down the line for Taylor, one line did stand out. When he was asked how the racial situation got to where it was, he finally admitted to the anti-Semitism that many have suspected was close under the surface.
A strong case can be made the extent to which Jewish intellectuals have undermined white racial consciousness, and I think there’s not doubt that a certain number of elite Jews have been very energetic in coming up with reasons to somehow denigrate any kind of white racial homogeneity or sense of integrity in European countries.
In Houston, a group of Neo-Nazis held a “White Lives Matter” demonstration outside of an NAACP office. Demonstrators held signs reading “14” words, a reference to David Lane, a Neo-Nazi that was part of The Order terrorist group, which based itself on The Turner Diaries. A similar event happened in Dallas and it is believed that the events are connected. According to one report:
It’s a stark image that caught some in Houston’s Third Ward off guard: Confederate battle flags waving outside of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Office.
Roughly 20 people showed up on Sunday, some with the red flag and assault rifles, others holding up a “White Lives Matter” banner, in a protest against the NAACP, according to local media reports.
The white 38-year-old Portland man accused of murdering a 19-year-old African American man fleeing from him in Gresham earlier this month has tattoos indicating he’s in “European Kindred,” a white supremacist gang based in Oregon. The Mercury has also found several references he and his associates have made online backing up his connection to the group.
Convicted felon Russell Courtier and his girlfriend, 35-year-old Colleen Hunt, are accused of mowing down Larnell Bruce with their Jeep after Courtier and Bruce got in a fight on August 10 outside of a Gresham 7-Eleven store. Courtier and Hunt were officially indicted for murder on Friday and were arraigned this morning. According to a probable cause affidavit for Courtier and Hunt’s arrest, Courtier admitted to a detective he intentionally chased down and hit Bruce with his car.
Meanwhile in Minnesota, white nationalists were set to gather at Camp Courage with the Asatru Folk Assembly, a racist pagan variation with ties to the Golden State Skinheads, however it appears that after various phone calls, the event has been shut down:
In a statement issued Thursday, Camp Courage said it canceled the booking of the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA), a California-based organization, after determining that the Nordic group’s “mission and areas of focus significantly conflict with [our] core values.”
“At this point, with decades of history and documentation, it is difficult to see the AFA as anything other than a hate group on the extreme fringe of Heathenry,” said Karl E.H. Seigfried, president of interfaith dialogue at the University of Chicago and author of the Norse Mythology Blog.
Allen Turnage, the AFA’s secretary and treasurer, blamed the cancellation on critics who ran a phone campaign that “badgered Camp Courage into pulling the plug.” Camp Courage, about 50 miles northwest of the metro area, serves people with disabilities and also rents its facilities to other groups.
The next National Policy Institute Event is set for mid-November and will feature Hitler loving reality TV star, Tila Tequila, who is not white. Can’t make this shit up folks. According to Idavox:
The next National Policy Institute (NPI) conference will be held at the same place as the last NPI event – the Ronald Wilson Reagan Building in Washington, DC. It will be the same old thing as before, hating Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims and Jews (that is guaranteed with Kevin MacDonald among the speakers) and every racist internet troll coming out to meet and network with one another. But this time, there’s a treat in store: A-List talent! Well, A-List talent as far as they are concerned, but the rest of us might put this one in maybe the x or y area to be honest.
Folks, National Policy Institute managed to score former reality show star and occasional rapper Tila Tequila for a pre-conference party the night before! We are not kidding!
Fire to the Prisons
People continue to fight to get medical attention to Mumia Abu-Jamal:
Fresh dispatches from the legal battlefield by Bret Grote and Bob Boyle, lawyers for Mumia in this case, show that their measured arguments have been carefully looked over by presiding Judge Robert Mariani, who made suggestions that help Mumia’s lawyers to further sharpen their focus of complaint and remedy.
Filed Aug. 5, in the form of judgment opposition papers against former and current Pennsylvania Department of Corrections heads at Mahanoy State Correctional Institution, including Superintendent John Kerestes, these documents seek to particularly identify those responsible for “activating a climate of medical abuse and neglect.” Since 2014 and continuing through 2015, this climate has placed Mumia’s life in continued grave danger.
There are currently more Milwaukee hunger-strikers. Check out SupportPrisonerResistance for more info:
Two new incarcerated workers have joined the hunger strike against solitary confinement in Wisconsin. They could use statements of support to provide support and outside contact in their struggle. They are Sir Jordan Cosbi #501015 and Justine Vandera #371591.
Write to them at:
[Name and #]
Waupun Correctional Institution
P.O Box 351
Waupun, WI, 53963-0351
If you don’t have a return address you can provide, you can use the Milwaukee IWW P.O. Box, 342294, Milwaukee, WI, 53234. An injury to one is an injury to all.
Also, take some time to make some calls for the hunger strikers. More info here.
Lastly, there is a app/website that lets you send check postcard pictures from your phone to inmates. Might make life a little more liveable for people locked up, so make use of it here.
The 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick has taken a stand by sitting down, and thrown himself into great controversy and generated a round of support demonstrations for his comments on policing and racism within the US. He also pissed a lot of cops off for wearing socks with a picture of pigs dressed in police gear, which is pretty goddamn hilarious. Donald Trump has also called for Kaepernick to leave the country.
At the time of this writing, currently 718 people have been killed by police in this country in 2016. In late mid-August, protesters marched on CNN’s headquarters to bring attention the death of Jamarion Robinson, who died in a hail of bullets. In Newark, police outraged community members after they horrifically chased a 10 year old boy who they misidentified as a suspect. Meanwhile, in New Mexico, police stormed a legal needle exchange. In Louisville, police were denied service at Taco Bell. In Ohio, police pulled over black man for “direct eye contact.” Meanwhile, in Baltimore, police used drones to secretly record the city from above.
And, in a a huge ‘fuck this world’ moment, the guy that filmed Eric Garner’s murder is about to spend 4 years in prison.
Lastly, Freedom Square in Chicago continues to go strong:
If you want a support shirt to benefit those who were injured at the anti-fascist mobilization in Sacramento, get one here.
Prisoners on hunger strike are needing a lot of support. Be sure to go here to find out how you can help.
BC Blackout reports that folks holding it down against old growth logging are in need of support. More info here.
It’s Going Down
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