Sunday, March 13, 2005

t r u t h o u t - Burn-Area Logging Starts after Protests

Keep on the alert. Pay attention. This is what your administration (the Bushevics) is doing to your wilderness.

t r u t h o u t - Burn-Area Logging Starts after Protests:

"Selma, Ore. - Loggers began cutting down trees inside an old growth forest reserve burned by the 2002 Biscuit fire on Monday after authorities hauled away protesters trying to block access.

Five lumberjacks toting chainsaws, axes and fuel cans hiked past the protest site in the Siskiyou National Forest and a short while later the roar of chainsaws and trees crashing to earth could be heard. Authorities arrested 10 people and towed a disabled pickup draped with an Earth First! banner.

About 50 protesters assembled in the Siskiyou National Forest before dawn, first at a green steel bridge across the Illinois River, and later at the pickup truck barricade in an attempt to stall logging that had been made possible by the expiration of an injunction.

'We have no laws in our forest so we will be the law,' said Joan Norman, 72, of Selma, before Forest Service officers picked her up in her lawn chair that had blocked a logging road bridge."

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