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Santa Cruz #California: Grad Students Prepare to Launch Full Strike Next Week

California. Following up on our previous coverage of the wildcat strike and work stoppage launched by UC Santa Cruz grad student workers, participant Cameron A. writes on the workers next move: launching a full strike this coming Monday, February 10. See below for how you can follow and support.

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Los Angeles: The Miraculous North East Militia

Just northeast of downtown Los Angeles is the neighborhood of Highland Park, currently the target of blatant gentrification. According to most people, the completion of the Metro Gold Line in 2003 was the first step in this process, although it took years to feel the effects. Few people rode the Metro into the Highland Park station and most commuters just went between downtown and the end of the line. After the economic recession hit in 2008, the gentrification of Highland Park truly began, just as it did in a dozen other major cities. With thousands losing their houses to foreclosure, greedy speculators and house flippers soon moved in to restructure the neighborhood and alter its population.

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Mattole’s Ancient Forest: 5 years of resistance

California. September 12th marked the expiration of the Long Ridge timber harvest plan (THP) in the Mattole watershed. After 5 years of fierce direct action and multiple months-long road blockades, tree-sits, and tripods to save the Mattole forest, this day conjures both somber and celebratory emotions.

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Rainbow Ridge, #CA: After 60 days in the canopy, #Rook has returned to the ground…

Message from tree sitter Rook. Rook came down but protests and acts of civil disobedience are expected to continue.

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#Mattole Forest: Office Demonstration Disrupts #Humboldt Redwood Co. Offices to Demand Safety for Treesitter

California: 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. 

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Conflict Intensifies in #MattoleForest as Tree Sit is Erected and Elders Are Arrested

Petrolia, CA (June 10, 2019) — For over 24 hours, security guards working for Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) have camped under an old-growth tree threatened with imminent destruction. 

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Mattole Alert: Forest Defenders Head to the Woods and Lost Coast League Cries Foul As Humb in #California

California: Logging Crews and Security Showed up in a Contested Logging plan in the Mattole Forest, Ready to Cut in Legacy Forest and Threatened Habitat.

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Palo Alto, #California: Protest on the Peninsula – Condemning violence against #MigrantCaravan

On November 25 asylum seekers [We would not call people asylum seekers, its a word invented by conservatives to dehumanize people, EIE] including children and toddlers were attacked with tear gas. In Palo Alto, California, people responded immediately. 

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#California: Tree sitters protest Sierra Pacific Industries clearcut logging – Camp fire smoke: A constant reminder lives are on the line

On November 16, Forest Defenders in Humboldt County took to the trees on forestland owned by Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), California’s most massive clear cutter and largest landowner. They are defending old growth and mature trees on a timber plan very close to where they have been defending forests on Humboldt Redwood Company land. The site is deep in the forest, and the activists are risking arrest to call attention to corporate logging of large, fire-resistant trees, damage to water quality, and other destructive environmental impacts. 

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