URGENT NEWS ADVISORY
July 23, 2001
E.L.F. VIDEO TO BE SHOWN ON SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE THIS COMING FRIDAY
PORTLAND, OR - North American Earth Liberation Front (E.L.F.) spokesperson Craig Rosebraugh, has re-scheduled a public lecture and premiere of the new video about the E.L.F. for Friday, July 27, 2001 at 7:30pm on the sidewalk in front of Portland Community College's Cascade Campus (705 N. Killingsworth).
Portland Community College (PCC) last week cancelled the video showing which was to occur inside a lecture hall at the school's North Portland campus. PCC breached a confirmed written contract with Rosebraugh by canceling the event due to the subject matter. Rosebraugh claims PCC has violated free speech rights by breaching the contract due to the perceived subject matter and he is looking into possible legal recourses against the institution. Friday's premiere will go on as scheduled, displayed on a portable video unit in front of PCC.
The video entitled, "IGNITING THE REVOLUTION: An Introduction to the Earth Liberation Front" is the first in existence discussing the ideology of the E.L.F. and the logic and necessity of covert direct action to protect life on Earth. Produced by the North American ELF Press Office based in Portland, this video is designed for anyone seeking more information on the ELF including the motives behind the group's work and tactics.
Craig Rosebraugh is also scheduled to give a brief public lecture on the necessity of covert direct actions to protect life. In addition, the recent attempts by State and Federal governments to further criminalize actions of the E.L.F. will be discussed.
This event will be free and open to the public.
North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office 503.478.0902