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CFA solidarity action

Although the bombing and potential invasion of Afghanistan have begun [today], we still have at least 16 people in jail in Tillamook, Oregon some of whom will be arraigned tomorrow [Monday] afternoon for helping protect Gods Valley from logging. If you can make it to help show support and solidarity for the folks (some in jail since Thursday) please do. Also, please flood the Governor's office with calls on Monday.
Although the bombing and potential invasion of Afghanistan have begun [today], we still have at least 16 people in jail in Tillamook, Oregon some of whom will be arraigned tomorrow [Monday] afternoon for helping protect Gods Valley from logging. If you can make it to help show support and solidarity for the folks (some in jail since Thursday) please do. Also, please flood the Governor's office with calls on Monday. There's info and numbers and our demands below. At the bottom is also info on the peace demonstrations taking place in Portland today as well. Thanks for your support.

Come out on MONDAY OCTOBER 8th to show your solidarity with the 20 people arrested (including the hospitalized activist) and demand an immediate halt to the logging at Gods Valley.

3 women are being arraigned at 4 pm by video at the Tillamook County Jail (5995 Long Prairie Road in Tillamook). Other arraigments may also take place at that time as well. We are planning to have a presence at the arraingment to also be able to welcome our friends out of jail. There are at least 16 protestors currently being held at the Tillamook County Jail.

Carpools will be leaving the CFA office (SE 16th and Clinton St.) at 2:00 pm on MONDAY OCTOBER 8th.

PLEASE CALL THE GOVERNOR at (503) 378-3111 as well as Peter Green in the Governor's office at (503) 378-3589 X835 and urge him to intercede to halt the logging at Gods Valley, halt all current and future timber sales within
mature older forest stands in our State Forests, drop all charges of those arrested protesting at Gods Valley, and hold a third party criminal investigation of the Clatsop and Tillamook County Sherrifs and the Oregon Department of Forestry for their handling of the protests out at Gods Valley
(specically the incident of the protester falling out of the tree).

We will be having additional solidarity events. Please keep an eye out for information on these. Also check out  http://www.cascadiaforestalliance.org
for additional phone calls you can make.  http://www.portland.indymedia.org has
exclusive photos and video of yesterday's civil disobedience action where 16 were arrested.

Logging continues today at Gods Valley -- they are logging right through the weekend. The hospitalized activist is listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit of the Legacy Emanuel Hospital. The activist known as Ridge, fell from over 60 feet after being trapped in a tree and deprived of food, water, shelter, and sleep for nearly 48 hours by the Clatsop County Sheriff's Department and the Oregon Department of Forestry.

If you would like to donate to Cascadia Forest Alliance or our legal defense fund: Make your check out to Cascadia Forest Alliance and mail it to PO Box 4946 Portland OR 97208. We are establishing a legal fund to sue those
responsible for the injury of Ridge and to challenge the new "interference with an agricultural operation" charge being used against the Gods Valley protesters, the first known use of this law.