'Stop Eco-Violence' website and group EXPOSED!
The 'Stop Eco violence' website is in fact one person trying to demonize direct action against Earth and animal abusers by capitalizing on the 'War on Terror' hysteria.
Stop Eco Violence is a new property rights/coporate funded "grassroots movement" mad eup of one person that is
organziaing against ecological direct action and anyone that supports it. Established just a few months ago, "Stop ECo Violence has a few aims:
From their site:
===Stop Eco-Violence! (SEV) is a 501(c) 4 grassroots advocacy organization committed to raising the
awareness of eco-terrorism and the harm it causes others, and to building the unified support necessary
for the advancement of legislative and law enforcement efforts to eradicate violence perpetrated in
support of environmentally motivated agendas. Backed by a broad coalition of supporters, SEV was
founded on the core principle that violence is no solution to addressing environmental and social issues.
****SEV provides the media, legislators and government officials, law enforcement and the public at large
with valuable information about radical activist activity and the harm it inflicts. SEV's efforts concentrate
on: 1)Research and monitoring of activities of radical organizations and persons that support environmental
extremism and violence 2)Exposure of individuals and groups actively engaging in or lending support to violent environmental
extremists 3)Working with law enforcement, government officials, non-violent environmental groups and other
organizations to curtail acts of eco-terrorism
Well, since this group is so into "Exposure of individuals and groups actively engaging in or lending support to viollent
enviromentalism and violence", than maybe they should be exposed.
Call, fax and email Ms. Stoner and let her know what you think about her demoiniation of direct action. If she was to recive hundreds of emails
,denial of service email attacks,black faxes or constant phone calls, she may have a hard time doing her job.
Address: Stop Eco Violence, P.O. Box 2118, Wilsonville, OR 97070, USA
Contact: Kelly Stoner
Emails: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Home address and phone number:
26320 SW CANYON CREEK RD
WILSONVILLE OR 97070
Background information about the head of Stop Eco Violence,Kelly Stoner (thanks to tompaine.com for this article)
Nichols' supporting cast included one Kelly Stoner -- a meticulously made-up, comely young woman. Billed as the executive director of
Stop Eco Violence (a group that barely seems to exists)Stoner's speaker bio is cryptically brand-free: she'sidentified as a "communications specialist" in Oregon,who "has several years experience in the forest products and agriculture industries, where she has had to deal first
hand with the threat of eco-terrorism." It turns out that Stoner is a former media relations official with Louisiana Pacific, a firm that supplied Home Depot
with old-growth redwood, until it met "perfectly legal and non-violent pressure from a coalition of environmental
groups," according to Emily Headen, Director of the environmental group CLEAR. (In an interview, Stoner says
she was unaware of this.) Louisiana Pacific has long encouraged the so-called "Wise Use" movement --
anti-environmental groups funded by extractive industries, polluters and off-road vehicle manufacturers. Oddly enough, the Web site address on Stoner's card (stopecoviolence.com) didn't exist at the time of the conference, but it was registered to -- you guessed it -- Nichols Dezenhall. Is her organization a front for the firm? Is she a freeze-dried activist, a telegenic face for the anti-environmental movement?
In the middle of an interview, when confronted repeatedly about connections with Nichols Dezenhall, Stoner
suddenly laughed nervously and said her cell phone was malfunctioning, although over the course of the next few
minutes she managed to take TomPaine.com's phone number and answer any question that didn't relate to the
PR firm. The next morning, she called back from Oregon before 7:00 a.m., "since I had problems with the cell phone
yesterday -- and I swear I did." Back in her saddle, she said "Nichols Dezenhall is not driving Stop Eco Violence,"
and that her group was organized by a "broad coalition" of concerned citizens whose names she couldn't release,
lest they become "lightning rods." She contacted Nichols "several times for PR counseling and that's the extent of
our relationship." But when asked if the firm was helping with her group's Web site, Stoner snapped again: "Why do you ask that?"
Curiously, Stoner says her "official" relationship with Stop Eco Violence began in February 2002. Nichols Dezenhall
registered the Web site in November 2001.
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