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Sierra Club threatens Utah chapter for speaking out against war

Once courageous, now impotent and back-patting: The Sierra Club is threatening to disband its Glan Canyon, Utah chapter for speaking out against the Bush administration's roguish and absurd push war against Iraq
As the Associated Press reported on Dec. 3, The Sierra Club is threatening to disband its Glen Canyon chapter in southern Utah for speaking out against the Bush administration's full-court press for war with Iraq.

Ed Abbey would not be pleased.

Has the Sierra Club been aligning itself with the similarly impotent Democratic Party?

The San Francisco-based 700,000-member environmental organization said its 175-member Glen Canyon chapter violated "Sierra Club policy" in publicly taking its own stand on the issue.

In November, the national organization's board of directors approved a resolution in favor of stripping Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction. It said: ``The Sierra Club is concerned about the global dangers presented by possible Iraqi aggression and about the dire environmental consequences of war.''

Apparently, the Club does not have as serious of concerns about U.S. global aggression and imperialism--and the environmental consequences of that.

The national organization also warned that Sierra Club policy ``does not authorize individual members, leaders or club entities to take public positions on military conflicts as they arise.''

The Glen Canyon chapter's leaders decried that as a ``gag order'' and issued a news release Nov. 26 asserting their right to speak out.

Glen Canyon vice chairman Patrick Diehl said in the news release: ``The present administration has declared its intention to achieve total military dominance of the entire world. We believe that such ambitions will produce a state of perpetual war, undoing whatever protection of the environment that conservation groups may have so far achieved.''

In response, stodgy Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope threatened to "dismiss" the four Glen Canyon officers. In a recent e-mail, Pope reportedly said: ``I would leave dissolving the group as a means of last resort if acting against individuals who won't adhere to club policy fails to resolve the situation.''

What the hell is this world coming to?

The Glen Canyon chapter was formed in 2000 and supports the draining of Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona line and the banning of cattle grazing on public land, according to the AP.
They told me to GO AWAY so I left the PIRGS 09.Dec.2002 17:51

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No more "rewards," no more "punishments."

Stop your command and control immediately.

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They told me to GO AWAY, so I left the PIRGS 09.Dec.2002 17:57

NO MORE PUNISHMENTS, NO MORE REWARDS

DO AS YE MAY, AS LONG AS IT HARM NONE

Wisdom, Love, FREEDOM, Goodness, Truth, Happiness

Tricking and using others is contrary to nearly all religions.

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Too Gullible 09.Dec.2002 22:28

Or Too "Tricky"?

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But I guess that would depend upon your "values."