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Upcoming events and a message from Tre Arrow

Greetings all!
There are some exciting events occurring to raise awareness and support
for Tre:

1) Bake Sale for Tre Arrow
2) National Speaking tour dates and times
3) A message from Tre
1)Vegan Bake Sale
Wednesday, Jan 19th
People's Co op Farmer's Market
3029 Se 21st Ave
Portland, Oregon
2pm
All Proceeds go to support political prisoner, Tre Arrow
Please come out and show your support for an activist behind bars!!

For those of you who don't know him, Tre Arrow is a person with a
strong passion and drive to help preserve, protect and heal this planet. He
devoted countless amounts of time and energy to protecting the forests
of the Pacific Northwest and fought hard for the changes he wished to see
in the world. His successful and tireless approach towards spreading
consciousness and awareness made him a threat to, and, unfortunately, a
target for the powers that be. Tre is now about to spend his 10th month
in Canadian prison and awaits possible extradition to the US on charges of
property destruction.

All proceeds from this vegan bake sale will go directly into Tre's
legal defense fund.

See you there!!

Vegan Bake Sale
Wednesday, Jan 19th
People's Co op Farmer's Market
3029 Se 21st Ave
Portland, Oregon
2pm

To learn more about Tre and his current legal situation,
check out the website:
www.trearrow.org


2) National Speaking Tour

The tour has begun as Mynah and Ben have already sprinted across three provinces heading West. With each talk they spread the word about Tre and explain the details of his case. Talks are open to all, we would love for you to attend!

Media as the Judge:
The case of accused Eco-Terrorist Tre Arrow

Dates and times:
**OTTAWA, ON: JAN 17TH, 7:30 PM, WILD OAT CAFE (LOCATED 817 BANK ST,
CORNER OF FOURTH AVE. ON BUS ROUTES #1 AND #7)
**SUDBURY, ON: JAN 18TH, 2 PM, ROOM # DA102, LAURENTIAN CAMPUS
**SUDBURY, ON: JAN 18TH, 7 PM, MYTHS & MIRRORS WRECK ROOM - 62 DURHAM ST.
**THUNDER BAY, ON: JAN 19TH, LOCATION AND TIME TBA.
**WINNIPEG, MB: JAN 20TH , 8 PM, BENEFIT CONCERT - ACADEMY BAR AND OVEN
**WINNIPEG, MB: JAN 21ST, 7:00 PM, MONDRAGON
**EDMONTON, AB: JAN 24TH, ROOM # EDN2-103 (EDUCATION NORTH BLDG), - U OF A, EXACT TIME TBA

MORE DATES AND LOCATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON...
For tour dates and more information, please check:
 http://trearrow.blogspot.com/

3) A message from Tre

Speaking with Tre recently he asked that we send his love, and most
grateful appreciation to all his supporters. He is aware that support is growing
as more people become aware of his side of the story, and is very grateful to
all those who have given their strength and spirit to help.
Specifically he asked that I express that no assistance is too little.
Sometimes people (including myself) experience a sense of helplessness
as they are unsure about how they may help, or if they are helping enough. He
noted that he understands that sometimes people feel this way towards his
situation, and asks us all to remember that even thoughts and prayers aid him in
his struggle.
Thank you Tre, and thank you to all of the supporters who do whatever
they can to bring justice to his life.

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Reposting Tre Interview and God's Valley video 16.Jan.2005 14:23

Jim Lockhart eagleye@PhilosopherSeed

AUDIO FILE: TRE ARROW INTERVIEW FROM HOSPITAL IN 2001.
(This post also includes a five minute video of the God's Valley/Acey Line Timber Sale resistance from Autumn of 2001, and video of Tre addressing a large crowd and then descending from the ledge at the U.S. Forest Service Office, a tactic he used to bring awareness about the Eagle Creek Timber Sale.)
In October of 2001, Tre Arrow was injured in a fall from a tree sit in the Acey Line Timber Sale in a region called God's Valley, near Nehalem, at the Oregon coast. He was injured protesting an Oregon State Forestry sale of a public forest, which was opposed by many of the local people as well as activists from the Portland area.
Tre states that "the reason we were out there at God's Valley......was because we care; we care about this state, we care about the state forests, we care about wildlife, we care about human beings and air and water quality. Things that we want people to know is that this is a habitat for spotted owl and marbled murrelet, despite what ODF (Oregon Department of Forestry) claims. This is an area that has old growth qualities and old growth trees, despite what ODF claims. This is also the backyard to many people's homes, individuals that have families and children, that get their drinking water from this area that we are trying to protect. And there actually has been a history and a record of peoples drinking water being contaminated by the very logging operations in this area because they are so close to the streams that these people get their drinking water from."
The loggers in the area were very critical of these protests in general and of tree sits in particular. They exclaim that there must be other, better ways to achieve the goals prompting the protests. In response to such comments from one of the loggers who chopped off the branches below his perch on the tree he was protecting, Tre says, "there are other ways, and every other way has failed. Every other tactic, every other legal action, every other action has failed.....There were focus groups, there were letters, there was a comment period, there were several other measures that were taken, legal measures as well, to try to prevent this, to prevent the cutting, to try and prevent some tragedies, like what has happened now. And again, ODF was completely unresponsive, and all of our other actions have fallen on deaf ears. And they even had the audacity to start cutting in one of the area, area three, before the comment period was even up."
Tre continues discussing this particular sale, and how government officials aren't concerned about the safety of activists, who often put their life and limb in jeopardy in defense of public lands. "What happened up there was that they were cutting trees right around where we were. There was no buffer zone; there was no protection of safety, and the fact that I'm not dead is truly a miracle." He continues: " I think that this is outrageous, and that people must do as much as they can to hold these agencies accountable for their actions."
Towards the end of the interview, Tre makes a special effort to emphasize that this protest began in the local area, and the assistance of outside activists was specifically requested. "The public in the God's Valley area were so concerned about their forests, about the state of their air, water quality and wildlife there, that they sought out direct action activists because there were not that many people in that area to take on those kinds of responsibilities..........local businesses, local residents, community members that were in all walks of life, in government agencies, in schools and other occupations, were all in support of what all of us were doing out there, in an attempt to halt ODF in their lies and in their destruction, and to try to save some of the last remaining ancient forests that is along the coast."
The total length of this file is about 13 minutes.
Hospital Interview with Tre Arrow


Later on the same day that Tre was injured, a large gathering of people marched to the site and crossed the line into an area which ODF declared was out of bounds for the public. Many people were arrested, some very brutally. A media person, wearing her press pass in plain sight, was pulled from the legal side of the line of protestors, and thrown forcibly to the ground. She was not arrested, probably due to the press pass, yet the pass was in plain sight and many questioned if this was an accident, or an instance of intimidation tactics used by local law enforcement personnel.. After these arrests, I interviewed a local resident who also remarked on how this protest had local roots. She also speaks to the tactics of intimidation used by the ODF to suppress local dissent during the time that comments on the sale were being gathered.
I post this video to demonstrate that, though Tre is accused of Eco-Terrorism, this accusation is not proven, and that law enforcement officers employ methods every day to suppress and control dissent that are, in every definition of the word, terrorism. To intimidate is to terrorize. They both have the same goal, and justify their use of these methods with similar rationalizations. One of the definitions for intimidate is "to coerce by intimidation or fear." Whether this intimidation is used to suppress dissent or achieve particular political goals, the effect upon those who are subjected to this behavior is similar, if not identical. And, this is not the "American Way" I was raised up to believe in and support. This is not a feature of "the land of the free and the home of the brave" taught in our schools and churches. It is not a family value and the acceptance of such methods is truly an example of a gradual moral decline in this nation.
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VIDEO FILE: TRE ARROW-OUT ON A LEDGE
This is a 5 1/2 minute piece of Tre Arrow on the ledgwe at the USFS building ib the summer of 2000, speaking to a large crwod that had gathered to witness him coming down after 11 days.
An article from the Oregonian about the occupation of the ledge
Oregonian Article


Current information about Tre can be found on the search engine at Portland Indymedia

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