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the Tre Arrow Newsletter ~ April 16th, 2005

1 - A message from Tre Arrow ~ April 16th, 2005
2 - New Tour Dates for NELSON AND CORTES ISLAND, British Columbia.
3 - Victoria benefit show a HUGE success
4 - You can now read the April 8th radio interview with Tre Arrow
1 - A message from Tre Arrow ~ April 16th, 2005

Hello to all your beautiful people!

Thank you immensely for your continued support of love and energy. The
walls here at the North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre confine my body, but not
my mind, heart or my soul...

I receive the love, light and energy for Grandmother Moon and
Grandfather Sun. My skin is blessed with their rays. My heart is filled
with joy and gratitude when I receive the love and support pouring in
from countless folks around the world, including you folks reading my
message. My spirits sore to the ends of the earth and travels at night
in my dreams to visit my loved ones. The powers that be may try to stop
me, silence me or kill me, but the truth will always remain; the
atrocity committed against Earth Mother, humanity and our non-humyn
animal friends is unacceptable and unnecessary. The more we challenge
the dominate culture, the more peaceful direct action we take, the less
we consume, the more we dance, the less we work, the more we play, the
less we operate out of fear, the more we dare to be honey and love, the
less time we spend in the city, the more we surround ourselves in
nature, the less TV we watch, the more books we read, the more we share,
the less we divide ourselves, the more we communicated and live
co-operative, the less dependent we are on corporate paradigm, the
healthy and happier we will all be!

Ask yourselves what is more important to you, ask your self what brings
you joy, then find those things, bask in them and surround yourselves in
them as much as possible. Seeking the true and spread the goods to the
world. Let us together bring about an end to the oppression, and lets
create a world where all life is honored and respected. So we can swim
in clear water, eat pure food and smell the sweet conifers every day.

My love, respect and gratitude to you all...

Namaste ~ Tre


Tre's bi-weekly recommended reading list:

~ Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky
~ Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe

Tre's bi-weekly recommended documentary & film list:

~ Fahrenheit 9/11



2 - New Tour Dates for NELSON AND CORTES ISLAND, British Columbia.

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

American environmentalist and refugee hopeful Tre Arrow has been
incarcerated in Canada for over a year now. While awaiting an
extradition hearing which would see him returned to his native country,
the United States, Tre's case has gained international attention. Last
spring, Tre held an astonishing 44 day hunger strike in "solidarity with
all those suffering around the world as a result of corporate agendas
which leave in their wake poisoned water, contaminated air and lack of
adequate food." Tre was reduced to a deathly 81 pounds. His lawyer,
Rudolf Kischer, told the Globe and Mail, "He looks like a Holocaust
victim, it [is] horrifying."

The United States Government is seeking Tre's extradition in connection
with the destruction of logging equipment in Oregon, 2001. But Tre
clearly states, "I am innocent of the charges the US government is
trying to pin on me. Just as many activists have experienced, I am being
targeted by the US government and the FBI, not because I am guilty, but
because I have chosen to challenge the status quo." The Crown's main
evidence against Tre is the testimony of Jacob Sherman. Sherman, who was
convicted of the crimes, received a plea bargain after four days of
intense FBI interrogation. Sherman received an unheard of 3 1/2 years in
prison which was contingent on his testimony that paints Tre Arrow as
the mastermind of the crimes.

This case is highly political, and Tre is repeatedly and constantly
referred to in the Corporate Media as an 'Eco-Terrorist'. Although Judge
James Redden in his ruling on the 2001 arson case against Jacob Sherman,
stated that "The term 'terrorist' is not to be used in reference to this
case or the defendants". The FBI and the Corporate Media continue to
sell news and divide the movement by branding Tre as an 'Eco-Terrorist'.
Trial, in the Corporate Media court, discredits innocent individuals and
destroys the legal premise of "innocent until proven guilty." The term
'Terrorist' is currently by far the best selling word in the Corporate
Media, and by using the word 'Terrorist', the media has instilled a
level of fear that can convict an individual before the trial even starts.

Throughout April, Ben Shannon, spokesperson for the Tre Arrow Defense
Committee will be traveling throughout B.C. on a speaking tour entitled,
"The Media as the Judge: The case of accused 'Eco-Terrorist' Tre Arrow."
The Corporate Media plays a consequential role in Tre's case and his
life by already indicting, trying and convicting Tre. In refusing to use
the words 'accused', 'alleged' or even 'suggested' before calling Tre an
'Eco-Terrorist', they are implying that he has had a trial and been
convicted. Tre has never stepped one foot into a court room to face
these charges, let alone been convicted of them. Stating that an
individual is guilty before their trial is undemocratic and unjust. By
playing this game, the Corporate Media has been able to convince society
across the continent that Tre is an 'Eco-Terrorist'.

The Media as the Judge speaking tour will be touring around B.C.
speaking about the Corporate Media's role in Tre case, as well as the
reasons why Tre is facing the possibility of spending the rest of his
life behind bars for the alleged crimes of arson. What is happening to
Tre could conceivably happen to any hardworking defender of the planet
and its people. By supporting him in this time of need, we show each
other and ourselves, that friends will not be left behind. Solidarity
with Political Prisoners starts at home. If Tre is extradited, he will
face up to 80 years in a US prison. No one is free until we are all free.

Monday, April 18th , 2005 - NELSON, B.C. ~ David Thompson Cultural
Centre @ 7pm
Friday, April 22nd , 2005 - CORTES ISLAND, B.C. ~ Manson's Hall @ 7pm

For more information:  tre@riseup.net or www.trearrow.org


3 - Victoria benefit show a HUGE success

The Victoria Musical benefit show on April 8th was a awesome success.
Over 50 people came out and helped raise close to $500.00 for Tre's
legal defense. "It's these types of actions and support which will make
it possible for me to raise enough money to fight for my innocence", Tre
said after hearing about the amount raised by the Victoria Chapter of
the Tre Arrow Defense Committee. "My biggest and highest love and
respect to all the members of my Victoria Defense Committee, the
musicians and all the folks who came out in support of my struggle.
Namaste to you all."


4 - You can now read the April 8th radio interview with Tre Arrow

Thanks to the excellent work of a new member of the Tre Arrow Defense
Committee, you can now read all of Environment Radio's April 8th, 2005
interview with Tre. Environment Radio (CFRU Guelph) recorded the amazing
26 minute interview which shows why the FBI and the Corporate Media are
trying to silence brother Tre.

Text:
 http://maritimes.buffaloimc.org:8080/news/2005/04/10144.php

MP3
 http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=11962

--
the Tre Arrow Defense Committee
 tre@riseup.net

www.trearrow.org

"I am innocent of the charges the US government is trying to pin on
me. Just as many activists have experienced, I am being targeted by
the US government and the FBI, not because I am guilty, but because
I have chosen to challenge the status quo."