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Elliot Free State Locks Down, Resists Police Raid

60+ Law enforcement officers(LEO) have arrived to raid Elliott Free State. Protesters respond by locking down to all devices possible. 15 activists respond by locking down to multiple creative and beautiful devices from sky pods and bi pods to a lock down device in the road with an activist's arm locked to the road through the side of the overturned van.

Spirits are very high and confidence of holding the blockade is strong. "Our message to the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and Roseburg Forest Products is that they permanently halt all logging in the Umpcoos and Fishing Cougar timber sales. Large private forests owned by big businessess are exempted from timber harvest taxes so that when it comes time to fund schools, the public has to foot the bill. I feel like folks are getting tired of this 'Good for Wall Street and bad for Main Street' phrase, but it is still extremely relevant. ODF, change your business practices." said Joshua Partridge of Cascadia Rising Tide (CRT). | read more >>

URGENT: CALL OREGON LAND BOARD MEMBERS, tell them to CALL OFF THE RAID IMMEDIATELY, CANCEL UMPCOOS AND FISHING COUGAR TIMBER SALES and PROTECT THE ELLIOTT FOR A CARBON AND BIODIVERSITY RESERVE

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THE BLOCKADE WILL HOLD - NO COMPROMISE
THE BLOCKADE WILL HOLD - NO COMPROMISE