Tag Archive: Earth First!

Joint Terrorism Task Force Approaches Anti-Fracking Activists

dont-talk-to-the-f-b-iFrom Croatan Earth First!

This week in Maryland, the the Joint Terrorism Task Force visited the home of an activist in Maryland, regarding the Momentive anti-fracking action on July 8 in North Carolina, and attempted to speak with their family.

“On the afternoon of Thursday August 15th, two members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force visited the homes of anti-fracking activists in the Frederick, MD. This is related to recent actions against fracking that area activists participated in during the EF! rondy. If you are also visited please let your local legal support know. More importantly, if they come to your home please do not speak to them, and of course we will do the same.”
-Some local activists

This week, the FBI has also been poking around Northeastern anarchist communities. They have also approached climate activists in the Northwest.  If you act or advocate against fracking, or are tied to communities that do, there is a  chance that federal agents may approach you or someone you know in attempt to find out more information about radical communities.  Often, agents will also attempt to target peripheral people who they believe they can easily manipulate in order to find information to build cases against others.  As a precaution, speak with your household, friends and family about what to do if agents come to  your house, and how important it is to not interact with them at all.  You have no legal obligation to speak with them, and any interactions you do can only serve to harm you or someone else. (more…)

Earth First! Journal Collective Weekend Tour: Aug 16 & 17 Debate & Workshops

brigid2013coverFrom Croatan Earth First!

On Friday August 16th Internationalist Books  in Chapel Hill will host a debate/discussion at 6 p.m. regarding the new zineThe Issues Are Not The Issue” with the author (former EF!er)  and organizers from Everglades & Katuah Earth First!

On Saturday Aug 17th, come out from 2-5 p.m. at Internationalist Bookstore at 405 W. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill for the “Earth Nightly News​​”​ program and Independent Media Workshop with editors from the Earth First! Journal Collective out of Lake Worth, Florida and the Appalachian office in Western NC. Find out how you can get involved in EF! Media projects and more. Participants will discuss where they get their news, which forms are most used, and how under-reported events and organizing can get more attentions through alternative press.

The Earth First! Journal has been a circulating printed newspaper and magazine for over 32 years. As the voice of the international direct action movement, the EF! Journal Collective maintains a number of media projects to help communicate the actions and ecological news to the world. Join us for a presentation, live news program and discussion about reading, writing and producing independent media. (more…)

2013 Earth First! Round River Rendezvous in North Carolina July 1-8th

rondy11x17From Earth First! Newswire

The Round River Rendezvous is the annual gathering of the Earth First! Movement.  Each Summer, this week-long camp-out attracts several hundred Earth First!ers from around the world. The gathering is coordinated by a volunteer committee and includes workshops, campaign discussions, campfire music and a rally with performers and speakers. Perhaps the most important part of the Round River Rendezvous is the informal networking that goes on.  These gatherings are particularly important for developing a cohesive activist network and planning actions on a local level.

We are thrilled to announce that Croatan Earth First! will be hosting next summer’s rendezvous in central North Carolina.  The exact location to be announced close to the week of the event. The spot we are choosing should have swimming holes and beautiful woods to hike in.  As for new content, we’ll be offering more earth skills, plant/mushroom identification, and ecospirituality workshops to the this year’s gathering as well as medic trainings. We’re looking for folks to host workshops, and to submit ideas for workshops/panels they’d like to see.

If you have access to money please consider donating to our wepay.  If you need to contact us regarding the rendezvous, email cef@riseup.net or croatanearthfirst@gmail.com

Please see this site for more information including tentative schedule, anti-oppression statement and guidelines:  (more…)

Earth First! Round River Rendezvous, July 1-8, 2013, North Carolina

animalwarriorsFrom Earth First! Newswire

“A gathering of wild hearts”

The Round River Rendezvous is the annual gathering of the Earth First! Movement.

Each Summer, this week-long camp-out attracts several hundred Earth First!ers from around the world. The gathering is coordinated by a volunteer committee and includes workshops, campaign discussions, campfire music and a rally with performers and speakers. Perhaps the most important part of the Round River Rendezvous is the informal networking that goes on.

In addition, many international, national and bioregional rendezvous are held throughout the year. Announced in the Earth First! Journal, these gatherings are particularly important for developing a cohesive activist network and planning actions on a local level.

We are thrilled to announce that Croatan Earth First! will be hosting next summer’s rendezvous in North Carolina. (more…)

Solidarity With Marie In North Carolina

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From Croatan Earth First!

A banner posted to the fence at the disputed CVS building that was squatted/occupied last year as a campaign of resisting corporate development; at the corner of Weaver St. and Greensboro St in Carrboro, NC on  Sunday January 27th.
This banner was posted the day after a local eco-prisoner letter writing night in celebration of Marie Mason’s birthday. (more…)

January 26th: Celebrate Marie Mason’s Birthday @ Internationalist Books

masonFrom Croatan Earth First!

January 26th is Marie Mason’s Birthday! Come celebrate this herbal healer, musician, mother, activist and eco-sabatour extrordinaire with us at Internationalist Books on Saturday, January 26th at 7pm. We’ll be writing letters and birthday cards to Marie and other eco-prisoners, eating snacks, socializing and watching a short video about the Earth Liberation Front. Marie Mason is presently serving 22 years in prison for a series of arsons against the timber and biotech industries. After being informed on by her ex-husband she took a non-cooperating plea deal, refusing to inform on any of her codefendents. She has been, and continues to be, a very active member of the Earth First Community. Posters and literature about the Earth Liberation Front and earth liberation prisoners will be available.

Marie Mason Birthday Events Being Planned Across the World

From Earth First Newswire

Artwork by eco-political prisoner Marie Mason, sent to the Earth First! Journal, 12/30/12

Artwork by eco-political prisoner Marie Mason, sent to the Earth First! Journal, 12/30/12

Marie Mason’s 51st birthday is coming up on January 26, 2013. We are asking that folks hold events for Marie around her birthday as part of what will be an annual time to celebrate her life and keep her spirits up while she remains imprisoned.

 We know that the mid-winter holidays are a busy time for everyone, but they are a sad time for the prisoners who remain inside – and everyone wants some cheer on their birthday! So we hope that folks can find time to plan a small event for Marie, such as a letter-writing or birthday party. (If time permits, we recommend that you might want to hold letter writings a week or more earlier so the cards can reach her before the 26th.)
Some people are confused about Marie’s mail situation. It is true that she can only send letters to a pre-approved list of 100 people. However, she can receive letters from anyone and so she will be able to receive all these birthday wishes. (Please be sure that the sender’s first and last name are on the envelope, that letters are all in English – she can receive letters in other languages but will be delayed – and that cards do not have glitter or other things added to them.) (more…)

Croatan Earth First! Locks Down NC DENR For Complicity In Fracking

From Croatan Earth First!

Livestream of the whole event:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/26361300

Online Gallery of Pictures: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/22/2430466/fracking-protestors-chain-themselves.html

Seven members of Croatan Earth First! and participants from our Piedmont Direct Action Camp locked together today, barricading the front of North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) building in downtown Raleigh. Providing physical, active resistance against fracking in North Carolina, CEF! has chosen DENR for an action as they are responsible for helping legalize fracking, and will be responsible for regulating it. They have also hired a corrupt Mining and Energy Commission board, which includes people with vested interests in hydraulic fracturing occurring. We are letting them know that this farce won’t stand! No compromise in defense of Mother Earth! (more…)

Wednesday July 18th MRPA Presents “Donny Quixote!” A benefit in the fight against fracking

Wednesday July 18th The Mysterious Rabbit Puppet Army Presents “Donny Quixote!”
Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

Nightlight 405 1/2 W Rosemary St. in Chapel Hill (go down alley way)
www.nightlightclub.com

A benefit for Croatan Earth First! and the fight against fracking. This
summer’s tour features their newest puppet production, “Donny Quixote!” The show is a scathing critique of “green” capitalism and “green” technology told through a humorous adaptation of the story of Don Quixote. In addition to the featured show, we’ll be bringing a few fun performances, including a charming cantastoria.

5-10 dollars for admittance, please donate more if you can!

Croatan Earth First! will be continually fighting fracking in the Piedmont
and hosting the 2013 Earth First! Round River Rendezvous next summer, and thus we need lots of funds. The admission is just a suggestion. If you can give more, please do!

Please share these links:

 bookface: https://www.facebook.com/events/498082260207530/
website: http://croatanearthfirst.com/2012/07/13/donnyquixote/