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Announcement :: Environment
Weekend of Resistance: New Website -
09 Jun 2006
A new website has been launched to help kick off the Weekend of Resistance against the Green Scare. Resist the Green Scare!
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In Germany they first came for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.
- Pastor Martin Niem?ller

To kick off the Weekend of Resistance against the Green Scare and in response to the federal government's attacks on the environmental movement, we are launching as a site that provides current news and other resources about Operation Backfire, the SHAC 7, Rod Coronado, Eric McDavid, Zach Jenson, and others currently affected by the repressive tactics used by federal agencies.

This administration is taking draconian measures against dissidents. Some environmental activists who are currently accused of incidents of property destruction that harmed no one are facing mandatory minimums of life in prison if convicted of all counts. Right now their focus is on environmental activists, but who is to say where the focus will be next; who will be the next target of Grand Juries and such outlandish charges? This is why it is so important to resist the Green Scare now, before this repression spreads to even more communities that organize around other issues. It is important to learn from the McCarthy-era Red Scare and Cointelpro activities in the 1960's and 70's that solidarity is key to winning the struggle against this administration which uses divide and conquer tactics to eliminate any perceived threat to its functioning.

If environmental and animal rights groups were on the margins of the broader left, they can no longer afford to be. It is imperative that those who are fighting their charges or serving ridiculous sentences (like Jeff "Free" Luers) are defended and supported and that information about their cases is spread to a much larger audience. hopes to be one tool to help bridge that gap. It is meant to be an accessible website that provides general and comprehensive information about the scope and developments of the Green Scare.

There are 43 events worldwide for this Weekend of Resistance. Check out one in your city and tell your friends.

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