Next week in California, in response to a nationwide call-out, […]
Seiad Valley, Calif --Early this morning logging operations were halted on the Westside post-fire logging project after a daring activist chained himself between two 55 gallon drums filled with concrete at a gate leading into the project area. The non-violent direct action protest was the latest in campaign events triggered by continued logging despite a pending lawsuit. The group announced plans for a public rally at the same location on August 13.
Lauren Regan's recap from the ShellNo "Paddle in Seattle" action May 15th-18th. Hundreds of activists created a flotilla to stop the Arctic-bound Royal Dutch Shell "Polar Pioneer" oil drilling rig.
In 1970, Congress enacted the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. § 1961, ostensibly to curtail the criminal activities of the mafia. In the forty years since RICO was enacted, the application of the law has extended far beyond the activities of loansharks and the "Don," and into Constitutionally protected protest activities.