Thursday, January 22, 2004

Join the Sierra Club, I did

In case you missed it yesterday, you might wonder “What in the world are you talking about, Trent?” Link to yesterday’s Loos Lips here. Gauging from your responses to this subject yesterday, no one thinks we are nuts and most are excited to help get this accomplished. Fur Commission has posted all the vital information you need in making this decision so act today. We must have this completed by Jan 31, 2004

Why join the Sierra Club? Click here. Choose the joint membership for two votes and I chose limited income. Following information available on Fur Commission website.
For as little as $32, a joint membership gives you TWO votes in what is a vital election. The Sierra Club is locked in a life and death battle for control of the Club's $100 million-dollar-a-year treasury.

The basic reason for this action is that Paul Watson is attempting to do the same thing. We can not afford to let Watson accomplish that. If you want to know why, check this out from ActivistCash.com.

"There’s nothing wrong with being a terrorist, as long as you win. Then you write the history."
Paul Watson, at the Animal Rights 2002 convention

And he is from a family of terrorists. His wife was arrested last week.

Animal-rights activist arrested

Case shines light on FBI's efforts to dismantle liberation fronts
(more)

Thursday, January 15, 2004

By PAUL SHUKOVSKY
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER

"There’s nothing wrong with being a terrorist, as long as you win. Then you write the history."

An agent with the FBI's domestic terrorism squad arrested an animal rights activist yesterday for allegedly lying to a Seattle federal grand jury investigating an arson attack on an Olympia forest-product company.

The complaint against Allison Lance Watson provides a rare window into the FBI's efforts to dismantle the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front, which the bureau considers to be among the greatest domestic terrorism threats facing the nation.

Paul Watson, a celebrated defender of marine mammals and founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, spoke proudly of how his wife had not long ago been released from a Japanese jail were she was imprisoned for a short time for freeing numerous dolphins from nets. Watson said Sea Shepherd paid an $8,000 fine for his wife and one other activist. "That came out to about $600 per dolphin. We thought it was a good deal
."

The LA Times laid the ground work in an article last week.

Link here.
Animal-rights activists and anti-immigration advocates are teaming in a bid to control the board, to the dismay of traditionalists.


By Miguel Bustillo and Kenneth R. Weiss
Los Angeles Times Staff Writers

January 18, 2004 An unusual alliance of anti-immigration advocates and animal-rights activists is attempting to take over the leadership of the Sierra Club, America's oldest national environmental group, in what is emerging as a bitter fight over the future of the 112-year-old organization founded by Scottish immigrant John Muir.

In response, 11 former Sierra Club presidents have written a letter expressing "extreme concern for the continuing viability of the club," protesting what they see as a concerted effort by outside organizations to hijack the mainstream conservationist group and its $95-million annual budget.

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