Contra Dance for the Mountains: A benefit for Katuah Earth First!
-With Calamity Strikes and Diane Silver
-Sunday, August 18th – Lesson @ 6:30pm, Dancing 7-10pm
-Warren Wilson College, Bryson Gym – Swannanoa, NC $6-20 donation
Join Katuah Earth First! for a fun filled evening of contra dancing and camaraderie. KEF! has had a busy year organizing against genetically engineered trees, fighting King Coal in Southern Appalachia, and keeping an eye on the Forest Service’s plans to log our National Forests. Please join us for a contra dance fundraiser Sunday, August 18th and help us continue to fight for these beautiful mountains we call home.
See ya’ll on the dance floor!-KEF!
June 11th is the International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and all long-term anarchist prisoners. Please join us for this incredible benefit show/dance party!!!
THE RESONANT ROGUES
HOT MESS MONSTER
SWEET DANCE JAMS TO FOLLOW!!!
8PM @TOY BOAT: 101 Fairvew Rd, Asheville, NC
$5-10 SUGGESTED DONATION
Marie Mason and Eric McDavid share the unfortunate distinction of having the longest standing sentences of any environmental prisoners in the United States. Please join us in an international day of solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and other long-term anarchist prisoners on every June 11th.
This is a time to remember our friends who are in prison – who are continuing their struggles on the inside. This is a time to continue and strengthen the very work for which Eric and Marie are now serving so much time – to struggle against capitalism, ecological devastation, and the ever more diffuse forms of control in this prison society.For more information, please visit june11.org
Brought to you by Katuah Earth First! & the Really Really Free Market Pirates
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(Asheville, NC, US) Three demonstrators were brutally arrested today at the controversial Tree Biotechnology 2013 conference. They attempted to use GMO caution tape to wrap a bus full of conference participants headed for an upscale dinner at the Biltmore Estate. Dozens more groaning zombie “franken-tree” protesters banged pots and pans and chanted anti-genetically engineered tree slogans.
Will Bennington, a campaigner with Global Justice Ecology Project and the Campaign to STOP GE Trees, was one of those arrested for blockading the buses. Bennington said, “We’re blocking the buses because these conference attendees are on their way to dinner at the Biltmore Estate. Built by the Vanderbilts, the Biltmore is a symbol of the wealthy and powerful, and one of the birthplaces of industrial forestry in the US, which wiped out forests from coast to coast. The tree biotechnology industry is continuing this destructive legacy. They plan to cut down native forests and replace them with GE tree plantations grown solely for the profit of the elite at the expense of local communities and biodiversity.”
Protesters are demanding a ban on the release of GE trees into the environment. South Carolina-based ArborGen, a major conference sponsor, has a request pending with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to release millions of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees annually for planting in vast plantations across the US South. Continue reading