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On November 22, 1919, a white supremacist terrorist organization called the Self-Preservation and Loyalty League murdered four union leaders organizing both white and Black workers at a sawmill in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Part of the interconnected white supremacist and anti-radical violence wave of terrorism during the Red Scare, the Bogalusa killings should be one of the […]
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This is the grave of Frederick Weyerhaeuser. Born in 1834 in Germany, Weyerhaeuser grew up in a family of land-owning farmers. During the 1848 revolutions, several of his family members moved to western Pennsylvania. They thought it was great and more of the family came to the U.S., including Frederick in 1852. He worked in […]
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On June 21, 1935, three members of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union were murdered at the Holmes-Eureka Mill in Eureka, California, by anti-union enforcers of the company. This violent moment was the culmination of the Great Strike of 1935 and the organizing of the Northwest’s timber industry. It also serves as a reminder of […]

Tree Spiking

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On June 16, 2016

Unfortunately, Earth First groups are going back to their old tactic of tree spiking, which is the strategy of fighting for the earth by driving metal spikes into trees so that they will break machine

New Deal Agency Poetry

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On July 8, 2014
My interest in political-based poetry of American history means I find all sorts of weird stuff, or more accurately, I report on what others have found if I don’t find it myself. Such as this slight bit of rhyme from the papers of forester David Mason. One of the founders of sustainable forestry, Mason was […]
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