Posts Tagged with "Weyerhaeuser"

Grassy Victory Articles

Monday, June 23, 2008


Check out these lengthy news pieces on Grassy Narrows’ victory in kicking the clear-cut logging corporations off their territory – an area three times the size of Yosemite National Park. CBC National primetime interview with Roberta Keesick Article on AlterNet Feature Article in Toronto’s Now Magazine Article on Environmental News Service newswire The Toronto [...]

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The Old Growth Campaign Victory – how did we do that?

Friday, June 20, 2008


RAN doesn’t have big campaign victories every day. We are definitely a very talented group of people who work with very talented activists, organizers, ally organizations, and community members every day, and we celebrate our successes when they happen – readers of this blog definitely know this to be true. But a victory as big [...]

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Grassy Narrows Victory Conference Call Thursday!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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If you’ve been reading this blog, you know by know that RAN’s Old Growth Campaign had a major victory last week when AbitibiBowater, the largest paper company in the world, announced that it would immediately stop logging on the Grassy Narrows First Nation’s traditional territory in Ontario, Canada. RAN’s Old Growth team, along with the [...]

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Message from JB Fobister in Grassy Narrows

Thursday, June 5, 2008


JB Fobister is a Grassy Narrows member who has been a key part of the community’s work towards self-determination. He sends this message: Six years ago when we blocked the main logging road near our small community people told us we were crazy to take on two of the largest logging companies in the world. [...]

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Grassy Narrows Wins. For Real.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


It was a regular day at RAN today, full of meetings and discussions with my ever so talented colleagues. Until about 3pm when David Sone, my fellow Old Growth campaigner, interrupted a meeting that I was in to tell me that AbitibiBowater had just announced that they will pull their logging operations out of Grassy [...]

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Weyerhaeuser Gives RAN a Webcam!

Monday, May 12, 2008


Weyerhaeuser, by way of its iLevel brand, has been broadcasting the construction of a new house in Reedley, CA live over the Web. Quick background: In northwestern Ontario’s stretch of boreal forest, Weyerhaeuser owns and operates a major mill which obtains wood from the traditional territory of the Grassy Narrows First Nation. The community has [...]

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RAN Exposes Weyerhaeuser to Shareholders

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Update: better quality video of the event is here. Update: pictures from the event are here. This morning, RAN activists gave Weyerhaeuser shareholders an idea of what the company is really about (not the greenwashing lies it posts on its website). About 20 of us descended on the company’s annual shareholder meeting with a 20-foot [...]

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10,000 people to Weyerhaeuser: Out of Grassy Narrows NOW!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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This afternoon I joined SeaRAG activist Liz and SeaRAG’s newest member, baby Sequoia to deliver nearly 10,000 petitions to Weyerhaeuser’s corporate headquarters in Federal Way, Washington. The petitions came from RAN members who diligently signed and returned them to RAN over the years, and we thought that it was important for Weyerhaeuser to see how [...]

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Grassy Narrows women take action

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Last week women from Grassy went out to the edges of their land, near where some cutting of the forest is still taking place. One of the women sent out this statement: We will go there to feel a little bit of the suffering the land is feeling. We will go there to feel the [...]

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Grassy Narrows Clan Mothers Issue Eviction Notice

Thursday, December 13, 2007


There’s few details available, but it sounds like action may be brewing in Grassy Narrows. The message below was forwarded along with this eviction notice late last night from Judy Da Silva, a clan mother and one of many women leading the grassroots effort to end clearcut logging there. These 4 women are out there [...]

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