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Activists
Stop WIPP Activist at the Northern New Mexico EF! RRR in 1999
Stop WIPP!
(Waste Isolation Pilot Plant)
- concerned folks on the frontlines!
Over the years I've been pretty lucky to run into a variety of activists engaged in all types of work to help better our world. On accassion I'm able to take a photo or find a link to their websites - I post 'em here when available!
 

 

 

Yellow Arrow Pointing Right Also, click Here for Signs of Protest...

 

Occupy:

Occupy Boulder Thank You to Roger Wendell - 01-11-2012 In January '12 I had the pleasure of interviewing Occupy Boulder activists Fiore Grey, Ilan Sherman, Zachary Friar, Kate Josephson, and Daniel Thorson on my radio show at KGNU. Although I am keenly interested in what the Occupy movement was involved in, at the time, this particular interview focused on recent city measures to ban overnight occupation of parks and other city property. We covered a lot of important information throughout the interview and I was honored to receive this Thank You note from the group! More importantly, I wasn't able to get a photograph of an Occupy encampment so this card should serve as a good historical record for my site...

 

Advice:

"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards."
- Ed Abbey
(In a 1978 speech to envrionmentalists in Missoula, Montana)

 

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San Francisco:

During the 2nd weekend of September, 2005 I had the pleasure of visiting San Francisco as a delegate to the Sierra Club's 2005 Summit. After hours, I was lucky to help Dr. Alan Kuper, of CUSP, with his population lecture and film series (pix 1 & 2). In #3, I'm standing with Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Captain Watson was a member of the Sierra Club's national Board of Directors and was still active in anti-whaling, anti-sealing and other maritime capaigns at the time of this photo. In pix 4 & 5 I was ran into PETA protesting animal cruelty in downtown San Francisco. A reporter from radio station KPFA interviewed me, right there, about my own oposition to animal cruelty. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to hear the broadcast...
Dr. Alan Kuper, of CUSP, and Roger Wendell - San Francisco September 2005
1. Dr. Alan Kuper and me
Dr. Alan Kuper, of CUSP, Population Lecture - San Francisco September 2005
2. Dr. Alan Kuper/CUSP
Capatain Paul Watson and Roger Wendell - San Francisco September 2005
3. Captain Paul Watson and me
PETA Protests Covance - San Francisco September 2005
4. PETA protesting Covance
PETA Protests Covance - San Francisco September 2005
5. Peta protesting Covance

 

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Boulder:

Don't Privatize Social Security!

Me and Andrew Harrison Protesting Social Security Privatization in Boulder, Colorado - 03-31-2005 Me and Andrew Harrison Protesting Social Security Privatization in Boulder, Colorado - 03-31-2005 On March 31, 2005 I was in downtown Boulder, Colorado (14th and Walnut) when I ran across this one-man protest against the privatization of Social Security. Turns out this young guy was not only willing to talk with me but happy to pose for my web page as well! Andrew Harrison is his name and his sign sums up my sediments exactly - leave Social Security alone!! Anyway, Andrew is the Political Affairs Director for the CU Boulder College Democrats and I know by the time he's my age he'll have done a lot of good for all of us - thank you Andrew!

 

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Denver:

Stand Up for Democracy and the Planet!
On Saturday, June 24th 2000, hundreds of concerned citizens met at Denver's historic Trinity United Methodist Church for a day of protest, inspiration and fellowship. Led by such legendary speakers as David Brower, Jim Hightower, Medea Benjamin, Chief Americanhorse, and 90 year old Doris "Granny D" Haddock the group marched from the church to the World Trade center, and then the state Capital. Sponsored by the National Forest Protection Alliance (Tom Weis) and Colorado Common Cause, respresentatives from the Sierra Club, Wilderness Defense!, the Green Party, and other organizations were in attendance:

Jim Hightower and David Brower Jim Hightower* at Denver's
World Trade center
(David Brower, seated)
Doris 'Granny D' Haddock 90 Year Old Doris "Granny D" Haddock
just completed a walk across America
for campaign finance reform
* Quote; "We oppened up a can of Kick-Ass in Seattle and now they [Corporations] can't get the lid back on..."

Chief American Horse Past Chairman, Oglala Souix
Chief American Horse
Past Chairman,
Oglala Souix
1980 Independent Presidential candidate John Anderson
1980 Independent
Presidential candidate
John Anderson
2000 Senate Candidate Medea Benjamin - Green Party
2000 Senate Candidate
Medea Benjamin
Green Party
2000 Congressional Candidate Ron Forthofer - Green Party (and Roger Wendell)
2000 Congressional
Candidate (Green Party)
Ron Forthofer (and me!)
A introduction by Woody Harrelson
A "post introduction"
by Woody Harrelson
(David Brower at left)

 

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Saving Chatfield State Park

Chatfield Reservoir by Roger J. Wendell - 08-15-2013 On August 30, 2013 I had the pleasure interviewing three activists from the Audubon Society of Greater Denver about the proposal to increase water storage at Chatfield State Park in the town of Littleton in the southwest Metro area. The three (Polly and Gene Reetz and Ann Bonnell) appeared on my KGNU Connections radio program for half an hour that Friday morning.
Audio Listen Icon Click Here to listen to the program and their proposal to save and protect Chatfield State Park...

 

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"For the time being I park next to the students' cars down by the main road. Their bumper stickers say 'Save the Rainforest,' 'Save Tibet,' and 'Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.' Larry wears a sweater with 'Earth First!' and a green fist on it. Earth First has just been in the local headlines - unfavorably - because of spikes that have been found in some trees slated for logging, and wearing an Earth First T-shirt in these parts is like walking around naked at Wal-Mart."
- Bernd Heinrich in his book,
A Year in the Maine Woods, p. 171

 

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Links:

  1. Animals
  2. Bad Guys
  3. Biodiversity
  4. Biology
  5. Capitalism
  6. Climate Change
  7. Deep Ecology
  8. Judi Bari
  9. Letters to the Editor
  10. Letters Unanswered
  1. ORV - the Off-Road Vehicle menace
  2. Peace
  3. People
  4. Politics
  5. Prairie Dogs (Lots of activist involvement there!)
  6. Signs of All kinds!
  7. Signs of Protest
  8. Stop Israel
  9. War and Terrorism
  10. Wilderness Defense!

 

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