We’re watching you! We’re watching you!” chanted activists as their colleagues were carted away by “police” in a role-playing exercise at Our Power Camp in Occidental, organized by the Ruckus Society and others, for more than 50 representatives from US and Canadian communities affected by the energy industry.
I arrive at the Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center at 5AM on a gray June morning. Most of you probably don’t know what the world looks like at 5. Dark and cold.
Tensions have run high in the 15,000-acre Freshwater Creek watershed east of Eureka since Pacific Lumber was granted its request for a temporary restraining order against forest activists on March 10th.