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RAN: Tell Peter Orser to Get Weyerhaeuser out of Grassy Narrows

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Via Rainforest Action Network:

Tell Peter Orser to Get Weyerhaeuser out of Grassy Narrows

The campaign against Weyerhaeuser is heating up, and Weyerhaeuser and Quadrant Homes need to feel the pressure! Take action now and send an email to Peter Orser, CEO of Quadrant Homes. Demand that he take responsibility and tell him to stop building new homes from wood stolen from Grassy Narrows.

Background and past alerts here.

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RAN: Weyerhaeuser and Canadian Logging Rights

Friday, October 13th, 2006

UPDATE, 3/1/07, via Rainforest Action Network:

Calling Weyerhaeuser for Grassy Narrows

Grassy Narrows community members Maria Swain, Gloria Kejick and Warren Ashopenace started a 3,000 mile journey from Ontario to Seattle, Washington to demand an “exit strategy” from Weyerhaeuser CEO Steve Rogel at the company’s corporate headquarters in Seattle. You can help without having to go anywhere.

Join us in calling Weyerhaeuser to demand an exit strategy that will stop clear-cut logging on Grassy Narrows’ land.

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Via Rainforest Action Network:

Weyerhaeuser and Canadian Logging Rights: Defend Community Rights

Weyerhaeuser is cutting and running.

The failure of corporate logging is its treament of the land and the people who live on it. Weyerhaeuser’s cut-and-run strategy continues to leave communities behind while wrecking their environment with clear-cuts and loss of a precious natural resource: old growth forests. Not only is this cut-and-run strategy failing Weyerhaeuser’s own workers, but also its business. Government bailouts to support the company have only resulted in a form of corporate welfare that is prolonging the mistreatment of the land, natural resources and local people.

Join us in sending a message to leaders within Weyerhaeuser and the Canadian government demanding that the company turn over its logging rights in Saskatchewan and leave room for community forestry.

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RAN: Grassy Narrows’ Activists Deserve Fair Treatment

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

UPDATE, 6/25/07, via Rainforest Action Network:

First Nations communities like Grassy Narrows and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) need your help to send a message to Ontario Premiere Dalton McGuinty. Please take five minutes to call him and ask that he take an important step toward respect for Indigenous land rights by supporting the Grassy Narrows First Nation’s call for a moratorium on industrial activity in their traditional territory.

Click here for talking points and to register your call with RAN.

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Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Last month, we drew international attention to Weyerhaeuser’s bad behavior in the forests of Grassy Narrows First Nation.

Today, we are asking you to take a minute to put the Ontario government on notice. Join thousands of other activists in sending a letter to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty calling on him to end clear-cut logging within the traditional territory of Grassy Narrows.

In the United States, activists in Seattle and Los Angeles continue to pressure Weyerhaeuser homebuilding subsidiaries that have been repeatedly linked to the conflict. Quadrant, a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser, is actively using wood taken from Grassy Narrows.

The Seattle Rainforest Action Group (SeaRAG) took the lead, planning pickets at model home sites and a two-day activist training in September.

Meanwhile, RAN activists in Los Angeles went door-to-door, talking to homeowners who were misled into buying what they thought were “green” houses from Pardee Homes. These homes were in fact built with wood bought from Weyerhaeuser and extracted from Grassy Narrows.

Demand that Premier McGuinty and the Ontario government stop logging Grassy Narrows territory and stand up for the rights of the community so more trees from Grassy Narrows don’t end up in American subdivisions.