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[Powderworks] 10 years already! Clayoquot Sound Protest

Kate Parker Adams kate@dnki.net
Sat, 09 Aug 2003 13:35:56 -0400

The assistant manager who replaced me at the Boston Office of Greenpeace in 
1995 had been camping with the First Nations folks at Clayquot that summer 
and had lots of great stories to tell.

It was his first exposure to the Oils as a music force and I suspect he it 
made him a fan for life.  They really were far from anywhere up there 
(roads, indoor plumbing, etc.) yet they made the trip.

At 06:42 AM 8/8/03 -0400, James A. Smith wrote:
>Howdy, folks,
>So I got to hear some live Oils on the CBC radio this morning.  It turns
>out that this weekend is the ten year anniversary of the protests at
>Clayoquot Sound in British Columbia, Canada.  So the CBC was broadcasting
>a story about the event, the reunion this weekend and the continuing
>logging (by Interfor) there.
>Anywho, it was pretty cool to hear a live clip of "Beds" (the Oils were
>touring Canada at the time and decided to stop by and support the
>protestors; the "Land" single was recorded around the same time... in
>Calgary, if I remember correctly).  The sound quality wasn't great, but
>I'm not complaining!
>If you're interested in finding out more about Clayoquot, check out the
>following pages:
>* Map, etc. of the Sound: http://web.uvic.ca/clayoquot/home.html
>* http://www.clayoquotbiosphere.org/
>* Peter Garrett at the protest: 
>* Another shot of Peter: 
>* Sarah McLachlan (1): 
>* Sarah (2): http://www.bcgreen.com/~samuel/clayoquot/pics/sarah2.jpg
>* A clearcut on the Clayoquot shoreline: 
>* More photos: http://www.bcgreen.com/~samuel/clayoquot.html
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