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GreenYes Digest Sat, 25 Jan 97 Volume 97 : Issue 12

Today's Topics:
Fwd: Letter to Hurwitz (fwd)
GRN draft statements/policies -Reply
Just a Joke
Money Talks

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Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 12:36:58 -0500
Subject: Fwd: Letter to Hurwitz (fwd)

Forwarded message:
From: (Ann Schneider)
Date: 97-01-23 02:31:07 EST


To who is interested. Wasn't sure in GreenYes was interested in forest


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Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 18:19:50 -0800
From: Bay Area Action <>
Subject: Letter to Hurwitz

Hello Forest Friends,

I thought the following letter might interest you.


Dear Friends of Headwaters Forest -- I thought you might be interested to
see this letter to Mr. Hurwitz. (Please note that due to space limitations
registration for the New Year of the Trees event is closed except for a few
spaces reserved for local folk.) Regards, Naomi Steinberg


B'nai Ha-Aretz, Children of the Earth, Post Office Box 1835, Redway, CA 95560

January 21, 1997

Charles Hurwitz
Maxxam Corporation
Via FAX 713-267-3702

Dear Mr. Hurwitz,

On Sunday, January 26, members of the Jewish communities of
Humboldt and
Mendocino County will gather in Carlotta near Headwaters Forest to celebrate
Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of the Trees. Our celebration will focus prayer
and political action on the fate of the ancient redwood forest and the many
rare and endangered creatures which dwell there. We will be joined by guests
from across the country, including several rabbis and distinguished Jewish

The purpose of our gathering is primarily to pray for the
preservation and
restoration of Headwaters Forest. We will further pray that God will soften
your heart and give you clear guidance so that your future actions might
reflect the wisdom and generosity of Jewish tradition.

After a festive seder in an old-growth redwood park, we will hold an
afternoon prayer service on Fisher Road near the gate to Pacific Lumber's
Yaeger Camp log deck. As you know, it is traditional to plant trees on Tu
B'shevat. We would like to help you begin the urgently needed restoration
of the Headwaters Forest area by volunteering to plant seedlings on Pacific
Lumber property. The strip of land between the new "haul road" and Yaeger
Creek is an ideal site; the trees which grow from our seedlings will
reinforce the erosion control efforts which Pacific Lumber has begun in that

We have apprised Captain Gary Philp of the Humboldt County Sherrif's
Department of our intentions and he understands that our gathering will be
entirely peaceful, and will not involve any destruction of Pacific Lumber
property or interference in logging operations. Captain Philp further
understands that crowd control will not be an issue as participation in our
event is limited to 250 pre-registered guests.

We hope you will give us permission to enter Pacific Lumber
property at the
location described above for the purpose of planting twenty-five seedlings.
Although there has been substantial environmental and social damage since
your acquisition of Pacific Lumber, you still have the opportunity to do a
great mitzvah and be remembered as a good man.

Thank you for your attention.


Naomi Steinberg
Student Rabbi

cc: John Campbell via FAX 707-764-4269


Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 11:25:00 -0500
Subject: GRN draft statements/policies -Reply

At The Other Economic Summit (TOES), this Summer in Denver, June
20-22, we will challenge the prevailing economic policies of the G-7
(wealthiest consumer countries) at their annual summit (presidents
and prime ministers). Is there interest in presenting the
(hopefully) completed GRN statement/policies in a workshop on "What
is Real Wealth?" The program header is "What Works: A World that
Works." Yeah, we'll trot out the old litany of critique, but the
goal is to highlight positive, cooperative, & democratic economic
practices and policies. Interested parties please reply.
---Larry Martin
The Other Economic Summit
"TOES" Denver, CO, USA 1997
"Working Alternatives: A World that Works"
"The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man's heart, away from
nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing,
living things soon led to a lack of respect for humans too."
Luther Standing Bear


Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 15:07:25 -0700
From: (Carolyn Chase)
Subject: Just a Joke

One day a man was walking in the woods when he got lost. For two days he
roamed around trying to find a way out. He had not eaten anything during
this period and was famished. Over on a rock ledge he surprised a bald
eagle, killed it, and started to eat it. Surprisingly a couple of park
rangers happen to find him at that moment, and arrested him for killing an
endangered species.

At court, he plead innocent to the charges against him claiming that if he
didn't eat the bald eagle he would have died from starvation. The judge
ruled in his favor. In the judges closing statement he asked the man, "I
would like you to tell me something before I let you go. I have never
eaten a bald eagle, nor ever plan on it. What did it taste like?"
The man answered, "Well, it tasted like a cross between a whooping crane
and a spotted owl."

Couldn't resist

Carolyn Chase, Editor, San Diego Earth Times,
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Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 23:55:21 -0800 (PST)
From: "David A. Kirkpatrick" <>
Subject: Money Talks

MONEY TALKS: A study released by the Center for Responsive Politics
"found that corporations that poured money into [the 104th] Congress
typically got the votes they wanted," Greenwire reports from several
sources. An example was the timber industry's ability to "persuade"
Congress to keep the Rescissions Act Logging Rider. The 54 Senators
who voted not to repeal the law received an average of $19,503 in
political action committee contributions from timber companies, while
the 42 who opposed the industry received an average of $2,675. Similar
results were found on votes affecting the sugar, mining and oil

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