This is Where the 90s Begin: Redwood Summer 1990
16.5 in HIGH x 10.75 in WIDE
(41.91 cm HIGH x 27.30 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Poster is a black and white photocopy with a black bar across the top and bottom with white text and a drawing in the center. The drawing is of people blocking a road protecting large redwood trees. They are holding signs that read, "Save the Ancient Forests" and "Earth First!" There is a man at the front holding his arm out to stop a large truck with "Greed Inc." on it. The poster reads in the black area, "It's been said the 90s will make the 60s look like the 50s/ This is Where the 90s Begin/ Redwood Summer 1990/ Contact: Mendocino Environmental Center, 106 W. Standley, Ukiah, CA 91986, (707) 468-1660." In 1986 corporate raider Charles Hurwitz of Maxxam took over Pacific Lumber Company, and nearly tripled the harvesting of old growth redwood to pay off his junk bonds. Earth First! and other local organizations mounted a series of nonviolent actions opposing this, culminating in a summer-long campaign of direct action and civil disobedience. On May 24. 1990, a bomb exploded under the car of organizers Darryl Cherney and Judy Bari while they were in Oakland, almost killing them. The bomber has never been found. [LMC]
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