[env-trinity] Navy exercises

Brian Hill bhill at igc.org
Fri Dec 24 17:54:41 PST 2010



the env-trinity list threatened to block me for posting emails regarding
Navy exercises, so I'll have to contact members individually.  I already
sent an note to Schlosser.




From: Beth Robinson Bosk [mailto:nsi at mcn.org] 
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 3:45 PM
To: Brian Hill; 'David Frankel'
Cc: 'Tom Ballanco'; 'Bill Weinberg'; Richard K. Moore; 'Ed Saukkooja'


We need a Brown v. Board of Education argument based on harm in front of a
west coast federal judge to overturn the Supreme Court decision David
Frankel alluded to. [It was Tom Schlosser [t.schlosser at msaj.com who is a
member of env-trinity-bounces at velocipede.dcn.davis.ca.us] Plessey was
overturned because societal values changed. The armed forces in this country
no longer go unchallenged by a majority.  Tom, David can you pull together a
contingent of attorneys from the Pacific Rim realms of Washington, Oregon
and California to take the Navy on based on harm.  Because people coalesce
into a spoken-word mob every time there is another meeting re. Navy Weapons
training & testing off the California, Oregon and Washington coast. Have
been very plain spoken about militarization of the oceans and ecocide. At
the hall- packed meeting in Fort Bragg, the Navy's PR guy opened with a
paragraph stating the Navy DOES NOT OWN the open seas and has no legitimate
jurisdiction out there to keep people away from their vessels. Talk of
flotillas is already on the airwaves in Humboldt County.  A good team of
lawyers seems to me to be a necessary step and will have plenty of support.
--Beth Bosk


P.S. Anybody who needs a copy of my last issue of New Settler [magazine],
where the owner of the Mendocino Cafe lays out the Navy's plans from the
point of view of a no-nonsense citizen, can email me for a copy with their
address. It's a bracing commentary and indicative of how courageous people
will get around this issue.  


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