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Former Ecoprisoner Tre Arrow Qualifies for Mayoral Race in Portland

7 Mar

The city of Portland, Oregon, announced that Tre Arrow had submitted enough verified signatures to officially be added to the primary ballot for the 2012 Mayoral election.

In a Survey USA/KATU News poll taken in late February, 7 percent of respondents said Arrow was their choice for mayor, putting him in 4th place of the 23 people contending for the position.

Arrow is well-known for a protest in 2000 when he sat on a narrow ledge for a week at the Portland office of the U.S. Forest Service to protest logging. He was also convicted in 2008 of firebombing three cement trucks at Ross Island Sand & Gravel and setting fire to logging trucks near Estacada and spent 6 years in prison.

In related news from today, prosecutors declined to file charges against Tre after he was arrested Continue reading

Dolphin Dealing Mayor Resigns Mysteriously from City of Lake Worth

5 May

Dolphin Dealing ex-Mayor Varela

After a controversial election in 2009, Rene Varela of Ocean Embassy dolphin traffickers, who was featured in the Canadian documentary Dolphin Dealer, became mayor in the city of Lake Worth, Florida (the new home to the Earth First! Journal).

According to an article in the Palm Beach Post, Mayor Rene Varela abruptly resigned this Tuesday by sending an email to fellow commissioners, triggering a special election this summer to fill the mayor’s seat. Varela announced in December that he would not seek a second two-year term. At the time, Varela promised to complete the remainder of his first term, which ends in November.

Varela did not attend Tuesday’s commission meeting. His resignation was announced in a letter read by Vice Mayor Suzanne Mulvehill.