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Sea Turtle Activist Murdered in Costa Rica

3 Jun

by Russ McSpadden / Earth First! Newswire

Jairo Mora Sandoval, murdered in defense of sea turtles.

Jairo Mora Sandoval, murdered in defense of sea turtles.

Jairo Mora Sandoval, a 26 year-old sea turtle conservationist and activist, was murdered late last week in Costa Rica. According to news reports from Central America, Sandoval and four other sea turtle volunteers, including three American women and a woman from Spain,  were kidnapped on Thursday,  May 30, by armed men.

Sandoval was found tied up, beaten and shot dead in the head on the beach the following day. The four volunteers had escaped or been released.

Initial reports on the police investigation point to the murders being poachers after sea turtle eggs.

Sandoval is yet another in a long list of fallen warriors murdered for defending life on Earth.

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A New Year for the Earth First! Journal

12 Jan

EF fund_letter_2013 image_Page_1By now, all you current and former subscribers to the EF! Journal should have seen our 2013 Winter update letter in the mail. For those who have sent back donations, we offer our full gratitude for your commitment to sustaining the media of the eco-resistance.

For those still sitting on the letters twiddling your thumbs, we ask that if you can afford a donation of any amount, please get them in the mail to us soon, before they are totally buried under the mounds of junk mail from whack NGOs with their glossy polar bear pictures who are trying to capitalize off your christmas gift money…

And for those who didn’t see it in the mail, you can subscribe to the Journal right here and now, so you’ll never miss another riveting letter from us again. In the meantime, the text from the letter is below. Also, you can print out the whole thing to make copies and give ’em to all your friends by clicking on the image to the right.

Yule Season’s Greetings To All You Eco-Defenders
And Earth First! Journal Supporters

It’s been a long, hard year here at the Earth First! Journal office. Despite financial pressures in conjunction with lots of court dates, once again, we have persisted.

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