Modern Activism

Modern activism comes in many forms. In 1997 Julia Butterfly Hill ascended into the branches of an old growth Redwood Tree named Luna and would remain there for over two years. This kind of activism was part of the movement for peaceful protest against clear-cutting the redwood forest, what Butterfly did was called a "tree sit." The video above was filmed at HSU in 2000 and contains interviews with Butterfly about her experiences in activism. 



Loggers, too, continued to lobby for their rights. When the Redwood Park Expansion was proposed loggers in Northern California went to Washington D.C. in protest. They felt that the importance of commercial development was being lost in the overzealous efforts of activist groups. The video below follows the Eureka truckers as they trek to D.C.