Protect The Peaks: Base Camps Established – Support Needed! [Photos]

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www.truesnow.org
www.survivalsolidarity.wordpress.com
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From the “Cookshack”:
PROTECT THE PEAKS! DEFEND THE SACRED!
STOP SPIRITUAL DESECRATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION!
Join the resistance and convergence on the Peaks!

Dear friends, family, neighbors, and allies,

The time is now!  We are the people we’ve been hoping for!  Join us in support of protecting the Holy San Francisco Peaks from further desecration and destruction.

A group of us, calling ourselves the Cook Shack, are starting a base camp in support of the current encampment and convergence on the Holy San Francisco Peaks on Friday, July 15th.  We are an affinity based group who believe that the destruction and desecration must end now for the physical, emotional, and spiritual dignity, health and well-being of all people in the present and in future generations.

CookShack goals are very simple:

To be visibly and actively in resistance to corporate greed, state violence, environmental destruction, and spiritual desecration.

To not allow ourselves or others to look away – To bare witness to the atrocities being committed against the environment, indigenous people and community health, as well as bare witness to the resilience and power of the people!

To support other encampments and affinity groups by providing access to available food, gear, first aid, information and other supplies being offered and dropped off by supporters and community members.  We will be transporting donations from drop places in Flagstaff to the CookShack base camp.

To answer the calls to action to STOP CONSTRUCTION AND DESECRATION and to stand with people past and present fighting to protect the peaks and all sacred places.

Join us for a few hours, a day, a week or a month: If you find yourself in affinity with us and would like to join us or support us and other base camps, please stop by Taala Hooghan Infoshop (1704 N. 2nd St. East Flagstaff AZ 86004) or e-mail us at PTPcookshack@gmail.com to drop off supplies and/or get more info.  Connect with us before Friday morning and go with us to the mountain to set-up camp!!!

We remind folks that this is a drug/alcohol/hater free encampment, and we support a diversity of tactics and strategies.  Please come as self sufficient as possible.

We encourage everyone to answer the calls to action and start their own affinity groups and their own base camps!!! Please visit www.truesnow.org for the latest info.

We need the following please remember we’re camping when making your donations!

To be able to survive:

- non-perishable foods (canned and dry foods are great!)
- lots of potable water in reusable/refillable containers
(Please DO NOT bring small plastic bottles)

To be able to camp:

-tents
-sleeping bags
-rain gear
-ammo cans with securely fitting lids
-camp chairs
-flash lights
-batteries
-lanterns
-tarps
-rope

To be able to cook:

-big pots
-canopies
-propane stoves
-propane tanks
-disinfecting cleaning supplies (please nothing including triclosan)
-coffee pots
-tubs to wash dishes and other dish washing supplies

To be able to document and communicate:

-still and video cameras
-People with stills and video cameras
-solar charging stations

To be able to support each other:

-First Aid supplies
-Medics with Skills
-support vehicle on the mountain
-support vehicles on call who can transport supplies and people
-banners to be visible!!!!

If you think of something else that isn’t on this list that we or other base camps might need, please don’t hesitate to donate.

We thank you for all your love, support and spirit!

The CookShack Base Camp!

E-mail us – ptpcookshack@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter – @ptpcookshack
Friend us on Facebook – Peaks CookShack

  5 comments for “Protect The Peaks: Base Camps Established – Support Needed! [Photos]

  1. Massachusetts
    July 31, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    just want you to know people all the way from MA now about whats going on. We are outraged that yet another sacred space is being destroyed, we don’t understand why the desert (or any place else for that matter) even needs a damn ski resort, and we support you and all indigenous people fighting to protect this planet.

  2. August 5, 2011 at 3:23 PM

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