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  • We can shout all day "Students First!" but when adults fight it is rarely about kids -- and this is no exception.

    Robert Schwartz: Is This the Teachers Unions Alamo or a Chance for Resurgence?

  • Days after the indoor dirt-digging in Evansville, Roadblock Earth First! held a potluck picnic at a park in Oakland City.

    Interstate 69

  • Roadblock Earth First! was talking in more militaristic terms about “direct action,” a term used to describe less legal tactics like banner drops, vandalism, and sabotage.

    Interstate 69

  • Farrell and the Earth First! gang were ahead of that curve and also keeping up a proud antihighway tradition: As previously mentioned, author Jane Jacobs herself was known to raise some hell.

    Interstate 69

  • But the members of Roadblock Earth First! would not be tamed.

    Interstate 69

  • The Roadblock Earth First! group, whoever they were, had spent the spring of 2005 traveling up and down the Midwest, sharing their ideas with like-minded groups in such cities as Madison, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Cincinnati.

    Interstate 69

  • But they did go to a meeting held by Roadblock Earth First! the week prior.

    Interstate 69

  • If the rap had stuck, no one whom prosecutors could prove was a member of Roadblock Earth First! would have been safe.

    Interstate 69

  • Direct actions by Earth First! waned steeply after that week of the ground breaking and the soul-searching picnic.

    Interstate 69

  • An anarchist website,, had promoted the demonstration as a key moment of what a group calling itself Roadblock Earth First! had deemed the “Roadless Summer.”

    Interstate 69


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