Stop I-69


Direct Action against Chase and Gohman
October 31, 2008, 4:23 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

During the morning hours of October 28 the Main Chase bank of Bloomington Indiana had it’s back ATM smashed. This is the third attack on Chase bank in Bloomington since August . The second one was their ATM on second street being smashed during the night on the early morning hours of October 6 ’08. The first on July 27 ’08

We are declaring attack against Chase Bank for it’s involvement with Gohman asphalt company (GAC). GAC is responsible for the construction of the first 1.7 miles of the I-69 NAFTA super highway. We find this disgusting. GAC is responsible for the relocation of families. The murder of wild animals. The destruction of delicate ecosystems. The contribution of sweat shop labor. The furtherance of globalization We are demanding that Chase bank bank drop all involvement with GAC now! Until then expect more attacks!

We welcome all friends to join in on the fun!

http://news.infoshop.org/article.php?story=20081028113624378

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I-69 Public Meetings Next Week!
October 26, 2008, 12:24 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Please come out to the public meetings next week! We can’t let them push ahead with planning, selling the lie that I-69 is a done deal. Join up with landowners, residents, and other community members to say “No new-terrain, no to I-69.”
“”Future Land Use Alternatives for the I-69 Corridor in Greene County
Public Open House” ‘
Tuesday October 28th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Eastern Greene
Middle School (State Highway 54 at State Highway 43, Bloomfield, IN 47424).
The community is invited to review and comment on future land use
alternatives for development along the proposed Interstate 69 Corridor.
The I-69 corridor is roughly four miles in width running from the
Daviess County Line near Newberry through Scotland and Hobbieville to
the Monroe County Line near Cincinnati. This is an essential component
of the I-69 Corridor Plan for economic development being prepared under
the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Interstate 69 Community
Planning
grant.

“Future Land Use Alternatives for Bloomfield – Public Open House” ‘
Wednesday October 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield
Volunteer Fire Department
(75 W. Mill St., Bloomfield, IN 47424).
The community is invited to review and comment on future land use
alternatives in and about the town of Bloomfield. This is an essential
component of the comprehensive plan for the physical growth and
development of Bloomfield being prepared under the Indiana Department of
Transportation’s Interstate 69 Community Planning grant.

“Future Land Use Alternatives for Greene County – Public Open House” ‘
Thursday, October 30th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the 4-H Center
(State Highway 54, Switz City, IN 47465).
The community is invited to review and comment on future land use
alternatives for Greene County. This is an essential component of the
comprehensive plan for the physical growth and development (including
tourism) of Greene County being prepared under the Indiana Department of
Transportation’s Interstate 69 Community Planning grant.



Picket against I-69 and roadbuilders in Chicago
October 24, 2008, 2:45 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

For the past week (10/21-10/24), the American Road and Transportation Builders Association has been meeting in Chicago.  This annual convention brings together hundreds of major  players in the infrastructure business, people who specialize in forcing overpriced megaprojects on unwilling communities.  This year,  a number of companies that have recently become infamous for participation in  I-69 were leading sponsors and participants, with HNTB leading one of the major workshops of the conference.

In response, Chicago residents came to together to organize a picket of the conference.  Banners and signs were raised outside the Hyatt Regency while protesters chanted and demanded a stop to I-69 and the roadbuilders’ schemes.  The picket lasted over an hour today (Thursday, October 23), leading hotel managers and convention planners to overreact and call the police, who were unable to halt the picket.  Embarrassed, the hotel managers simply fled indoors.  The protesters united, will probably keep chanting!
Visit http://www.artba.org/ to see more about the convention.



NEW CALENDAR
October 1, 2008, 8:38 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

– THE NEW CALENDAR CAN BE FOUND DIRECTLY UNDER MORE INFO. TO THE LEFT.
– PLEASE KEEP CHECKING AS NEW EVENTS WILL BE ADDED SOON.
– ARE YOU HOSTING AN EVENT RELATED TO STOPPING I-69? PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN ADD IT TO THE CALENDAR. THANKS!