May 20th, 2008
“In the waning hours of Sunday May 18th, dedicated community members in resistance to I-69 set up a defensive encampment high in the trees above the farmland that INDOT [the Indiana Department of Transportation] and [Indiana Governor] Mitch Daniels consider the future site of the NAFTA Superhighway.”
Police immediately arrived to harass the treesitters and their supporters, but withdrew without making any arrests. They are now claiming that they will leave the treesit alone, and that road construction is not expected to reach that site in the near future.
For more information, updates and pictures, visit stopi69.wordpress.com. Now is the time to get involved! Roadblock Earth First! has called for people to travel to southern Indiana to help stop the Corridor of the Future known as both I-69 and the NAFTA Superhighway. If you can’t travel, there are other ways to help as well.
If you live in the East or Midwest US, you can also help organize a “Destroy I-69 Speaking Tour” – contact roadblockefyahoo(dot) com as soon as possible to help.