Activists Create Care at Bohemian Grove

Activists Create Care at Bohemian Grove

The Fukushima Mothers, Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink are joining the Bohemian
Grove Action Network (BGAN) and a coalition of 24 groups at the Creation of
Care, Saturday, July 14, at the Monte Rio Amphitheater, close to the
exclusive Bohemian Grove. There will also be short talks from the groups in
Northern California who are in coalition with BGAN about the many issues we
care about. Later on the same day the Bohemians will gather at the base of a
40-foot high stone owl for their Cremation of Care, the annual ritual, which
marks the beginning of their 133rd encampment.

The theme of the event at the amphitheater is ³Occupy Bohemian Grove, Expose
the 1%,² and will include many of the Occupy groups ‹ which have formed in
the past year ‹ as well as other regional organizations focused on such
things as climate change, human rights, ending weapons and war, racism and
more. A representative from Code Pink will speak about drones. Please see
the complete list of endorsements on our flyer. (see attachment)

“Our purpose over the past 33 years has been to research and expose these
men at the Grove who represent the elite of the corporate, financial,
government and military circles,² said Mary Moore a co founder of BGAN.
“Besides our research we have focused on the daily Lakeside Talks which are
often public policy talks given without any public scrutiny. Over the years
those have included speeches from Edward Teller on nuclear energy, Caspar
Weinberger on ŒRearming America¹, John Lehman, Sect of the Navy on ³Smart
Weapons², A.W. Clausen, president of the World Bank, Antinin Scalia of the
U.S. Supreme Court and ex presidents such as Richard Nixon and George HW
Bush.² An early meeting of the group that led to the creation of the
Manhattan Project and the Atomic Bomb was held in their club house in 1942.”

In addition to the speakers, the program at the amphitheater will include
performances by Dave Lippman, Teresa Tudury, Jim Ocean, Scott Gerber, Attila
Nagy, Keith Blackstone and the Hubbub Club.

Protests against the Grove began in July of 1980 when a group of anti
nuclear activists researched the members involved in the nuclear industry.
By 1982 BGAN was a coalition of 72 groups across the country.

Admission to the Creation of Care is free. It will run from noon to 4 p.m.
at the Monte Rio amphitheater, which is located at 9925 Main Street in
downtown Monte Rio.

For more information please go to occupybohemiangrove.com or
sonomacountyfreepress.com (click on Bohemian Grove)

Bohemian Grove protest bios
Cindy Lee Miller Sheehan, 55, is an American anti-war activist whose son,
U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed by enemy action during the
war in Iraq. She attracted national and international media attention in
August 2005 for her extended anti-war protest at a makeshift camp outside
former President George W. Bush¹s Texas ranch. Her memoir, Peace Mom: A
Mother’s Journey Through Heartache to Activism, was published in 2006. She
continues to speak out about America¹s foreign wars on her bog, Cindy
Sheehan¹s Soapbox.

Fukushima Mothers is a coalition of mothers and grandmothers from Fukushima,
and other parts of Japan, who organize protests against the use of nuclear
power, in the wake of the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant on
March 11, 2011. Most recently they protested at the office of the prime
minister of Japan. Some of the mothers are currently touring California.

CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement
working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism
globally, and to redirect U.S. resources into health care, education, green
jobs and other life-affirming activities. It is an international
organization, based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and
Washington, D.C.


7 Responses to Activists Create Care at Bohemian Grove

  1. Open Letter to San Francisco Bohemian Club

    July 4, 2012

    Mr. Robert J. Boesch
    President San Francisco Bohemian Club
    624 Taylor Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Dear Mr. Boesch,

    Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored has joined a coalition of some twenty-five social justice organizations and occupy groups to protest the San Francisco Bohemian Club’s practices at your annual summer encampments.

    We are holding an Occupy Bohemian Grove protest in Monte Rio on July 14, 2012. For publicity and information on this event see: http://www.occupybohemiangrove.com/

    Occupy groups from five cities are involved in protesting your annual summer encampment of the rich and powerful 1%. Given that it takes $588,000 in assets to be in the top 1% of the world richest people, we believe that a significant portion of your members fit this category.

    Our group has attended the planning meetings for this protest, and want to inform you about the days events and make some policy recommendations for the Club to consider.

    The Occupy Bohemian Grove coalition is planning a four hour public assembly from noon to 4:00 on July 14. During that time there will be speakers, music and a creation of care ceremony in opposition to your cremation of care and private talks by policy elites at the Grove. KPFA radio will broadcast live from Monte Rio, No Lies Radio will video feed the proceedings on the internet, and Russia Today TV will be filming and interviewing activists.

    We are not planning or promoting civil disobedience or trespassing on Grove property as part of the protest. We are not organizing a march on the Grove, as has been done in the past. Some curious participants may walk up the Bohemian Highway to see your gates.

    Recommendations to the San Francisco Bohemian Club in a time of Occupy the 1%.

    Whereas:

    The 2,000 acre retreat, now privately held near Monte Rio, California, is in part an ancient old growth redwood forest with trees over one thousand years of age and;

    The San Francisco Bohemian Club continues to exclude women from membership and;

    Significant public leaders in the world give private keynote addresses (chats) on a daily basis on important policy issues, and;

    The private happenings inside the summer retreat boundaries face continuing unproven rumors regarding nefarious behaviors and insider deals made by powerful elites.

    We Recommend that:

    1. The Bohemian Grove recognize the rights of humankind to enjoy a fair share of the common heritage of the ancient redwood forest by opening the Grove to tours on a regular basis when club members are not assembled—

    2. The Bohemian Club begin a policy of admitting women and arranging the Grove to accommodate both genders—

    3. The lakeside chats and other addresses by key policy officials be made public on-line and transcripts prepared and published—

    4. The Cremation of Care ceremony be transformed into a building of unity of care in the world and the ceremony be made public on-line—

    5. The Bohemian Club set up an on-line live feed from the main stage and field circle, as events are occurring.

    We strongly believe in full transparency of public figures giving lectures to a select few men and we believe that the privacy of your events is unnecessary in a time of increasingly inequality between the 1% and the 99%.

    We think that the San Francisco Bohemian Club can demonstrate a belief in an open transparent democratic society by simply changing a few of your historical policies. As symbolic representatives of the top 1% in the world, it is time for you to exercise a responsibility to help build a fair sharing of the world’s resources starting with your own Club.

    This letter has been publicly released. We trust you will take our recommendations seriously.

    Sincerely,

    Peter Phillips
    President Media Freedom Foundation

    Mickey Huff
    Director of Project Censored

    Mary Lia
    Fair Share of the Common Heritage

    Andy Lee Roth
    Associate Director of Project Censored

    Bill Simon
    Veterans for Peace, Chapter 71

  2. Avatar Mabon Clearwater Rainsong
    Mabon Clearwater Rainsong says:

    Peter, Why do you want to divide our fellowship? We can accomplish great things. Instead you send a letter to the Bohemians. Do you think they care what you say?

    You are just hungry for publicity and to make yourself look important. It is the cause that matters! Not you!

  3. Rather than performing for the Police, Begging Bought & Paid for Politicians to change…

    Perhaps using your celebrity attention to challenge the status quo to a discussion that could not be ignored nor evaded by the powers that be and their media voices, would serve the citizenships best interest…

    Begin the conversation of direct empowerment of the people through the Process of + iDC + Individual Directed Capitalization,

    Time to Start a Revolution within The*Conversation…

  4. Hello, I am a resident of Monte Rio. We are a small, low income community, with many disable people. The redwood forest, is full of baby animals, especially at this time of year. When so many people come to our little community, it can be very disruptive to the wildlife, dogs, cats and pets, as well as to the people who live here. I live on Bohemian Ave, and my 92 yr old mom lives with me. Please be respectful of our little community when you are here. Tread lightly on things while you are here, and realize that when you raise your voices in the woods, or trample on things, you may be scaring animals out of the woods, and preventing elderly or disabled people from resting. Really, we are asking that when you are here, you behave as well as you would behave when you are in your own communities. And, if you see people disrespecting things or people in this community, please, speak out. Thank you for listening! Louise

  5. Avatar Mabon Clearwater Rainsong
    Mabon Clearwater Rainsong says:

    Louise you seem like a really nice lady who cares about her community and her family. I am sorry that people are being rude to you. I blame this on Alex Jones and all the other crazy people who wear (literally or metaphorically) tin foil on their heads. It got into an argument with some of them at the gates of the Grove on Friday, since they really are not helping.

    I decided to go back to Oakland where I feel like I can do some good. You might think this is funny, but I was hitchhiking home. Who do you think picked me up? On the the Bohemians! He bought be a nice dinner in the City, and then gave me BART fare. We talked about the issues that concern me, and he listened intently. Will it change things? I doubt it. But he did not have horns or a tail. He runs an alternative energy company, so he wants to make money, but he wants to save the Earth just like we do. It left me conflicted, and so I am glad to be back in Oakland where the issues are much more clear.

    • I am glad you got to spend some quality time with a Bohemian. Don’t feel conflicted, most of the men who go to the grove are probably very nice. I had a nice time one year talking with the head of the Marine Corp (Joint Chief).

      We who have been protesting at the grove for over 30 years, the ones without the tin foil hats, do so to protest the process, not necessarily the men who attend the camp. Grovers do get protested because many of them, if not all, are the beneficiaries of a very corrupt system of politics fed by the vast sums of money the Koch brothers and other Bohemians see that it needs to assure the ball remains in their court. And we know there are those who enjoy their power too much.

      While most of everyone is very nice, we also know that unscrupulous people exist at all socioeconomic levels. An unscrupulous poor person is bad enough. But a person in charge of an economic institution “too big to fail”, working for his own self-interest, without scruples, well, we’ve seen what happens.

      For a more comprehensive rundown of the main players we have concerns about, check out my article, “1% if the 1%- The Outlaw Elite” on Indybay Media at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/03/01/18708527.php

  6. Avatar ponyjohn
    ponyjohn says:

    I read about Bohemian Grove in the newspaper but I heard nothing in the MSM about Occupy Bohemian Grove, go figure.