Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Remembering the Mohawk Uprising in Oka

The Biscuit (1990) Woman with monkey wrench atop buried Chevrolet Biscayne, nicknamed “The Biscuit,” in a car blockade of the Fairview timber sale in the Shawnee. The car blocked the entrance to the Shawnee National Forest during the… Read More

Conversations in Southern Illinois on Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod

Conversations in Southern Illinois highlights conversations with residents, farmers and environmentalists of rural Southern Illinois, home to Shawnee National Forest. It is part of a new occasional series bridging the rural-urban divide in the U.S. The Shawnee National… Read More

Credibility of US Forest Service Challenged Ahead of National Activist Gathering in Shawnee National Forest

Clearcut in the Shawnee National Forest during songbird mating season, May, 2019 Photo: Langelle For Immediate Media Release         October 7, 2019 Contact: Steve Taylor,  steve (at) globaljusticeecology (dot) org Southern Illinois’ Paper of Record Questions the United States Forest… Read More

Occupation and Uprising in the Shawnee National Forest

On his 30th birthday, John Wallace is removed from a logging skidder with a blowtorch after he locked his neck to the machine to stop logging in the Shawnee National Forest.  Photo: Langelle (1990) Note: With this article,… Read More

Forest Service Logging Project: Impacting forests, soils, streams, songbirds

One month and thirty years ago, activist John Wallace and I walked together through a clearcut in southern Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest. I suppose it was destined to happen a few more times and the last time just… Read More

Orin Langelle WDBX Interview on Photojournalism and Activism

GJEP co-Founder Orin Langelle was interviewed on the “Greenhouse Rebellion” program on WDBX community radio prior to a public presentation of his photo collection “Portraits of Struggle” at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale on 19 March 2019. A protester… Read More

GJEP’s Orin Langelle on the Front Page of Southern Illinois’ Largest Newspaper

Two activists bury themselves up to their necks to block a logging road near the Fairview timber sale area of the Shawnee National Forest, in Southern Illinois, around 1990. Orin Langelle/Global Justice Ecology Project GJEP Co-Founder Orin Langelle… Read More