Ask my roomies.) but I came pretty close to dying more times than I would like to admit.But then again, these stories always make for funny anecdotes, so it’s kind of a win-win situation.
When he spoke English, he did so with a thick accent that to the agent's ears sounded British, even though he knew his fugitive had grown up on America's East Coast. "Of all the people I've ever arrested, I've probably never been greeted as warmly," says Halla. custody may have come as a relief, it also came at the cost of being held accountable for one of the most notorious crimes in Pacific Northwest history.
Solondz, it seemed, was ready to move on with his life. He had spent the previous two years in a Chinese prison where, according to a court memo submitted by his lawyer, he was sometimes chained inside a glass-enclosed cell and fed only when he met his daily quota of shelled peas. In 2001, Solondz and four other environmental activists set fire to the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture as a protest against genetic engineering.
After all, I created to share my adventures, reflect on my time at UWCT and, most importantly, use this blog as a tool of communication to let everyone know that I am still alive.
I didn’t post for anything for approximately 6 months and I am terribly sorry.
The targeting of an esteemed academic institution—carried out on the same day as a related arson at an Oregon tree farm—made national news.
It propelled a major law-enforcement effort to catch the saboteurs, dubbed "Operation Backfire," and a fierce debate about the meaning of terrorism.
Authorities labeled the arsonists terrorists, a term the press turned into the catchier "eco-terrorists," while activists warned of a "green scare" and argued that property crimes did not constitute terrorism—an argument that had particular resonance after 9/11.
became a magnet for the creative class, East Coast refugees, and retiring 20-somethings, our state was attracting visitors of a different kind: the alien kind.
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