Following is the message that Phoenix has just posted on Facebook and it is quite clear that this is a big loss to him.
"Can easily let go of material possessions but that footage is history/herstory.
"Felt like giving up not bothering to do any more.
"Fuck it all".
This is a very good human interest story that the newspapers and television and radio stations should be happy to publish and broadcast.
Let us demonstrate to the world that when our friends need help the environmental movement rallies round and does what needs to be done.
Please contact all the newspaper journalists and the radio and television presenters and ask them to help Phoenix get his video tapes back.
What with the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatening a methane explosion or a tsunami that could wipe out all the southern states of America and the hurricanes that will spread the oil everywhere, it looks as if the human race will be facing extinction this century.
The White House has imposed censorship on the truth about the methane build-up that could go off like a nuclear bomb at any time and on their plans to evacuate 35 million people from the areas most in danger.
The loss of any video footage of protests and demonstrations is also a tragedy in the making and Phoenix needs all the help he can get, so let's do what we can to get appeals published and broadcast to help get his video tapes back to him as soon as possible.