Daniel McGowan was one of many rounded up in late 2005 and charged with eco-terrorism charges in what has become known as the Green Scare in the US; a co-ordinated FBI attack on several groups of people formerly or currently involved in ecological and animal rights direct action. Several defendants co-operated or agreed to testify against each other, however Daniel and a handful of others refused to implicate others. He was sentenced to 7 years in 2007. Read more about his case or how to support him at http://www.supportdaniel.org.
Today the Lammas group won planning permission for their ecovillage project.
17 August 2009
At least 600 children have excessive amounts of lead in their blood
Hundreds of Chinese villagers have broken into a factory that poisoned more than 600 children, reports say.
Villagers tore down fencing and smashed coal trucks at the lead smelting factory in Shaanxi Province.
Earth Liberation Front Torches Development Water Truck in Mexico
In the clandestine darkness, on a tranquil and hot night, we assembled our dream with gasoline that would soon be fire.
We walk under the ghosts of the trees already destroyed, only our breathing and steps we could hear. During this night, everything went well.
EF! summer gathering - exact location, travel info & updated workshop programme announced; coal-blighted communities visit
Never has halting the destruction of our planet been so important… Learn how to make them stop!
The gathering this year will be held at Seathwaite in the beautiful Borrowdale. The site is right in the heart of the Lake District and surrounded by mountains, streams and tarns. The nearest train station is Penrith. More detailed directions, public transport, walks & cycle rides to the site
Car tyres deflate in the night, diggers halted in their tracks, buildings and MPs covered in slime...airports plagued by crazy golf, picnics, city gents and hostage-taking...eco-villages and other autonomous spaces sprout, as others are under threat...tree-sits, banks evicted, fake phone-masts and whaling ships sunk....it must be time for another Earth First! Action Update, bringing you a concentrated quarterly blast of inspiration and contacts to get out there and take direct action against the bastards threatening this planet and its inhabitants.
News from the front-lines - permanent protest camps old and new, and temporary gatherings in a field near you, all the dates and info you need for a summer of blistering action and torrential outpourings!
Successes here, across the pond and round the very other side of the world.
A group of twenty people successfully brought vital supplies into the Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight this afternoon, to the whoops and cheers of the occupying workers.