Long term supporters of ELP will be aware of the Itoiz dam action in Spain, where back in the late 1990s anonymous eco-activists sabotaged the construction site of the controversial Itoiz dam causing so much damage the construction was delayed by over a year. One of the things the activists did was cut the cabbles of the machines which took the dam wall blocks to the top of the dam.
24th August: a newly formed activist group, calling itself The Indians of the Concrete Jungle, has struck repeatedly against SUVs in the centre of Stockholm over the last weeks. Some 300 of those killer machines have so far been temporarily disarmed. The Indians deflate the tyres of the SUVs and leave a letter to the owner on the windscreen, wherein the action is explained (translation attached below). Considerable fury has arisen among the SUV-owners of the city, as evident in the lynch atmosphere in countless comments on the website of the group as well as in various army, car and sports communities on the web. In one incident, an owner chased an Indian for 20 minutes. Three Indians have been nabbed by the police – apparently giving high priority to stemming this crime – and face various criminal charges. However, the group is determined to continue taking direct action against SUVs, as they constitute one of the most provocative and insane sources of unnecessary carbon emissions (insofar as conspicuous consumption of monster vehicles is not deemed a genuine human need).
The Brecon beacons gas pipeline works were sabotaged during a night action as part of the week of action against climate change and in defence of the earth. Armed with only a wrecking bar and determination a small team was able to bypass the poor security and render immobile a total of 11 machines including tipper trucks and excavators. Major engine and hydraulic components were destroyed and the pipeline itself was holed in several places.
Someone came to call at Barnstable quarry aggregate industries and cut all the electric cables in the building and damaged a privately owned truck, and damaged an office and topped up their stationary (don't we all nick stationery from work places!)
In the early hours of 30/07/07, saboteurs struck at Smurfit Kappa, a plastics factory owned by Rio Tinto Alcan in Chelmsford, Essex. The gates were locked shut, office doors and loading bays were sabotaged with glue and a message left painted on the wall. Vehicles belonging to Rio Tinto were also sabotaged.
Earth First! summer gathering - Wednesday 18th July until Sunday 22nd July 2007 - location & programme announced
* Are you fed up with bare-faced lies from politicians, big business and the media?
* Have you had enough of a world where corporate profit comes before life and dignity?
* Do you want to see an end to mindless consumption>
* Then this Gathering is for you! Read on...
Since the G8 in Gleneagles 2005 there has been sabotage on 3 different dates, with estimated damage about £200,000 plus,bristol indymedia has been spared the postings for legal reasons.
Short video of the April 21st anti-GM rally and picnic that ended with the attempted underplanting of organic potatoes in a field thought to be earmarked for a BASF GM potato crop trial in Hedon near Hull.
7.05.2007 - Today a bicycle demo against the G8 was held in Nijmegen, Holland..
Today the bicycle demo against the G8 was a success. Despite the pouring rain and the absence of the majority of the international bicycle caravan, there were still 30 cyclists ready for action. Several locations that had some connection with the G8 politics were visited by bike for some good-spirited demonstrating . Unlike in Utrecht the police was wise enough not to show up. Tonight the rest of the caravan will arrive in Nijmegen, where the cyclists will stop for the night. Tomorrow the caravan will continue towards Germany, where the G8 summit will take place from 6th to 8th of june, in Heiligendamm.
Entering the radical community, many quickly find themselves constantly hearing about debate over property destruction. Is it violence? Does it matter if it's violence? Is it effective? Is it alienating? And on and on. I've been hearing this argument pretty much since I regularly started attending protests. At this point, I almost don't want to deal with the subject. Naturally, you're asking, "Then why the hell do you want to make a zine about it?"