‘Eco Struggle’ Archives
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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Three people have recently been sent to prison for 15 and 16 months for an anti-fracking action (one was on remand and was just released). Please learn more about their case here.
The three prisoners are currently being held at Preston prison. We are unsure how long they will remain in Preston before being moved on to another prison. However, letters of support are very welcome. To write to them write to: HMP Preston, 2 Ribbleton Lane, Preston, Lancs, PR1 5AB, UK. (more…)
Santiago, Chile: Responsibility Claim for the Arson Attack Against the UMCE (Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences) Bioterium
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
We claim responsibility for the incendiary attack against the UMCE’s bioterium. With this claim we want to make some points.
1. This action was aimed at the destruction and evacuation of a building used to torture, mistreat and experiment on animals. A place that on several occasions has been boycotted by groups that have rescued animals that were imprisoned there.
Despite these acts of sabotage, the enclosure was once again filled with animals, again and again.
So, when we read a few weeks ago the responsibility claim from the compañerxs who rescued the rats and frogs from this bioterium, we had no doubt that it was time for direct action and fire to close this place.
2. We are individuals who are not connected to the protests or the university. At no time did we seek to terrorize the people who carried out the protests at the UMCE. The action was planned carefully to safeguard the people who live on the university campus and to avoid physically hurting anybody.
3. We claim responsibility to position ourselves and to question the tolerance and complicity that has been involved in the torture of animals in this university, both during and before the protests, and the silence and false criticism of those who remained passive to the confinement and experimentation on animals, allowing it to continue unhindered. Let it be clear, silence and passivity make us accomplices of torture!
4. We carry out direct action as an active form of confrontation against dominion, against passive normality that is complicit in torture, in all its forms. We cannot remain apathetic to animal exploitation. We do not want bigger cages or ‘more ethical’ conditions for torture, we want to destroy all the cages and all forms of exploitation.
Tomorrow you can be sure that other laboratories will be victims of our fire!
The spirit for animal liberation is unbreakable!
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
EN: Who is Arturo Vasquez, a Paralegal or an Eco-Extremist Mafia? (USA)
ES: EE.UU : ¿Quién es Arturo Vasquez, un asistente legal o uno de la “Mafia Eco-Extremista”?
DE: Wer ist Arturo Vasquez? Ein Anwaltsassistent oder ein Oeko-Extremist?
Mari kembali menyingkap tirai dari apa yang disebut dan mengklaim “Mafia Eko-Ekstrimis” dan memaparkan Infor mengenai mereka melalui kontak kami. Melacak dan mengumpulkan informasi tentang musuh-musuh otoriter, fasis, reaksioner, dan irasional, bagi kami adalah bagian dari kegiatan kami sebagai anarkis. “Mafia” ini mengatakan bahwa mereka telah bersembunyi dalam bayang-bayang untuk waktu yang lama, yang sebenarnya dimaksud bayang-bayang adalah bersembunyi di balik lemari dengan amplop, kertas, pena dan komputer.
“Art Cabrera” adalah Arturo Vasquez. Siapa “Art Cabrera”? Ia adalah editor dari jurnal eko-fasis Atassa, yang merupakan versi bahasa Inggris dari Gereja ITS Mexico, ‘Individualists Tending Towards the Wild’.
Vasquez, seonggok sampah yang bertanggung jawab untuk menerjemahkan dan menyebarkan apa yang disebut ‘Ekologi Ekstrimis’ dari Amerika Serikat, sedang mencoba untuk memajukan doktrin reaksionernya sambil menjalani kehidupan ganda yang benar-benar palsu dan tidak otentik. Kami bersuka cita untuk mempublikasikan nama aslinya, foto dan detail kontak tempat kerjanya hanya agar dia kerepotan, mau itu kecil atau besar. Karena Vasquez selalu sangat senang melayani Gereja ITS. Menghasut ancaman pembunuhan terhadap rekan-rekan anarkis kami dan meyakini dia tak tersentuh, kami sangat senang melakukan doxxing kepadanya. Ini adalah perusahaan tempat dia bekerja dalam kehidupan aslinya, dan jelas cukup jelas bahwa ia bukanlah seorang yang sungguh seperti apa yang ia paparkan dalam jurnalnya:
Mungkin beberapa kawan anti-fasis dan anarkis di Amerika ingin menghubungi tempat kerjanya dan istrinya untuk memperingatkannya bahwa dia adalah anggota berbahaya dari “Mafia Eko-Ekstremis”, semua rincian kontak mereka dapat ditemukan di sana. (more…)
Journalist fell from tree and died – activists demand immediate intervention stop in Hambach Forest (Germany)
Thursday, September 20th, 2018
A friend who has accompanied us as a journalist for a long time in the forest, fell today [19/9] from a suspension bridge over 20 meters high in Beechtown and died. At that time police and RWE tried to evict the tree house village. The SEK [special forces cops] was in the process of arresting an activist near the suspension bridge. Our friend was apparently on the way there when he fell.
We are deeply shaken. All our thoughts and desires are with him. Our compassion goes to all the relatives, friends and people who feel concerned.
We urge the police and RWE to leave the forest immediately and stop this dangerous operation. No further lives may be endangered.
What is needed now is a moment of rest.
Even if this is difficult for you at the moment, just as it is difficult for us to give such a factual hint: We recommend, in order to protect all activists, do not give any statements, nor even make any testimonies at the police. The accident must and will be reappraised, but the police are not the place to do that. Their interest is to blame activists.
via ABC Rhineland
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
EN: Who is Arturo Vasquez, a Paralegal or an Eco-Extremist Mafia? (USA)
BAHASA: Mengungkap Art Cabrera! (Mengungkap Gereja ITS)
DE: Wer ist Arturo Vasquez? Ein Anwaltsassistent oder ein Oeko-Extremist?
Ayudemos a cerrar la cortina ala llamada “Mafia Eco-Extremista” y exponerlxs un poco más con la ayuda de nuestros contactos. El seguimiento y la recopilación de información sobre nuestrxs enemigxs autoritarixs, fascistas, reaccionarixs e irracionalistas es parte de nuestras accionar como anarquistas. Esta “Mafia” ha dicho que han estado escondidos en las sombras por un largo tiempo, pero posiblemente se hanestado escondiendo en el armario donde guardan laescoba con los sobres, papeles, bolígrafos y computadoras.
“Art Cabrera” es Arturo Vasquez. ¿Quién es “Art Cabrera”? Ese es el editor de la revista eco-fascista Atassa, que es la voz de lengua inglesa de la Iglesia de ITS México, “Individualistas tendiendo hacia lo salvaje”
Vasquez, un pedazo de basura, que es responsable de traducir y difundir el llamado ‘eco-extremismo‘ enlos Estados Unidos, está tratando de avanzar en su doctrina reaccionaria mientras vive una vida doble completamente falsa e poco auténtica. Nos complace publicar su nombre real, foto y detalles de contacto del lugar de trabajo para causarle problemas, menores o mayores. Como Vásquez siempre ha estado muy contento de servir a la Iglesia del Eco-Extremismo, ha instigado amenazas de muerte contra nuestrxs compañerxs anarquistas y cree que es intocable, disfrutamos muchísimo de él. Esta es la compañía para la que trabaja en su vida real, no la de fantasía, donde es el jefe de la “Mafia Eco-Extremista” en los Estados Unidos:
Tal vez algunxs de lxs compañerxs antifascistas y anarquistas en Estados Unidos deseen contactarse con su lugar de trabajo ocon su esposa para advertirle que es un miembro peligroso de la “Mafia Eco-Extremista”, todos sus detalles de contacto se encuentran allí. (more…)
Sunday, September 16th, 2018
Continuing our exposure of the nihilist-right and eco-fascist group, Church of ITS Mexico, we briefly look at the wife of Arturo Vasquez (Abe Cabrera), editor of “Eco-Extremist Mafia” publication Atassa. We inform the facts that his wife, in the course of her studies into fields of ‘scientific research’, Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology, has performed horrific experiments on animals.
A little bit of research can confirm that she has committed vivisection; useless and torturous cruelties done on living beings for no other reason than to progress with her own paltry and worthless career papers, just to throw away those little animals like they were nothing. So, this is the life-partner of the editor of the supposedly ‘iconoclastic’ ‘eco-extremist’ journal Atassa, and this is the family environment Vasquez is in with his kids. (more…)
Thursday, September 6th, 2018
For a few years now the TAP question has jumped to the headlines.
Precisely since 2013, the TAP consortium was chosen to carry out the construction of a gas pipeline through Turkey, Greece, Albania, the Adriatic Sea right to Italy, with Salento as its final destination so that it could be linked to another gas pipeline, the TANAP, which joins Turkey with Azerbaijan (where natural gas fields are to be found), and finally become SNAM, going up through the Italian Apennines, the so-called ‘Adriatic network’ – up to Austria.
Thousands of kilometres of pipelines, gas pressurization and depressurization plants, thrust wells, micro tunnels to link the mainland and the sea, optic fibres cables along the whole route, construction sites that will destroy landscape and local environments, high risk of accidents and explosions, air pollution, heavy vehicles on the roads for years to come, exponential increase of police forces, industrial transformation of the economy of a whole area and consequent loss of all choices for the people who live there. An example of this is ILVA in Taranto, a few kilometres from Lecce and Melendugno, where the gas pipeline will arrive. (more…)
Monday, August 20th, 2018
From The Conjure House:
(This was originally a facebook post that was mass reported by meme pages like “Everything is Bad” and “Post-Left Rage,” as well as the fans of the “Anarchist” publisher Little Black Cart (who makes a living publishing eco-extremist as well as egoist texts). They wanted it off facebook and, essentially, for it to go unread.
True to my asshole nature, I not only published here but expanded it.
I invite you to read it and become aware of Eco-extremism, the journal Atassa, and what their “ideology” is. When you see people sharing their memes or talking about them, you’ll know what they really want to do)
Many of you have asked me “what is ITS” over the past few days. Today I’d like to talk about it because I think its important you know.
ITS stands for “Individualists Tending Towards the Wild.” It is a (supposed) group of people living in Mexico who started out, or at least claimed to, in the egoist/nihilist tradition of Anarchism. This made them heroic figures for many on the Post-Left side of thinking, reeling from the failures of the 1990’s and very much looking beyond Green Anarchism. ITS puts out communiques that are discussed and fawned over by a journal called Atassa. Atassa also shares copies of their communiques online. Atassa is published by Little Black Cart, the largest publisher of Egoist and Nihilist literature. (more…)
Monday, August 13th, 2018
UPDATE 12:20 PM 8/11/2018: Joseph’s contact info has been added to the bottom of this post.
Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, an alleged member of the Earth Liberation Front group “The Family,” has been arrested in Cuba and is now being held in Oregon. Cuban authorities, with assistance from the FBI and other US government agencies, detained Dibee in Cuba shortly before he was set to board a plane to Russia. He has been held in the Multnomah County Detention Center in Portland since Thursday afternoon.
He appeared in federal court in Oregon yesterday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty to three counts of arson and conspiracy charges. He told the judge he understood his rights and said nothing else.
He will now face federal criminal charges in Oregon, California, and Washington. (more…)
Thursday, August 9th, 2018
“an independently produced film bringing the voices of the contemporary Adnyamathanha, Gurindji, Tanganekald, Yankunytjatjara Anangu, Mirning, Narunnga Aboriginal Australian people forward who are united in their stand AGAINST the present and planned uranium mining and nuclear dump activities in South Australia. Bruce Hammond, an Aboriginal Tanganekald man with ties to the coast in the lower South East of South Australia and the central desert regions of Finke and Alice Springs in conjunction with Alexander Hayes & Magali McDuffie from Ngikalikarra Media brought the ‘Protecting Country’ documentary film on a screening road trip across Australia.”
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Given the recent proliferation of eco-extremism and some opinions expressed in the broadcast media related to this tendency, the need arises for this text. Without pretending to engage in a dialogue, we will clarify a few things that seem essential to us.
For several years now, various individuals from different parts of the American continent (especially from the territory dominated by the Mexican State) close to the positions and struggles against civilization, gave shape to a trend that they called “eco-extremism”.
What is eco-extremism? Although there are subtle differences between those who are placed under that concept, we can more or less talk about a consensus among them, since they see the whole of humanity as their enemy; that humanity and it’s civilization is incompatible with Wild Nature.
They understand that the war against civilization is indiscriminate, so any person would represent an enemy. Since humanity is the problem, anyone can be the target, regardless of gender, economic condition, age, etc. The forms of attack of these groups are inspired by the most diverse experiences, so they do not mind picking up the “teachings”(I) of religious fanatics such as ISIS or political parties that wager for national liberation, as their indiscriminate methods serve them. (more…)
Sunday, November 26th, 2017
Urgent Call from HAMBACH FOREST
The courtcase which gave the Forest of Hambach a little more time to prepare for cutting season is lost. RWE started today with clearing bushes to prepare for total cutting. The preparations for an massive police action are obviously building. They announced that they want to evict the whole occupation. We expect them at the latest on Monday for evictions. They are already in the forest protecting machinery.
But to make it possible that Hambach Forest stays we need you and your frieds/comr@des!
At best come around.
At best bring with you:
– sleeping bag, mattress
– your friends
– an idea of what you wanna do (the Infrastructre of RWE is too huge for them to protect it all)
– waterproof boots, camouflage-clothing
– camera (for recording police violence)
– working gloves
– 1st aid stuff
– a small tent (not necessary but if you have)
– no drugs
– no passport (if you need it for travelling, bury it somewhere in the woods)
What you can do from outside:
– spread the news
– do what ever you like to show solidarity
– distract police forces (they will need cops from all germany to evict us)
– attack the veins of capitalism & its fossil fuel industry
– dont get caught
– dont forget them in the cages
See you on the barricades
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Sven and Natasha had a short court hearing at Winchester on Wednesday 8th November. After a long time of ongoing negotiations in the background, their legal teams were able to meet with the prosecution and settle on a deal for both defendants that they were relatively satisfied with. They agreed to a non-cooperative plea deal which involved admissions of guilt about their own activities within the ‘conspiracy‘.
They did not relate to any other people. As a result, Sven and Natasha both entered guilty pleas for ‘conspiracy to blackmail’, and were bailed to await sentencing.
This now means that there will be no trial or any further hearings, with exception of sentencing, a date for which is still due to be decided.
(We expect it to be mid December or the start of January)
Thanks everyone for the ongoing support, we’ll keep you all posted as soon as there will be any development.
Unfortunately the website is down because of some server issue beyond our control, but it is being fixed and will be live again by the end of the week, hopefully.
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Animal Liberation Front comrades in UK are getting active again despite years of repression and clampdowns by the state. Here’s a quick list of actions that happened over the last month. Reports from Bite Back:
8 November 2017
“Several turkeys liberated from concentration camps (aka farms) in the UK last night.”
Monday, November 6th, 2017
The start of October also marks the start of the annual cutting season – the time between October and February during which RWE has permission to clear the forest. The company cuts 70-80ha every year. But not much is left of the Hambach Forest, and the occupied trees are again very close to the clear-cut edge. In order to prevent that the majority of the remaining forest will be cut in the coming months, and the occupation from being evicted, we have to be many. That’s why we hope that as many people as possible can join us this Autumn and Winter – protecting the forest and actively working against climate change and the exploitation of people and the environment.
We have put together a call to action and translated it into different languages. Please help us spread it! (more…)