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‘Eco Struggle’ Archives

‘Heathrow 13’ eco-activists get suspended sentence for airport blockade (UK)

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

February 24 2016: The eco-activists known as the ‘Heathrow 13’ were today sentenced to six weeks suspended for 12 months for aggravated trespass at Heathrow Airport in July 2015. The eco-activists had made a direct action blockade of the runway to highlight the destructive effect of man-made climate-change, particularly against the ongoing effect of emissions at Heathrow Airport, which led them to occupy the airport’s north runway on 13 July 2015 causing up to 25 flights to be cancelled.

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‘Against the Slander of Civil Anarchism’ by Sureños Incivilizados (Chile)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

January 21, 2016 ~ losdelatierramaldecida

Tierra Maldita receive and publish – From the lands of the Chilean southern region I got this text which is about a statement where the authors denied the existence of groups opposed to technology. Somebody that has been there in Chile… Against conspiracies; is the facts that shall speak.

From Tierra Maldita:

Courage, strength and savagery to the eco-extremists of the South!
Death to the civil-social anarchy!

A few days ago it came to our eyes a text* criticizing the initiative of call for “Black December“. While criticism in the first half is held with good arguments and brings its point well, we will focus on the points made in the second half. We would have liked to be first read the aforementioned critique to better understand these words. But it surprises us that the page in account published the text then deleted the entry. A fact that speaks bad about the mentioned website itself, as obviously these responsible of actualizing the blog withdrew its publication, due to things expressed in this vile critique, we can imagine. ¿Do they not read first what they publish?

In short, for those who managed to read the critique will understand us a little more, and for those who did not, we’ll try to be as clear as possible. And we can imagine that also authors of the critique must feel disappointed that an informative blog of “affinity” despised them in this way. We refer to you: “Colectivo Libre Observador”. (more…)

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'Against the Slander of Civil Anarchism' by Sureños Incivilizados (Chile)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

January 21, 2016 ~ losdelatierramaldecida

Tierra Maldita receive and publish – From the lands of the Chilean southern region I got this text which is about a statement where the authors denied the existence of groups opposed to technology. Somebody that has been there in Chile… Against conspiracies; is the facts that shall speak.

From Tierra Maldita:

Courage, strength and savagery to the eco-extremists of the South!
Death to the civil-social anarchy!

A few days ago it came to our eyes a text* criticizing the initiative of call for “Black December“. While criticism in the first half is held with good arguments and brings its point well, we will focus on the points made in the second half. We would have liked to be first read the aforementioned critique to better understand these words. But it surprises us that the page in account published the text then deleted the entry. A fact that speaks bad about the mentioned website itself, as obviously these responsible of actualizing the blog withdrew its publication, due to things expressed in this vile critique, we can imagine. ¿Do they not read first what they publish?

In short, for those who managed to read the critique will understand us a little more, and for those who did not, we’ll try to be as clear as possible. And we can imagine that also authors of the critique must feel disappointed that an informative blog of “affinity” despised them in this way. We refer to you: “Colectivo Libre Observador”. (more…)

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Trial update of eco-anarchists Silvia, Costa & Billy + Week of Agitation against Technoscience (Italy)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

On January 13, the first hearing of the proceedings against Billy, Silvia and Costa accused of possessing, transporting and receiving stolen explosives and for attempting to sabotage the IBM international nanotechnology research centre in Zurich was held in Turin. Comrades from various parts of Italy were present in court in solidarity.

To support their thesis the prosecution presented two witnesses: Digos inspectors [political police] from Turin who had followed the investigations that began immediately after the comrades arrest in Switzerland. Only one of the two witnesses was cross examined by the prosecution and the defence. Apparently it seems that the trial will be quicker than was said at the beginning, the next hearing was set for March 2 where the prosecutor and lawyers will speak.

For a complete hearing report refer to www.tgmaddalena.it

From the solidarity meetings in view of the trial there was a strong desire to continue a radical critical path and struggle against the technosciences.

From 22 to 28 February there will be a WEEK OF AGITATION throughout Italy against the techno-sciences and the world that produces them. On February 26, a PROTEST AGAINST EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) in front of the EFSA headquarters in Parma, and many initiatives are being planned in various cities of Italy.

To read the callout for the week and for contacts:

www.resistenzealnanomondo.org
info[at]resistenzealnanomondo.org
silviabillycostaliberi.noblogs.org

From actforfree.

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Trial update of eco-anarchists Silvia, Costa & Billy + Week of Agitation against Technoscience (Italy)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

On January 13, the first hearing of the proceedings against Billy, Silvia and Costa accused of possessing, transporting and receiving stolen explosives and for attempting to sabotage the IBM international nanotechnology research centre in Zurich was held in Turin. Comrades from various parts of Italy were present in court in solidarity.

To support their thesis the prosecution presented two witnesses: Digos inspectors [political police] from Turin who had followed the investigations that began immediately after the comrades arrest in Switzerland. Only one of the two witnesses was cross examined by the prosecution and the defence. Apparently it seems that the trial will be quicker than was said at the beginning, the next hearing was set for March 2 where the prosecutor and lawyers will speak.

For a complete hearing report refer to www.tgmaddalena.it

From the solidarity meetings in view of the trial there was a strong desire to continue a radical critical path and struggle against the technosciences.

From 22 to 28 February there will be a WEEK OF AGITATION throughout Italy against the techno-sciences and the world that produces them. On February 26, a PROTEST AGAINST EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) in front of the EFSA headquarters in Parma, and many initiatives are being planned in various cities of Italy.

To read the callout for the week and for contacts:

www.resistenzealnanomondo.org
info[at]resistenzealnanomondo.org
silviabillycostaliberi.noblogs.org

From actforfree.

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Santiago: Corte de calle por la liberación animal (Chile)

Monday, February 1st, 2016

El día viernes 29/1 un grupo anónimo levantó barricadas en santiago en el contexto de la convocatoria internacional por la liberación animal, en la cual se han desarrollado diversas acciones propagandísticas por el cierre de las cárceles/zoológicos.

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Heathrow 13 found guilty of aggravated trespass and unauthorized access to airport (UK)

Friday, January 29th, 2016

25 January 2016

The Heathrow 13 were today found guilty at Willesden Magistrates’ Court of
aggravated trespass and being in an unauthorised area of Heathrow Airport in summer
2015. Sentencing has been adjourned until Wednesday, 24th February and the
defendants bailed until then.

The defendants were taking direct action against the ongoing effect of emissions at
Heathrow Airport and occupied the airport’s north runway on 13 July 2015 causing up
to 25 flights to be cancelled.

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Winter European Speaking Tour – Learning from SHAC/Free Sven and Natasha

Friday, January 29th, 2016

From Free Sven and Natasha:

We are pleased to announce our Winter European Speaking Tour across
France, the Basque Country & Spain.

Dates, Locations & Times:

Friday 29th January – Dijon | 7pm | Eternel Detour, 16ter rue de
Fontaine-lès-Dijon 21000 Dijon

Saturday 30th January – Grenoble | 2pm (Vegan food from 12pm) |
Parpaing Paillette (habitation and events squat), 104 avenue Ambroise
Croizat, Saint Martin D’here

Saturday 30th January – Lyon | 8pm | l’Atelier des Canulars Canulars
Workshop, 91 rue Montesquieu, Lyon
(more…)

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Text concerning Hambach Forest (Germany)

Friday, January 29th, 2016

The conflict against RWE at Hambacher forest has intensified with every
day since the beginning of this new year.

Many individuals embracing a diverse variety of tactics have been hard
at work bringing anarchic mischief to the mine.

Some elements of practical refusal from the occupiers of the forest
include:

* The continuous barricading of the roads used by security and
construction vehicles, as well as structural damage to the bridges they
use with fire and pick axes.

*Tree-spiking and the placement of “potential improvised explosive
devices” in threatened areas of the forest, as well as more and more
barricades, platforms and tree-defenses deeper in the woods.
(more…)

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Reclaim The Cape – Anti-Nuclear action week 22.4.-1.5.2016 (Finland)

Friday, January 29th, 2016

So. There’s an anti-nuclear protest site at the west coast of Finland. And it’s
holding an action week between 22th of April – 1th of May, 2016, while celebrating
its first anniversary of existence. What’s all this about? To put it all in a simple
nutshell:

Fennovoima is a Finnish nuclear power company established in 2007 by a consortium of
Finnish power and industrial companies thinking it’s a mighty good idea to put up a
nuke plant at Pyhäjoki, a small municipality at the west coast of Finland – by any
means necessary. Fennovoima’s project nearly faced its much wished-for doom when
German energy giant E.ON, the main investor of the project at that time, decided
nuclear power is bad business and withdrew its money in 2012. (more…)

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Announcing Black Seed Issue #4 (USA)

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

From Black Seed:

In This Issue:

* The End of the World?
* Activism and the Green Left
* An Introduction to the Anthropecene
* Interviews with Dominique & Knowing the Land is Resistance
* The Aftermath of the Katrina Disaster
* Anarcho-Primitivism and Green Platonism
* Nihilist Animism
* Reviews & More…

Editorial: Is the End of the World Upon us?

There are plenty of signs that would lead us to believe that this is the case. In
this issue we focus on natural catastrophies, both the incredibly dangerous ways
they’re minimized by government agencies and popular media, as well as our total
lack of collective responsibility, demonstrated by our increasing consumption of
finite resources. Our world has gone mad with profit-for-the-very-few and the
political and social consequences of a world with as great a gap in income levels as
there has ever been are dangerous. How will the next economic crash look compared to the 1930s?

Will it take another war to end the next one? Can we survive such a war?
Finally, is the end of the world visible in how we allow ourselves to be treated by
the State? If Black Lives Matter has taught us anything it is that the human
capacity to objectify and destroy other humans is as high today as it has ever been
and that the rhetoric is even more sophisticated (and not) and even less forgiving.
If the end of the world is a measurable event there is plenty of evidence that the
meter for it is at a near high. (more…)

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Paris: COP21 – Tear gas, grenades and hundreds of arrests (France)

Monday, November 30th, 2015

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From The Acorn:

Tear gas and grenades were fired by French riot cops against brave activists who defied martial law in France – and more than 200 people were arrested.

Thousands took to the streets of Paris against the hypocrisy of the industrial capitalist system and its phoney COP21 climate summit.

For their pains they were kettled, intimidated, attacked and gassed by the cops. “The state of emergency is a police state, a fascist state!” they shouted in defiance of the brutal force deployed by a state which has been so busily depicting itself as a victim, rather than a perpetrator, of violence.

Activist media reported several hundred arrests, with the police taking arrestees away in buses. (more…)

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Video: Gentle World – For the Vegan in Everyone (New Zealand)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Gentle World Trailer from Ewan Brown on Vimeo.

Nestled in the mountains of beautiful northern New Zealand, Shangri-La is an earthly paradise, a 180 hectare Veganic haven that’s been cultivated for the past 10 years by volunteers from the US-based non-profit group Gentle World which is a non-profit vegan educational organisation and intentional community, with locations in both Hawaii and New Zealand.

Check out the full video here: Gentle World

http://gentleworld.org/

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Communiqués of three comrades on trial following an act of sabotage on a high voltage pylon that took place in 2005 (Italy)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Translated by actforfree from silviacostabillyliberi:

The appeal hearing due on 5th October 2015 was postponed to 19th October because an expert appointed by the prosecution and a DIGOS officer [political police] from Pisa in charge of the investigation were absent.

The comrades’ communiqués:

Silvia and Costa:
A high voltage pylon run by Terna [electricity company] on the La Spezia-Acciaiolo railway track was sabotaged in 2005 with two dynamite charges. The action seriously damaged the pylon but did not cause it to fall down.
In the days that followed an anonymous letter sent to press agencies and the Pisa editorial group of the radical eco paper Terra Selvaggia explained that the action had been carried out against renewed plans to reinstate nuclear power. These plans had never been really dismissed after the referendum following Chernobyl, but they continued to be pursued in numerous research centres, such as the Faculty of Nuclear Engineering of the University of Pisa, considered an institute of excellence on a national level. In the same area, at the S. Rossore natural park, another structure stands out: the CISAM, site of an experimental nuclear reactor and a military research centre. This plant recently caused controversy because of the dumping of radioactive water in the Navicelli canal linking the city of Pisa to the sea. Toxic water, which has been declared safe by the usual local servants of ARPAT [state agency dealing with environmental matters] and ASL [state health agency]. On the contrary this poisonous water reminds us that there’s no way out of nuclear power: what has been produced or left as waste is the legacy of a world where energy production and military control come before anything else, even if all they give is a landfill-like world. (more…)

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Hambach Forest – 3 People in Jail (Germany)

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Updated 2 Nov 2015

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Newest information about the Hambi-prisoners

Yesterday evening we got new information about the conditions and developments concerning the 3 prisoners from the forest occupation, who are at the moment imprisoned in Aachen and Cologne. We want to give an update to everyone interested and call out for solidarity. At the moment, there are no public names for the two persons arrested last Thursday, so they’ll be called A. and B. in this text.

All 3 prisoners suffer from injuries they had inflicted on them during their arrest. How the situation exactly went and if they were hurt by police or security, we don’t know. Mr. Blue, who is imprisoned for several weeks now, can’t hear well out of his left ear, and he can’t feel two fingers on his left hand. Since he is in prison, he is not been allowed to see the prison-doctor. (more…)

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