‘Eco Struggle’ Archives
Phoenix project #7: ELF/FAI burn down sawmill at hunting resort in Bryansk – 'Some thoughts on recent issues with FAI/IRF' (Russia)
Saturday, October 5th, 2013
Received via encrypted mailing oak:
On October the 2nd of 2013, 2 incendiaries 1.5l of gasoline each were placed at the sawmill situated on the land of a hunting resort under Bryansk (western Russia). Tongues of flames rose up to lick the rags left by unfortunate woodcutters right on the device. A nearby hill offered awesome spot to enjoy the night scene: thick smoke was soon gathering under the roof and coiling around the compound in a mist-like fashion.
We suggest this action to count as our input in PHOENIX project (#7), a project for the revival of direct action acts and anarchist resistance after repressions of 2010-2012. We wholeheartedly support our mates from Moscow cells of CCF and ELF when they state the necessity to resume and widen our attacks on state and capital.
Some thoughts about the recent critique by anonymous comrades from Argentina. Without any second thoughts of being self-referential or posting useless bravado:
Interior debates are not always worth it to publish them in English on international sites. Besides we thought that a series of attacks on similar targets still sparks debates in the anarchist community at least on the local level (we can name anti-police campaign of 2008-2011, Khimki and Butovsky forests, recent protests against mining project in Voronezh). Sometimes things go beyond debates.
We also considered it agreed upon that its very hard to coordinate timed hits at the similar structures on the international level (like fur farms, woodcutter industry, cops, prisons, military objects, industry, banks, gas and oil etc.) as this takes more time and we are communicating on a more or less public level here. So our enemies can get the better of us. It is debatable whether we should risk our freedom during next action for a chance to see a communique about similar action taking place 6 months later somewhere else. Besides, one cannot say we do not coordinate to some extent: notice the series of attacks at power supply lines and electricity industry objects in Belarus, Canada and Indonesia, actions taken against banking institutions in the UK, Russia, Germany, Italy, Greece, numerous coordinated acts of hunger strikes performed by our imprisoned comrades throughout the planet.
For our collective the whole FAI-IRF thing is more important because of the feeling of being part to some wider community. In the past that was the “social anarchist” organizations’ exclusive domain. Now anarchists of other inclinations can feel camaraderie and support across the globe. Just several years ago in our country if you wanted to get in touch with anarchists you’d have to suffer through established mainstream anarchists organizations. And if some shit happened they were the first to mumble about police provocateurs and stuff. Now people who feel the same, who are edging towards rebellion and actions as no less valid than anarchist theory, can link up outside the pacifist and reformist anarchist framework. And when we read about hundreds of cars burning in one part of the world, banks going in flames in another and construction vehicles sabotaged somewhere else – so much the better. A short trip in memory: recall the heated discussions over the FAI acronym just a little while ago (or early discussions over the support/denouncement of CCF). We believe it is the achievement every group from FAI-IRF that things have changed.
We understand that your concern is lack of streamlined coordination in our attacks, but we have another issue to discuss as well: new groups to be formed, spreading of information, countermeasures against repressions. If one wants to coordinate her attacks more thoroughly, she needs only to read other people’s communiques better. But to fight the still ongoing repression aimed at direct action groups world wide – this is the task we believe should be addressed asap.
– ELF/ FAI, Nestor Makhno Commando
Tags: Arson, Bryansk, Earth Liberation Front (Russia), ELF, ELF/ FAI Nestor Makhno Commando, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Nestor Makhno Commando, Phoenix Project, Russia
Posted in Eco Struggle
Friday, October 4th, 2013
Note: This contribution was written by Elisa while she was still locked up in the Rebibbia prison following so-called Operation Ardire. She was released on September 7 and she is now being subjected to restrictive measures.
To be honest (excuse me for the unpleasant word) I’ve never participated in any of the previous meetings for animal liberation. This is the first time I’m expressing my opinion on an occasion of this kind, although I’m locked up in jail.
What I’m about to write is not necessarily linked to a precise and univocal topic related to an agenda, but it is meant as a series of considerations and questions, which share a holistic perspective and an antiauthoritarian way to perceive the existent.
It may seem an inconclusive series of thoughts… do what you want with it, but I want to let you know that the main goal of my short contribution is to demolish some stereotypes and demystify some ‘absolute truths’. And now I’m going freewheel… (more…)
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Two Moscow cells of ecoanarchists carried out a coordinated attack on highway construction site in eastern Moscow that ended in torching of two bulldozers. The action took place on 08/09/2013. First we came upon some construction workers who were busy burning fires at their wheeled houses near the forest. So initially we were tempted to fuck them up and torch their houses with tools and personal belongings. But turned out that our mutual desire to clean karma was stronger than inclination to spoil it, so we didn’t touch the slaves. We torched their vehicles.
As usual, we acted with impudence: we did our black deeds right in front of workers and passer-by car drivers. So we apologized to the guy who almost got into a traffic accident because flaming dozer hypnotized him so much.
We take this opportunity to remind you that roadworks at the site continue. Moscow region is teeming with projects like this one, when trees are uprooted and earth is covered in bitumen. The more roads there are – the less we got left to live. This is not okay with us. Good luck to those who are brave. Death to those who are not.
Monday, September 2nd, 2013
2nd of September, 2013:
The active resistance camp against the MAT (very high tension electricity line) taking place near Girona has squatted a huge, antique, abandoned farmhouse near the village of Oriol, in order to give continuity to the struggle against this deadly project and the world which needs it. The resistance against the MAT has been active for more than a decade and has now reached a crucial point seeing that the construction of the line has now started in this area and is going ahead at a furious pace. (more…)
Girona, August 23 – Active Resistance Camp against development of the M.A.T. High Tension Electrical Network (Catalunya)
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
ACTIVE RESISTANCE CAMP IN DEFENSE OF THE LAND – AGAINST THE M.A.T. AND THE WORLD WHICH NEEDS IT
WHAT IS THE M.A.T.?
The very high tension line (‘Muy Alta Tensión’ – M.A.T.) is an electrical motorway which transports at least 400,000 volts. It is being constructed in order to connect European States to each other and also Europe with Africa. It is necessary in order to sell and distribute excess energy produced by nuclear power plants and the so-called alternative sources of energy. At the same time, it is the network which capitalism needs in order to supply the electricity necessary for other projects and infrastructures of death and destruction, such as high-speed railway lines [TAV]. Those responsible for all this are always the same ones and the construction companies in question are directly involved in other projects which are destroying lands around the world; companies like Vinci standing out in Europe and Endesa in South America. (more…)
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Right now there is a battle against mining in Sapmi, north of Sweden, going on. We have barricaded the road leading to the site where Beowulf Mining Plc. want to make test mines. This is the Sami peoples lands stolen by the Swedish state and colonized since way back. We stand in solidarity with indigenous culture and fight against the mega-machine of mining. The Swedish police are now on the site removing obstacles to help the mining corporation proceed. At least 6 people have been arrested already but protests are still going on. For five days the police have this special mission to help the evil corporation, that’s why we need people now! (more…)
Two dolphins liberated from Yevpatoria dolphinarium by 'SEALS on tour' cell of the Animal Liberation Front – Informal Anarchist Federation (Ukraine)
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
2 dolphins were set free from Yevpatoria dolphinarium as a result of a special operation with diving equipment. During the night of the full moon on 20/07/2013 we covered 2 km under water and breached the security perimeter: We cut the nets and entered the dolphin containment pools.
In the next hour we cut a large part of the perimeter barrier. Dolphins encouraged our efforts with clicks and whistling. Their support filled us with joy and excitement.
This has been an unforgettable meeting and encouraging experience for us. Our job done, we left the area of operation. By the way, the prison was equipped with night-vision cameras, but their red eyes were turned on the catwalks and audience seats. Nobody expected our approach from below. As soon as dolphins got wind of freedom and open water, they escaped into the night sea.
ALF/FAI – SEALS on tour
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
What is the M.U.O.S.
The M.U.O.S. (Mobile User Objective System) is a modern, satellite-based telecommunications system in the U.S. military. It consists of five geostationary satellites and four ground stations, of which 3 already exist in the desert of the U.S. state of Virginia, one in the Australian desert and one on one of the isles of Hawaii, exclusively used for military purposes. The fourth will be set up in the south of Sicily, 2km from Niscenni, a small town with 20,000 inhabitants. Each of these ground stations is equipped with three parabolic antennas on the diameter of 18.4 meters, which transmit in the microwave range, and two 149 meter high helical antennas in the UHF spectrum. (more…)
Friday, April 12th, 2013
Click images for bigger size files. Background info on the murder of Sabino Romero in English here.
CURARE ANTI-INFO BLOG: http://apuntandoalaliberaciontotal.blogspot.com/
Hace dos semanas nos enteramos de la fatídica muerte del cacique yukpa Sabino Romero. Su muerte se produjo cuando dos sicarios en moto lo interceptaron a él y a su compañera, para efectuarle varios tiros mortales que acabaron con la vida de uno de los guerreros más importantes de estos lados.
Para los que hemos tenido que padecer las inclemencias contradictorias de este Socialismo del Siglo XXI, el nombre de Sabino, es un topic comun en las conversaciones; originario del pueblo yukpa este cacique ocupo en 2003 la finca tizina para rebautizarla con el nombre de Chaktapa e iniciar la reclamación de su tierra ancestral que se encontraba consagrada en las leyes nacionales.
Los yukpas que no tenían una política radical y que siempre se mostraron afines al proceso bolivariano, siempre fueron afines a una salida pacifica al conflicto, sin embargo las contradicciones latentes dentro del chavismo afloraron en el pavimento con un terrible saldo rojo: 13 yukpas han sido asesinados.
El oprobioso silencio cómplice del gobierno, la actividad delictiva del patronato de ganaderos (GADEMA), las empresas trasnacionales que explotan minerales en la región con el aval de la Administración Publica, el descaro y la desfachatez de la MUD que apoya a GADEMA y la actividad opresora de la Guardia Nacional y el ejercito fueron los ingredientes que hicieron posible la muerte de Sabino.
Este guerrero sufrió persecución, encarcelamiento, la muerte a golpes de su padre de 93 años, el desprecio de la ministra Nicia Maldonado, la burla disfrazada de asistencialismo, el falso discurso, las promesas postergadas hasta su muerte.
Desde curare saludamos a todos los colectivos e iniciativas (El Libertario, La Guarura, Colectivo Nordeste, PNA-CAM, Kaos Distry, Colectivo La Hormiga, entre otros) que han sabido romper el cerco mediático, realizando acciones y reinvidicando la memoria de este compañero.
Con la muerte de Sabino, los mecanismos de hostigamiento contra la comunidad de Chaktapa se hicieron más evidentes cuando el CICPC, secuestro y torturo a su hijo. Esto sirvió de excusa al falso gobierno de dictar medidas cautelares de protección que terminaron de militarizar y controlar cualquier posible alzamiento yukpa.
La guinda del postre llego cuando la policia detuvo a 7 policias y militares posiblemente culpables de la muerte de Sabino. Pero lo que jamas queda claro son las razones o el mobil de los asesinos; obviamente Estado y GADEMA se dan las manos y su silencio es la mejor defensa.
Pero su muerte no será en vano, desde aquí declaramos nuestra absoluta solidaridad y complicidad. No lloraremos, ni rogaremos al Estado para hacer justicia…Es hora de desechar las ilusiones y prepararse para el combate, este gobierno no apoya a los yukpa.
Tierra sin mendigar, sin ganaderos, ni mineros. La Tierra es nuestra y la tierra se toma.
Friday, April 12th, 2013
ECO CAMP BACKGROUND
Eco-Camp is an activity organized by Mobile Anarchist School with the help by Local Autonomous Network (LAN) both active in the Philippines. Last April 2012 was the first camping held in Tanay Rizal, Philippines. It was attended by various collectives and individuals totaling around 40 people who participated the various activities and discussions in the camp. The objective of the eco-camp was to discuss the different issues confronting our current society and to find solidarity actions that can help expose and popularize our issues.
After series of activities in 2012, the LAN decided to expand its activities on ecological issues due to concrete manifestation of the crisis impacting the archipelago.
The second eco-camp gathering was organized by LAN and the Mobile Anarchist School in March 2013 to heighten our education campaign and to strengthen the relationship with other affinity groups and build an international network better able to work towards intensifying our impact by making solidarity actions globally. (more…)
Tags: #Occupy, Anti-Nuclear, Black & Green Forum, Deutsche Bank, Food Not Bombs, Fracking, Fukushima, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Mining, Nuclear Disaster, Philex, Philex Gold, Philex Mining, Philippines, USA, Xtrata Ltd
Posted in Eco Struggle
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
This is to announce the first Feral Awakening rewilding green anarchist Gathering from July 24th to 31st to be focused on rewilding, anti-civilization critiques (with of course in depth forums on green anarchy, anarcho-primitivism), and a place for folks to gather together in the wild who desire to see the end of civilization and wildness flourish in its place. We’re hoping to provide a space for people to make connections with each other and the earth, for those of us who realize that civilization is a destructive force upon all life and the planet itself and are looking to do what we can to see a world without it. We’d like to invite groups and individuals engaged in struggles against the destruction of the Earth (and indeed all interconnected forms of oppression) to join us and share your stories, lessons, skills, and whatever else you may have to offer. (more…)
Krasnodar: Police arrests two suspects accused of 25 years of ecotage and bombing of gas pipelines (Russia)
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
Russian police arrested two suspected eco-warriors in Krasnodar. They are accused of placing bombs on gas pipelines and torching of construction equipment. According to the police their activity record dates back to 1988 (!!!). It appears cops attempt to blame them in all ecotage actions that have happened in the region since late XX century. (more…)
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Message of solidarity from some people of the ZAD (Zone A Défendre) and elsewhere in France, an occupied area against an international airport and metropolisation project.
With pleasure, we heard of the reactions of solidarity against the evictions at Athens in December and January : United States, India, England, Canada, Australia, Japan, Chile… and also the numerous actions and demonstrations through Greece.
In split of contexts differences here or elsewhere, the same mechanisms of repression sweep down on all those who struggle against the imposition of what our lives should be. And who wants a liberty which have an other flavour than the sad liberty to survive in their international competition in silence. (more…)
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
This video is a contribution to commemorate and honor the spirit of resistance against corporate and state- by Tukijo one of the brave farmers of Kulonprogo who is held hostage inside prison.
This video is dedicated and prepared by our comrades as an active contribution and participation in the horizontal struggle of farmers in Kulonprogo.
Check the video here >> ODE TO TUKIJO
Sunday, February 17th, 2013
from russia with love:
We receive and transmit: 10/02/2013 members of ALF-Kuban torched construction vehicles used for destroying a grove – one of the few left – in Krasnodar.
“All river basin is in danger, because these woods act as lungs for three districts: Komsomolsky, Pashkovky and Hydrostroy). In their lust for profit development companies won’t listen to locals, ecological surveys or petitions. So we chose to sabotage their efforts. We are making them pay,” – ALF-Kuban