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August 2003 Direct Action Update
by elf press office
Friday Sep 12th, 2003 3:45 PM
The ELF and ALF have been kicking but this Revolution Summer 2003
Frontline Information Service - August 2003 Direct Action Update - 09/01/03
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There have been a number of actions in the month of August by the ALF, ELF and others that have not made it to this list yet. Reported actions have been compiled below with information made available by press offices and the media.

August 01, 2003 - San Diego, California
Earth Liberation Front Action

In the largest act of environmental sabotage in US history, the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) has accepted responsibility for a $50 million fire in San Diego, California, that destroyed an unfinished five-story condominium complex on August 1. The complex is owned by Garden Communities, the second largest developer in Southern California. Nationwide, Garden Communities owns more than 40,000 apartments and 25 million square feet of commercial space.

The Garden Communities project was approved in 2000, despite opposition from nearby residents. Many who hike Rose Canyon's four-mile length are tired of the sprawl engulfing the canyon and have expressed support for the ELF's efforts to draw attention to the development of San Diego's last remaining wetlands and wild places.

(Information from the Earth First! Journal - article by Rod Coronado)

August 22, 2003 - Arcadia, Duarte, West Covina California
Earth Liberation Front Action

Four actions in Southern California took place on the night of August 22 - targeting Hummers and other SUVs.

The actions include:

* Arcadia, California - Rusnak Mercedes Benz. Ten S.U.V.s were spraypainted with "terrorist," "killer," and "ELF".

* Duarte, California - Duarte Mitsubishi. The dealership building and approximately twenty vehicles were painted with "ELF" and the phrases "gross polluter" and "We (heart) pollution".

* West Covina, California. An early morning fire ripped through a GM autodealership, destroying and damaging several SUVS including several Hummer H2s. A warehouse on the site was also destroyed by fire. Messages left at the scene there included "I (heart) Pollution," "American Wastefullness" and "ELF".


Although the ELF Press Office has received no communications about these actions from the persons responsible, spraypainted signatures at all scenes indicate claims of responsibility by ELF activists. Damage estimates for these actions are approximately $2.5 million.

(Information provided by the ELF Press Office)

August 24th, 2003 - Sultan, Washington
Animal Liberation Front Action

10,000 mink were liberated from a fur farm on the night of August 24th. Initial damage estimates for this action are in the $500,000 range. The following communique was received from the ALF:

"The Animal Liberation Front is claiming responsibility for the liberation of 10,000 mink from a Sultan fur farm (339th Ave SE - dirt road east of landing strip). Fencing was removed and nearly every cage opened. It has been shown through such efforts as the Mink Rehabilitation Project that farm raised mink can survive and flourish in the wild. All industry responses stating the contrary are lies. All institutions of animal exploitation - regardless of any attempts to conceal their bloody operations - will be located and the animals liberated.

-A.L.F.

We would also like to express our utter contempt for those who cooperate with the authorities in their hunt for animal liberators - especially snitch Justin Samuel of San Diego currently attempting to reassimilate into the animal liberation movement. May you forever live in guilt, shame, and scorn."

(Information provided by the ALF Press Office)

August 28th, 2003 - Emeryville, California
Animal Liberation Brigade Action

Two pipe bombs exploded at the offices of Chiron Corporation, one of the largest international biotech firms located in the United States. The following communique was received by aboveground activists:

"In the early hours of August 28th volunteers from the Revolutionary Cells descended on the animal killing scum Chiron. We left them with a small surprise of 2 pipe bombs filled with an ammonium nitrate slurry with redundant timers. This action came about because Chiron has continued their murderous connection with Huntingdon Life Sciences even though they have been exposed numerous times as some of the most egregious animal killers in the industry.

Chiron, you were asked to sever your ties with HLS, you were told, and yet you continued your relations with them. Now it is time for you face the consequences of your actions. If you choose to continue you relations with HLS you will no longer be subject only to the actions of the above ground animal rights movement, you will face us. This is the endgame for the animal killers and if you choose to stand with them you will be dealt with accordingly. There will be no quarter given, no more half measures taken.

You might be able to protect your buildings, but can you protect the homes of every employee?

From palestine to euskal herria, from the jungles of colombia to northern ireland, the struggle will continue until all of the oppressive institutions are destroyed!

for animal liberation through armed struggle, the Revolutionary Cells
--animal liberation brigade"

(Information provided by directaction.info)


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