Visitor:

October 8, 2014 - SQUIRRELS FREED FROM CAGE IN MOSCOW PARK

anonymous report:

"On the night of 2 October Animal Liberation Front activists liberated four squirrels from the cage in Kuzminki park in Moscow.

The exclusive cynicism of the human ego consisted in holding the squirrels indoors for the people's fun in the cage in the depths of the forest. Every day animals observed the wild nature, where they belonged to and where other, free squirrels lived, but couldn't get out.

ALF activists got into the territory of the creativity center, where the cage stood, broke the door open, caught the animals and set them free in Kuzminki forest park.

We firmly believe, that animals should live in their natural habitat, and we will fight with enslavement and exploitation until the last cage is empty."

 


September 26, 2014 - ANIMAL ENTERPRISES SHUT DOWN, GRAFFITI PAINTED

anonymous report:

"Good night, comrades-in-arms!

Due to technical problems there were no news from us lately. But this doesn't mean, that we did nothing. On the сontrary, it was an eventful time with lots of work. Our actions become more extensive, the damage of animal abusers increases. Dozens of shops were shut down in August. Dozens of advertising constructions were put out of action.

Our number has raised, we became stronger, we became more pushy and bold. But it's not enough of us only. We hope, that our example will finally make you unglue your bottom off the sofa and shut down at least few enterprises, that get profit from the suffering of helpless animals.

Do it with us! Do it as we do! Do it better than we do!

See you soon!"


September 11, 2014 - Georgia CIRCUS BOX OFFICE ATTACKED WITH PAINT

anonymous report:

"Tbilisi Circus box office attacked with paint

On the night of 11 September we visited the box office of Tbilisi Circus.

We did our best to make the perversive posters with the images of allegedly happy circus animals less attractive. By the way we would like to share our technology. Take the light bulb, cut off its cap, pour the paint inside, then cover the hole with the plasticine (play dough), and the art weapon is ready!

We also left the stencil 'Freedom to Animals!' to make sure that animal abusers will get our message.

This is our first, but of course not the last action. We will definitely show ourselves well, we will fight for animals until the end.

Animal Liberation Front Georgia"


August 22, 2014 - Georgia DOGS RESCUED FROM DOGCATCHER

 

reported by activists in Georgia:

"Another bold open liberation in Georgia!

This time it took place in Poti city. AL activist met Georgy Maglaperidze, serial animal killer working on the governmental organizations - 'cleaning' the cities from stray dogs. Maglaperidze had the whole сarbody full of caught dogs.

It was his dog slaughterhouse that had been torn down by the activists recently.

He tried to drive away with the dogs but was stopped by the activist. After some argues activists liberated the dogs."


August 12, 2014 - Georgia ACTIVISTS RESCUE DOGS, TEAR DOWN MISERABLE ANIMAL SHELTER

reported by activists in Georgia:

"9 August we visited the «shelter» for stray animals in Ozurgeti city (Guria region, West of Georgia). We smashed this dog slaughterhouse, which was positioned by the governmental organization as a shelter for captured animals.

Our action became an answer on the inaction of the authorities towards multiply documented practice of killing of absolutely healthy animals.

On a pro forma basis dogs we caught to be kept in the shelter. Only extremely agressive and desperately ill ones should be euthanised. However noone did any analysis of the dogs' health: all of them we murdered. This fact was multiply confirmed by witnesses and undeniable evidence (photos, videos). What was even more horrible that not only the dogs from Guria were taken to this slaughterhouse, but also the ones from the neighboring regions. Each dog was kept there around three days only. In other words, a person could loose a dog, let's say, in Imereti and never find out, that the dog was brutally killed and thrown to rot in a mass grave in Guria.

Despite the applications provided by the activists, local prosecutor's office refused to open criminal case on the grounds of paragraph 259 of Georgia criminal code ('Cruelty to animals'). Local authorities also didn’t anyhow react on the multiple demands of the citizens to create a normal shelter instead of the existing concentration camp.

The fact that animals were treated badly cannot be denied. Corpses of the dogs with the crushed skulls and intestines cut out were seen in the open burial ground. There are older and already dug-in mass graves. There is an unbearable stench surrounding the territory. Some of the activists were suffering dry heaves while being on the place.

We liberated 11 dogs, including 7 puppies, and then started destroying the slaughterhouse. One puppy died same day from enteritis — the desease that starts from the bad sanitary conditions, excessive overcrowding and poor nutrition. All other animals were transported to the new place of living into a nice private shelter. For now on there will be surrounded by love and care, not by fear and death.

We acted completely openly, medical face masks were put on only by those of us, who couldn’t endure the stench from the dog burial ground.

During the process of the destruction one strange person came to the slaughterhouse with a hybrid of axe and sickle. At first he said that he is just a local citizen, but a little bit later he admitted, that he works here as a security guard. He turned out to be a perfect guardian: looked at the mayhem, stood for a while and dissapeared.

Before going to the place of action we informed local journalists about our intentions. After finishing the havoc we called directly to the serial killer — the slaugtherhouse owner — to invite him to come, but he didn't answer the phone. Then we applied to the chairman of municipality council and he sent to us the director of the governmental organization, that signed a contract with the owner of the slaughterhouse for the catching of animals.

Director didn't answer any question concerning legitimacy, 'modernity' and ethical feasibility of this enterprise. Instead of answering he shunted the conversation on the topic of inadmissibility of the direct action from our part, he refused to look into the mass grave. Meanwhile he didn’t even try to deny the fact that he is well informed about the practice of total killing of the dogs and that he realizes the illegality of these deeds.

By this action we not only express our readiness to put an end to the arbitrary rule and animal cruelty specifically in Ozurgeti, but also declare the beginning of the new stage in the development of animal liberation movement — zero tolerance to everything that animal killers do! First it was ALF, then it came open rescue, now it’s time for the open mayhem!

If human beings were kept in similar conditions and were subjected to this kind of treatment, noone would stand with a posters of protest in front of the municipality and write petitions. Normal reaction on the cruelty and murders is an expression of intolerance and open direct action, without embarrasment and fear, without illusions and hard thinking of the possible consequences. We should not be shy and restrained: animals wait for us to be wild and angry towards their opressors.

Undoubtedly we didn’t face criminal prosecution because total annihilation of dogs is illegal. However we need to emphasize the fact that this enterprise functioned under the guidance and finance of the local authorities, which are untouchable even for the prosecutor’s office and even despite this bureaucrats didn’t dare to call the police.

This precedent enlivens and gives us confidence. No step backwards! Animals will be free!"


August 7, 2014 - Georgia ZOO SHUT DOWN

reported by activists in Georgia:

"On the night of 2nd of August animal liberation activists closed all the six gates of Batumi zoo with chains and locks. They also hanged the banner 'Closed for Animal Cruelty' on the fence of the enterprise. It was an action within the bounds of Shut 'Em Down perpetual campaign.

This is a third action of the campaign in Georgia. Previously in Tbilisi the chain meat supermarket was closed in the middle of the day while being functioning and the 'Salamander' shoe shop was shut down on the New Year's night. Both times activists used bicycle locks in their work."




May 17, 2014 - ALF SET EMPTY HORSEBOX ON FIRE

received anonymously:

"On the dawn of 17 May huge flame lightened the territory of Lianozovsky on
the north-east of Moscow. The horsebox belonging to equestrian center of
Specialized Children and Youth Sports School of the Olympic Reserve
«Matador» was burned. The fire of vengeance was set by activists of Animal
Liberation Front.

This action took place on the day of the beginning of the equestrian
center contests and became the first and the last warning to the senior
handler of «Matador» Sergey Nikulin.

17-18 May there will be contests here, in which the horses of «Matador»
will mainly participate. The contests always bring big money to the pocket
of Sergey Nikulin, because people pay not only the entrance fees, but also
visit the center to train a month before the contests. Every participant
spends hundreds of thousands of rubles.

Everyone benefits from this situation except for horses, because handlers
and riders put them through the wringer. Main goal of the «Matador» owners
is to make as much money as possible, and they are not interested in the
future of the horses, as they bring much more profit to Nikulin, than they
cost.

Few words about the senior handler Sergey Nikulin. This person abuses
horses for many years, cripples them, uses only as a tool of gaining
money. Any love to animals is out of the question. Furthermore this person
has obvious mental abnormalities, that prevent him from working with
animals. Everyone can assure in these words by watching this video of
common training in the center:
http://rutube.ru/video/e3d07bc91ce45d6d0af80fcc3ba386de

In other words the horses of «Matador» became the hostages of human greed
and apathy. And almost no one sees the horror of what happens behind the
doors of the shed that houses 28 horses. No one looks into the eyes of
these animals, that suffer of hunger and pain.

No one knows how do they live in their prison wards, where they can only
stand at attention whole day long without any possibilty to move or turn
or lay down. Most of them have flanks rubbed sore in attemps to move
somehow in their cages, which more suit for big dogs.

These horses never walk, they come out only to give a ride to happy people
on their wounded backs with saddles that do not fit to their sizes. They
endure pain in their legs, backs and ripped mouths because otherwise they
will be beaten up and punished by deprivation of food which they get just
a little bit normally. Not long ago the pony was beaten up because he
dropped a two year old child (!).

In wild nature horses waste on food about 16 to 19 hours a day, constantly
moving. In «Matador» they are fed with a miserable quantities of hay in
the morning and in the evening and oat for lunch. On weekends they do not
have a lunch because there are so many comers for a ride. But who sees the
terrible emaciation and open wounds on the backs of these prisoners under
the coloured housing cloths and shiny saddles? Even if someone notices
them, handler will say that everything is okay, that horses just have this
kind of body structure — a sport one.

Look into any cage of these horses or pony in this equestrian center. They
have a dirty mess on the floor instead of dry cuttings. You won't see any
hay there and understand how cramped these animals feel themselves.

Imagine, what will happen if fire occurs? And fire will certainly occur
one day taking into account this pile of cuttings and hay stored directly
near the walls of the stable. In case of fire all these horses will burn
alive because it will be impossible to take them out of such narrow
premises.
Look into the eyes of these weariful and exhausted horses, who stand for
hours saddled in their tiny rooms waiting for clients and you will
understand everything.

>From our part we make everything possible to stop this animal abuse. This
equestrian center violates all the standards of management of horses.
We have nothing to add except that while beating up horses Sergey Nikulin
often hits a rider. Children keep silent because they want to be with
horses at any price.

We will no longer tolerate the abuse of animal oppressors under the
guidance of Nikulin. Today we have burned only a horsebox, but it was just
a warning. We say hello to Nikulin and claim that if he and his team won't
stop doing any activity connected with animals, then next time it won't be
a car that will burn. If all the horses won't be sold and Nikulin won't
stop his cruel activity by the end of the year, then we will do everything
to stop animal suffering, and physical violence towards one person will
let dozens of other living beings sigh with relief.

Animal Liberation Front Russia"


April 9, 2014 - ELF TORCH EXCAVATORS NEAR MOSCOW

anonymous report, from From Russia With Love:

"During the night of February 14th we, the silent shadows, sneaked into the tree cutters camp.

It was 3 o’clock in the night, but the workers were awake. They were going back-and-forth around the encampment, one quarry excavator was raping Nature while guards were watching TVs on their posts drinking beer. In our experience the camp was pretty large: 6-7 living sheds, several sheds for tools, 2 passenger cars, 3 excavators and 1 grader. Having sneaked between sheds and vehicles, we selected two excavators that looked as the most recent addition to local park (i.e., their loss will be most expensive). After that we followed routine procedure: put some rags around engine parts and oil pumps, soaked them with gasoline, etc. After we left the area, we tarried for some time to enjoy the night view. Both excavators were trailing huge columns of smoke into the air. We establish the damage done at around 6-8 million rubles (approx. 200 000 USD).

We hope this act will slow down operations in this quarry. The area already boasts several abandoned quarries. Since our initial recon in this district large tracts of wood were drained and cut in order to clear up space for more quarry works. The sand excavated in here is used for future developement projects that do not take Nature or clean air into account.

We wish best of luck to all of you. Keep that fire burning.

MOSCOW 2014, ELF/FAI/IRF"


January 19, 2014 - 13 BIRDS LIBERATED FROM PRIVATE ZOO

reported by activists in Russia:

"2 peacocks, 2 pheasants, 5 chickens and 4 pigeons were taken by Animal
Liberation Front from the private zoo in the center of Moscow. On the
night of 18 January activists cut out the grating and invaded the open-air
cage.

All the birds, including peacocks, were held in unsanitary conditions,
suffering from hunger and freeze. Despite the continuous complaints of the
neighboring houses tenants to the prefecture and other governing bodies,
local authorities were inactive and refused to solve the problem.

At the moment animals are kept in a safe and comfortable place, get proper
treatment and love of new caretakers.

'By this action ALF declares its resurrection in Russia. In the atmosphere
of lawlessness, corruption, overwhelming indifference and
anthropocentrism, direct action becomes perhaps the only one viable form
of struggle against animal oppression. We will be liberating animals and
causing economical damage to their exploiters by all means available.
Until the last cage is empty'.

Animal Liberation Front didn’t hold any activity in Russia since 2007.

Russian TV about the private zoo: http://www.m24.ru/videos/23261 (watch
starting from 4.20)"


January 11, 2014 - ELF TORCH EXCAVATOR

anonymous report, from From Russia With Love:

"During the night of December 31 – January 1 we torched 2 vehicles used in developement project in Southern Moscow. Security didn’t expect us to show up as they were busy drinking themselves into oblivion at the guardhouse. So we used 2 jelly cans of gasoline and some rags to destroy unguarded machinery. No harm came from our actions (only harm being made was that to the developer’s purse).

We dedicate this action to anarchists from Belarus, those who stay imprisoned. Guys, we remember you, we miss you and wait for you to become free again. We ask for ABC Belarus to help us in spreading this information and letting our imprisoned comrades know of our words and deed. We hope the news will help to lighten up the mood and keep you warm and smiling in the grey prison reality.

As for our ecodefence activism, we are not planning to make a U-turn. Unlike Mrs. Chirikova [self-proclaimed leader of mass protests during Khimki forest struggle - trans.] we are not looking for a comfortable chair in local administration. So we can afford to do what needs be done. We don’t accept moanings like: 'Violence is bad, we shouldn’t be torching vehicles, we should get more signatures under petition, so as to be heard by federal government.' This reminds us of the fears of a person who’s afraid to loose the goodwill of powers-that-be. If we allow somebody to commit violence against ourselves, it means we’re raising the white flag. It is time to question the rationale behind continuous withdrawal under the blows of authorities. It is time to stop hiding your inability to act behind phrases like: 'we shouldn’t act, this is violent tactics' or 'this is too machist' or 'this is illegal'. If you want to ask for permission to protest, you must understand that you’re in fact selling yourselves. Only uncontrollable forms of resistance can hope to remain free. Any protest coordinated from under liberal umbrella organization is doomed to a failure. Gather your strengths, stay free and be wild, god damn it!

IRF/ELF-Moscow 2014"


November 20, 2013 - Russia, Georgia, Armenia

On the night of November 17, 2013 animal liberation activists held an action named "Shut 'Em Down" by closing several meat restaurants and other enterprises that profit off animal suffering, in cities in Russia, Georgia and Armenia. The activists used extra strong glue to shut the door locks, or bicycle locks to block the doors. The activists report:

"There is no place for animal cruelty in a civilized society, especially in such a horrifying numbers and conditions, as it it exists in the enterprises of intensive animal farming. The practice of murdering, tortures and all forms of animal exploitation must be put to an end, as
well as the practice of using of child labor in Europe, labor of the slaves in America and labor of the prisoners on the territories occupied by Nazi Germany were stopped.

Nowadays, when we know that animals are not mechanisms or 'natural sources', but sensible beings, capable of feeling not only physical pain and discomfort, but also all the variety of emotions available for humans, we do not have any right to treat them as stocks and stones, regardless of whether this exploitation benefits the humankind or does harm to him.

But even if we look at the situation from the perspective of human health and environmental condition, we will find that animal products only harm human health (inflicting cancer, heart diseases, diabetes and many other health problems) whilst doing irreparable harm to the environment, destroying it by intensive animal farming.

Animal exploitation as a whole does good only to the people who get financial profit of it. That is why we must put all our efforts to make the functioning of such enterprises extremely unprofitable.

It is a first, but not last action. We act autonomously, our structure is decentralized, so anyone can join us and shut 'em down by his own or accompanied by friends. Together we will close all the bloody enterprises in our cities. Please send your reports on shutemdown@riseup.net and your actions will inspire other activists all over the world!

Until all cages are empty."



October 9, 2013 - ELF/FAI BURN DOWN SAWMILL AT HUNTING RESORT

anonymous report, from From Russia With Love:

"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"


September 10, 2013 - CCF/ELF ATTACK HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION SITE

anonymous report, from From Russia With Love:

"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 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.

CCF-Russia

ELF-Russia"


August 20, 2013 - ELF FIGHT TO SAVE MOSCOW PARK/FOREST

anonymous report, from From Russia With Love:

"About two weeks ago we torched a tracked excavator at the place where workers were destroying Ismailovo park. The vehicle was parked on the side of the highway, where they were adding more lanes to the road. It took us 3-4 minutes to do the job. We approached. We set up our load of rags, no rush (we targeted spots between the cockpit, engine room and hydraulics in the arm). Added some gasoline and set it on fire. Quickly ran to the opposite side of the street, took our bottles of beer from bags and headed towards the nearby subway station. After about 10 minutes of walking we saw a firefighter brigade (all noisy and flashy) driving to the place of recent ecotage (they would be just in time to save the smoking remains).

Words of encouragement to our Ukranian comrades who for reasons unknown suspended all activity. We would also like to mention our rage at the sentence of Igor 'Squash' Kharchenko: http://grani.ru/Society/Law/m.217970.html [antifascist from Moscow, sentenced to prison after a controversial trial despite all evidence proving his innocence]

Have no doubt, we will avenge him.

- ELF-Moscow"


anonymous report, from From Russia With Love:

"At the end of july 2013 near Maikop (resp. Adygeya) we carried out an ecotage action at the highway construction site. We chose a moonless night to reach the site of this horrendous rape of nature and chose our targets: personal belongings of slave-workers as well as corporate property. Having picked up a stone in the ditch nearby, we cracked open a window and poured some gasoline inside the mobile housing unit (we made sure no workers were inside before the attack). The rest of gasoline was poured on the wheels. In the next moment a flash of match send this shit to hell where it properly belongs. We wish the construction company to follow the vehicle there. Our withdrawal was lighted with flames (as usual). No guard turned up to stop us (as usual).

Do not wait for the optimal moment to present itself before you go on offensive. Only the state of permanent conflict will make your personality strong. If you follow the track of biding your time, hoarding money, buying some sophisticated stuff for the action � you�re subconsciously withdrawing from the struggle. No camouflage or fancy boots will carry out the action for you (though they do help). All things are mere tools. Go outside and fight now! Do not listen to those who murmur: 'now is not the time'! To hell with famous ideologists! To hell with 'inappropriate anarchy'! Anarchy is here and now! To hell with union struggle! Working class is dead just like the present day society. It�s rotten. It�s in decay. Yet we are supposed to communicate with it just like Russians are supposed to communicate with Lenin. Do what you want the way you want it to be done. Fight for your own freedom. Fight for yourselves. Fight for your brothers and sisters. Fight for the future of your children. Nobody will grant you freedom unless you take it by force for yourselves. If now is not the time for you to step over 'the law', to look beyond the templates of accepted 'resistance', then we bet you won�t find any courage inside when the civil war starts. We wish you luck.

CCF-Russia, 2013"


March 13, 2013 - EXCAVATOR AND BULLDOZER TORCHED DURING ONGOING KHIMKI FOREST STRUGGLE

anonymous report:

"During the night of 08/03/13 we placed 3 incendiaries on construction vehicles in a sand extraction complex of Solnechnogorsk district (near Moscow).
The sand from this site goes to the highway construction projects in Khimki forest as well as some other regional developement projects. Two vehicles were completely destroyed: a tracked dozer and an excavator.

Because of damp weather one of the devices failed to ignite, so we had to backtrack. With ravaging flames from burning excavator at our backs, we approached the bomb and
re-wired it.

Wholehearted support to CCF-Russia, Indonesian rebels from Kulon-Progo, ALF/ELF/FAI groups around the world.
Combatant solidarity with "ALF lone wolf" Walter Bond, imprisoned members of greek CCF, Marco Camenish and italian anarchist persecuted under the police operations of 2012 like Tor etc.
Felicity Rider: remain free!
Tortuga: we enjoyed reading your letters man!

- Wolfpack, ELF/FAI"


March 12, 2013 - EXCAVATOR SET ON FIRE AT HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION SITE

anonymous report, from From Russia With Love:

"On wednesday, 06/03/13, we paid a visit to yet another highway expansion site. We looked for a decent target and, upon finding one, put 6 litres of gasoline wired to a timer inside driver's cockpit. Alas, the excavator didn�t burn out completely: as soon as flames burst out of the cockpit, workers rushed over and started fighting the fire. It appears that they have succeeded. Nevertheless, our point was made. In the following texts we'll speak of ways of assembling a primitive clockwork timer and how to upgrade on molotov fuse.

A traditional salute to our comrades. We express wholehearted support to every anarchist who�s got in trouble. We hope you are reading this. Granted, this period is not the best one for you, but times will change and this will pass. Of course, no need to hope for a cloudless future. We wish you luck and all the best.

Our solidarity to all the imprisoned comrades from CCF, those on the run and under trial. To everyone who continues to fight, who refuses to bow down. To all our brothers and sisters who finds strength to resist. We dedicate this arson to you. We see you in the streets.

- Conspiracy Cells of Fire � Russia, 'Artificers cell'"


March 4, 2013 - HORSE SET FREE

anonymous report:

"Russia, Krasnodar - Horse Set Free in the Wild

During our scouting journey across the country we happened upon a lonely stallion chained to a tree. We knew that it belonged to a horse-breeding farm that sells horseback riding tours to willing tourists. Since we had our tools of trade (never leave home without bolt-cutters!) with us, we quickly cut the chains and set the animal free.

Let the steppes of southern Russia be teeming with wild horses again!

- Two Sequoias, ALF-FAI"


February 19, 2013 - CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES TORCHED AT DEFORESTATION SITE

anonymous report, from From Russia With Love:

"10/02/2013 members of ALF-Kuban torched construction vehicles used for destroying a grove � one of the few left � in Krasnodar.

'All of the 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"


October 31, 2012 -  POWER STATION TORCHED, HUNT SABOTAGED

reported on blackblocg.info:

"We send our fiery greetings to anarchist comrades in prison: Yana Terenina and Aleksandra Dukhanina. We take this opportunity to remind about Yana Terenina and her fate. She was put to prison after an incident near the 'Atrium' shopping mall in Moscow. A fight broke out between Yana and a lady enamored with furry coats. During the fight lady�s husband chose to join the action, while the lady herself used scissors as a weapon. After the trial judge decided Yana and her friend Maksim fitted 'armed robbery' charges. The fur-enamored lady rejected all offers of peacefull resolution of conflict.

Aleksandra Dukhanina is awaiting trial in regards with public disobedience during mass protests of 06/05/2012, when police forces provoked violence.

In the night of october 28-29 we destroyed a power substation that gave power to a hunting resort under Tver. We used bolt-cutters to cut through locks and gain access to the station�s interior. We planted two incendiaries (5l of gasoline each) and set the fuse on fire, retreating into the woods.

While moving through the forest we kept encountering hunting parties with dogs. We did our best to avoid them. Then we happened upon a hunting decoy (feeding facility for boars and elks). We vandalized it at first, but after a brief discussion decided to torch it to the ground. Soon the place was sound ablaze.

- Wild Hogs, ALF-FAI"


September 27, 2012 - 18 PHEASANTS FREED FROM HUNTING SITE, CELL TOWER TORCHED

received anonymously:

"18 pheasants liberated in Chelyabinsk, cell tower torched in Kolomna, trees planted elsewhere. Acts of solidarity from Russia.

Hunting season in Russia kicked off simultaneously with autumn rains. Nowadays this is called 'We provide for the best spending of your leisure time'. Murder of wildlife has become a banal hobby, an entertainment, a way to relax from working routine in noisy megapolis.

On 21.09 we moved out to attack a farm where wild birds were bred in captivity. We failed to find bird cages on site, so a decision was made to torch a meat restaurant (a facility where most birds end up as meat dishes). But our scouts reported that this building doubled as a place for animal confinement during autumn and winter time. So an action was called off for fear of killing animals. We do not disclose the exact location of the facility because we are not done with the fuckers yet.

On 23.09 we continued with another attack, breaking onto the territory of another hunting site (Chelyabinsk region). We liberated 18 pheasants from their cages. It was a first action of this kind for our collective, so numerous doubts had been voiced. Birds could raise ruckus and thus alert guards to our presence. But the reality was different: captives cooperated with us and behaved as silently as possible.
It is above and beyond our capabilities to win freedom for human captives taken hostages by the system, but we do what we can in fighting for unconditional freedom for all living beings. So far we are content to have set 18 birds free.

In the same period we planted about 2 scores of seed bombs (apple-trees and maples) on territories where it had been possible to stop clearcuts. We include this fact in our report with explicit aim of demonstrating that it is possible to add new dimension to eco-anarchist and insurrectionary projects, the dimension not of destruction, but creation. Not only do we take pains to destroy the status-quo, we are also actively involved into the creation of another world we know is possible.

On 24.09 we torched a cell phone tower that had doubled as satellite relay. It was situated in Kolomna district (near Moscow), just several dozen yards from human habitats. The flame eventually consumed whole length of the tower and we had been enjoying flashes from exploding equipement for quite some time.

All of the aforementioned acts were carried out in the spirit of solidarity and support of eco-anarchist and insurrectionary anarchist prisoners, suspects and refugees throughout the world within the new wave of decentralized attacks.

Greetings to Friends of Freedom, Russian cell of CCF, BlackBlocg collective and various anonymous groups of anarchist urban guerrilla active in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Total support to ITS and CI-MSA in Mexico.
A warm embrace to all unsurrectionary groups around the world.

- Wolfpack, ELF/ALF-Russia, Informal Anarchist Federation"


August 31, 2012 - HUNTING RESORTS SABOTAGED

anonymous report:

"By the end of summer ALF activists have spiked 10 kms of forest roads in hunting resorts of Naro-Fominsk district of Moscow region, including roads surrounding ranger houses. Road signs and hunters' message boards were destroyed or vandalized when possible.

We also cut fences that served to keep wild animals away from 'privately owned' forest and plains.

A huge rabbit, an owl and a hedgehog made their appearances to share their good will with us. It was a wonderful feeling to actually see the living animals we're fighting for.

- ALF, Moscow region"


July 30, 2012 -  IN DEFENSE OF KHIMKI FOREST

reported by activists in Russia:

"Russia. Khimki forest (north of Moscow). Construction vehicles torched, tree-cutter assaulted, his arm broken.

Unknown activists have torched several construction vehicles and assaulted tree-cutter at the new toll highway construction site in Khimki forest. These news appeared in joint declaration, published by state enterprise �Avtodor� and �North-Eastern concession� (subsidiary of Vinci). The accidents happened on nights of 19.07 and 21.07.

�Avtodor� representatives stated that an assault on tree-cutters took place on 19.07: one of the workers tried to prevent eco-activists from entering the construction site. In the following fight his arm broke.

On the night of 21.07 special construction vehicles were torched: several brand new harvesters and hydraulic excavator were completely destroyed by fire. Material damage is estimated to be over $ 2 000 000.

Earlier the same companies filed a complaint about unknown people opening fire on construction vehicles (supposedly from �Saiga�, a civil 12-mm carbine) and torching workers sheds with molotovs.

Eco-activists present at the site of eco-camp near the construction failed to provide police with evidence or ideas about the nature of perpetrators."


April 3, 2012 - FOREST DEFENSE

Butovo forest

anonymous report, from anarcho-news.info (rough translation):

"During the night of March 25-26, Moscow eco-anarchists visited the Butovo forest where a business class cottage village is being built. During the night activists were busy in defense of the forest.

Eco-anarchists spiked old, perennial pines and birch trees. In total, 7 trees were protected, what is not a bad result. Also, activists cut and dismantled a fence dividing the forest into bourgeois "possessions" and made it difficult for motor vehicle access, including construction equipment, by blocking roads with logs and iron pipes. In general, the mission was completed and most of the pre-planned goals accomplished. The whole event was quite easy: no police patrols, and even the guards did not suspect anything.

'Despite the opposition of local residents, the contractor is continuing construction, cutting down precious forests which were created dozens or even hundreds of years ago. Eco-anarchists advocate for the forest and the integrity and inviolability of the ecological system, because the forest is not only a source of oxygen, it is a whole world for a variety of animals, birds and insects. Breaking the main link in the chain, namely, a home for all of these beings, will mean death for all of them. So every sane person has a duty to protect our shared Earth, which provides to all of us shelter and food. If not us, who?'

ELF Moscow"


February 21, 2012 -  CELL PHONE TOWERS DAMAGED AT HUNTING/FISHING SITE

anonymous report:

"2 cell phone towers torched south of Moscow (Rostov-na-Donu direction). The cottage settlement we chose to disable is a popular site among hunters. And not only that. Local residents decided to add to the abuse of wild life and started two commercial fishing resorts. They grow up fish for it to be hunted by tourists.

So in a festive winter spirit (New Year/Xmas and St. Vallentine's Day) we decided to send them a message of love and harmony: 1 tower was left completely burned out, another one - severely damaged.
We used incendiaries with 1.5 liters of gasoline/kerosine each.

Words of solidarity and support to Marco Camenish, members of Indonesian FAI (both in prison and on the run), and Silvia Costa and Billy

Our respect and wholehearted support of actions carried out by ITS (Individuals tending towards the Wild), as well as other animal/ earth liberation collectives

Long live ALF/ ELF! Long live FAI!

With love, ALF/ELF-Moscow region, FAI."


 


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