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October 10, 2012 -
TORCHED, TREES SPIKED
reported by activists in Ukraine:
In the night of 02/10/2012 anonymous activists attacked
a clearcut site on the 'Bald Mountain'. A LIEBHERR excavator fell victim
to their arson. Clearcut coordinates:
take this opportunity to report about a similar action at the same
location on the 20/03/2012 (http://nature-first.info/2012/03/20/forest-svyatoshyno/)."
"Tree spiking in Ternopol municipal park. Ukraine.
This act of ecotage is in response to development plans
of a local construction company: it intends to destroy a public park to
make room for private living blocks.
We spiked trees with huge nails, so the developer will
have to bring in heavy equipment in order to destroy those trees. But
construction vehicles can be taken care of as well!"
September 10, 2012 -
TO PROTECT WILDLIFE PRESERVE
"Kiev. Roads sabotaged in sanctuary.
On the night of 08.09 Kiev eco-activists dug a trench
cutting the only road that led to the sanctuary 'Zhukov Ostrov', a
habitat of several rare species of animals.
Kievan middle and upper
class has developed a bad habit of using
SUVs for weekend hikes to
forests and riverbanks.
The act was an attempt to make such kind of
communion with nature more difficult."
June 6, 2012 -
"Crematory bombed in dog death camp by ALF-FAI,
'The time will come when men such as I will look
upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.'
- Leonardo Da Vinci
'The way we treat animals is measure of us as human
beings. Without animals there will be no humanity. In a world devoid
of animal and plant life, human life will cost less than nothing.'
- Somebody we wholeheartedly support
... Thus on the 9th of May (Victory Day in ex-USSR) we
approached local solid waste landfill. Our target was company tasked
with capture and disposal of stray animals, cages with captured stray
dogs, crematory and company office. It is worth mentioning that company
office sported a sign that read 'Veterinary'. Animal care service in the
middle of garbage heap - civilizational paradox. It would seem that
animal care services should work for the benefit of animals, not
However, we failed in our plan to damage or destroy the
whole infrastructure: ruckus raised by the imprisoned dogs alarmed us to
the presence of night-time shift that operated the facility during dark
hours. Several minutes later a pack of local strays appeared. Turned out
they essentially served as extra custodians, guarding imprisoned dogs
from escape and whole site from sabotage. It is ironic how mankind
activity reproduces the 'victim-prison guard' model in animal world:
strays living at the site earn their living by guarding other sentenced
to death dogs. Just like collaborating Jews who chose to uphold law and
order in Nazi death camps.
So we agreed upon bombing crematory and proceeded with
planting a gas bomb inside the oven. We did this under the lights of
passing-by garbage trucks and in full view of local workers. 20 minutes
later the bomb went off with a characteristic 'boobooh'. This was our
cleansing rite for souls of cremated dogs.
We are not experienced in blowing up crematories, nor do
we have any big expectations in regard to the outcome of this attack. A
terrible law aimed against stray animals is passed on the eve of the
World Football Cup that will take place in Ukraine this year. We speak
of the animals who didn't choose to live in the city streets, who ended
up there by human will and civilization logic of development. Well, the
masks of humane animal care and 'westerness' are dropped now: municipal
services are expected to hunt and kill our four-legged brothers and
sisters. This is a bloody cleaning in anticipation of guests from
'civilized West'. And it is the same shit that has been carried out in
Russia already: several years ago, for 'Eurovision'.
Russian and Ukranian animal rights activists are
organizing vigils and try to raise public awareness on the issue, while
crematories of these modern-age death camps work 24/7. This action is
our meager input in common case. Small and inconsequential in the big
picture, yet filled with sincere outrage and determination. Animals are
forced to live in the world of humans. In a world where many humans
would choose not to live: a world where statistics, expected income and
revenue reign supreme over the value of life.
It is hard not to notice: cruelty towards those who
stand 'below' in the hierarchy of species gives birth to the cruelty and
coldness towards other human beings. And vice versa: if we are taught
that it is okay to live with prison system for humans (with all its
macabre attributes and features of suppression and coercion), then how
much easier it is for us to agree upon an existence of death camps for
'lesser' animals? Fused into the disgusting back loop scheme these dual
relations suck from us all that is left of humanity and dignified
This attack was carried out in a flaming spirit of
solidarity with anti-prison struggle conducted by other FAI cells
world-wide, especially with members of Imprisoned Cell of Members of CCF
(Greece). Your willpower and readiness to fight inspire us. Olga!
Inability to directly help you turns us into wild beasts: stalking local
wilderness we search for and seek to destroy all the injustice we can.
Strength and good will to Eat and Billy, imprisoned members of
Indonesian FAI, and their comrades on the run. Same for Silvia, Costa
and Billy,as well as Marco Camenisch � dignified anticivilazionists.
Luca and other italian anarchists, who ended up under state repression
for their NO TAV struggle! Tortuga from $hilian state! Take heart! The
struggle continues! Hang in there!
Two sequoias, ALF, Informal Anarchist Federation/
International Revolutionary Front
P.S. In response to the recent communique,
published by the 'Olga' cell of FAI. Friends! To the list of
Finmeccanica's sins we can add two more: this concern is in the process
of brokering a deal with russian authorities, aiming to sell wheeled
lightly armored vehicles and wheeled tanks � equipment ill-suited to
WW2-style warfare, but ideal for fighting insurgents (in Chechnya,
Dagestan, Ingushetia and elsewhere throughout Russian Federation) and
crushing civil uprisings like the ones that have recently lit the
streets of russian cities."
August 31, 2011 -
"10 kms of interstate highway staked out for extension
were sabotaged last week in Northern Ukraine.
Although some could argue that activism like this is not
even worth mentioning (that's our own attitude on the matter, for
example, like shoplifting or stensils), we do find it necessary to
mention the act.
First reason is an important notice that usually fails
to make its way into minds of some of our comrades. While it is
important to respond to System offensive actions (like reactive attacks
that took place in Kharkov and Saint-Petersburgh and Moscow and
basically everywhere, where eco-anarchists RESPOND to raping of Nature),
we find it more important to continue our attacks on technology and its
means of destruction of nature even when no concrete offense is taking
In our case we just happened upon some old highway extension
project, which, like many costly projects in Ukraine, was suspended
because of awful economy of the country. Mother-Nature has already
started reclaiming the area, with grass and dirt covering plates of
concrete and some survey stakes.
But its obvious for everyone living in here that
projects like this (interstate highway between Moscow and Kiev) will be
put to life, for example as soon as next billion of dollars gets send by
IMF or something.
So our small vagabond group of earth
liberationists went to vandalism as soon as survey stakes were noticed.
Just to help the Wild and hasten the process. We do believe the task was
And the reason for this is the thing that's often lost
in communiques of our comrades world-wide. Its the most wonderful and
magical feeling of communion with nature. When one does not only feels
invigorated and excited because of his deeds, but something
extraordinary happens, that gives hope and provides the momentum
necessary for continuation of our project.
During the process of (tiresome and dangerous 'cause of
police intervention) joyful destruction, our hungry and thirsty band
(reasons for our thirst and hunger being banal travel from point A to
point B) kept stumbling upon bountiful bushes of wild sweetbriar, so
that we managed to fill ourselves and eat/suck the juices to our
It is in moments like this that one gets to really
appreciate the connection that comes into being when one turns away from
civilization and towards untamed Wild.
- International ELF/FAI"
August 29, 2011 -
reported by activists in Ukraine (photo from
"In the night of 28.08.2011 3 wheeled loaders were
torched in Gorky Park (Kharkov, Ukraine). The incident is reported by
local municipal authorities. Police and firefighter brigades have been
at work on the scene since morning. Firefighters announced that vehicles
were "intentionally put to fire".
Chief engineer of Gorky Park, Oleg Grinenko, mentioned
that loaders had just started their work in park. The belonged to a
subcontractor whose task was to provide for new road infrastructure. One
of the destroyed loader's market price was estimated as $60 000.
Since the beginning of work construction on may 2011
(road is supposed to cut through the biggest park in the city), the
construction site saw numerous ecotage actions, expropriations of
construction equipment and mass protests."
August 26, 2011 -
SABOTAGE IN THE CRIMEA
"In the heat of tourist season a group of dedicated
friends of wildlife made a rampaging vandal tour around one of the most
famous and oft-visited hunting resorts in the Crimea mountains. Hunting
roads were sabotaged (signs were destroyed to disorientate newcomers in
the forest) and hunting signs repainted in a creative way to read things
like 'Hunt is murder', 'ALF/ELF', '(A)/(E)'
- 'Ghosts of the Valley', Crimean Mountains"
February 24, 2010 -
PROTEST AT FUR
STORE GETS HEATED, ACTIVIST NEEDS
action report by activists in Ukraine:
18.02.10, after the action against the
fur industry the guardians of fur salon �Fashion Furs� detained young
activist Eugene Voloschuk.
After detention guards was beating him
inside the salon near four hours. Eugene was taken to the police where
police and Security Service continued to do him physical and moral
pressure to compel them to give evidence needs to themselves and their
comrades. As a result of beatings in the police office, Eugene became
ill, but in providing medical assistance was refused. As we learned
relatively Eugene Voloshchuk was prosecuted under Article 296 of
Criminal Code of Ukraine part 4. He faces from 3 to 7 years
We demand the immediate release and end the prosecution
Please contact Bite Back for more information about
how to support Eugene.