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Communique from the Earth Liberation Front

Beltane, 1997

Welcome to the struggle of all species to be free.

We are the burning rage of this dying planet. The war of greed ravages the earth and species die out every day. ELF works to speed up the collapse of industry, to scare the rich, and to undermine the foundations of the state. We embrace social and deep ecology as a practical resistance movement. We have to show the enemy that we are serious about defending what is sacred. Together we have teeth and claws to match our dreams. Our greatest weapons are imagination and the ability to strike when least expected.

Since 1992, a series of earth nights and halloween smashes has mushroomed around the world. 1000's of bulldozers, powerlines, computer systems, buildings and valuable equipment have been composted. Many ELF actions have been censored to prevent our bravery from inciting others to take action.

We take inspiration from the Luddites, Levellers, Diggers, the Autonome squatter movement, ALF, the Zapatistas, and the little people -- those mischievous elves of lore. Authorities can't see us because they don't believe in elves. We are practically invisible. We have no command structure, no spokespersons, no office, just many small groups working separately, seeking vulnerable targets and parcticing our craft.

Many elves are moving to the Pacific Northwest and other sacred areas. Some elves will leave surprises as they go. Find your family! And let's dance as we make ruins of the corporate money system.

Form 'stormy night' action groups, encourage friends you trust. A tight community of love is a poweful force.

Recon -- check out targets that fit your plan and go over what you will do

Attack --

powerlines: cut supporting cables, unbolt towers, and base supports, saw wooden poles.

transformers: shoot out, bonfires, throw metal chains on top, or blow them up.

computers: smash, burn or flood buildings.

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Note: III Publishing is making the information on this page available because we believe that information must be freely accessible for people to make correct decisions. We cannot endorse, in advance, actions taken by ELF or actions that may be taken by other persons, the FBI, local police, or corporate security forces that claim to be ELF actions. However, we do know the environment needs to be saved, and that action within the corporate-owned legal system will not be adequate to save the earth. We also think acts of the type discussed in the communique should not be aimed at the general public, most of whom are environmentalists and would like to do more to help the environment. Rather they should be narrowly targetted at the corporations most directly responsible for the destruction of the earth.