ELF Press Office:
- The Earth Liberation Front has taken credit for its first action
of 2003 with thedestruction of several SUVS at a Pennsylvania auto
dealership. A communique, received by the ELF Press Office, Thursday,
claimed an attack on SUVs at the Bob Ferrando Ford Lincoln Mercury
Dealership in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The Earth Liberation
Front is an international underground organization that uses direct
action in the form of economic sabotage to stop the destruction
of the natural environment. In North America alone since 1997, the
ELF has caused over $45 million in damages to entities who profit
from the destruction of life.
At 5:30AM on
January 1, 2003, the Earth Liberation Front attacked several SUV's
at Bob Ferrando Ford Lincoln Mercury in Erie, Pennsylvania. At least
four vehicles were entirely destroyed and several others sustained
heavy damage, costing an estimated $90,000.
of popular environmental activism, the mainstream environmental
movement, which began arguably in the early 1960s, has failed in
its attempts to bring about the protection needed to stop the destruction
of life on this planet. In many ways, it has served only to accelerate
this destruction. It's occasional "victories", reforms
or small concessions, have fostered hope in a means of social change
that has proven unable to produce tangible protection of life, time
it's energy on temporary "solutions", they have altogether
ignored the roots of the problem at hand. Western
civilization, with it's throw away conveniences, it's status symbols,
and it's unfathomable hoards of financial wealth, is unsustainable,
and comes at a price. It's pathological decadence, fueled by brutality
and oceans of bloodshed, is quickly devouring all life and undermining
the very life support systems we all need to survive. The quality
of our air, water, and soil continues to decrease as more and more
life forms on the planet suffer and die as a result. we are in the
midst of a global environmental crisis that adversely effects and
directly threatens every human, every animal, every plant, and every
other life form on the face of the Earth.
There is absolutely
no excuse for any one of us, out of greed, to knowingly allow this
to continue. There is a direct relationship between our irresponsible
over-consumption and lust for luxury products, and the poverty and
destruction of other people and the Natural world. By refusing to
acknowledge this simple fact, supporting this paradigm with our
excessive lifestyles, and failing to offer direct resistance, we
make ourselves accomplices in the greatest crime ever committed.
Time is running
out - change must come, or eventually all will be lost. A belief
in state sanctioned legal means of social change is a sign of faith
in the legal system of that same state. We have absolutely no faith
in the legal system of the state when it comes to protecting life,
as it has repeatedly shown itself to care far more for the protection
of commerce and profits than for its people and the natural environment.
Clearly, the state itself causes and profits from many of the various
atrocities against life that we must struggle against. To place
faith in that same state as though it will act in
the interests of justice and life is utter foolishness and a grave
E.L.F. will continue to fight to remove the profit motive from the
killing of the natural environment, and to draw public attention
to that which is deliberately concealed from them by the forces
that control our lives and destroy our home.
We urge our
sisters and brothers - let us strive to become the revolutionary
force we've always spoken of being, and begin to take the control
of our lives out of the hands of those who would destroy us.
Happy New Year
The North American
Earth Liberation Front Press Office is a legal, above-ground news
service dedicated to exposing the political and social motives behind
the covert direct actions of the underground Earth Liberation Front.
The North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office receives
anonymous communiques from the ELF and distributes the message to
media and public.
North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office