This guide is not really about 'noble' sabotage - for example
people clamping themselves to diggers on road projects. It's about
taking action against the everyday destruction of the environment
- it's about afforestation (of open areas), deforestation (of
natural woodlands), polluting industries, and the ceaseless growth
of urbanised areas while inner cities are left derelict. Specifically,
it's about sabotaging machinery, and getting away with it.
This guide I hope will help those already interested in 'the cause',
and those who would like to join the cause but don't have sufficient
knowledge, to get out there and make mischief. It's not a matter
of revenge, for such negative motives only lead to senseless loss
and destruction. Also, it's not about anger or rage, for under
these very personal influences we lose all sensibility and fail
to act in the interests of the wider planet. We must act in a
quite straightforward manner - for centuries landowners and 'businessmen'
have exploited the Earth, and grown fat on its wealth. We must,
for the sake of future generations, redress the balance. We cannot
take back what has been taken because the system is stacked against
us. Instead we must invite their retribution by depriving them
of the resources and processes which create their excessive wealth.
I have to admit that the height of my career has been sabotaging
dumpers, JCBs and 2 Caterpillars within fifty yards of the security
guard's office. The worst was certainly sabotaging some road construction
equipment and having to walk five miles home covered in diesel.
In between I've scratched Porches, 'improved' billboards, sugared
fuel stores and glued locks.
What follows is an account of what a person could do, if they
were so minded, to generally foul up, destroy, disable and outwardly
smash those installations and devices which are being used by
'the opposition' to destroy the planet. Of course, lest I be accused
of incitement, all the contents of this manual are purely hypothetical,
and any embellishments relating to my own activities is merely
illustrative story telling.... Officer. But what we have to realise
is that those who would destroy the world have huge sums of money,
gained from centuries of plundering natural resources, and exploiting
both humans and animals. We on the other hand are a disparate,
but growing, bunch of (mainly) hippies, who have had all they
can stand from the system.
Carrying out eco-sabotage
One important point - whatever you do you should always ensure
that you never cause harm to other people, or to the Earth that
you are trying to protect. There's not much point in nobbling
an earth mover which is building a new road bridge if you cut
the fuel lines and send 200 gallons of diesel down the river.
Eco-sabotage should never be conducted in a rage or anger - that
way lies plain destruction and vandalism. Eco-sabotage should
be planned, calmly executed, and the extent should reflect the
damage that the evil-doer is inflicting on the Earth.
This manual is oriented towards a UK audience - so if you are
reading this in any other country via the Internet you'll just
have to make the best you can of the content. It covers all aspects
of eco-sabotage that I have used/considered in the past few years
- the law, equipment, intelligence gathering and 'hit' planning.
It is by no means a complete account, but if you think there are
items missing or you find errors, by all means circulate your
The most important thing I have to say to you is - educate yourselves.
It may seem extreme, but before you start professionally on this
sort of work you should enrol in motor maintenance or engineering
evening classes at you local college, take the radio-amateur's
training course, or just buy lots of DIY books and study them.
When presented with something new in the field, it is experience
that is the most valuable thing, not just a bigger hammer.
Tooling is also important. You don't wreck earth-movers with a
hammer and screwdriver - they're built to take impacts! It requires
consideration, spanners, tungsten-carbide grinding powder, epoxy
resins and slow, careful work. Mindless bashing about does little
real damage, and will attract attention.
No one person has written this handbook - it is the collected
thoughts of a number of saboteurs (I am the editor and coordinator
of the enterprise). For obvious reasons, I must decline to use
my name. Unfortunately the UK authorities will not welcome this
publication with the joyous praise of open government and freedom
of speech. I can see 'The Sun' headlines now... "Hippies
get DIY manual". Instead, I adopt a 'nom de plume' of Ozymandias,
taken from the poems of Shelley - read the poem to see the irony.
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