Harriet Tubman freeing slaves through the Underground Railroad. Gandhi defying the British crown to liberate a country. Apache leaders like Geronimo fighting without compromise for decades to protect their families against the murderous crush of thousands of Mexican soldiers and baby-bayoneting U.S. soldiers.
Each one of these rebels was a “lawbreaker.” None saw themselves as a hero. Like real rebels of any era their quest wasn’t for personal glory. They followed the natural law of liberation. They sought justice and when they didn’t find it, they created it.
Imagine our world without even one of them. How different and bleak history would read today. Therefore, needless to say, earth warriors are not terrorists. Puppeteers of capitalist culture or any worldview based on domination, hierarchy, violence, and murder are accountable for terror. Their reign of terror has consequences. The primary consequence is that these exploiters will be met with just counterforce.
From Vegaplanet in Dublin, Ireland:
SCREW THE GREEN SCARE
Animal liberators seek to free the animals from corporations that use animals as products. Animal liberators don’t negotiate with tyrants or obey the rules of profiteers who maim and kill the animals. Industries that profit from causing harm to anyone, regardless of species, should be demolished.
Animal liberation is not idealistic, militant, or misanthropic; it is a necessity. For the animals. For the wholeness of this Earth. For our own humanity.
All of us must defend the animals and carry the fire of hope for future generations of liberators.
The ALF saves lives.
THE KINDNESS OF RATS
When given the option of getting a food reward or taking altruistic action, many lab rats choose to push the lever that stops the torment of their fellow rat, especially when they know the other rat. Wish the same could be reported for
human subjects in similar experiments.
VIOLENCE IS WHAT HAPPENS TO ANIMALS TREATED AS PROPERTY
The actions of individuals helping animals are nearly unanimously motivated by simple kindness. These individuals aren’t getting paid to risk their own lives to protect animals. But you’d be hard-pressed to find a vivisector or any other animal exploiter working for free.
The ALF guidelines are clear. Respect is shown for all species. In other words, all life. Nonhuman and human. Actions of self-proclaimed ALFers who don’t follow the credo are not ALF actions. There are also animal liberators who follow different credos. But it’s essential to note that many of these individuals are just as motivated by a deep sense of empathy and a desire for justice. And remember that there’s a multitude of personalities in any truly democratic movement of the people.
Never confuse passiveness, or blind obedience of law, with peace. Violence is a force that deals out agony. Resistance is the force of justice. To resist is to protect life and to refuse to remain silent or inactive. It’s refusing to be complicit to oppression. Resistance is an act of conscience.
ALFers and other no-compromise seekers of complete liberation all share a common quest for a more compassionate world. That’s an extraordinary, beautiful quest.
WHEN THE EXTRAORDINARY IS OUTLAWED…
ONLY OUTLAWS WILL BE EXTRAORDINARY
When society is orderly, you protect yourself with justice;
when society is confused, you protect justice by yourself.
from the book Huainanzi
second century B.C.E.
BE INSPIRED BY
See the biography Operation Bite Back.
THE FEDS INVESTIGATE OCTOBER 6, 2011 MINK LIBERATION IN JEWELL, IOWA
Why blow time and money that should go toward solving actual crimes? What’s there to investigate? Approximately 1,500 minks were set free and justice was served. A true victory for the animals. Yeah, no kidding, there is a pattern to these raids: a no-surrender quest for justice and saving lives. In 1999, the ALF set free 2,500 minks from a farm in Jewell. In 2001, the ALF freed minks on yet another farm in Jewell—twice in the same week. That hellhole shut down.
Contrary to fur industry lies, liberated captive-bred mink thrive in the wild. An 8-year study done in conjunction with Oxford University proved that: “No mink were found to have died directly due to lack of survival skills.”
THIS IS ANIMAL LIBERATION
To hell with only petitions, leafleting, debates, “animal welfare” legislation, and other futile activities that don’t disrupt the killing of animals. To hell with cops, governments, and corporations.
Check out a prime example of the reality of direct action.
Keep this January 2011 story close in your heart. These 36 beagle prisoners were freed from a breeding facility in Spain. They were placed in safe homes with kind human companions who will never expose them to biomedical, military, or toxicity experiments. Sores on some dogs resulted from constant contact with the cold concrete of their cells in winter.
The vegan freedom fighters humbly stated, “We want to advance toward a society free from discrimination where nonhuman animals are not regarded as inferior beings to be used as resources but individuals whose rights deserve full respect.”
This is what vivisectors are afraid of: How to End Vivisection (video).
OPERATION BACKFIRE (PDF)
This pocket-sized booklet describes how environmental and animal rights activists have been targeted by the government and branded as the top threat to domestic security. Operation Backfire discusses new federal legislation written to allow environmental and animal rights activists to be charged as terrorists. It also provides information on recent prosecutions under these laws. —NLG
PROTECT YOURSELF BY KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS
Earth warriors are defenders of the planet. They go with honor into battle to fight injustice and tyrants. They’re hardcore warriors in the tradition of Crazy Horse.
So while you’re out there protecting Earth, remember to protect your own rights. Resist any law abuser’s attempt to coerce or intimidate you. Do not allow anyone to violate or take away your liberty. Without exception, always speak with your lawyer first.
Be like the red-tailed hawk. Fly strong. Fly free.
The National Lawyers Guild hotline number is:
LEGAL RIGHTS BOOKLET FOR EARTH WARRIORS
by The Center for Constitutional Rights
If An Agent Knocks (PDF)
ANOTHER HANDY BOOKLET
You Have the Right to Remain Silent (PDF)
FREE THE ANIMALS. FREE EARTH. FREE YOURSELF.
Dawn Dark Mountain
GRAND JURY 101
Resist the Grand Juries: Fight the Green Scare (PDF)
THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION IS A CIVIL LIBERTIES GROUP LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
BEHIND THE MASK (2006)
directed by Shannon Keith
Watch it now on YouTube.
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[Monkey artwork by Adam Koford.]