Where? Your local bins.

In a society of constant production and waste, one that pushes consumption, but always attached to a hefty price tag, dumpster diving can be a fun activity and a lifeline. Much like shoplifting but sometimes dirtier and often less risky, dumpster diving can let you access things otherwise out of reach behind a paywall.

So much food and materials are thrown away and with just a bit of bin diving you could be walking away with some sweet treasure and nifty supplies.

Become at one with the racoon’s.

First things first locate the bins. What do you need? Food? Furniture? Electronics? Go to where they sell these things and most likely that’ll be where they throw them away too. Have a walk about and see if you can locate the bins and asses how accessible they are. If the bins a close maybe take 5 mins to stop by everyday so you can see what get thrown out when. Remember that unless you’re rudely interrupted by angry staff then don’t leave the bins in more of a mess than you found them. Put what you don’t want back in the bin once you’re done.


Bags- for your wanted finds.

Bolt cutters- if the bin you want is a padlock away.

High vis jacket- if you want to look like you belong anywhere/everywhere.

Torch- pretty obvious.

Four way utility key- most commercial bins are easily unlocked using a four way utility key that you can order online for cheap or grab from your local hardware store.

The best way to get started is to just start looking for and in the bins near you but if you want some more tips and guidance YouTube is full of videos made by dumpster divers and crimethic have a write up about it in their book ‘recipes for disaster’ which is available for free in PDF.

Happy diving!

PS: You’ll often find a lot of rat traps around commercial bins, do what you will with that piece of info


12th March, NRW Germany.

According to the press, on the 12th of March RWE woke up to an 80-meter-high electricity pylon fallen. The pylon, critical infrastructure for the mine, provides electricity for their lignite coal extraction operation, so they had to shut down two of the four power circuits. Upon investigation it was found that the pylon had been tampered with, screws had been loosen up and parts of the metal leg sawn, possibly months in advance. The strong wings would’ve then torn the legs, making it quite literally “nature defending itself”!

This is not the first time that RWE receives attacks on electricity pylons, as the critical infrastructure is a target difficult to guard that at the same time is completely necessary for their coal mining operations. In 2016, another electricity pylon was sown off and allowed to fall in their Inden mine. The same year, the overground electricity cables supplying power to the coal conveyor belt in Hambacher Forest were set on fire, leaving a sparky light show in the open hole for most of the night.


We have updated our prisoner support list to include addresses for the Atlanta Forest Defenders currently in prison. A vast majority of them are locked up at a jail that only allows for USPS pre stamped postcards, which makes difficult ending letters from outside of the USA. We have uploaded a list with a separation between those prisoners who can receive plain paper letters and those who can only receive postcards, so please chose a couple of folks to write to and send them warmth and love.

Everybody on that list has charges under Domestic Terrorism, a clear tactic by the institutions to scare and quiet down the resistance against the complete destruction of the Atlanta Forest to build a mock city for cops to practice how to kill people on the streets. The level of corruption is tangible, with the judge’s partner being involved within the main funding body for the Atlanta Police Foundation. The defendants need as much love and support as you possibly can send them, so write to them, maybe tell them about a recent walk in the woods that you think they’d like to hear!

Please don’t discuss any topics related to their case, and don’t include anything that could seem illegal. Understand that all mail is monitored (even more when defendants are facing terrorism charges), and keep it light, writing about good news or experiences!

If you want to support them financially, Atlanta Solidarity Fund is managing cases, bail and legal support, you can donate here:


Find the addresses of the defendants on our website:


art: @gadzooksB


PalAction is ramping up their attacks aimed at dismantling British complicity in Israeli apartheid.

A year after two PalAction actionists shut down Leicester’s weapons factory Elbit, the group is mobilising for another siege of the factory, starting from May 1st. You can join them at UAV TACTICAL SYSTEMS, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1WZ, UK.

According to PalAction, Elbit’s factory in Leicester exported £5million worth of military equipment to Israel in one year. In preparation for the action, PalAction is running a series of talks and workshops on “How to shut Elbit down”. Upcoming in person talks are on 8th April in Newcastle and 9th of April in Bedford. You can also join an online talk, for more info visit their website. The group announces that “the mass action will include hundreds staying put for weeks on end, through day and night, refusing to leave until Elbit does”. Check out palestineaction.org/siege for more info.

Leicester’s Elbit factory has been targeted by PalAction several times before, with the biggest occupation having taken place in May 2021 during Israeli aggression in Jerusalem and Gaza. The siege of the factory by four activists lasted 6 days, with the fire service refusing to intervene and with a huge turnout of community support.

A trial took place early March against three actionists who shut down the factory of APPH in Runcorn two years ago. APPH supplies drone parts to Elbit Systems. One activist was acquitted, while two others plead guilty and will appear for sentencing in Chester Crown Court on Friday, 5th May, possibly facing time in prison.

Several PalAction activists face trial from Monday 27th March for three weeks for shutting down Arconic, a supplier of flammable cladding and parts for Israeli fighter jets. Their case is joined with other actionists arrested in Walsall for possessing items to commit “criminal damage”. PalAction is calling for support in their trials every day from 9.30AM at Wolverhampton Crown Court, WV1 3LQ.

So once again: Join PalAction from the 1st of May in Leicester, LE19 1WZ, and shut Elbit down for good!


26th March, San Francisco USA.

via: Scenes

“Last Sunday someone redecorated the facade of the GI Partners building (4 Embarcadero Ctr) in San Francisco using a fire extinguisher filled with green paint. Fuck with the forest and the forest will fuck with you.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: In late January, GI Partners acquired Atlas Technical, a major player in the destruction of the Atlanta Forest.

PHOTO: Unrelated image.


17th March, North of Italy.

“Alf attacked Coldiretti in North of Italy.

Coldiretti is one of the major responsable of the hunting policy and the fight of boars and other wild animals.

Also involved in all meat productions”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Coldiretti is the main Italian farming association lobbying the government. They run many campaigns, and lately they have been very focused on the ban on “synthetic meat”. Italian press has given a lot of coverage to the paint job, and Coldiretti has said that they “can’t let the ‘turbo-environmentalists’ win”.


42 people have been charged with “domestic terrorism” since Dec 2022, and 11 people are still incarcerated awaiting release or court for their alleged involvement in the ongoing effort to stop ‘Cop City’ and to Defend the Atlanta Forest in Atlanta, Georgia USA. The Atlanta Solidarity Fund provides legal support for them and others who are arrested at protests, or otherwise prosecuted for social movement involvement and pays bail for people imprisoned awaiting court.

The first charges of domestic terrorism came after a two day raid on Dec 13th and 14th of 2022. On Jan 18th 2022 police conducted another raid and murdered forest defender Tortuguita and charged 7 with “domestic terrorism” and 15 people with trespassing. On January 21, 2023 at a demonstration in downtown Atlanta in response to the murder of Tortuguita, 6 people were arrested and charged with domestic terrorism. On March 5, 2023 police arrested 35 people, of which 23 were charged with domestic terrorism. The Atlanta Solidarity Fund has worked to quickly pay bail for people’s release when the courts have allowed, and provide lawyers for their cases.

Support people and act in solidarity with them when they’re targeted by the state and let them know that they are not alone, that they are loved, and not forgotten.

You can find information to write to forest defenders imprisoned awaiting court on our website

To donate to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund go to atlsolidarity.org
For the most up to date information about arrestees follow @atlsolfund on twitter/instagram

defendtheatlantaforest.com general information on the movement
stopreevesyoung.com campaign against contractors and subcontractors
scenes.noblogs.org counterinfo website and information on the movement


via: This is Not a Drill

17th March, Cambridge UK

“HIT REPORT. This morning, a group of activists in Cambridge broke the windows and spray painted the office building at 50 – 60 Station Road near the rail station. They sent us this explanation.

Why did we choose this anonymous-looking building? Because as soon as it was built, it was occupied by several of the worst enablers of fossil fuels and ecocide. So who are we talking?

EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND – a law firm that has represented Shell, Chevron and BP, among others [1]. They specialise in injunctions against protestors, including recently assisting Esso in suppressing climate activists [2]. They were recently targeted by activists from HS2 Rebellion for their work on HS2 [3].

CENTRICA – The owners of British Gas, Centrica recently reported record profits for 2022 – off the back of the cost of living crisis and the war in Ukraine [4]. They’re also known for their fracking lobbying (alongside Cuadrilla) in Lancashire [5].

AMAZON – These guys need no introduction. Their carbon emissions are astronomical and their evil billionaire owner Bezos rakes it in off the backs of people living and working in shockingly bad conditions [6].

CHARLES RIVER ASSOCIATES – A dark horse, this lot are famous for creating biased economic forecasts to help their fossil fuel clients lobby against climate policies [7]. They’ve also worked on major oil company mergers – like BP/Statoil and Schlumberger/Cameron – and were hired by BP to defend them after their catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill [8]. 

STANTEC – They boast about their work ‘increasing the value of Canadian oil’ through the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, which is notorious for the theft of Indigenous land and workers rights abuses [9]. They’ve also provided ‘professional services’ (whatever those are) to HS2.

SIMMONS – These guys have worked with BP on the Caspian pipeline, which is notorious for human rights abuses, and especially harm to the Kurdish people [10]. They are also involved in the East African Crude Oil Pipeline, a project that StopEACOP are working around the world to halt [11].

This isn’t even every destructive company in the building! This building is a hub of planetary exploitation, and shows clearly how Cambridge’s growth agenda is bound up with extractivism. We wish we’d managed to get a pic of the broken windows, but they’ve covered them – instead, you’ll have to make do with this (sent in by a friend) which shows that our action apparently reached new heights (the first floor…)!”

[1] https://www.eversheds-sutherland.com/documents/sectors/diversified-industrials/Oil-gas-flyer-V12-pr.pdf

[2] no link because no-one needs to know the details of injunctions xx

[3] https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/environmental-campaigners-spray-fake-oil-8197554

[4] https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-64652142

[5] https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-centrica-investing-in-fracking-1https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/judge-who-jailed-fracking-three-13397943

[6] https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/30/amazon-says-carbon-emissions-rose-19percent-in-2020.htmlhttps://www.amazonlaborunion.org/

[7] https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09644016.2021.1947636

[8] https://www.crai.com/our-people/alan-overd/https://www.crai.com/our-people/matthew-bennett/https://www.crai.com/engagements/non-use-damage-claims/

[9] https://www.stantec.com/uk/projects/d/delivering-hs2-phase-onehttps://www.stantec.com/uk/projects/h/high-speed-rail-phase2bhttps://www.stantec.com/uk/projects/b/business-case-leeds-city-region-hs2-growth-strategyhttps://www.stantec.com/uk/projects/t/trans-mountain-expansion-project-tmephttps://www.wildernesscommittee.org/NoTMX

[10] https://www.simmons-simmons.com/en/expertise/service/energy-natural-resources-and-infrastructurehttps://khrp.org/khrp-news/news-archive/2003-news/109-campaigners-warn-uk-government-of-human-rights-threats-over-bps-caspian-oil-project.html

[11] https://www.simmons-simmons.com/en/expertise/service/oil-and-gashttps://www.stopeacop.net/


via: Scenes from the Atlanta Forest

Mid-March, Windsor USA.

“In mid-March, 2023, anarchist comrades attacked a local Consolidated Engineering Laboratories (CEL) office in Windsor, CA, an ATLAS subsidiary, to decry their affiliation with the creators of Cop City.

The action was carried out in solidarity with those who defend the Weelaunee Forest against destruction, despite facing domestic terrorism charges; who grieve the brutal murder of Manuel Tortuguita Teran; who stand against the widespread terror caused by carceral state; and who stand against the earth’s decimation.

CEL and ATLAS operate at the behest of profit, regardless of human and environmental cost. CEL boasts its involvement with a new Utah state prison (comprising over 200 acres and 25 + buildings). ATLAS is expanding the US Naval Nuclear Laboratory.

In response, a small but impassioned strike was made against the capital-carceral enterprise creating Cop City. Glass was etched and smashed; a ridiculous flag removed; an explanatory sign posted; and emphatic messages provided.

We stand with the forest defenders. Smash the state. Abolish the police. Defend the earth.”