As a multi-faceted campaign, folks can expect to see a variety of tactics being used to fight back against the destruction of the forest. What folks SHOULDN’T do is wait to see those tactics in action.
The destruction of the Atlanta forest is a worldwide attack with consequences that will be shown in every aspect of our life. The first step towards increasing the effects of climate change in the areas surounding the forest isn’t the only problem. The problem stems from their capability to destroy in order to build even more oppressive tools that will be used to train cops who will be let lose to murder more people. The problem is letting the police build their mock city is allowing them to justify the murder of Tortuguita for an even greater evil.
Wherever you are, whatever your preferred methods are, fight back. Don’t wait for others to show you how. Don’t expect others to fight for you. If you are far, you can send solidarity via smoke signals, or via banner drops. Remember that subsidiaries and businesses involved in the destruction of the forest have locations all around the world. If you are near, you can demo, you can blockade, you can chew the machine that destroys the woods. It is on you, on us, to win the fight.
Shut Down T&S Rabbits has been throwing blow after blow to T&S Rabbits, a fur farming enterprise in the UK that uses a loophole in the fur farming prohibition laws to exploit rabbits and sell their skin for huge profits.
The campaign launched a few months ago and they’ve shut down multiple planning applications in multiple locations, closed down one of their farms and is now tackling the last standing farm owned by the company using pressure campaigning as their main tool to success.
They have published a new website that exposes businesses associated with T&S as well as addresses from everybody involved. They have a page where they’ve published all the undercover footage they have gathered during the campaign, and a week ago they announced a week of action against T&S Rabbits.
From UA, we want to support their fight against the rabbit farm and we are joining their call. From wherever you are in the world, you can join the week of action (8th to 14th of August). If you do not have targets nearby to organise a demo, do a banner drop, or maybe go protest outside your nearest fur shop in solidarity with the campaign!
If you take action in solidarity, contact Shut Down T&S Rabbits through their socials or email so they hear about your actions. Find all the info here:
Hunt Saboteurs Sweden is a group of dedicated activists taking direct action against hunting. They have put a call out for economic support to be able to fund their action against the bear hunt, which will start on the 21st of August and aims to murder 622 wild bears.
Their fundraiser is a crowdfunding event, which means that if they do not reach their goal of 900 EUR (750GBP, 918 USD) they will not be able to retrieve the donations.
The crowdfunding event will run until the 19th of August, and any support you folks can show would be very appreciated.
If you cannot afford to donate, please share far and wide and contact groups and people who you believe would be able to support this campaign.
“On August 21st the bear hunt starts in Sweden and 622 bears have been sentenced to lose their lives in brutal and ruthless ways. The hunters will tear families apart, torture them to death and traumatize not only the bears but all the inhabitants of the forest.
Hunt Saboteurs Sweden intends to make the hunting difficult and prevent the killing in every possible way to protect the bears.
WHERE AND WHEN: Different parts of middle and northern Sweden from August 21st and forward. We will stay for as long as the economy allows us to.
WHY DONATIONS ARE NEEDED: Unfortunately it costs a lot to sabotage a hunt. The sabs needs food and shelter but also cars and petrol since the hunt is taking place in the woods and sometimes very far away from the society. We always make sure to choose the cheapest options of everything.
WHY TO PROTECT THE BEARS: Hunt Saboteurs Sweden is an anti-hunting and antispeciesist organization that fights for and protects the wild animals against hunters and their psychopathy. We are dedicated to animal liberation. This means we work with groups locally, nationally and worldwide who fight to end domination and injustice.
We take direct action peacefully when needed on the fields to stop the hunt and slaughter of our wildlife. Not everyone can join us on the fields but anyone can play an important role. Fundraising and raising awareness are as important.
We have received a Call to Action for everybody to join the fight in Atlanta Forest. We would add for all people who cannot travel to the USA that you can do a lot of things from wherever you are. Learn about the multinational companies that are part of the destruction of the Atlanta Forest and organise locally! More info can be found on https://scenes.noblogs.org/ and https://defendtheatlantaforest.com/
“ON APRIL 21st, FOREST DEFENDERS OVERHEARD WORKERS STATE THAT FOREST DESTRUCTION AND EVICTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MAY 3
This is a CALL-TO-ACTION for eco-warriors worldwide to come help defend the forest from any further police intrusion and destruction! The kkkops would train here to militarize against those resisting all systems of oppression; in the name of abolition we must take action!
We have over 500 acres to defend between fighting off the police and staving off Hollywood from clear-cutting the forest for their bullshit movies. If you come to make a stand against the long arm of the law, know that autonomous action is encouraged! Go feral! Build pirate ships! Dance with us! Don’t bring your hierarchical shit here. Leave your clocks. Bring your art and your fury! Let’s supplant the slimy fingers of the police and oppressive systems they make possible.
If you are interested in throwing down and joining our funky feral brigade, hit us up on the riseup at:
Assemblea Antispecista and an array of other groups have been putting a lot of effort in fighting Casteller. For anyone who doesn’t know, Casteller is a concrete prison in Italy where multiple bears deemed dangerous have been locked up under strict measures and for life. Currently, three bears are kept in concrete rooms and exiled from the wild because the authorities decided they are a risk to the humans in the area. The same authorities that participated in the project of bear reintroduction in the wild. Those authorities have been combating the information that bears do not deserve to be locked up and insisted that right now, the bears are hibernating.
Anonymous activists from Assemblea Antispecista accessed the prison to film the conditions of the bears. In the video, you can clearly see the size of the rooms where the bears spend their life, and as if by some weird magic, that the bears are not hibernating. Surely the authorities will be able to justify it one way or another, but the reality is that forcing wild animals into a cage will negatively impact their normal functions.
In October last year, a mass action was organised, where a group of people locked on in front of the main entrance whilst a different group toppled down a big part of the perimeter fence surrounding the prison. Meanwhile, multiple organisations have been lobbying and campaigning politically to stop Casteller from imprisoning wild bears. With the video of the precarious situation of bears surfacing online, Assamblea Antispecista has called for another mass day of action in Trento, Italy, and is calling for international support.
20th March, Trento, Italy.
For more information, organisation and timetable, contact Assemblea Antispecista here: assembleaantispecista(at)gmail(dot)com
If you are not able to go, you should probably let other folks know. Share, contact your local collectives and other mass action groups in Europe. Are you unable to do so due to being in a different continent or not being able to travel? Generate press. Create videos, write about it, contact mainstream media or organise solidarity actions. Choose what you’re good at and join this campaign!
The wild is not to be caged. We are all responsible for this fight. We are all responsible for the freedom of those bears. We should all fight until we win.
WHEN?: 27th November WHERE?: WORLDWIDE! WHAT?: Take adverts off, reclaim public space!
Advertisement shits in your head. No, seriously, it fucking does. On average in western society, people see 3000 adds per day. Most of them are littered in public spaces. All of them have the exact same aim; to make you consume. To shape you into another robot of this society that spends most of the life working to be able to consume all the mindless bullshit that they sell to us.
In order to give a rest to your eyes, NO-AD day is an initiative calling for action to every single person who feels like capitalism should not get a free pass. On the 27th of November, people are called to remove advertisement from public spaces. From Telephone Boxes that simply require you to peel off the sticker to Bus Stop Ads (we’ve made a tutorial for that one) and even billboards that can be painted white, you have the chance to clear all the rubbish from your city.
According to NO-AD Day organisers, if you wish to work under their umbrella you should not commit acts of vandalism and you should keep peaceful.
Most importantly, you SHOULD NOT install new adds under that action name. The idea is to leave the advertisement spots naked and empty, to enjoy the simplicity of a life without adds.
All actions can be posted online under #noadday. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can send us reports like any other report is sent (details on our website!)
Remember that wearing a Hi-Viz makes you nearly invincible, remember that those spaces were taken from you without permission and remember that as we said before, ADVERTISEMENT SHITS IN YOUR HEAD.
There is a telegram group you can join to get more info and updates: t.me/Noadday
A new Zone A Defendre has been set up in Switzerland in order to stop the expansion of a mine digging for the production of cement.
Sitting within a forested hill, the plans to expand the mine would incur in the destruction of biodiversity and the murder of uncountable animals for the profit of a single multinational.
For that reason, people have come together to create a space to live, experiment and fight against the capital and all business that attempt to harm the environment. They need help, and you can help them.
La ZAD is an open community where people can come and go, build structures, donate food and warm clothing or simply organise against Holcim. If you like what you hear and want to be part of it, it is your time to take action.
Join La ZAD de la Colline and fight to protect whatever is left to the wild.
Right now our woodlands are under direct attack. Front line activists have stopped HS2 in their tracks, but as the weather worsens and rebellion fever has taken hold, numbers are needed to hold the sites between London and Birmingham. Camps in some of the 108 ancient woodlands being destroyed by HS2 are under imminent threat of eviction and ‘vegetation clearance’. This is a call out for radical activists who dont mind getting muddy to make their way to the camps up and down the line.
Activists are expecting eviction imminently and desperately need support. Whether you’re feeling confrontational or are actively non-violent, this site needs you. Food, accommodation and climbing equipment can be provided. All are welcome
Get in touch with any of the following accounts for more details or directions to sites. We cannot afford to lose anymore biodiversity to HS2.
WHEN? 29th July. WHERE? Wherever the fuck you want.
Folks at @heartcureclothing reached out to organise a collaborative event to raise awareness about anti-prison politics as well as to show solidarity with prisoners. All you need is to get some supplies. Pens pencils, plain paper and maybe some postcards. On the day, we will share addresses of prisoners for you to write to as well as tips on how to write to prisoners.
You’ll need to keep an eye out to know who can receive drawings or postcards and who has restrictions on post and can only receive letters on plain paper with black pen.
If you cannot afford that, you can also visit our website and use the contact for on our prisoner support page to write letters that we will print and post for you. Handy isn’t it?
Keep an eye out for any more information about the online event and spread the word far and wide. Remember that solidarity is our weapon!
PS: Wildfire Magazine has a whole article on how to write to prisoners. Grab yourself a copy of the magazine from our website (because we have a lot of them still!)
We have been contacted by the German Coalition Against the Fur Industry for an international call to action targeting a specific retailer, Escada. Escada declared themselves Fur-Free in 2010 after constant campaigning for three solid years. In 2017 they started selling fur again.
We believe that international calls to action against specific targets can be a great tactic to not only raise awareness but also force a business to do a little better and for that reason we are calling on all of our readers to organise, however they seem fit, to put pressure on Escada during the dates provided.
Escada has a very handy website where you can find all of their retail shops so have a look in their finder to be able to approach your closest retailer. You can search by country or by city, they have retail shops in many different countries.
As always, we would like to remind people that creativity is a great tool for campaigning. Whatever your tactic is, be it underground or overground, make sure to report what’s happened against Escada and ensure that Escada understands why they are being targeted. For any underground actions please refer to our Contact Us before sending reports. For overground actions, get creative! They like to present themselves as a very posh and fancy shop. Maybe bring nature back to their patch and cover them in autumn leaves. Maybe if they really like fur a hairdressers can donate a couple of bags of hair. That might help them understand what fur really is. Any and all actions are in the toolbox for you to use. Make it fun, make it militant and make it loud.
Find below the original email with more information and links that will help you decide what to do, and join this call to action wherever you are!
“20th – 24th December 2019: Days of action against ESCADA´s fur trade!
In autumn 2019 the German Coalition Against The Fur Industry (OGPI)
organised an Anti-Fur tour in Germany and Austria. In October and
November the tour protested every weekend in front of another ESCADA
shop in a different city, always demanding the end of ESCADA´s bloody
fur trade. All in all there were 13 different actions taking place
during that period.
For winter 2019 the OGPI calls for more days of action against ESCADA.