Seattle, WA: Condo Excavator Sabotaged

from the communique posted on May 16th,

“About a little over week ago we snuck into a condo development in Seattle and
poured a gallon of bleach into the gas tank of an excavator. This was a small
but easily reproducible attack against the expansion of gentrification in

– Some Anarchists”

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Former ELF Member Pleads Guilty to Arsons; Snitches on Friends for Reduced Sentence

from anarchist news

Tomorrow, May 5, 2014, Liam Mulholland will be sentenced for his involvement in a 2003 ELF arson.

Mulholland pleaded guilty to setting fire to a house at Mystic Forest housing development in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on March 21, 2003. Spray painted on the garage of a neighboring house were the words “ELF – No Sprawl.”

In Michigan, the mandatory minimum for this kind of property destruction is five years in prison. However, the government has requested a reduced sentence because of Mulholland’s “cooperation” with the federal government.

From his plea agreement and the Government’s Sentencing Memorandum, it seems Mulholland handed the feds a lot of information. He claimed involvement in several more ELF and ALF actions, including arsons that destroyed two homes at another housing development in Michigan in June of 2003; using incendiary devices to destroy chicken delivery trucks in Bloomington, Indiana in May of 2002; an arson at a housing development in Bloomington, Indiana in June of 2002; and a failed attempt to set fire to a pumping station in Stanwood, Michigan, in September of 2003.

Mulholland also provided feds with the names of the other activists with whom he carried out these actions—as well as where and how they traveled, where and when they planned and discussed their actions, what they purchased for the actions, how they disposed of the purchased items, and how they carried out each action.

The government is requesting a sentence of 18 months for Mulholland—a reduction of 42 months from the state’s mandatory minimum—because his cooperation will aid the government in cracking down on the other ELF and ALF suspects: “The government has determined that the defendant’s cooperation to date amounts to substantial assistance in the investigation or prosecution of others.”

The agreement also asserts that, because of his cooperation, all his charges related to the other admitted ELF and ALF arsons will be dismissed.

And it seems that Mulholland isn’t the only one snitching. The Sentencing Memorandum states that, though Mulholland often asserted that he was simply “along for the ride” during these actions, the feds have received contradictory information: “According to witnesses, it was the defendant who had the expertise to construct incendiary devices and did so for both the arson of the delivery trucks at Sim’s Poultry, as well as the attempted arson of the Ice Mountain pumping station.”

For more information on snitches and informants, be sure to check out our online Informant Tracker.


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Oakland, CA: Vandals Get Development Office & Fancy Cafe

from the communique:

“Early on Monday morning, locks were glued at Dogtown Development and at a new fancy coffee shop in the lower bottoms. The walls of Dogtown Development were painted to read: “Your Progress Reeks of Death.” The coffee shop was painted to read “Yuppies Eat Shit.”

Fuck the developers.
Fuck development.

– some anarchists”

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1st Annual Cleveland Anarchist Bookfair This Weekend

The first annual Cleveland Anarchist Bookfair starts today and is at Guide to Kulchur, 1386 W 65th St, Cleveland, OH. Aragorn! will be there with LBC and large stacks of the publication, as well as speaking about the project on Saturday, May 10th at 5:00PM.

For full event description and schedule, click here

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Bear Attack Kills 1 At Oil Sands’ Company Base

gleaned from Warrior Publications


A Suncor employee has been killed by a bear at the company’s Oil Sands base, 25 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alta.

The RCMP say they were called just after 2 p.m. MT Wednesday after receiving reports of a large, male black bear attacking and killing a worker at the Suncor base camp.

The female worker was declared dead on the scene.

RCMP members shot and killed the male bear, who was still in the area when they arrived.

Wood Buffalo RCMP have now turned the scene over to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development workers.

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Teen Attacked By Squirrel While Taking “Selfie”



A photo op with a squirrel that went awry has left a teenager flustered but unhurt.

Seventeen-year-old Brian Genest, of Auburn, said Thursday he saw what appeared to be a friendly squirrel on a hand rail while walking through John Chestnut Park near Tampa, Florida. He was on a trip looking at colleges.

Genest took a selfie of himself and the squirrel. But the flash and noises from his camera phone scared the squirrel, which climbed under his shirt and hung onto his back before scampering back out.

“He was just in that spot where my arm can’t reach him,” Genest said. “I threw myself on the ground, and that scared him off.”

Genest’s mother, Paula Wright, snapped photos of the hoopla, originally posted to his Instagram feed along with his selfie.

Genest had approached the squirrel making clicking sounds with his tongue to get closer. His mother said the spectacle Saturday taught him a lesson.

“I think he got a little lesson from the squirrel that he’s not really its buddy,” she said.

She said neither her son nor the squirrel was harmed.

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Bird Tries To Abduct Tiny Dog


The owners of a small dog suspect an eagle or other large bird attempted to carry it away from their home near Cashmere.

Marcia Green says after she let her Shih Tzu named Truffle into the yard April 23 she heard loud barking and then silence.

The Wenatchee World reports Truffle was gone. Green began looking and found it about 300 feet from the house, barely conscious.

A veterinarian treated the dog for six puncture wounds, a punctured lung and broken ribs.

Green didn’t see the bird she believes picked up her 7-pound dog and then dropped it. Green and her husband now accompany Truffle when it’s outside.

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Two Steps Back: The Return Of Nonviolence In Ecological Resistance

by Oxalis

A shortened version of this article appears in print in the Spring 2014 issue of Black Seed. This version includes more historical context of the critiques presented.

At the turn of the century, Green Anarchy’s critique of civilization and uncompromising support of militant tactics was a challenge to anarchists and brought a number of new debates to the surface. Green Anarchy also existed within a space that adopted a combative approach towards ecological struggles with a series of high profile attacks, actions, blockades, and the like taking place across the United States. It was the years of black blocs at summit protests, the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), and other confrontations that tossed the question of nonviolence to the side in favor of a multifaceted approach embracing a “diversity of tactics.”


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­The Black Seed Tour is about to begin


Black Seed green anarchy is coming to your town.

Itinerary so far (email us if you’d like us to stop by)

  • May 4th – Milwaukee WI – Center Street Free Space
  • May 5th-7th – Western MI
  • May 9th-10th – 1st annual Cleveland Anarchist Bookfair
  • May 11th – The Big Idea in Pittsburgh PA
  • May 12th – Flying Squirrel – Rochester NY –
  • May 15th – Burning Books in Buffalo NY
  • May 17th – NYC Anarchist Bookfair
  • May 18th – Wooden Shoe Books in Philadelphia PA
  • May 19th – Spore Infoshop – Columbus OH
  • May 21st – Boxcar Books – Bloomington IN (?)
  • May 23rd – Denver CO

If you have an interest in these ideas or seeing the books we will be bringing with us from Little Black Cart then come on down and join us for presentation and conversation.

Black Seed is a new, trans-continental, green publication. Its emphasis is on developing a conversation informed by, but critical of, Earth First!, Deep Green Resistance, and Green Anarchy magazine.

Why are we interested in conversation when the world is in such need? Exactly because things are so desperate we believe that face-to-face, personal, and close conversation is needed. The firebrands who have come before, especially in the context of the North American environmental movement, have demonstrated the limitations of crisis thinking. The horrorshow of the petro-economy; of valuing consumer devices over life; and of our utter forgetfulness about the world around us and where we have come from, has to be confronted person-to-person. Another mass culture solution will be absorbed faster than you can say Earth Day.

This discussion will be presenting and fleshing out the editorial of our first issue, discussing the questions of appropriate roles for Anthropology, Spirituality, Rewilding, and what it means to have a respectful outsider relationship to Indigenous communities, culture, and lifeways.

Join us in conversation about our publication and the green power of face-to-face discussion about changing the world.

Contact us via email
Or mail at us at
PO Box 68271
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

website: blackseed @ anarchyplanet

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A Black Seed is about to arrive: In print and in your town


Black Seed #1 is heading to the printer this week. Black Seed is an anarchist paper in the tradition of Green Anarchy magazine (RIP) that will state, by essay, image, story, and poetry, perspectives of a green anarchist perspective. In our first issue we have short stories, interviews, and essays by John Zerzan and many others. Black Seed is a 32 page newspaper format biannual publication and we hope you are as excited about the results of as we are.

In celebration of our first issues publication we are going to take Black Seed on the road with free copies and a presentation on the possible intersections between anarchism, decolonization, and indigeneity. This tour will begin in the Bay Area on May 1st, pass through NYC for the anarchist bookfair on the 17th, and then head back to the West Coast. Please contact us if you’d like a visit and are somewhere in the area of Denver CO, Des Moines, IA, Chicago IL, Detroit MI, Pittsburgh or Philadelphia PA, or Upstate NY.

We look forward to meeting you.

-The Black Seed Collective

(Pre)order copies at Little Black Cart
Mail us at PO Box 68271 Grand Rapids, MI 49516
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