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  Earth Liberation Front Summary
Earth Liberation Front (ELF) is a grassroots environmental group that the Federal Bureau of Investigation labeled "a serious terrorism threat." Since 1996, ELF and the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) committed more than 600 acts of vandalism that resulted in more than $43 million in damage, an FBI terrorism expert reported to Congress in 2002.
ELF sympathizers say that it is an eco-defense group dedicated to taking the profit motive out of environmental destruction by targeting and causing economic damage to businesses through the use of direct action [2].
Earth Liberation Front in the UK In contrast to their US counterparts, the actions of the ELF in the United Kingdom have mainly focused around small, unreported, covert ecotage, and have fallen short of eco-terrorism or major arson.
www.bookrags.com /Earth_Liberation_Front   (1876 words)

  
  Earth Liberation Front - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ELF sympathizers say that it is an eco-defense group dedicated to taking the profit motive out of environmental destruction by targeting and causing economic damage to businesses through the use of direct action [2].
Craig Rosebraugh served as an unofficial spokesperson for the ELF from 1997 to early September 2001 [7].
Earth Liberation Front in the UK In contrast to their US counterparts, the actions of the ELF in the United Kingdom have mainly focused around small, unreported, covert ecotage, and have fallen short of eco-terrorism or major arson.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Earth_Liberation_Front   (968 words)

  
 ELF
The Earth Liberation Front later issues a communiqué saying it doused an office with gasoline and set it ablaze because the university financed development of genetically modified crops to force developing nations in Asia, Latin America and Africa to switch from natural crop plants to gentically engineered sweet potatoes, corn, bananas and pineapples.
The Boulder ELF burned the Legend Ridge mansion on Nov. 27th." The underground group explains in a follow-up communiqué that the arson was driven by defeat of a statewide ballot measure to control growth.
The Earth Liberation Front claims responsibility, saying the homes were "future dens of the wealthy elite." The group, announcing "an unbounded war on urban sprawl," claims it checked for occupants - human and animal - in 16 condos before setting incendiaries in them.
www.cdfe.org /elf.htm   (1459 words)

  
 Earth Liberation Front - dKosopedia
The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) is a loosely-knit terrist (friendly term) or ecoterrorist (unfriendly term) organization that, according to the ELF, "uses direct action in the form of economic sabotage to stop the exploitation and destruction of the natural environment" [1], mainly in the United States and Canada.
Their techniques involve destruction of property that they believe is being used to hurt animals or the environment via arson or other means, and the release of animals from research facilities.
Later, in the 1980s the British department of Earth First decided to stop using ecotage techniques and the current ELF was formed.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Earth_Liberation_Front   (447 words)

  
 Archive | July 10, 2000 | Enviro-terrorism must be stopped
Craig Rosebraugh, national spokesman for the ELF and its sister terrorist group the Animal Liberation Front, argues these acts of terrorism are acts of self-defense against those who would damage the environment.
The ELF and groups like it are thugs, pure and simple, and Rosebraugh is a cowardly publicity hound who hides behind the veil of secrecy that surround ELF terrorists to further his own extremist agenda.
Some people see the terrorist actions of the ELF not as a crime wave that must be halted, but as the actions of well-intended people who are frustrated by the fact that "The System" does not listen to their concerns.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/0700enviroterr.htm   (731 words)

  
 Fanning the Flames! (Do or Die)
The ELF is an international underground network of people that use direct action, in the form of economic sabotage, to try and stop the exploitation and destruction of the natural world.
The ELF said the fire was set in response to the work being done to force developing nations in Asia, Latin America and Africa to switch from natural crop plants to genetically engineered sweet potatoes, corn, bananas and pineapples.
The ELF targeted the house because the sprawling development it is part of is in the Lake Monroe watershed that's being jeopardised by building developments.
www.eco-action.org /dod/no10/flames.htm   (1450 words)

  
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ELF has declared war against "greedy capitalists" and "rich scum." Among its chief targets are the timber, construction, and automotive industries.
ELF exhorts people to shed their "anthropocentric" worldview in favor of an "ecocentric" alternative -- wherein the well-being of the natural world (and all of its living members) takes precedence over the well-being of mankind specifically.
ELF also strives to "educate the public on the atrocities committed against the earth and all species that populate it." But its "public education" campaign consists largely of anonymous press releases disseminated to the media in the wake of its acts of sabotage.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /groupProfile.asp?grpid=7159   (574 words)

  
 Arsons believed to be work of ELF
The words "Earth Liberation Front" -- called a top domestic terrorism threat by the FBI -- were signed on a note found amid an array of unexploded firebombs this week at a home-construction site in Snohomish County.
The agent said ELF was mentioned in the note and that it expressed opposition to development encroaching upon forests.
ELF is not an organization or group in the usual sense of those words.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/170136_elf22.html   (1342 words)

  
 Earth Liberation Front: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) is a radical environmental movement.
Craig rosebraugh is a militant environmental activist who has been associated with the earth liberation front (elf) and animal liberation front (alf)....
The animal liberation front (alf) is an umbrella term used by animal-rights activists who engage in direct action on behalf of animals, or in protest at the animal-testing...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/ea/earth_liberation_front.htm   (2022 words)

  
 What does the ELF want from us? By Brendan I. Koerner
The radical Earth Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for an Oct. 24 attack on a Wal-Mart construction site in Martinsville, Ind. The saboteurs vandalized over a dozen vehicles, resulting in $25,000 worth of damages—a tiny blip compared to the $100 million in damages the group says it has inflicted since the mid-1990s.
The ELF has been careful to insist that it views itself as a nonviolent group since its action guidelines state that all attacks should be designed to minimize any threat to human life.
In a 2002 congressional statement, FBI counterterrorism official James F. Jarboe characterized the ELF "as a serious terrorist threat." A suspected ELF member, Michael James Scarpitti, is currently a fugitive from the FBI, and Rep.
www.slate.com /id/2090581   (569 words)

  
 Earth Liberation Front (ELF)
The Earth Liberation Front is an international underground organization that uses direct action to sabotage corporations and government agencies that profit from the systematic destruction of the natural environment.
The ELF are considered the #1 domestic terrorist threat by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and have caused over $45 million in damages in the US since their appearance in 1997.
A spokesman for the ELF said that they believe that one of their members perpetrated the attack but were not completely certain.
www.targetofopportunity.com /elf.htm   (3341 words)

  
 Satya March 04: What is the Earth Liberation Front?
The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) is an international underground organization that uses direct action to stop the exploitation and destruction of the natural environment.
For the ELF to consider public opinion while planning an action designed to maximize economic damage against those profiting off the destruction of the natural environment, would be to potentially sacrifice the effectiveness of that action.
The ELF ideology maintains that it is the very social and political ideology in operation throughout the westernized countries that creates the various injustices on this planet and ultimately the destruction of life.
www.satyamag.com /mar04/elf.html   (1235 words)

  
 Earth Liberation Front
The movement known as the Earth Liberation Front began at a gathering of members belonging to Earth First, an environmental group, in England in the early 1990's.
By 1997, ELF had established a presence in the United States, and formed an alliance with the Animal Liberation Front.
Rosebraugh gives to the loose, cell-like structure of ELF, there is a band of investigators who suspect that the movement has a small cohesive unit.
www.is.wayne.edu /mrichmon/earth_liberation_front.htm   (867 words)

  
 Earth Liberation Front, stepping up arson campaign Terrence Petty / AP 2jun01
Steele refrained from blaming the ELF and said usually their claims of responsibility for an arson attack are delayed.
The ELF and a sister organization -- the Animal Liberation Front -- have claimed responsibility for more than two dozen acts of vandalism since 1997 -- arson at three luxury homes in Mount Sinai, N.Y., sabotaged logging equipment in Indiana and a 1998 fire that caused $12 million damage at the Vail, Colo., ski resort.
According to the site, the ELF operates in "small groups that consist of one to several people" and each cell is anonymous not just to the public, but also to one another.
www.mindfully.org /Heritage/ELF-Stepping-Up.htm   (987 words)

  
 Media Jihad : feature : Insurrection Rising : The Earth Liberation Front   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
ELF is a radical activist group that has claimed responsibility for many recent acts of sabotage and terrorism, including a widely publicized 1997 arson at a Vail, Colorado ski resort project that caused over $12 million in damages.
Earth Liberation Front Profile, history of ELF actions from Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise.
Earth Liberation Prisoners, a group that supports environmental activists who are imprisoned.
www.mediajihad.com /features/feature1.shtml   (1539 words)

  
 OpinionJournal - Featured Article
ELF first surfaced when it blew up that source of all modern evil, an automobile, in Oregon's Willamette National Forest in 1996.
The group and its parent, Animal Liberation Front, have since taken credit for scores of crimes, their favorite being arson; in 1998 they firebombed a Vail ski resort, destroying $12 million in property and endangering dozens of firefighters.
The weird moral universe that ecoterrorists inhabit is illustrated by David Barbarash, a Canadian citizen and ELF spokesman.
www.opinionjournal.com /editorial/feature.html?id=95001502   (507 words)

  
 Earth Liberation Front member gets 42 months for vandalism [“I should be at school, studying.” ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
ELF is an international group of people who use violence rather than legal means to draw public attention to environmental causes they choose to pursue.
The Earth Liberation Front is an international underground organization that uses direct action in the form of economic sabotage to stop the destruction of the natural environment.
The Earth Liberation Front Press Office is an autonomous entity that serves to publicize news and actions of the ELF, as reported through news media or by anonymous communications from the individuals involved in activities.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1116370/posts   (4432 words)

  
 Earth Liberation Front - ELF - THIS DOMAIN FOR SALE
In an e-mail communique attributed to the Earth Liberation Front known as ELF, a radical environmental group that said the fire was retaliation for Vail's planned expansion on to 4,100 acres of national forest land.
Investigating ELF actions that occurred between 1996 and 2001, the grand jury convened in Eugene is responsible for indicting eleven people in January 2006 in connection with ELF activity throughout the Pacific Northwest and Colorado.
The FBI claims he is associated with the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), a group that has claimed responsibility for dozens of acts of destruction over the past few years.
www.earthliberationfront.com   (16899 words)

  
 AR.net >> Earth Liberation Front   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
The Earth Liberation Front is a spinoff of the Animal Liberation.
Earth Liberation Front extremists wants his sentence reduced to what he claims prosecutors promised him.
Woodson complains that the government has unfairly linked her to the Animal/Earth Liberation Front, but then turns around and says she won't challenge the designation and is, in fact, happy for it.
www.animalrights.net /faq/Organizations/pro_ar/earth_liberation_front.html   (1893 words)

  
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A communiqué from “Tara the Sea Elf” (ELF members refer to themselves as “elves”) claimed that by 1993 the elves had created twenty clandestine cells in England, and had used arson and other means to attack corporations in Europe and North America, including a number engaged in producing genetically modified organisms.
She concluded her own primer on the ELF by asserting that radical environmental and indigenous groups like the militant American Indian Movement “reflect the philosophy of many First Nations [indigenous peoples] across the world, that you have to show your enemy how serious you are in defending what you regard as sacred” (1996: 18).
One of the many reasons for the schism was that many Earth First!ers, including at least two who had been arrested and charged with Foreman, felt that he had disassociated himself from the movement for selfish motives, as part of a strategy to prevent a long prison sentence.
www.epwijnants-lectures.com /eliberationfront.html   (4136 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Local News: Earth Liberation Front members plead guilty in 2001 firebombing
Earth Liberation Front claims responsibility for UW fire
They were both members of the elusive underground of the Earth Liberation Front, which early on the morning of May 21, 2001, set off a firebomb that caused $7 million in damages at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture.
The FBI had ranked the ELF and the ALF as among the nation's top domestic terrorism threats after a string of attacks beginning in 1996 against U.S. Forest Service buildings, a Vail, Colo., ski resort, a wild horse slaughterhouse and other targets.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2003289715_uwfire05m.html   (1222 words)

  
 Earth Liberation Front Terrorizes Pennsylvania Property Owners
The Earth Liberation Front, an international underground movement devoted to techniques of ecoterrorism to protect the environment, has recently embarked on a series of attacks on citizens in western Pennsylvania involving economic sabotage and property destruction.
The Earth Liberation Front also claimed responsibility for razing two test crops for genetically modified corn in Northwestern Pennsylvania, and for making sure that none of the seeds were could be saved for future planting.
Although the Pacific-based Earth Liberation Front has traditionally been associated with attacks on commercial logging mostly in the Northwest, law enforcement officials and the media now warn that the Earth Liberation Front has multiplied its efforts to include attacks against urban sprawl in the Northeast.
www.prfamerica.org /ELF-TerrorInPennsylvania.html   (1435 words)

  
 Earth Liberation Front is now FBI's No. 1 Domestic Terrorist Threat
The FBI’s announced priority and the $40 million in damage for which the Earth Liberation Front claims responsibility haven’t erased the mystique that environmental terrorists have with some remaining sectors of the mainstream media, but news coverage is slowly moving ecoterrorism to a level of grave national concern.
ELF’s pronouncements of an agenda combining anti-capitalism and environmental extremism are nothing new, considering the socialist face of environmentalism.
ELF’s violence finally got mainstream media attention when it burned a ski resort under construction in Vail, Colorado in 1998, causing $12 million in damage.
prfamerica.org /EarthLiberationFrontNo1onFBIList.html   (644 words)

  
 Insight on the News: Radical enviros are crossing the line - Earth Liberation Front, Animal Liberation Front - Brief ...
ELF and ALF claimed responsibility for all of those attacks, the news service reported.
An FBI spokesperson commented that ELF and ALF had crossed the line into terrorism as the law defines it, while the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argues that acts of protest, even when dangerous to human life, should not be considered as terrorist acts.
David Barabash, speaking for ELF and ALF, was quoted as saying that the groups have the best of motives, acting out of compassion for all life, including human life.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1571/is_6_18/ai_83144719   (312 words)

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