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Scott Nudds af329 at james.freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Thu Oct 2 17:41:02 EST 1997


(Mark Shippey) wrote:
:   Supposedly, Earth First! monkeys have now stopped tree-spiking,
: and in these newsgroups some claim to have "renounced violence."

  Earth First is and always has been non-violent.  Even tree-spiking for
which there is yet to be any evidence presented, is non-violent.  It is
a passive act.  Once the claim is made that trees in a forest are
spiked, loggers still have the choice of cutting or not cutting the
trees.

  If Earth First were interested in being violent, they would simply
snipe at loggers from within the forest, or otherwise be violent.

  Silting construction equipment, and other forms of monkey-wrenching
are clearly non-violent acts.

  Now those involved in the forest industry don't like monkey-wrenching
so they attempt to portray Earth First as a violent organization.

  The first lie is the claim that Earth First is violent.  It is
non-violent.

  The second lie is the claim that Earth First is an organization.  It
is not.  It is a movement.


(Mark Shippey) wrote:
: But, at the same time, they sell
: and promote literature that enourages other types of sabatoge and
: assaults on innocent workers and business owners.

  Now Mark Shippey is a liar.  Earth First does encourage sabatoge, and
good for them I say..  But it has not called for violent assaults on
innocent workers or business owners.

  Perhaps Shippey will provide verifiable evidence that Earth First has
done such a thing.



(Mark Shippey) wrote:
: One of the books they push called "EcoDefense"
: is the literal bible of fundamentalist wacko environmentalist
: terrorist type who think they are saving Big Mama Gaia by assaulting
: innocenct workers and business owners.

  Perhaps Shippey will quote from this book where violent assault is
promoted.  He can do this can't he?

  I doubt he can.

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