ALF is Watching and there’s No Place To Hide, The (1988 – Laguna Beach, CA) Punk record and zine unfortunately produced by Sean Muttaqi, the founder of an anti-gay, anti-abortion tendency known as Hardline. This effort precedes his time as a cult leader, and minus his association with it, the record isn’t bad!
A Little is Enough, A Zine By Antarctic Sailors (2012/2013. The Southern Ocean) Written by the crew members aboard the Sea Shepherd vessel M/Y Bob Barker. This is the side of Sea Shepherd that people do not see on Whale Wars: the dedicated crew members who see Animal Planet executives as “prodouchebags,” who discuss issues of race and gender with each other on long, icy nights. Plus, SODUKU!
A.L.F. On Trial – Capitalism Under Attack In The 1980’s (1987. City of publication unknown, England) On February 5th of 1987 ten British animal liberationists were sentenced to an aggregate of 38 years after a trial prosecutors had designed to “break the back of the ALF.” This case, popularly referred to as the Sheffield Trial, set precedents not only in the UK, but worldwide for the manner in which vegan militants would be tried by the state and media. An anarchist analysis of the court proceedings from 1987 has survived in the form of this brief, snarky pamphlet.
Cascadia Forest Alliance Disorientation Manual (2003. City of publication unknown, likely Eugene, OR. USA) Militancy in defense of the planet is an artform, and this publication from the Cascadia Forest Alliance aimed to bring the basics to the masses who showed up at camps in the woods, eager to get active. It explains the basics of anti-oppression policies, direct action, consensus decision making, and security culture.
Counter Friction (1998. Bloomington, IN. USA) A joint effort between Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade and the Animal Defense Leagues, Counter Friction was published during a period of internal conflict in the movement that led to lower participation and folded after a single issue.
Elaho Valley Anarchist Horde on the end of the 7Cs: A Journal of Sasquatchology (2001, Victoria, BC Canada) The end of the 90s and the early 2000s was a busy time for forest defenders, and across the globe direct action campaigns for wilderness were abundant and inspiring. There are many famous examples, and while Warner Creek and the anti-roads campaigns of England may have stolen the spotlight, one rugged crew in British Columbia carried on an overlooked battle that every activist should know about. If you like raging warrior grannies, sabotage, unlikely coalitions, and open revolt against corporations and their governmental subsidiaries, then you ought to read up on the history of actions in the Elaho, Squamish, and Simms valleys.
FAQ About the Earth Liberation Front (2001, Portland, OR. USA) A short FAQ on the ELF from the perspectives of Craig Rosebraugh and Leslie James Pickering.
Flamethrower (1986. London, England) We received this publication from another archivist but have very little information about its origins. Still, with a flame throwing, angry feminist on the cover how can you go wrong? If you have more information about Flamethrower please contact us!