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ELF Speaker at NYU this Tuesday, Sept. 24th (english)
20 Sep 2002
Former Spokesperson for the Earth Liberation Front, Leslie James Pickering, to Speak at NYU this Tuesday, Sept. 24th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 20, 2002

Former Spokesperson for the Underground
Earth Liberation Front (ELF) to Speak at NYU

New York, NY: Leslie James Pickering, the former spokesperson for the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), will be publicly speaking at New York University (NYU) on Tuesday, September 24th at 8:00 PM.

Since 1996, the Earth Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for well over $40 million in damages to individuals, corporations and government agencies that profit from the destruction of life on Earth. The ELF. has engaged in dozens of illegal acts of sabotage, including a number of high profile arsons such as; the May, 2001 arson at the offices of Toby Bradshaw at the University of Washington, the January, 2001 arson at Superior Lumber in Glendale, Oregon, the December, 1999 arson at the office of Catherine Ives at Michigan State University, and the December, 1998 arson at US Forest Industries in Medford, Oregon, the October, 1998 arson at Vail Resorts in Colorado, the $500,000 development arson last March at Wintergreen Gorge in Erie, Pennsylvania, and last month?s $750,000 arson at the US Forest Service Research Center in Irvine, PA to name a few.

At last February?s Congressional Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health James F Jarboe, Domestic Terrorism Section Chief of the FBI, stated that the Earth Liberation Front is considered the ?number one priority? of their domestic terrorist program.

Lesllie James Pickering sees things differently. ?The Earth Liberation Front realize that those destroying the Earth and the elements of the natural environment that we all need to survive; fresh air, clean water, healthy soil, are engaging in this activity for the sole purpose of making money. Corporations, government agencies and individuals are literally making a killing of the destruction of the Earth. Therefore the ELF take direct action, in the form of economic sabotage, in efforts to eliminate the profit motive driving this annihilation. The Earth Liberation Front realize that without a healthy and intact environment, without fresh air, clean water and healthy soil, we as a people are racing down a path towards extinction.? Pickering continued, ?The system enforces a value structure that places property and profits above the people and the natural environment that sustains our life. The ELF are part of a larger emerging revolutionary movement that is struggling to drastically change this scenario.?

Pickering recently released a lengthy statement to the effect of denouncing ?the nonviolence-as-gospel dog-and-pony show (as) a kind of psychological illness common among liberal North Americans.? The full text of this statement can be viewed at:
< http://www.infoshop.org/inews/stories.php?story=02/06/15/3229576 >


*Media and members of the general public will likely need special permission to attend this event so if you have a sincere interest contact:

Leslie James Pickering
(716) 698-2396
no-one (at) tao.ca
www.earthliberationfront.com - (for more general information)

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See also:
www.earthliberationfront.com
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