Friday, August 28, 2009

Wells Fargo Attacked; Arcata, CA

"Report of solidarity action for Puget Sound

destroy the prisons! destroy the banks! smash ICE!
sometime last weekend anarchists attacked wells fargo bank in arcata california. wells fargo is an investor in the GEO group. the GEO group is a corporation that runs private prisons in many countries throughout the world. one such prison is the ICE northwest detention center in tacoma.

this action is in response to the recent pepper spraying of people at the northwest dentention center in tacoma, as well as the ICE raids that took place at the sun valley group flower factory in arcata last year. the realities of daily life in prison and at work in factories are terrible enough. why does ICE seek to increase the misery?

solidarity means attack: this is dedicated to the south puget sound anarchists who are being punished for charges stemming from the events of may day 2008. as they endure their punishments may this serve as a reference point for them as their actions have served as a reference point for many. destroy the prisons! destroy the banks! smash ICE! "

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Santa Cruz, CA: Ecotage at Construction Site, $500,000 in Damage

Vandals cause $500K in damage

A vandalism of a Green Hills Road construction site during the weekend caused at least $500,000 in damage to 15 tractors and earth movers, Scotts Valley police reported Tuesday.

The damage was discovered Monday morning. Two or more vandals put a mortar-like substance into the engine blocks or fuel lines of all the large machinery at the project site, where a company is in the early stages of building a 16-home development, according to police.

No one has claimed responsibility and investigators have no suspects, though they did collect evidence at the scene, police Lt. John Hohmann said.

Police have not categorized the crime as ecoterrorism, but the FBI offered assistance in the investigation. Scotts Valley police are also collaborating with UC Santa Cruz police. Hohmann said the university has had "quite a few incidents" of similar vandalism, the most recent of which was a few weeks ago. No one has been arrested in connection with those incidents and UCSC police have no suspects, Hohmann said.