Die Earth Liberation Front (ELF) war in den Vereinigten Staten offiziell seit 1997 aktiv. In dieser Zeit wurde in ihrem Namem ein Sachschaden von mehr als 100 Mio. Dollar verursacht. Mit dem Wachstum der Organisation und der breiteren Streuung der Ziele hat die ELF eine radikale Position gegenüber Personen, Verbänden und Regierungen eingenommen, welche (nach Meinung der Aktivist_innen) Geld und Gewinn über den Erhalt der Natur gestellt haben. An Stelle staatlich genehmigter Protestformen nutzt die ELF ökonomische Sabotage, um ihre Ziele direkt im finanziellen Bereich zu treffen.
Leslie James Pickering war Mitbegründer und Sprecher der North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office und verfolgt die Aktivitäten der ELF über Kommuniques, Untergrundzeitungen, Interviews und Nachrichtenbeiträge.
The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) has been active in the United States officially since 1997, causing more than $100 million in damages to various entities. As the organization continues to grow and expand its range of targets, ELF has taken an extreme position against individuals, corporations, and governments that, in the organization's view, places monetary gain ahead of the natural environment. Rejecting state sanctioned means of legal protest, ELF uses economic sabotage to inflict financial suffering on those deemed objectionable.
In February 2002, the FBI listed the ELF as the largest and most active US-based terrorist group. Although no one has died in any of these operations, ELF's campaign against loggers, SUV dealerships, and others it considers threats to the planet have galvanized and polarized the environmental movement.
Former ELF spokesperson Leslie James Pickering traces the first five years of ELF activity through communiques, underground newspapers, interviews and news media releases.
The first book to be published on the ELF, Earth Liberation Front 1997-2002, is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the radical environmental movement in the United States and the birth of a clandestine, underground organization acting in defense of the planet.
About Leslie James Pickering:
Leslie James Pickering was a founder and spokesperson for the North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office, serving with the organization from early 2000 until the summer of 2002. During this period, the Press Office sustained two raids by the FBI, BATF, and local law enforcement agencies, responded to over half a dozen grand jury subpoenas, conducted public presentations, produced booklets, newspapers, magazines, and a video on the ELF and handled the public release of communiques for dozens of the most vital ELF actions.
Through the Press Office, Leslie was the editor of Resistance, the Journal of the North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office, and many other independently produced materials regarding the ELF. Leslie has handled countless local, national and international media inquiries resulting in articles in the NY Times, Washington Times, LA Times, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, and many more. He has also conducted interviews with ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX, CBC, BBC, National Geographic TV and many others, and has given lectures at American University, Lewis & Clark College, Saint Michael's University, Furman University, Bard College, NYU, Fresno State, Macalester, University of West Los Angeles, Princeton, Mercyhurst College, Syracuse and others.
Leslie holds a BA in Community Organizing and Journalism and a MA in History of American Social Justice Struggles and Journalism from Goddard College. He lives in his hometown of Buffalo, NY.
Auflage: 2. Auflage 2007
Verlag: arissa media group
Website: Leslie James Pickering