What is ALEC? – Project Baldwin (2011)

2011-Present, Blockade/Barricade, Date, Defining the Enemy, Occupation, Privatization, Sabotage/Ecotage, Tactics of Disruption, The Bourgeoisie

This is a call to action from Project Baldwin against the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) November meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Project Baldwin argues that ALEC is an organization that brings corporations and legislators together to draft legislation that destroys the environment, increases the criminalization, incarceration, and deportation of individuals, and divides indigenous communities, all while those involved continue to profit from these new laws. Project Baldwin asserts that in 2009 alone, over 200 bills that ALEC helped organize were passed into federal law. The group is calling on individuals to join the fight for four days in Scottsdale, Arizona, and help employ “a diversity of tactics” to stop ALEC’s November meeting from happening.

401 Animals from the University of Iowa Liberated – Communiqué from ALF Activists (2004)

1990-2010, Date, Disruptive Spaces, Sabotage/Ecotage, Tactics of Disruption, The Workplace

A communiqué from ALF activists describes the raid they conducted on the laboratories of the University of Iowa Psychology Department. All equipment and documents pertaining to the work of the vivisectors were destroyed, effectively shutting down the labs, with a total of 401 animals freed from testing. The animals were treated by a veterinarian and placed in homes. An addendum was added with the names and personal information of University of Iowa Psychology Department vivisectors.