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Posted on September 23, 2003 at 03:01 PM in Not Australia | Permalink

As if we didn't have enough trouble with religious wackos blowing things up, along comes a group doing it the name of the environment. The ELF claims to have inflicted more than $US100 million (AU$147 million) in damage in "ecotage" since 1997. What was I saying about becoming cynical about environmentalists?

The info on their website is disturbing, the rhetoric sounds more like a communist or fanatical Muslim text.

By operating in cells (small groups that consist of one to several people), the security of group members is maintained. Each cell is anonymous not only to the public but also to one another. This decentralized structure helps keep activists out of jail and free to continue conducting actions.
There was even one activist, Bosco Boscovich, in Australia, who using the name Pacific Popular Front, torched a French embassy in Perth to protest at the French nuclear tests in the region.
If you are arrested do not name names. Helping the police with their enquiries will not save you from a prison sentence. All it achieves is the exposing of the police informant as a cowardly gutless traitor who will quite rightly be despised by the Earth Liberation Front movement and they will receive no support whilst they are inside.

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Bosco Boscovich went to the same school as me, but before I went there. The teachers remembered him as a weird kid who would line up dolls on his desk every day.

# Posted by: Robert (, 20) at Sep 26, 2003 5:59:29 PM

Hehe, he'd be getting "Does not play well with others" on his report card for sure.

# Posted by: Glenn Slaven ( at Oct 2, 2003 4:09:51 PM

Possibly no one will read this, as the last posted comment was months ago. But I've been reading up on ELF now for years now and I'll agree that a lot of their actions are extreme. But thats not to say I support or condone what they do. The basis of the group from what I can gather is that these people are trying to stop organizations from making profits off the environment like the logging of trees and the bottling of natural resources like water. Their actions border on extreme but should not be mixed with any seemingly racial preduces of other religions that you may hold.
I suggest that you read EVERYTHING you can about them before making unbalanced comments.

# Posted by: Holly ( at Dec 3, 2003 8:08:19 AM

Hmm, Holly, I did read everything I could.

I read up on their own site, their own statements & assertions and they read like a fanatic's texts. Not sure what race has to do with any of this either, I didn't mention any races.

# Posted by: Glenn Slaven ( at Dec 4, 2003 9:51:54 AM

To the guy who said he went to school with Bosco and said he was weird, I would just like to correct you. He was an artist and was a bit eccentric. But he was a very warm and good person and it upset me to see that the teachers tell current students that he was some weirdo.

He got sentenced to 3 years in Perth hell hole Casurina prison all for a drunk prank that went to far.

Where ever you are Bosco, some people know you to be the good soul that you are. Forget about the gossipers. You are better than them all.

# Posted by: Julian Leahy ( at Apr 26, 2008 1:20:26 AM

Julian Leahy - I back you up entirely. A group of friends are trying to locate Bosco (aka Michael Keenan) - If anyone knows of his whereabouts please share. Thanks.

# Posted by: Damien Pericles ( at Jan 7, 2011 9:47:41 PM

"I wish the real world would just stop hassling me" - Rob Thomas