Earthlings, Anarchists and Other Animals
by Sarah Gerard, New York Times, July 27, 2014
I was watching a “60 Minutes” report on YouTube when I realized I could burn down a logging station. The 2005 report, called “Burning Rage,” told the story of the environmental extremist group the Earth Liberation Front, which the United States government had come to regard as its greatest domestic “terrorist” threat. At the time, the E.L.F. was responsible for over 1,000 actions, including the most financially destructive act of domestic terrorism ever recorded: One of its autonomous cells had set fire to a $23 million housing development outside San Diego, completely destroying it.