From Liberación Total translated by This is Our Job
December 29, 2009
At around 3 a.m. on December 24, we left an explosive device stuffed with dynamite at the BBVA bank branch in Ecatepec, Mexico State. At the same time, we left another one of our gifts in front of of the Kenworth company, which was being guarded by two state police patrols. Both targets suffered damage to their windows.
We undertook this action on the same avenue (José López Portillo) where, a few weeks ago, the “Unforgettable Vengeance Eco-Sabotage Brigade” detonated a gas canister bomb at a Banamex in Coacalco. The authorities didn’t imagine that other groups would again attack the same “controlled perimeter,” and they left such targets vulnerable and ready for our packages of dynamite.
The destruction of their social peace was inevitable when the fuse was lit and the device activated. The loud explosions echoed in the ears of those who sustain power and authoritarianism, gained at the cost of the destruction of the planet we live on, which in turn is mostly caused by companies like the ones we attacked this morning.
BBVA is a deceitful company that manages money earned from the exploitation of animals, humans, and the Earth. Kenworth is tied to the construction industry and has contacts with businesses like CAT and CARSO, which are directly responsible for environmental devastation. They received our message, not with words, but with actions. Since we deal radically with subjects like the ones mentioned in this communiqué, we have decided to no longer speak, and to begin to act.
The day after our action, the merciless newspapers mentioned nothing about what happened, yet they were filled with hypocritical nonsense about “merry Christmas celebrations,” on an ominous date admired by insatiable capitalism as the socioeconomic reclamation of its reign over the world. The conspiracy between the media and the authorities that caught a glimpse of our action was clear. Their aim is to keep society calm on these festive days, and who would be calmed by seeing news about bombs exploding in the country during such important times of “friendly coexistence”? We screwed their expectations. They know that discontent is not only in our heads, but also in our sabotage, even though it may be hidden or distorted.
With these explosions, we want to show solidarity with those arrested on December 15 in Tlalpan, Mexico City, especially Abraham and Fermín. They may be young, but their great commitment to Earth liberation is more than apparent, and one of the ways to start the offensive for direct solidarity. Hang in there, compas. May the fires burn and the bombs explode in your names!
Direct solidarity with Víctor Herrera, Emmanuel Hernández, Abraham López, and Fermín Gómez!
- Animal Liberation Front/Earth Liberation Front