Underground Action Calendar

Deep Green Resistance maintains an international Underground Action Calendar to publicize and normalize the use of militant and underground tactics in the fight for justice and sustainability. Below, we excerpt actions from the area covered by the Southwest Coalition region of Deep Green Resistance. Listing an action does not necessarily mean we support the goals, strategies, or tactics of those actionists.

See also our Resistance Profiles for broader information on the strategies, tactics, goals, and effectiveness of various historic and contemporary resistance groups.

If you know of a published action appropriate to add to the Calendar, contact us at undergroundpromotion@deepgreenresistance.org

NOTE: We ONLY accept communications about actions that are already publicly known in one form or another. DO NOT send original communiques directly to this email address. THIS IS NOT A SECURE MEANS OF COMMUNICATION.

DateLocationActionURLTargetsAttacksTags
2015-02-25FlagstaffArizonaUSFiber-optic line supplying data to much of northern AZ severedhttp://www.cbsnews.com/news/arizona-internet-phone-lines-centurylink-fiber-optic-line-cut-vandalism/11
2014-06-11NogalesArizonaUSIncendiary device set at a power stationhttp://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/2014/06/16/threats-cyberattacks-just-serious-sabotage-seen-power-plant/10592857/100001000
2013-04-16San JoseCaliforniaUSSaboteur(s) cut communication cables, then shoot multiple transformershttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalf_sniper_attack010111
2003-10-20AndersonCaliforniaUSMan removes bolts from high voltage tower; is also suspected of doing so to three Oregon towershttp://articles.latimes.com/2003/nov/03/local/me-bolts3000000001000000000100
2015-06-30San Francisco BayCaifornaUSThree fiber-optic cables cut in the last of 11 attacks over a year on high-capacity internet cableshttp://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/06/30/california-internet-outage/29521335/0000000001000000001000
2015-06-20WittmanAZUSWooden cell tower pole cut down, causing it to fall on power lines and trigger a power outagehttp://www.cbs5az.com/story/29369530/cellphone-tower-sabotaged-causing-power-outage0000000001001000001100
2016-09-25KanabUtahUSSniper shoots the cooling radiator on a substation transformer, disabling the transformer for monthshttp://www.deseretnews.com/article/865663594/Power-company-offers-rare-50K-reward-for-information-on-vandalism.html0000000000000000110000
1988-09-25Grand CanyonArizonaUSEvan Mecham Eco-Terrorist International Conspiracy cuts thirty-four power poles, disrupting power at three uranium mines, perhaps contributing to mine closure for more than 20 yearshttps://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/search/IncidentSummary.aspx?gtdid=19880925000900000000001001000000100
1986-05-14Palo VerdeArizonaUSMetal-weighted ropes thrown onto wires to short circuit high voltage power lineshttps://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/search/IncidentSummary.aspx?gtdid=19860514001500000000001001000000000
2014-12-10Los AngelesCaliforniaUSMan burns down seven story apartment complex under constructionhttp://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-davinci-fire-20160510-snap-story.html10010000000000000000000