In the 1980s, to be Left wing and progressive meant supporting the miners, and making the case for coal.
Not any more. Indymedia reports:
Sabotage the Machines!
Activists entered the Cutacre coal mine in the early hours of a June morning, & sabotaged 7 monster-trucks, used to transport coal around the site.
They report that metal hair-pins were cut to length, coated in superglue & inserted deep into the locks of the vehicles. Another healthy dose of glue followed for good measure.
It is not known how long the vehicles were out of action- oddly nobody hung around long enough to find out.
The site is located in the Greater Manchester area, & is operatedby “lets trash the planet” UK Coal. It is on land owned by ” lets sell our mums for money” Peel Holdings.
The activists say they were inspired by fine examples of sabotage at Mainshill, & hope that all over the country, people will resist the destruction, & sabotage machinery.
Nobody was arrested.
How fashions change!