Groups of eco-anarchists are becoming more organized even internationally in violent attacks on scientists. Per the article:


A group calling itself the Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front has claimed responsibility for the non-fatal shooting of a nuclear-engineering executive on 7 May in Genoa, Italy. The same group sent a letter bomb to a Swiss pro-nuclear lobby group in 2011; attempted to bomb IBM’s nanotechnology laboratory in Switzerland in 2010; and has ties with a group responsible for at least four bomb attacks on nanotechnology facilities in Mexico. Security authorities say that such eco-anarchist groups are forging stronger links...The cell says that it is uniting with eco-anarchist groups in other countries, including Mexico, Chile, Greece and the United Kingdom...“These people do not represent mainstream opinion. But I am still pretty frightened by this violence,” says Michael Hagmann, a biochemist and head of corporate communications for the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology near Zurich, a public-sector partner of the IBM facility that also does nanotechnology research. “Just a few weeks after the attempted bombing, we were due to have a large conference on nanotechnology and we were really quite nervous” about going ahead with it, Hagmann says.

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If the goal is to stop global nuclear disaster I cannot argue with that but the methods are beyond reason when people die in carrying out these attacks. I don't have ant solutions but nuclear warfare is a serious matter I do not want to contemplate. Peace.

Insanity has all manner of faces.  We did NOT need another on top of all those we currently face!

It is well documented that throughout history science has done much more good than harm. I see these attacks as at best a self-serving means of people of a demented mentality to have the spotlight put on them. I think they are about becoming important without having to earn the qualification.

So they want their 15 minutes of fame.  I wonder if they're going to like just HOW they get it?

I am sure science has been more good than harm but the harmful aspects should be protested in a NON VIOLENT way. That is what I say in my first post. I was not promoting the violent method they employ. Peace





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