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 EUMENA 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.

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DateLocationActionURLTargetsAttacksTags
2014-12-22GermanyReport of a cyberattack on a steel mill earlier in the yearhttps://www.rt.com/news/216379-germany-steel-plant-hack/11
2014-11-05BrusselsBelgiumConstruction equipment burned in solidarity with the fight in Testethttp://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/content/brussels-construction-equipment-burned-solidarity-fight-testet1001
2014-10-14SinaiJordanMilitants sabotage a gas pipeline between Egypt and Jordanhttp://www.timesofisrael.com/militants-sabotage-egypt-jordan-gas-pipeline-in-sinai/101
2014-07-12Bessines-sur-GartempeFranceTrain carrying nuclear waste derailedhttps://deepgreenresistancenewyork.org/resistance/direct-action/property-destruction/sabotage-of-nuclear-train-in-france/01100
2014-06-00GironaSpainSabotage over two months of vehicles related to the Very High Tension Linehttp://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/content/catalonia-wave-sabotage-against-high-tension-lines10001
2014-06-03GenoaItalyTractors sabotaged in protest of high speed rail projecthttp://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2014/06/14/three-more-vehicles-sabotaged-in-italys-no-tav-struggle/00101
2014-05-20BolognaItalyCables cut and cockpits burned in protest of high speed rail projecthttp://actforfree.nostate.net/?p=169871010110
2014-05-00CataloniaSpainVehicles, towers, and generators related to High Tension Lines sabotagedhttp://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/content/catalonia-wave-sabotage-against-high-tension-lines0001011
2014-02-00CataloniaSpainSabotage of towers and cables related to High Tension Lines http://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/content/catalonia-wave-sabotage-against-high-tension-lines00110
2014-01-00CataloniaSpainExcavators related to High Tension Lines sabotagedhttp://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/content/catalonia-wave-sabotage-against-high-tension-lines0001
2013-08-00CataloniaSpainOver four months, twenty excavators, vehicles and machines sabotaged, plus trails blocked in fight against High Tension Lines http://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/content/catalonia-wave-sabotage-against-high-tension-lines01101
2013-06-00CataloniaSpainVehicles related to High Tension Lines sabotagedhttp://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/content/catalonia-wave-sabotage-against-high-tension-lines101
2013-05-01BelarusPower pylons cut with hacksaws near a nuclear power plant construction sitehttp://325.nostate.net/?p=792201001
2013-04-30MaribYemenMilitants sabotage power lines and an oil pipelinehttps://web-beta.archive.org/web/20160503201456/http://www.energytribune.com/76397/yemen-halts-oil-supplies-after-attack-on-pipeline1011
2013-04-15Sana'aYemenMilitants sabotage power transmission lines in Yemenhttp://www.sabanews.net/en/news305962.htm0110
2013-04-08East AyrshireScotlandMilitants sabotage critical equipment belonging to Scottish Coal at Powharnal open cast coal minehttps://web-beta.archive.org/web/20160330102729/http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/3313410101
2013-04-03Derrylin / Ballyconnell borderIrelandSaboteurs cut power and communication lines servicing manufacturing plantshttp://www.leitrimobserver.ie/news/local/sabotage-attacks-on-the-quinn-group-1-4958441100110
2013-03-27EgyptSaboteurs cut crucial undersea internet cablehttp://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/saboteurs-cut-undersea-internet-cable-near-egypt/011
2013-02-17SkouriesGreeceSeveral dozen masked activists set fire to machinery, vehicles, containers and mobile offices at the Hellas gold minehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-2148977911001
2013-02-01DevonEnglandTwo wind turbines topple with support base bolts removedhttp://www.upi.com/Science_News/Technology/2013/02/01/Sabotage-may-have-felled-UKwind-turbine/UPI-71001359750999/11
2013-01-07Combe Haven ValleyUKALF/ELF sabotages construction efforts in solidarity with the aboveground campaigns against a roadhttp://www.directaction.info/news_jan12_13.htm10
2013-01-01FranceHigh-power electric transmission pylons partially cut with hacksawshttp://antidev.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/hack-attacks-against-power-lines-in-france/1001
2013-01-03BathamptonUKArson at transmitter site in knocks out television and radio in 80,000 homes http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256525/Bathampton-arson-attack-transmitter-site-leaves-80-000-homes-TV-radio.html101
2012-12-16YemenMilitants use explosives to sabotage the country's only liquified natural gas pipelinehttp://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/122830/Yemen_LNG_Confirms_Sabotage_Cause_of_Pipeline_Explosion101
2012-12-02MaribYemenMan sabotages oil pipeline and electric towershttp://www.yementimes.com/en/1630/news/1682/Marib-pipeline-attacked-electricity-towers-sabotaged.htm10011
2012-05-22BristolUKRailway signaling burnedhttp://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/may/25/anarchists-claim-railway-signalling-bristol11
2011-10-05EngalsvikNorwayAgenda 21 opens a valve to sink the whaler Onsoyvaeringenhttp://www.animalliberationfront.com/ALFront/Actions-Norway/BitebackReports.htm11
2011-02-00Al-IrishEgyptA Beduoin blows up a natural gas plant with rocket-propelled grenadeshttp://www.businessinsider.com/egypt-israel-pipeline-2011-2?IR=T1001
2010-04-02SvolvaerNorwayAgenda 21 opens 2 valves, sinking the docked whaler Sofiehttp://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2010/04/09/agenda-21-strikes-again-21111
2009-04-23HenningsvaerNorwayAgenda 21 opens a valve to sink the whaler Skarbakkhttp://www.animalliberationfront.com/ALFront/Actions-Norway/BitebackReports.htm11
2008-11-28KentEnglandOne person crashes turbine at coal power station, halting power for four hourshttp://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/dec/11/kingsnorth-green-banksy-saboteur11
2007-08-30SvolvaerNorwayAgenda 21 sinks the whaler Willassen Senior, which is then scrappedhttp://www.animalliberationfront.com/ALFront/Actions-Norway/BitebackReports.htm11
1998-00-00NorwayAgenda 21 sinks the whaler Morildhttp://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/leedsbradford/2009/04/428802.html11
1996-10-30MortsundLofoten IslandsNorwayAgenda 21 opens valve to sink the whaler Elin-Torilhttp://www.burmalibrary.org/reg.burma/archives/199711/msg00291.html11
1992-12-27RekefjordNorwaySea Shepherd sabotages the whaler Nybraenahttps://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!msg/talk.environment/2tmdzySLd3Y/KG_m6UbwlMoJ11
1986-11-09ReykjavikIcelandSea Shepherd opens valves to sink two whaling shipshttp://www.nytimes.com/1986/11/10/world/militants-sink-2-of-iceland-s-whaling-vessels.html11
1980-04-27VigoSpainSea Shepherd sinks the whalers Isba I and Isba II with mines, thus ending Spanish whalinghttp://scholarlycommons.law.cwsl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1354&context=cwilj11
1979-02-05LisbonPortugalThe whaler Sierra is sunk by a magnetic mine while undergoing repairshttp://scholarlycommons.law.cwsl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1354&context=cwilj11
2016-04-23ElsdorfNRWGermanySaboteurs set fire to high-voltage cables at the Hambach minehttps://325.nostate.net/2016/04/26/heavy-attack-on-high-voltage-cable-in-hambach-germany/1000000000001000000000
2016-02-17CeyhanTurkeyOil pipeline carrying 600,000 barrels per day sabotagedhttp://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-pipeline-turkey-idUSKCN0VW24U0000000000010000000000
1986-11-08HvalfjordurIcelandSea Shepherd sabotages Iceland's only whale processing factoryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_Hvalur_sinkings%200001000001000000000000
1994-01-24GressvikNorwaySea Shepherd sabotages the whaler Senethttps://groups.google.com/d/msg/talk.environment/2tmdzySLd3Y/yr9pu45yo-EJ0100000001000000000000
2016-00-00UKStrategic, informed, and prolonged sabotage of freight signals disrupts rail traffic on an ongoing basishttp://deepgreenresistance.uk/resistance/direct-action/property-destruction/underground-actions-dont-hear/0000000001000010000000
2015-10-26ElsdorfNRWGermanySaboteurs destroy 8 construction machines needed for an opencast coal minehttp://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2015/10/29/hambach-forest-defenders-in-germany-sabotage-mining-equipment/0000001001000000000010
2016-02-12GenoaItalyTwo TAV construction bulldozers sabotagedhttp://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2016/02/12/ 1000000001000000000010
2016-02-10GirondeFranceTelephone poles uprootedhttp://actforfree.nostate.net/?p=225440000000000000000001000
2016-01-31TrentoItalyTwo electrical repeaters sabotagedhttp://actforfree.nostate.net/?p=224121000000000001000000000
2011-11-25Sinai PeninsulaEgyptMasked gunmen blow up a gas pipelinehttp://www.rawstory.com/2011/11/egypt-gas-pipeline-blown-up-again-state-media/0010000000010000000000
2015-11-23CrimeaUkrainePower lines to Crimea sabotaged, then repair blockedhttp://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-crimea-idUSKBN0TC1BG20151123#utOWDYYffFpWT5YG.970010000000101000000100
2016-03-16AlgeriaGas facility attacked with rocketshttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/19/world/africa/algeria-bp-statoil-gas-facility-attack.html0010001000000000100000
2016-12-22GreeceGreen Nemesis contaminates food and beverages produced by multinational corporations, forcing removal of products from the shelveshttp://legalinsurrection.com/2016/12/greece-pulls-diet-coke-heinz-ketchup-after-eco-terrorist-threats/0000000000000000000000
2016-04-12IndenNRWGermanySaboteur damages powerline pylon required by an open pit minehttp://hambachforest.blogsport.de/2016/04/26/sabotage/0000000000001000000100
2017-01-04IranArab group bombs two pipelineshttp://bigstory.ap.org/article/431258c9e3234833805aba0d9a3d9c39/arab-separatists-claim-2-pipeline-bombings-southern-iran0010000000010000000000
1977-12-18LemónizBizkaiaSpainETA attacks Guardia Civil post guarding Lemóniz Nuclear Power Plant, under construction but never to be completedhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lem%C3%B3niz_Nuclear_Power_Plant0000000100100100000000
1978-03-17LemónizBizkaiaSpainETA bombs reactor station of Lemóniz Nuclear Power Plant, under construction but never to be completedhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lem%C3%B3niz_Nuclear_Power_Plant0010000000000100000000
1979-06-13LemónizBizkaiaSpainETA bombs turbine area of Lemóniz Nuclear Power Plant, under construction but never to be completedhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lem%C3%B3niz_Nuclear_Power_Plant0010000000000100000000
1981-01-29LemónizBizkaiaSpainETA kidnaps chief engineer of Lemóniz Nuclear Power Plant, under construction but never to be completed. When their demand that construction halt are not met, they execute him.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lem%C3%B3niz_Nuclear_Power_Plant0000000100000100000000
1982-05-05LemónizBizkaiaSpainETA assassinates chief project engineer of Lemóniz Nuclear Power Plant, under construction but never to be completedhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lem%C3%B3niz_Nuclear_Power_Plant0000000100000100100000
2015-12-23Ivano-FrankivskUkraineHackers launch a sophisticated attack, months in the works, to shut down dozens of substationshttps://www.wired.com/2016/03/inside-cunning-unprecedented-hack-ukraines-power-grid/0000100000000000010000
2016-05-00NewarkNottinghamshireUKSubstation shot on three occasions with light gun, causing three power cutshttp://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-3638392500000000000000000110000
2015-07-14Berre-l'EtangFranceSaboteurs explode two tanks at petrochemical planthttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-3353734510000010000000000000000
2014-06-17UkraineNatural gas pipeline bombedhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10909446/Huge-Ukraine-gas-pipeline-explosion-caused-by-bomb.html00100000000010000000000
2011-11-19NetherfieldNottinghamUKThieves steal copper from substation, disabling ithttp://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-1588887800000000001000000010000
2017-09-00BelgiumArsons destroy buildings of two arms manufacturers; a device at a third site is defusedhttps://insurrectionnewsworldwide.com/2017/10/23/belgium-wave-of-arson-attacks-targeting-international-arms-industry-contractors/10010000000000000000000
2017-11-14TurinItalyAnarchists burn mobile phone mastshttp://actforfree.nostate.net/?p=2891810000000000000000001000
2017-11-10NamusBelgiumHooded militants set fire to electric booths causing damage to fiber optic cablinghttp://actforfree.nostate.net/?p=2897410000000000000000001000
2016-05-25TiranaAlbaniaTwo men set off explosive device damaging three turbines of a hydroelectric planthttps://seenews.com/news/deliberate-blast-at-gjegjan-hpp-in-albania-causes-3-mln-euro-damages-report-52620800100100000000100000000
2015-12-31BohdanivkaKhersonUkraineExplosive device detonated on a power pylonhttps://jamestown.org/program/ukraine-stops-power-supply-to-russian-annexed-crimea/00100000000001000000100
2012-07-26BurgundyFranceCable on TGV high-speed train line cuthttp://en.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20120726-delays-southbound-french-railway-after-tgv-sabotage00000000001000010000000
2008-11-08FranceMetal bars hooked on overhead power cables in four locations to sabotage high-speed TGV rail lineshttps://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1858191,00.html00000000001000010000000
2007-11-21FranceHigh-speed TGV network sabotaged in multiple locations with arsons and shutting of signal switcheshttp://www.huliq.com/42553/french-rail-network-sabotaged10000000001000010000000
2004-07-00ItalyTwo cell towers blown up, following one burned in Junehttp://archive.indymedia.org.nz/article/69687/anarchist-action-report-world-wide.html10100000000000000001100
2004-08-15RomeItalyOctopus fishing hooks suspended from cables in attempt to rip away train electric supply http://archive.indymedia.org.nz/article/69687/anarchist-action-report-world-wide.html00000000001000010000000
2016-11-19ItalyIncendiary device placed on train trackshttps://waronsociety.noblogs.org/?p=965710000000000000010000000
2016-01-27Sinai PeninsulaEgyptGas pipeline bombed for at least the 30th time, frequently disrupting exports to Jordan and Israelhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Gas_Pipeline00100000000010000000000
2013-04-02ZueitinaLibyaPipelines to oil port bombedhttps://jamahiriyanewsagency.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/libya-pipeline-explosions-result-of-sabotage/00100000000010000000000
2016-12-01AnbarIraq80 electric transmission towers bombed in the 3rd such attack in dayshttps://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/attack-80-electricity-towers-anbar-leaves-2-casualties/00100000000001000000100
2014-04-00Ain al-JahashIraqKirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline shut down for years by bombings and attacks on repair crews, stopping up to 400,000 bpd of oil pumpinghttp://www.targetexploration.com/Iraq-Turkey.pdf00100001000010000000000
2002-07-03BergamoLombardyItalyAntenna and transmitter installation slightly damaged with incendiaries. (page 15)https://archive.org/details/GreenAnarchy1010000000000000000001000
2009-08-05GlentaggartSouth LanarkshireScotlandActivists damage 6.5km long coal conveyor belt, forcing coal to be trucked for two days from the mine to a power plant.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/aug/06/mainshill-coal-protest00000010001000000000000
2016-03-11VillabonaGipuzkoaSpainCounterweights of rail line cut, creating voltage drop halting train traffic.https://en-contrainfo.espiv.net/2016/03/21/asturias-spanish-trains-sabotaged-in-solidarity-with-monica-and-francisco/00000000001000010000000
2016-03-06Avon Gorge, BristolUKMultiple rail lines (tracks?) cut with a portable disc cutter.https://325.nostate.net/2016/03/22/sabotage-of-coal-rail-transport-line-in-avon-gorge-uk/00000000001000010000000
2017-08-00Saudi ArabiaSophisticated cyberattack presumably by a nation state comes close to causing explosion at petrochemical planthttps://www.cyberscoop.com/trisis-ics-malware-saudi-arabia/00001010000000000000000
2017-01-00Saudi ArabiaComputers crashed in multiple petrochemical plants, requiring months to recoverhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/technology/saudi-arabia-hacks-cyberattacks.html00001010000000000000000
2009-07-20DartfordKentUKLocks cut on cable bridge and fire set, damaging four major electric circuits and causing widespread outages for dayshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8160508.stm10000000000001000000000
2018-05-24BirimaKirkukIraqTwo power lines destroyed simultaneously, triggering blackouts in two citieshttps://sofrep.com/103805/islamic-state-operatives-sabotage-iraqi-infrastructure-by-attacking-the-power-grid/00000000000001000000100
2004-05-00FinlandConstruction vehicles torched to slow construction of super highway (page 24 of PDF)https://ia802302.us.archive.org/31/items/GreenAnarchy18/GA18.pdf10000000000000001000010
2004-04-00SondrioLombardyItalyIn three incidents, transmission towers toppled with explosives (page 22 of PDF)https://ia801407.us.archive.org/6/items/GreenAnarchy17/GA17.pdf00100000000001000000100
2003-11-21MarneBergamoItalyElectric transformer torched to disrupt supply to nearby Bayer factory (page 22 of PDF)https://ia801407.us.archive.org/6/items/GreenAnarchy17/GA17.pdf10000000000000100010000
1987-07-12CosenzaCalabriaItaly150 kV transmission tower sawn and pulled downhttp://sfbay-anarchists.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/electric-funeral1.pdf00000000001001000000100
1987-09-09BrasimoneItalyTransmission tower toppledhttp://sfbay-anarchists.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/electric-funeral1.pdf00000000001001000000100
1988-03-08CosenzaCalabriaItalyTransmission tower cut downhttp://sfbay-anarchists.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/electric-funeral1.pdf00000000001001000000100
1988-03-12ItalyTwo transmission towers in different areas sawn and toppledhttp://sfbay-anarchists.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/electric-funeral1.pdf00000000001001000000100
1988-06-09VicenzaVenetoItalyMain electrical line destroyed by flameshttp://sfbay-anarchists.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/electric-funeral1.pdf10000000000001000000000
1988-10-15NoceCatanzaroItaly150 kV transmission tower partly sawn downhttp://sfbay-anarchists.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/electric-funeral1.pdf00000000001001000000100
2012-08-15Saudi ArabiaInsider strategically infects Aramco with a virus, erasing data on 75% of the corporate computershttps://dgrnewsservice.org/resistance/strategy/time-is-short-cyber-sabotage-in-saudi-arabia/00001000000000000000000