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The Monkey Wrench Gang.
|And for why, see Edward Abbey's
The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey is a book of eco-defense. The four protagonists are fairly clear that they are attacking machines, not people. As such, they are not performing terrorism but sabotage and eco-defense.
While The Monkey Wrench Gang is a novel, it could serve as a handbook that our beloved French Resistance would have treasured in WWII, for recipes of how to incapacitate or destroy the machinery of the invaders. Were the USA to be invaded, it could come in handy for the Utah Resistance, the Nevada Resistance, the Texas Resistance, the Indiana Resistance, etc. A movie may be made in 2007.
The four proponents are
Separately or together, they attempt to destroy: billboards, police cars, bulldozers and other earth-moving equipment, coal-mine railways, bridges, roads, dams.
Note Abbey's key rules monkeywrenching, as propounded by Doc Sarvis in this book and the sequel Hayduke Lives!:
Some statistics (ignoring any time taken to revise and edit), many adapted from the Amazon concordance for The Monkey Wrench Gang:
|Word.||Occurrences in 125,732 words|
|bonnie||432 [name of 4th protagonist; over 0.3%]|
|doc||504 [name of 3rd protagonist; 0.4%]|
|down||580 [0.4% here as in Black Sun].|
|george||205 [first name of 1st protagonist; 0.2%; 1% with last name.]|
|hayduke||966 [last name of 1st protagonist; 0.8%; 1% with first name.]|
|know||208 [0.2% here as in Black Sun].|
|now||331 [0.2%-0.3% as in Black Sun].|
|smith||698 [name of 3rd protagonist; 0.4%]|
|time||214 [almost 0.2% as in Black Sun].|
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