Published by Bastard Press
English – 18 pages
First published in Kick it over in 2000
In 1982, Direct Action (aka the Squamish Five or the Vancouver Five) were responsible for the destruction of Cheekeye-Dunsmuir dam substation on Vancouver Island, four million dollars worth of damage to the Litton Industries plant outside Toronto the fire-bombing of a video store specialising in violent pornography in Vancouver. The group were caught, tried and convicted and spent most of the eighties behind bars. This pamphlet collects a summary of the Direct Action’s acts and motives and the effectiveness of their strategies by a member of the groups the Five grew from, and includes the original Communique of the Litton bombing and its addendum by Direct Action themselves.