There are many websites talking about The
Anarchist's Cookbook. The specific
checklist for raids is all over as well, check out these websites:
I got these websites from typing ""lab
raid" exodus" in Google. I
think if you type in Anarchists Cookbook you get more. I originally got the reference to the Lab
Raid Checklist from Dave Waddell of King County's Local Hazardous
Waste Management, and the lead for the Rehab the Lab project in King County, WA. Yeah this stuff is out there. Dave Waddell runs the Rehab the Lab Program
and I think just hearing his horror stories (and seeing some myself) about the
types, quantities, condition, and storage practices of chemicals in school labs
(Elementary thru High School) is chilling.
Currently Washington State and EPA
(Washington Operations) are looking at exporting the Rehab the Lab Program
statewide. If you have anymore
questions, feel free to give me a call or reply back.
Technical Assistance Provider
WA State Dept. of Ecology, HWTR
Bellevue, WA 98008
From: Illig, Richard
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001
To: Shupe, Kevin
Cc: 'P2TECH'; Foreman, William;
Subject: RE: P2 and National
In your response to Burt
you mentioned the following..."The
Anarchists Cookbook provides a checklist for raids on high school labs;"
Is this a figurative
expression (I'm hoping), or have you actually seen some publication or
website where that specific topic is discussed? Although many
of us may have heard this sort of thing, I never looked for
documentation to prove the point.
Schools are hesitant
to acknowledge that chemical storerooms could be an issue for
students let alone a tool for radical groups. Any publication
or website that discusses the potential, or provide an actual chemical
"shopping list", could actually serve as a tool in educating
school personnel that a very real danger does exist and, to some extent,
exactly what chemicals to avoid. In other words, perhaps the
"terrorists-types" have performed some useful work which we
can use to our advantage.
I hesitate to use or
advertise negative examples to make a case for improvement, but in
this instance I think I'd re-consider. If terrorist websites or
publications can serve to pave the way for more schools to get involved in
the program, maybe it would be good to arm ourselves with a few of
the terrorist's "tools" for a change. Studying their
websites may provide much of what we need to know.
Comments from others
would be appreciated. Thanks, Ric
From: Shupe, Kevin
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001
To: Burton Hamner; p2tech; ECDM;
AP CP List
Subject: RE: P2 and National
Hey Burt, I
agree that reducing toxics and other hazardous materials is probably one of the
biggest advantages to reconcile P2 with security issues. Along with reducing the materials is knowing
what you have. Maintaining an inventory
of your hazardous materials is another way of being proactive in maintaining
good security. The Anarchists Cookbook
provides a checklist for raids on high school labs; one of the reasons this is
suggested, is that school labs don't know what they have. An active inventory can provide some advance
that something may be amiss.
From: Burton Hamner
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001
To: p2tech; ECDM; AP CP List
Subject: P2 and National Security
Hello all. I am doing some
thinking about Pollution Prevention and national security at request of a
colleague and also for a workshop in March. Is there an obvious
connection? Or some more subtle ones? Here are some of my thoughts:
- Toxics reduction: P2 can
mean fewer toxic chemicals around for people to make trouble with.
- Minimum requirements for
resources: P2 can reduce the amount of water and energy that people need
to get by, so they are less vulnerable perhaps in event of disruption of
supply. Reducing use also makes distributed generation of power and clean
water more feasible so systems have fewer vulnerable points.
- Carbohydrate chemistry and
chemical substitutions and reduction can reduce the need for imported oil (tho
this is hardly likely to make any difference).
Does anyone have other ideas to
share? It may be that this is all just reaching a little too far for
relevance to national security. But that's what listservs are for -
reaching way far!