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monkeywrenching

Definitions

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  • n. The commission of usually illegal acts of sabotage motivated by environmentalism.

Etymologies

monkey wrench +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Activists refer to a tactic called "monkeywrenching" from the 1985 Dave Foreman/Bill Haywood-edited book "Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching."

    Green Scare State Terrorism

  • The group says it doesn't participate in "monkeywrenching" but it does offer a field guide on the tactic.

    Anarchist news dot org - Comments

  • For the last eight years, Bush administration officials at the USDA have been widely criticized for "monkeywrenching" the National Organic Program.

    foodconsumer.org

  • For the last eight years, Bush administration officials at the USDA have been widely criticized for “monkeywrenching” the National Organic Program.

    USDA Secretary Nominee Causes Dustup in Organic Industry

  • Greeley killing Silva for pilfering, monkeywrenching?

    A Rock in the Baltic

  • The GOP Senators need to know the enormous fear that exists across the public of more monkeywrenching of the economy by the Democrats.

    Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog

  • What they told me is that my actions are categorically different than monkeywrenching.

    In These Times

  • The monkeywrenching of Abbey's style was something solitary that one did at night and then snuck away and never talked about again.

    In These Times

  • Earth First! says its mission is 'about direct action to halt the destruction of the Earth' and advocates 'civil disobedience and monkeywrenching', tactics that include sabotage and disruptive behaviour.

    British Blogs

  • And by not monkeywrenching operations in a war zone six soldiers didn't get dead on any of the five trips that Obama has made to New Orleans.

    Watching Those We Chose

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