The Intaki Liberation Front (ILF) is a CONCORD-recognized corporation headquartered in Intaki. ILF operates in low-security space but also in certain hisec systems in Placid. The corporation’s primary mission is to create a stable, secure, and independent Intaki sovereignty through anti-pirate combat and industrial operations taking place in space and on the ground. ILF is also the executor of the Intaki Prosperity Initiative (IPI) alliance.
The Intaki Liberation Front was founded on December 22, YC108 by Saxon Hawke as a political organization advocating non-violent secession of the Intaki system from the Gallente Federation.
Although not the first or only separatist group created in New Eden, ILF filled a void that existed between more Federal-leaning corporations like Placid Reborn and violent revolutionary groups like Intaki Union.
In the months following ILF’s founding, Hawke began to publish a series of academic papers on the failure of the Federation to provide a reasonable quality of life for those Intaki and others who chose to live in the home system.
As the corporation’s ideals attracted followers, ILF began to branch out beyond its original roots as a think tank by taking an increasingly active role in the Intaki system. Combat pilots were tasked with providing security to law-abiding citizens under “Not Red – Don’t Shoot” (NRDS) rules of engagement, while industrial-minded individuals worked to strengthen the local economy. These operations gradually widened in scope to include neighboring systems which had originally fallen under the jurisdiction of the Intaki Assembly. This area became known within ILF as the Intaki sovereignty.
Given its secessionist political agenda, ILF quickly grew to stand at odds with certain elements of both the Caldari State and the Gallente Federation, as Intaki and many other solar systems inside ILF’s area of operations are contested space under permissions granted by the CONCORD Emergency Militia War Powers Act of YC110. Although the corporation has high interest in ensuring neither the State nor the Federation hold power within the Intaki sovereignty, the war powers act is too narrow in scope to allow ILF to form a recognized militia without simultaneously declaring loyalty to an empire. As such, while the Empyrean War quickly spread, ILF leadership decided to declare the corporation a neutral entity.
Although not affiliated with nor loyal to the Caldari State, ILF most often seems to find common ground with Caldari groups, likely due to the Caldari people’s history of secession from the Federation. The most notable ally ILF has forged relations with is the Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive (I-RED) which maintains strong loyalties to Ishukone Corporation. ILF and I-RED have cooperated on numerous occasions for the betterment of the Intaki sovereignty.
Early in YC115, ILF began taking in clone soldiers as part of a new recruitment campaign aimed at preparing the corporation for the eventuality of hostile infantry forces spreading into the Placid region. During this time, ILF began revamping internal policies in an effort to strengthen and improve the organization’s overall operations. The NRDS ROE was amended to “Not Hostile – Don’t Shoot” (NHDS) in order to give pilots greater flexibility with targets and the area of operations was formalized as part of a similar review within the Intaki Prosperity Initiative.
On June 19, YC115 and after a long absence, Saxon Hawke resigned as Suresha and CEO of ILF, appointing Sakaane Eionell to take his place.
Intaki Prosperity Initiative
On January 31, YC112, ILF formed the Intaki Prosperity Initiative alliance to allow other corporations interested in ILF’s mission to formally join the cause under one banner.
The alliance initially concentrated solely on promoting peace, economic development, and prosperity for all citizens of the Intaki sovereignty in an attempt to keep the politics of Intaki independence separate. However, this led to differing opinions between alliance members regarding what course of action might be best for the Intaki sovereignty which in turn resulted in mixed messages to allies and other third parties. In YC115, IPI formally adopted the secessionist agenda to unify its political standing.
ILF and IPI Today
Both the Intaki Liberation Front and Intaki Prosperity Initiative remain committed to creating an independent Intaki sovereignty. The targeted area has grown to encompass just over 50 systems, though the most important core locations are Intaki, Agoze, Annancale, Brarel, Eugales, Frarie, Harroule, Ostingele, and Vey. Both ILF and IPI have ongoing recruitment campaigns and strive to overcome the challenges of operating in one of the hottest combat zones in the Gallente Federation.
At the start of YC118, in recognition of various growing conflicts and hostilities throughout New Eden and Placid in particular, ILF and IPI together revised internal policies again, most notably adopting a “Not Blue – Shoot It” (NBSI) enforcement directive to shift focus onto identifying and building bridges with individuals and groups working in positive ways for the Intaki sovereignty.