Feb 19

Non-violent ‘Terrorism’?

Huffington Post By Rachel Meeropol, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. In a Chicago courtroom today, I will urge a federal judge to dismiss terrorism indictments against two animal rights activists accused of freeing thousands of mink from fur farms. Tyler Lang and Kevin Johnson are charged under the federal Animal Enterprise …

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Feb 19

Animal rights ‘terrorists’? Legality of industry-friendly law to be challenged

The Guardian Two men will plead for dismissal of federal charges under obscure 2006 law for which damaging property or profit line of animal businesses can carry terrorism conviction despite absence of violence Two animal rights activists who have served prison terms for releasing mink and foxes from fur farms in the US midwest are …

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Feb 02

Malcolm X Was Right About America

by Chris Hedges Common Dreams   NEW YORK—Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not believe America had a conscience. For him there was no great tension between the lofty ideals of the nation—which he said were a sham—and the failure to deliver justice to blacks. He, perhaps better than King, understood the inner …

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Jan 14

Would-be Eco-Terrorist Released Amid Entrapment Claims

Emails show FBI informant encouraged a conspiracy By: The Editors Outside Magazine On Wednesday, a judge ordered the release from prison of convicted eco-terrorist Eric McDavid after previously undisclosed documents pertinent to his case were made public by the FBI, the Guardian reports. In 2008, McDavid was sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison …

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Jan 10

Man Convicted of Environmental Terrorism Wins Early Release

By COLIN MOYNIHAN JAN. 8, 2015 New York Times A man serving a 19-year prison sentence for environmental terrorism won an early release from prison on Thursday, with a California judge approving a settlement between defense lawyers and prosecutors. The defense said that the authorities had withheld evidence that could have bolstered his case at …

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