Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Fighting the 'Eco-Terrorism' Label

Unfortunately, that's what a lot of environmental activists are having to do with recent news of arrests related to various actions in the names of ELF and ALF. Great piece up at Alternet that digs into the "eco-terrorism" concept, and shows how its largely a creation of corporate interests and their front folks in the "Wise Use" movement. Got to give it to these folks for their ability to use language: "protestors" certainly won't frighten many people, and "criminals" might a little, but start labeling treehuggers as "terrorists," and, suddenly, something has to be done... Unfortunately, there are right-wing nut jobs actually buying into this concept...

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