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June 5, 2007

Then They Came for the Environmentalists…

For some time now, corporations that have faced opposition by environmentalists and animal rights’ activists have sought out ways to have those people marginalized, silenced, or jailed. Since 9/11, these companies have had much luck in lumping radicals in these movements with “terrorists”, sometimes using the clever title “eco-terrorists”. True, some of these folks participate in acts of property destruction, which would make them “eco-vandals” or “eco-sabotuers. But no, timber companies and companies that experiment on animals and the like want you to think of vandals as scary folks who want to kill and maim.

Recently, a handful of activists were sentenced for committing arson against timber companies in Oregon, and the judge decided to add a “terrorism enhancement”, essentially declaring that these defendants were terrorists, and tacking on years of extra jail time. Fucked up.

As I understand it, the law that allowed for these “terrorism enhancements” pretty much allows the police and courts to call anyone involved in civil disobedience regarding animal rights a terrorist. Again, fucked up.

Posted by Jake on June 5, 2007 10:30 pm

4 Comments »

  1. those people that burned the SUV dealerships and the people in oregon who attacked logging[aka eco-terrorists] are doing the right things. i am 100% behind them.

    im glad some people have the balls to carry out such acts. the rest of the “peace/eco movement” is a bunch of panzies not willing to act, only to whine and make aborable protest sinage and clever chants.

    i have allways believed that exactly what these “terrorists” are doing will have a real effect and change things in america. protests are hopless, they do not deliver. corperate attacks and arson will.

    why do you ask???

    it sends a mesage that the people will not tolerate this kind of eco-explotation, and they are willing to act on those who ignore thier wishes. HARSHLY.

    This is not terrorism, it is a rebellion against the raping of this planet and its future by a souless, multinational, conglomerate coperation who’s only intrest is profit at any cost. human or otherwise. this is madness and needs to be violently put to a stop, ASAP.

    “terrorism enhancements laws” are simply put in place to silence those who threten the status quo - those who are slowly killing this planet.

    This is some sick shit. its even sicker to see that *almost NO ONE* cares about this in america. we will reap what we sew if nothing if done.

    i wish more people would do the same. If more people are seen on the news going to jail for this, people will speak up and demand change.

    Comment by Matt — June 6, 2007 @ 9:31 am

  2. i love you title jake. one of the best quotes ever about totalitarianism by Pastor Martin Niemoller in 1945:

    In Germany
    They first came for the communists
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a communist.
    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
    Then they came for the trade-unionists,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Catholics,
    and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.
    Then they came for me––
    and by that time
    no one was left to speak up.

    – Pastor Martin Niemoller, 1945

    this is our future if we choose not to act. ACTION is the only way out of this hole. we cant protest our way out, its too deep.

    Comment by Matt — June 6, 2007 @ 9:34 am

  3. Those persons who burned the SUV dealership and the logging equipment are terrorists and crinimals anyone who admires such extremists should be ashamed they all should get 60 years in federal prison that facts are that the UNIBOMBER was a big time eco-freak and that freak TRE-ARROW is another one he is also a crinimal

    Comment by FLU-BIRD — November 15, 2008 @ 7:31 am

  4. Then matt if your 100% behind those terrorists then your a terrorists they are crinimals and should be treated as such and get very long time in prison

    Comment by FLU-BIRD — November 22, 2008 @ 2:08 pm

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