cascadia-forest-defendersI’ll be speaking at Rensselaer on Tuesday, April 22nd, as part of the university’s Earth Day events

Here are the details:

April 22, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,Troy,NY 12180

Hope to see you there!

Kevin Olliff and Tyler LangMy latest article for VICE:

An animal rights activist with a long history of activism—and an equally long rap sheet—was sentenced to 30 months in jail for having bolt cutters in the back of his Prius.

Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang were driving through rural Illinois on August 15, 2013, at about 1 AM when they were pulled over by police. The cops say they stopped them because the brand-new green Prius had only temporary dealer plates. But rather than let them off with a warning, police asked to search the car.

Olliff and Lang refused to consent to the search and quickly realized that this wouldn’t be a normal traffic stop. After police separated them into two squad cars, Lang heard one officer on the police radio say of Olliff, “He’s on the terrorist watch list.” [click to continue…]

unlocking-excerptWhen I received this collection of comics, I had to drop everything and read all of them. Liberator is a series about young vigilantes who go above the law (and go underground) to rescue animals from vivisection labs, dogfighting rings, and anywhere else they are abused.

What I love about the series is that it presents a counter-narrative to the political reality of “eco-terrorism.” The comics are of course fictitious. But they are also grounded in radical activism, drawing inspiration from groups like the Animal Liberation Front. When presented in comic form, these characters seamlessly transition from so-called “terrorists” to freedom fighters.  [click to continue…]

Filosofia Hoy reviews Will Potter's bookThe Spanish translation of Green Is the New Red received an excellent review in “Filosofía Hoy,” a very well-respected magazine in Spain.

I love the image as well! (The pullquote is from my book, and says: “As a culture, we have created a mythology of repression and resistance.”)

Los Verdes Somos Los Nuevos Rojos was published by Plaza y Valdes. You can find out more (included translations of some of my articles and interviews) here.

URGENT: Kentucky #AgGag Law Meant to Keep You From Seeing Shocking “Piglet Smoothie” Investigation

Kentucky is the latest state to consider “ag-gag” legislation, which would make it illegal to photograph animal cruelty on farms and slaughterhouses. The was introduced just weeks after a Kentucky pig factory investigation.

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Why None of the NSA’s Ideas Are Worth Spreading

Mashable asked me to respond to the National Security Agency’s address at TED 2014.

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Seattle! Speaking Events This Sunday and Monday

“Tree Sits and Glitter Banners: How new terrorism laws are meant to silence environmental protest.”

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BREAKING: We’re Suing Idaho to Overturn #AgGag Law Against Filming Animal Cruelty

A diverse coalition of organizations and journalist Will Potter have filed a lawsuit to strike down Idaho’s new “ag-gag” law as unconstitutional.

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Coming Soon…

I’m off to Vancouver for the TED conference, but before I go I wanted to tell ya’ll to keep your eyes open for a new project that will be coming out in the next week..

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Chevron Says Hell Will Freeze Over Before It Pays For Pollution

The oil giant uses RICO, the mob law, to avoid an Ecuadorian Supreme Court ruling in favor of villagers suffering from pollution.

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