Terrorism Legislation

BREAKING: Idaho #AgGag Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional

Idaho’s “ag-gag” law has been struck down as an unconstitutional attempt by corporations to silence their critics who expose animal cruelty.

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Here’s How #AgGag Made it Illegal to Expose Abuse at Daycares

VICE News interviews Will Potter about the evolution of ag-gag laws, and how they put vulnerable populations at risk.

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In Wyoming it’s now illegal to collect data about pollution

A new Wyoming law expands on the “ag-gag” trend of criminalizing whistleblowers in a new way: making it illegal for citizens to gather data about environmental pollution. Wyoming’s Senate Bill 12, or the “Data Trespassing Bill” as it’s being called, criminalizes the collection of “resource data.” It defines collection as “to take a sample of […]

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Exposing Cruelty in Nursing Homes, Factory Farms, Daycares Now a Crime in North Carolina

Despite opposition from a wide range of groups, including AARP, veterans, journalists, and animal welfare advocates, North Carolina lawmakers have overriden the governor’s veto of their ag-gag bill.

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#AgGag Victory! North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill

North Carolina’s governor has vetoed the latest attempt to criminalize anyone who exposes animal cruelty on factory farms.

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Why Is This One Congressman Trying to Block FOIA?

The United States is in dire need of an improved Freedom of Information Act. But there is one man trying to shut this bipartisan effort down.

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Hold factory farms to account, with drones

How should journalists respond to investigative methods and sources being criminalized? Send in the drones.

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#AgGag Victory in Australia!

Ag-gag legislation against photographing animal abuse has been defeated in South Australia, but more bills may be on the way.

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The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and the Criminalization of Dissent

In post-9/11 America, the power of “terrorism” rhetoric, combined with corporate efforts to manufacture and manipulate government repression, has created a unique and incredibly powerful culture of fear.

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Great News in the Lawsuit Against Idaho’s #AgGag Law

A lawsuit challenging Idaho’s ag-gag law as unconstitutional is moving forward, with a supportive ruling by a U.S. federal judge.

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