Green Is The New Red
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.
A lawsuit challenging Idaho’s ag-gag law as unconstitutional is moving forward, with a supportive ruling by a U.S. federal judge.
It could soon become illegal to protest logging, fracking, or any issue in Tasmania if it may “impede or obstruct the carrying out of business activities.”
“One journalist is using drone photography to expose conditions at factory farms in hopes of changing the way we think about food,” says National Geographic.
My Kickstarter campaign to purchase drones and investigate factory farms is still going (just hours left!), but the agriculture industry has already taken notice.
Will Potter argues that “ag-gag” laws are unconstitutional because they threaten journalists who expose factory farms.
Salon covers Will Potter’s Kickstarter project to use drones to investigate factory farms.
Abby Martin speaks with Will Potter about ag-gag laws, and his new Kickstarter project to use drones for aerial investigations.
Will Potter’s TED talk is live, and on the TED.com homepage!
“By eliminating that release to the media, it prevents the public and consumers from knowing what’s happening, which is the point of these ‘ag-gag’ laws,” Potter explained.
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