Government Priorities

Al Jazeera Discusses Ag-Gag Laws and the Corporate War on “Eco-Terrorism”

Will Potter looks at “ag-gag” laws and how corporations are trying to silence dissent.

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TED Interviews Will Potter About Treating Environmentalists as Terrorists

I’m thrilled to share this lengthy interview I did with the TED team about my journalism, and the dangers of labeling protest as “terrorism.”

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FBI Warns that Journalism About Animal Cruelty Could “Incite Criminal Activity”

New documents released by Anonymous reveal the FBI sent out a terrorism warning about a news broadcast that featured video footage of a lab cited for animal welfare violations.

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How Nelson Mandela Went From “Terrorist” to Nobel Peace Prize Winner

It’s easy to forget how recently this international hero was viewed as a terrorist and enemy of the state.

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FBI Investigated PETA for Anthrax Plot Based on Rumors

Would an animal rights group attack a U.S. Army facility with anthrax? New documents show the FBI opened an investigation based on rumors.

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U.S. Army Lists Earth First! as Terrorist Threat Alongside Al-Qaeda

A U.S. Army training manual that instructs troops how to recognize terrorist organizations includes environmental groups like Earth First!, and lists the Animal Liberation Front alongside al-Qaeda.

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BREAKING: Greenpeace Arctic Oil Protesters Charged with “Piracy” By Russian Government

Greenpeace activists who peacefully protested on an oil platform are being charged with piracy by the Russian government.

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12 Ways the FBI Has Radically Expanded and Abused Its Powers Since 9/11

A new ACLU report, “Unleashed and Unaccountable,” documents the FBI’s unchecked abuse of authority post-9/11. Here’s why it’s time for a complete investigation and overhaul of the bureau.

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Melbourne Radio Interview with Will Potter

Will Potter speaks with Michelle Bennett of 3RRR 102.7 FM, Melbourne, about how corporate tactics used against political activists are spreading internationally.

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If Right-Wing Violence Is Up 400%, Why Is the FBI Targeting Environmentalists?

The FBI has been downplaying violence by right-wing extremists while exaggerating the threat posed by animal rights activists and environmentalists.

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