Connecting the RNC 8 “Terrorism” Case to the Green Scare

by Will Potter on February 16, 2009

in Activism & Activists' Response,Government Priorities,Terrorism Court Cases

When I was in Minneapolis, I sat down with a few local Indymedia journalists and Friends of the RNC 8 to talk about the connections between the RNC 8 case (above-ground community organizers facing terrorism charges for organizing mass protests against the Republican National Convention) and the broader Green Scare.

“The government has been starting with animal rights and environmental groups, and they’re broadening that net. They’re bringing more people into it. And they’re doing that by going after other marginal groups, other so-called radical groups. In this case it was people that they’re smearing as anarchists.”

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