CUNY Graduate Center, “The Green Scare: Targeting Environmental and Animal Rights Activism”

by Will Potter on March 24, 2010

in News

is_this_tomorrow_red_scare_propagandaIf you are in the New York area, I hope you can attend!

The Green Scare: Targeting Environmental and Animal Rights Activism

April 16th, 4:15pm

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue
Room 9204/9205

Free and open to the public (with state issued ID for building access).

This event will explore the emerging use of the category of “eco-terrorism” to criminalize the work of environmental justice and animal rights activists, as well as its significance for academic research. Panelists will discuss the impacts of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) on civil rights and liberties; how the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and other laws have been used to quell animal rights litigation; and the case of Scott DeMuth, a University of Minnesota graduate student currently facing conspiracy charges under AETA for his research on the animal rights movement.

The event is part of the Third Annual Conference on “Rightist” Movements, this year focused on the production of “new enemies” in the name of security and the national interest in the post-September 11 context. A reception will follow.

Panelists include:

Will Potter
Independent Journalist,

Raphi Rechitsky and Meghan Krausch
University of Minnesota, Scholars for Academic Justice

Odette Wilkens
Executive Director, Equal Justice Alliance

Delcianna Winders

Animal Rights Attorney and Law Instructor

Moderated by Professor Michael Blim,
Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Co-sponsored by:
The Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY;
The Center for Place, Culture & Politics, The Graduate Center, CUNY;
Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, The Graduate Center, CUNY

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