Powell’s Guest Blog: Labeling Political Activists as “Terrorists” Puts Everyone at Risk

by Will Potter on May 19, 2011

in Government Priorities

Everything about how I approached this book project was focused on raising awareness about this issue outside of activist circles, and even progressive circles, and making clear that this terrorist scare-mongering affects all of us. My guest blog post for Powell’s Bookstore today focuses on this:

There are plenty of discussions that need to be had about animal rights and environmental issues and about what tactics are appropriate, but in my lectures and in my book I don’t devote much time to them. If there is one take away message from my work, it is that the labeling of activists as “terrorists” affects everyone, regardless of your political beliefs.

The campaigns by corporations and politicians against “eco-terrorists” extend far beyond the social movements targeted, in two primary ways…


Read the full post at Powells.com.

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