The Impact of “Terrorism” Legislation on the Anarchist Movement, an Interview with

by Will Potter on June 23, 2009

in Activism & Activists' Response

will-potter-infoshopI sat down with the folks at to talk about the Green Scare, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, and this ongoing war on dissent.

[A recent example of this is Hugh Farrell, an environmental activist, being accused of “advocating literature and materials which advocate anarchy.”]

Here’s an excerpt:

J: When I hear about this stuff it just makes me not want to get out of bed in the morning, any advice?

WP: I feel like all the time, just by writing about this every day. But when you don’t know what to do, you have to do something. In a way the more you learn about all this stuff the more the cloud of fear cedes. And it stinks at first, to see it so brutally clear how corrupt our government is and how little respect they have for people’s constitutional rights. But at the same time it can be kind of empowering when you can look past the media spin and the government PR and you can see the picture clearly. It takes some of the mystery out of it. That’s my postivist rationalization on this sort of education, that the more you learn about this the less people retreat into despair and start using their anger for positive change.

Read the full interview at Please disregard the goofy photo.

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