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  • Environmental Protest Framing as

    "Eco-terrorism" BY BRIEANNE YOUNG

  • The disproportionate, heavy-handed government crackdown on

    environmental movements, misrepresentation of media outlets and the reckless use of the word terrorism to push a political

    agenda, instill fear, and chill dissent (William Potter, Green is the New Red)

    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEST FRAMING AS "ECOTERRORISM"

    Eco-Terrorism: What is the Green Scare?

  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEST FRAMING AS "ECOTERRORISM"

    The number one domestic terrorism threat in this nation

    is ecoterrorism John Lewis, FBI

    Those who break the law in the name of the environment are labeled:

    Monkey wrencher Saboteur Criminals Radical Extremists Now most powerful marker of

    terrorists

  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEST FRAMING AS "ECOTERRORISM"

    Terrorism or Economic sabotage?

    Economic sabotage: threat against property Terrorism: possessing a threat against human lives

    *Top 20 List of Illegal Actions by Animal and Eco Terrorists 1996-2010

    In the top three eco-terrorism acts from 1996-2010, there were no injuries involved*

  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEST FRAMING AS "ECOTERRORISM"

    Earth First! 1979 Mission: Use all the tools in the tool box, ranging from grassroots organizing and involvement in the legal

    process to civil disobedience to put Earth in the front runner of priorities [biocentrism]

  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEST FRAMING AS "ECOTERRORISM"

    Eco-al-Qaeda

    Media eco-terrorism frame caused by: Mimicking government rhetoric Leaderless resistance Past affiliation with more radical ELF Us Versus Them Rhetoric Environmentalist protesters= villains

    Means of Achievement: Remain non-violent towards other human beings, do not engage in sabotage, respect all forms of life and educated the public

    (Earth First Initiation Pact)

  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEST FRAMING AS "ECOTERRORISM"

  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEST FRAMING AS "ECOTERRORISM"

    Tree Spiking and the George Alexander Case

  • April 29th 2013

    1. House Bill 2595 1st offence: a minimum sentence of

    thirteen months 2nd offence: $25,000 fine, five years in

    prison for non-violent civil disobedience

    2. House Bill 2596 Loggers can sue protesters Max. $10,000 in lost income

    November 13th 2013 Department of State Lands proposed to sell three tracts of the Elliott State Forest

    Oregon New Laws

  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEST FRAMING AS "ECOTERRORISM"

    Environmental Protest Framing as "Eco-terrorism"Slide Number 2The number one domestic terrorism threat in this nationis ecoterrorism John Lewis, FBISlide Number 4Slide Number 5Slide Number 6Slide Number 7Slide Number 8Slide Number 9Slide Number 10

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