Animal Rights Activists Who Freed Minks Are Indicted on Federal Terrorism Charges

By: Friday July 11, 2014 10:09 am

Two animal rights activists who allegedly released thousands of animals from a mink farm about sixty-five miles southwest of Chicago have been indicted on federal terrorism charges.

 

Journalists Challenge a Law Passed in Idaho Which Makes it Possible for Anyone Who Secretly Films or Records Animal Abuse to be Jailed for up to a Year

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 8:14 am

A coalition of groups and journalists are challenging a law passed in Idaho, which makes it possible for anyone who secretly films or records animal abuse to be jailed for up to a year. In February, Idaho became the seventh state to pass an ag-gag law—a farm secrecy statute aimed at political speech on industrial [...]

Pennsylvanians Support Pigeon Shoot Ban

By: Sunday November 3, 2013 9:20 am

Three-fourths of all Pennsylvanians want to see an end to live pigeon shoots.

Here’s another figure from that independent survey. Eighty-three percent—that’s more than four of every five Pennsylvanians—say live pigeon shoots are an unnecessary form of animal cruelty.

FDL Movie Night: The Ghosts in Our Machine

By: Monday October 14, 2013 4:59 pm

In The Ghosts in Our Machine Director Liz Marshall follows acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur as she creates her book We Animals, a profound look at at how humans use animals daily as the food, clothing, animal tested goods and entertainment/companions. Through McArthur’s photographs we learn the stories of the animals she photographed, becoming intimately close with their stories and their brethren. The richness of the film and its warm, at times melancholy, tone enhances McArthur’s photography which features prominently along with her compassionate voice and writings as she meets, studies and interacts with her subjects.

Resister Turns Cooperating Witness in Grand Jury Investigation of 2008 UCSC Firebombings, According to Report

By: Sunday November 4, 2012 1:00 pm

The government has secured the cooperation of a reluctant witness in a grand jury investigation of two 2008 arsons targeting faculty members at UC Santa Cruz, according to IndyBay.org. The witness had earlier invoked her Fifth Amendment rights, but agreed to testify after being threatened with contempt charges, according to the report.

How the Pursuit of Animal Liberation Activists Became Among the FBI’s ‘Highest Domestic Terrorism Priorities’

By: Saturday October 27, 2012 11:00 am

In environmental circles, the terrorism charges brought against the Operation Backfire defendants marked the culmination of what became known as “the Green Scare”: the post-9/11 period in which widespread anxiety about a very real threat to American security was marshaled by federal law enforcement and then redirected to discredit a movement. While the legal targets of the dragnet were underground activists who engaged in illicit activity, the political targets, many activists believe, were lawful, mainstream environmental and animal rights groups and the causes they stood for.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Will Potter, Green Is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement under Siege

By: Saturday June 11, 2011 1:59 pm

Why is the US Department of Justice locking away non-violent eco-activist prisoners in domestic GITMOS? Why did the US Government spend vast resources on a provocateur named Anna to set up prosecution of Eric McDavid? Eric was her lover, he along with another young man was arrested right after they stepped out of a hardware store with materials for a bomb making plot designed and instigated by the FBI’s paid informant and provocateur, Anna. At a time when we all know corporatist banksters have done trillions of damage to America’s economy and walked free, why was Eric McDavid sentenced to Federal prison for over twenty years on terrorism charges when he hadn’t actually destroyed anything? How did Marie Mason – an eco-activist who actually had carried out property destruction – come to be sentenced to over twenty years in prison on “terror” charges?

Downticket Races May Save Your House, Health, and Community

By: Saturday October 30, 2010 9:00 am

There’s nothing that the people running campaigns in downticket races fear more than a tidal wave at the top of the ticket. Some voters will be discouraged at being swept away by the wave, and won’t come to the polls. Other voters, excited to be part of the wave, will come and vote in that big race and maybe a couple more, but then leave the booth and neglect the other races entirely.

That’s a shame, because when times are tough and DC is in gridlock, those downticket races may be the very ones that save your house, your health, and your community.

Why Does The Humane Society Hate Puppies?

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 6:01 pm

In the long and storied history of phony pretzel-logic right-wing arguments, this is surely one of the all-time greats.

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