Background on the Green Scare Campaign against Activists

Over the weekend, activists in over thirty cities held benefits for “Green Scare” victim Marie Mason, who has recently been indicted for arsons claimed by the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) in Michigan in late 1999 and early 2000.

Mason’s arrest was part of what many have dubbed “the Green Scare“–a coordinated government campaign aimed at silencing the radical animal rights and radical environmental movement. Journalist Will Potter has been writing about this government and corporate scare campaign since the late 1990s, and at a recent talk, he gave an excellent overview of the green scare and what it means for activists. The talk is viewable below:

Author: mediamouse

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