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  • Questioning Obama about ELF: Hands off?

    03/03/2008 8:56:26 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 31 replies · 800+ views
    associated content ^ | Mar. 3rd, 2008 | Bobby Tall Horse
    The question is, Can we ask Obama his thoughts and ideas about ELF and ALF and their relevance today? Or are his statements of 2003 not valid in this election either? We are not to ask him about his religion(s), but it's okay for Romney and Hucklebee to be grilled. We cannot call him by his real name Barrack Hussein Obama. We cannot or should not look into his “cousins” who may or may not be of radical Muslim persuasion. And on and on it goes. Does Barrack Hussein Obama think its a terrorist act to set fire or do...
  • Fire Ignites 'Street of Dreams' Home Development; ELF Sign Left at Scene and Explosives Found

    03/03/2008 10:49:41 AM PST · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 32 replies · 165+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 3, 2008 | Fox News
    WOODINVILLE, Wash. — Explosive devices were found inside luxury houses set ablaze Monday morning outside of Seattle, and police suspected that a well-known eco-terrorism group ignited the fires. The multi-million-dollar development known as "Street of Dreams" in Woodinville, Wash., burst into flames in the early morning hours, and Snohomish County crews fought to contain the blaze. The Earth Liberation Front, known for violent acts in the name of environmentalism, left a sign at the scene and was suspected to have set fire to the swanky, newly built neighborhood. The Federal Bureau of Investigation released a statement saying that the FBI,...
  • NYT Term for Eco-Terrorists: 'Anti-Sprawl Activists'

    03/03/2008 1:11:31 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 151+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Opening paragraph from the New York Times article on the eco-terrorists who burned three new homes north of Seattle today [emphasis added]: For people who are anti-sprawl activists — or have baser motives — a new-built house sitting empty in a previously rural area evidently makes a ripe target for an attack by fire. Consider also the article's headline "House Fires With a Message in the Northwest." Yes, think of it as a bonus. Not just a housefire . . . a housefire with a message!
  • Street of Dreams homes burned, eco-terrorists suspected

    03/03/2008 12:10:59 PM PST · by Entrepreneur · 35 replies · 133+ views
    WOODINVILLE -- Explosive devices were found inside multimillion-dollar show homes that burned in a suburb north of Seattle Monday, fire officials said. Authorities also found a spray-painted sign purportedly left by a radical environmental group at the scene. The spray-painted sign, a white sheet that had the initials of the Earth Liberation Front in scraggly red letters, mocked claims that the homes were environmentally friendly, according to video images of the sign aired by KING-TV. "Built Green? Nope black!" the sign said.
  • Lone trial begins in NW eco-terror case (The Family)

    02/11/2008 8:35:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 166+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | February 11, 2008 | Gene Johnson AP
    Monday, February 11, 2008 SEATTLE -- Briana Waters says she isn't sure where she was early on May 21, 2001, but there's one place she wasn't: crouching in the bushes near a research center at the University of Washington, serving as a lookout for her fellow Earth Liberation Front activists as they set firebombs that illuminated the night sky and caused millions of dollars in damage. Prosecutors say that's exactly where she was, and they are intent on proving it during a trial that begins today at U.S. District Court in Tacoma. Of more than a dozen environmental and animal-rights...
  • Home of UCLA primate researcher firebombed

    02/05/2008 8:04:54 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 140+ views
    The home of a primate researcher was firebombed on Tuesday, marking the second attack at the same residence in the past four months, authorities said. An incendiary device charred the front door of the home of Edythe London, who is a professor of psychiatry and molecular and medical pharmacology at the University of California, Los Angeles. No one was at home when the attack occurred, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but animal rights activists are suspected of carrying out previous efforts at the homes of UCLA scientists who use animals in their research....
  • New Mexico Considering Video Game Tax

    01/23/2008 2:03:44 PM PST · by BradJ · 14 replies · 565+ views
    Switched ^ | 1/23/2008 | Terrence O'Brien
    A tax called 'No Child Left Inside' has been backed by New Mexico's Sierra Club, an environmental and outdoor preservation group. The proposed one-percent sales tax on video games and televisions is aimed at funding outdoor classroom initiatives and encouraging New Mexico's increasingly obese and diabetic youth to get off the couch and explore the great outdoors.
  • LIFE AFTER PEOPLE

    01/22/2008 9:33:58 AM PST · by NavyCanDo · 131 replies · 371+ views
    What would happen to planet earth if the human race were to suddenly disappear forever? Would ecosystems thrive? What remnants of our industrialized world would survive? What would crumble fastest? From the ruins of ancient civilizations to present day cities devastated by natural disasters, history gives us clues to these questions and many more in the visually stunning and thought-provoking new special
  • PETA's 'Eat Right' Letter In Cannibal Case No Joke

    01/11/2008 5:27:57 AM PST · by rw4site · 12 replies · 114+ views
    Tyler Morning Telegraph - tylerpaper.com ^ | Jan 11, 2008 | KENNETH DEAN
    Background: Christopher Lee McCuin age 25 has been arrested and is currently in the Smith county jail for the murder of his girlfriend. His mother called 911 after he had taken her to see the girlfriend's corpse in his back yard. He is suspected of eating parts of her. Obviously, he is mentally ill. This is a printer friendly version of an article from www.tylerpaper.com Article published Jan 11, 2008 PETA's 'Eat Right' Letter In Cannibal Case No Joke By KENNETH DEANStaff Writer Sheriff's officials were astounded by a letter requesting the man accused of murdering his girlfriend and possibly...
  • Giuliani fiddles while planet burns

    12/12/2007 5:15:15 PM PST · by Tlaloc · 35 replies · 386+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | December 12, 2007 | AMY GOODMAN
    The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this week in Oslo, Norway. Al Gore shared the prize with the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which represents more than 2,500 scientists from 130 countries. The solemn ceremony took place as the U.S. is blocking meaningful progress at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bali, and the Republicans in the Senate have derailed the energy bill passed by the House of Representatives, which would have accelerated the adoption of renewable energy sources at the expense of big oil and coal. Gore set the stage: "So, today, we dumped another 70 million...
  • Eco-Warriors To Take 'Direct Action'

    08/18/2007 12:50:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 542+ views
    Eco-Warriors To Take 'Direct Action' Updated: 20:22, Saturday August 18, 2007 Climate campaigners are warning of a "day of direct action" against Heathrow airport on Sunday. Protesters 'too busy' for peace talks Protesters 'too busy' for peace talks Protesters, buoyed by an influx of new arrivals, promised 24 hours of disruption, starting from midday. It comes as travellers heading for the Caribbean are already facing delays due to the gathering pace of Hurricane Dean. And it follows an unsuccessful call on Saturday from a group of airline pilots for "peace talks" aimed at averting disorder. The pilots said debating the...
  • Deadly Environmentalists

    08/14/2007 11:26:41 PM PDT · by gpapa · 57 replies · 1,075+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2007 | Walter E. Williams
    Environmentalists, with the help of politicians and other government officials, have an agenda that has cost thousands of American lives. In the wake of Hurricane Betsy, which struck New Orleans in 1965, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed building flood gates on Lake Pontchartrain, like those in the Netherlands that protect cities from North Sea storms. In 1977, the gates were about to be built, but the Environmental Defense Fund and Save Our Wetlands sought a court injunction to block the project. According to John Berlau's recent book, "Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism is Hazardous to Your Health," U.S. Attorney Gerald Gallinghouse...
  • Final Operation Backfire arson suspect sentenced (Paul)

    08/01/2007 12:21:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies · 698+ views
    The Register-Guard ^ | August 1, 2007 | Bill Bishop
    11:14 AM, Wednesday, August 1, 2007 A federal judge on Wednesday reimposed a sentence of four years and three months on Jonathon Christopher Mark Paul, the last of 10 defendants indicted in Eugene for arson in environmental causes. Paul’s lawyer had challenged the sentence after a hearing June 5. Paul, a widely known environmental activists from Southern Oregon, again renounced arson as an activist tactic in a statement in court on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Anne Aiken rebuffed four legal challenges to the sentence and required Paul to read the book “Three Cups of Tea” and to write a book...
  • Operation Backfire defendant gets 7 years (McGowan-OR)

    06/04/2007 4:04:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies · 1,176+ views
    The Register-Guard ^ | June 4, 2007 | Bill Bishop
    Posted: 3:44 PM, Monday, June 4, 2007 Saying she is unsure of the sincerity of his remorse, U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken on Monday sentenced Daniel Gerard McGowan to seven years in federal prison for his role in a string of arsons by underground radical environmentalists. McGowan, 33, cited his work in community and social justice groups since leaving the underground in 2001. However, prosecutors played tapes, secretly recorded by an informant, in which McGowan seems to revel in past illegal deeds by extremists. The final of 10 defendants in the Operation Backfire case is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday. Read...
  • Two more Backfire defendants sentenced (Zacher & Block)

    06/01/2007 3:43:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies · 893+ views
    The Register-Guard ^ | June 1, 2007 | Bill Bishop
    Friday, June 1, 2007 Saying she found no remorse in either defendant, U.S. District Court Ann Aiken on Friday sentenced Joyanna Zacher and Nathan Block to seven years, eight months in federal prison for their role in a string of arsons. Zacher and Block are among four defendants who made plea deals with federal prosecutors but declined to name names of co-conspirators in the Operation Backfire investigations. Aiken said the defendants wanted to be martyrs and be hailed as heroes in the cause and yet receive some consideration in their sentencing deals. However, Aiken declined to further lower the sentence...
  • Canadian arsonist sentenced (Thurston)

    05/29/2007 6:04:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 1,003+ views
    The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) ^ | May 29, 2007 | Jeff Wright
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 A radical environmentalist from Canada was sentenced Tuesday to 37 months in federal prison, along with a judge’s admonishment that he consider taking a class on America’s system of democracy. Darren Todd Thurston, 37, was the fourth of 10 Operation Backfire defendants to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Eugene — and the first to avoid being labeled a “terrorist” under federal terrorism law. He plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of arson in connection with damage done to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse Facility in Litchfield, Calif.,...
  • Yes, they're terrorists

    05/29/2007 5:32:49 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies · 807+ views
    Lawyers for the people who pled guilty and are now being sentenced for a crime spree that included the 1998 Vail Mountain arson naturally argue that their clients are not terrorists, no indeed. "KEVIN TUBBS IS NOT A TERRORIST," Tubbs' lawyer wrote in melodramatic fashion in a court brief (the capital letters were his). The given reason: Tubbs' violence was motivated by a love for animals and an "overwhelming feeling of despair." Tubbs, a supporter of the Earth Liberation Front, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Eugene, Ore., to more than 12 years in prison. Chelsea Gerlach's attorney argued...
  • Ala. terror Web site angers activists [Homeland Security Caves in to PC]

    05/28/2007 9:59:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies · 983+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2007 | Bob Johnson
    The Alabama Department of Homeland Security has taken down a Web site it operated that included gay rights and anti-war organizations in a list of groups that could include terrorists. The Web site identified different types of terrorists, and included a list of groups it believed could spawn terrorists. The list also included environmentalists, animal rights advocates and abortion opponents. The director of the department, Jim Walker, said his agency received a number of calls and e-mails from people who said they felt the site unfairly targeted certain people just because of their beliefs. He said he plans to put...
  • Alabama terrorism website is pulled amid outcry [Pro-life & gay-rights groups listed]

    05/28/2007 12:30:23 AM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 14 replies · 1,099+ views
    AP via LA Times ^ | May 28, 2007 | Staff
    MONTGOMERY, ALA. — The Alabama Department of Homeland Security has taken down a website it operated that included gay-rights and antiwar organizations in a list of groups that could include terrorists. The website identified different types of terrorists and included a list of groups it suggested could spawn terrorists. The list also included environmentalists, animal rights advocates and abortion opponents. Howard Bayliss, chairman of the gay-rights group Equality Alabama, said he didn't understand why gay-rights advocates would be on the list. "Our group has only had peaceful demonstrations. I'm deeply concerned we've been profiled in this discriminatory matter," Bayliss said....
  • 9 years for Vail eco-terrorist (Gerlach sentenced)

    05/25/2007 4:12:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies · 1,168+ views
    denverpost.com ^ | May 25, 2007 | Steve Lipsher
    Chelsea Gerlach, who joined the radical-environmental movement as a teenager, was sentenced today in Oregon to nine years in prison for her prominent role in torching a Vail ski lodge and five other so-called "eco-terror" attacks. Gerlach, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, destruction of an energy facility and 23 counts of arson after being identified by an informant as a major player in a six-year reign of attacks on government, business and research facilities. As a member of a small clandestine group that called itself "the Family," Gerlach and others helped cell leader Bill Rodgers in October of 1998 haul...
  • Animal Liberation Front arsonists sentenced to 12 years (Tubbs, second sentenced in two days)

    05/24/2007 7:52:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies · 1,194+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 24, 2007 | JEFF BARNARD
    5/24/2007, 6:59 p.m. PT EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday sentenced Animal Liberation Front arsonist Kevin Tubbs to prison for more than 12 years, rejecting arguments that he was a minor player just trying to save animals and protect the earth. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken declared that four of the nine fires Tubbs was involved in — a forest ranger station, a police substation, a dealership selling SUVs and a tree farm — were acts of terrorism intended to influence the conduct of the government or retaliate for government acts. "Fear and intimidation can play no part...
  • Eco-arsonists protest comparison to KKK ( 10 Eco-Terrorists )

    05/16/2007 8:27:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,917+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2007 | Jeff Barnard
    Defense attorneys expressed outrage Tuesday when federal prosecutors compared 10 Earth Liberation Front arsonists who are awaiting sentencing to Ku Klux Klan arsonists. The six men and four women, branded eco-terrorists, have pleaded guilty to charges related to 20 fires set in five Western states from 1996 to 2001 that caused $40 million of damage. Targets included the Vail ski resort, wild horse corrals, National Forest ranger stations, meat packing plants, research laboratories, lumber company offices and a tree farm. The 10 are to be sentenced starting next week. Federal prosecutors asked Judge Ann Aiken that a so-called terrorism enhancement...
  • Our moral outrage deficit (re: political correctness; plus see the YouTube sing-along mocking PC)

    04/08/2007 5:49:58 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 622+ views
    pittsburgh trib ^ | 4-8-07 | unidentified Brit journalist
    SEE THE YOUTUBE MOCKING POLITICAL CORRECTNESS Our moral outrage deficit By Dateline D.C. Sunday, April 8, 2007 WASHINGTON Political correctness now is censoring decisions on what was once known and feared across the world as America's moral outrage. Twenty years ago, environmental activists seeking to preserve our forests randomly booby-trapped trees that were to be felled for lumber. How to design and "plant" these and other lethal traps became a book that was publicized on radio and television. The activists, defending their world for their grandchildren and posterity, were lionized. And despite the maiming of sawmill workers, book sales...
  • Whaever happened to "Global Warming"?

    01/30/2007 7:03:16 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 18 replies · 1,040+ views
    30 January 2007 | Fred Goodwin
    When did "Climate Change" replace "Global Warming"?So the Democrats in Congress are taking up "climate change". I must've heard that phrase "climate change" a dozen times in the news reports, but I don't think I heard the phrase "global warming" a single time. Are the liberals so afraid of the reaction to the phrase "global warming" that they are now shying away from it? When did this happen? Did I miss the memo?
  • Pirates of Compassion Sail Into Hostile Waters(eco terrorists are pirates)Aargh

    01/07/2007 2:06:01 PM PST · by mdittmar · 35 replies · 864+ views
    www.scoop.co.nz ^ | 8 January 2007 | Press Release: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
    The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Farley Mowat is now officially a pirate vessel. We are at sea without a flag, in search of illegal whaling operations in hostile and remote waters at the bottom of the world. The Farley Mowat cleared Australian Customs in Hobart, Tasmania on December 29, 2006 only hours before the nation of Belize struck our flag. The Belize registry had only been issued ten days before on December 19, 2006 The Belize registry was sought after Britain pulled the registry in early December the same day it was issued. In October, the Farley Mowat, registered...
  • 2 guilty in Vail arson ( Eco-Terrorists )

    12/14/2006 8:28:08 PM PST · by george76 · 88 replies · 2,640+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 14, 2006 | Joe Garner
    Members of the ecoterrorism gang that torched buildings on Vail Mountain in 1998 will be sentenced in April, a federal judge ordered today. At a hearing in U.S. District Court in Eugene, Ore., two key members of the gang formally pleaded guilty to federal arson charges, although they already had admitted their role in the multimillion-dollar fires. They destroyed several mountaintop structures including the popular Two Elk Lodge, a restaurant that has been rebuilt. During the 10-minute hearing, Chelsea Gerlach and Stanislas Meyerhoff, both 29, acknowledged their guilt when asked by Judge Ann Aiken. Gerlach responded "yes," and Meyerhoff said,...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 12-14-2006

    12/14/2006 9:38:58 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 143+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-14-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Eco-freaks who torched buildings in Vail next Spring will be sent off to Jail They "lodged" their complaint --and now the lodge AIN'T! It's enough to make bleeding hearts wail.
  • Fur store says it's had enough (protesters and antibusiness forces win)

    11/29/2006 6:23:50 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 41 replies · 1,170+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | November 29, 2006 | SPENCER HEINZ and SETH PRINCE
    Schumacher Furs & Outerwear, after 111 years of business and one solid year of fervent animal-rights protests, is hanging it up in Portland. Owner Gregg Schumacher, who depicts the city's core as dangerous and not conducive to retailers, said Tuesday that he's moving his shop to the suburbs, though he wouldn't say where. "We're leaving downtown Portland because we feel that it's losing its appeal for people to shop in" said Schumacher, 51, rattling off a list of what he called his customers' complaints. "The panhandling, the musicians on the street, the urination in the parking garages. Yes, the protests....
  • Radical Environmentalists Plead Guilty To Arson

    11/10/2006 4:47:00 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 10 replies · 475+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11-10-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    PORTLAND, Ore.-Four radical environmental activists pleaded guilty Thursday to arson and conspiracy charges for a series of fires that prosecutors called the largest eco-terrorism case in U.S. history.
  • Activists' passion turns to violence

    10/23/2006 10:49:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies · 1,741+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 10/18/2006 | PHUONG CAT LE
    Jennifer Kolar and Lacey Phillabaum seem unlikely criminals. Well-educated young women passionate about environmental causes, they share a love of the outdoors and similar backgrounds. Both grew up in Spokane and attended the same public high school. Those who know Phillabaum call her bright, outspoken, sometimes in-your-face but never dull. She was a skilled debater in high school and college and once worked for a well-regarded non-profit that promotes sustainable agriculture. Kolar Kolar studied under one of the nation's top atmospheric scientists while pursuing a doctoral degree and had the makings of a good scientist, her adviser said, but her...
  • Eco-Terrorism Suspects To Enter Pleas In Court ( ELF and ALF Arsonists )

    10/01/2006 8:02:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,518+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2006 | The Associated Press
    1998 Fires At Vail Ski Resort Cost $12 Million In Damage. Two people accused of setting the 1998 fire at the Vail ski resort will be sentenced in December on eight counts of arson stemming from the blaze that caused some $12 million in damage. Chelsea Gerlach and Stanislas Meyerhoff, both 29, were arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Eugene. They are to enter pleas and be sentenced on Dec. 14, when they are also to be sentenced for other arson-related crimes to which they pleaded guilty in July. Under plea deals, both agreed to have the Colorado charges transferred...
  • Where are the Hurricanes? I blame global warming...

    09/15/2006 8:55:58 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 11 replies · 955+ views
    Dean's World ^ | Aug 9, 2006 | Scott Kirwin
    Where are the Hurricanes? I blame global warming...http://www.deanesmay.com/posts/1155133659.shtml Scott Kirwin Aug 9, 2006 Nearly a year ago the country was being slammed by hurricanes. As Americans suffered some claimed that the ferocity of Katrina and Rita was due to global warming. A search of Dean's World shows that this site is one of the few that argued against that idea over the course of 2005. So here we are, a year later. Where are the hurricanes? Where is the fury of Mother Nature? Where are her righteous swirls of rain and wind that shall smite the evil non-Kyoto Protocol signing...
  • Conspiracy of Dunces (BARF ALERT)

    08/03/2006 12:43:27 PM PDT · by Bible Jon · 11 replies · 575+ views
    Sacramento News and Review ^ | 8/3/2006 | Cosmo Garvin
    Three would-be eco-terrorists were arrested in Auburn last January for plotting acts of sabotage for the Earth Liberation Front. But would there have been a conspiracy without the prodding of FBI infiltrator Anna? By Cosmo Garvin The arrest of three alleged eco-terrorists on January 13 was thanks to the work of a mysterious FBI informant who went by the name of Anna. On the morning of January 13, the FBI was keeping a close eye on a cabin in Dutch Flat, about a half-hour north of Auburn. The government had the cabin and its four occupants--two men and two women--under...
  • Eco-saboteurs admit guilt in firebombings

    07/21/2006 8:40:08 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 68 replies · 1,468+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 07/21/06 | Mark Larabee
    EUGENE -- Three members of a loosely knit underground movement of eco-saboteurs pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to set fire to U.S. Forest Service offices, lumber businesses, meat processing plants and a car dealership over six years. Kevin Tubbs, Kendall Tankersley and Darren Todd Thurston appeared separately before U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, admitting they participated in a variety of fires as members of the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. The pleas signal a significant turning point in the government's ongoing investigation into a long stretch of coordinated firebombings by the...
  • Protesters face slew of charges, but not for rioting

    06/28/2006 9:22:03 PM PDT · by SmithL · 154+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 6/29/6 | JAMIE SATTERFIELD
    Burglars? Maybe. Rioters? Nah. So says a Knox County grand jury in a case that pitted protesters dressed as forest animals and armed with musical instruments and megaphones against coal company executives and a lone defender of homeland security. Earth First! protesters John Edward Johnson, 35, Sequoia McDowell, 20, and William C. Dodson, 22, had been slapped with a slew of charges, including "aggravated riot" and inciting others to riot after the trio and a group of fellow environmentalists showed up at a National Coal Corp. shareholders' meeting at the Holiday Inn on Cedar Bluff in June 2005. A Knox...
  • Glaxo Gets Injunction Against Activists

    05/10/2006 2:46:17 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 197+ views
    AP ^ | 5/10/6 | JANE WARDELL
    LONDON, United Kingdom -- GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Wednesday it has been granted a High Court injunction against animal rights activists who sent threats to the drugmaker's shareholders, barring them from sending more letters or revealing private information about the investors. The company revealed Tuesday that at least 50 of its small shareholders had received letters demanding that they sell their shares in Glaxo within 14 days or have their personal details published on the Internet. Police are investigating the letters, which are believed to have been sent by an animal rights group that targets Huntingdon Life Sciences, a medical research...
  • New Movie Called 'Soft Core Eco-terrorism' for Kids

    05/01/2006 7:21:41 AM PDT · by Miss_Reagan · 47 replies · 1,611+ views
    CNS News ^ | May 1, 2006 | Marc Morano
    Three middle school children band together, sabotage a construction site, gag a land developer and take him hostage. But their criminal conduct, aimed at saving the habitat of burrowing owls from "greedy land developers" isn't reality-based. It's the subject of a new movie that one entertainment reviewer labels "soft core eco-terrorism" for kids. The movie, "Hoot," opens Friday May 5. It features environmentally conscious teenage characters vandalizing heavy machinery by stealing parts off of them and flattening tires in order to hinder a development project.
  • FBI looks into Crow Canyon horse boarders' 'ALF' graffiti incidents

    04/24/2006 9:42:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 3,985+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/24/6 | Sophia Kazmi
    CROW CANYON - Alameda County Sheriff's deputies are trying to find out who sprayed the initials "ALF," along with some other graffiti, first discovered Saturday at a Castro Valley horse boarding ranch. "ALF" could stand for Animal Liberation Front, a group that goes after organizations and corporations they suspect of animal abuse. ALF has been called a terrorist group by the FBI. But Sheriff's Lt. Bill Gaudinier said neither his office nor the FBI have yet connected group members to the vandalism. Sheriff's investigators also have not ruled out involvement by that group. The first example of graffiti was reported...
  • More charges in fire at corral

    04/07/2006 12:59:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 271+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/7/6 | Jane Braxton Little
    Four defendants in an eco-terrorism case were charged Thursday with arson, conspiracy to commit arson and use of a destructive device in the 2001 firebombing of a Bureau of Land Management wild horse corral near Susanville. The three-count indictment by a federal grand jury names Joseph Dibee, 38; Rebecca Rubin, 32; Darren Thurston, 36; and Justin Solondz, 26. Click here for more... Dibee, Rubin and Solondz are all fugitives, said U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott and FBI Special Agent in Charge Drew Parenti, who announced the charges Thursday. Thurston is in custody in Oregon. The blaze on Oct. 15, 2001,...
  • Did a Group Financed by Exxon Prompt IRS to Audit Greenpeace?

    03/21/2006 5:40:12 AM PST · by Brilliant · 12 replies · 499+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 21, 2006 | STEVE STECKLOW
    Two and a half years ago, Public Interest Watch, a self-described watchdog of nonprofit groups, wrote to the Internal Revenue Service urging the agency to audit Greenpeace and accusing the environmental group of money laundering and other crimes. Last September, the IRS began a months-long audit of the U.S. arm of Greenpeace... This month, Greenpeace says, it received notice from the IRS that the group "continues to qualify for exemption from federal income tax" as a nonprofit entity. Greenpeace says an IRS auditor told it that the PIW letter triggered the audit. The IRS won't say how it decided to...
  • CA: Three sentenced in firebombing attempts in Sierra foothills - ELF eco-terrorists

    03/17/2006 6:24:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,026+ views
    Three eco-terrorists were sentenced Friday to federal prison for a series of firebombings that put towns in the Sierra foothills on edge. Ryan Daniel Lewis, 22, the alleged leader of the group, was sentenced to six years, and two sisters - Eva Rose Holland, 26, and Lili Marie Holland, 21 - were each handed two-year prison terms. Prosecutors alleged Lewis recruited the Holland sisters and Jeremiah Dean Colcleasure, 24, on Christmas Eve 2004 to help him burn down two unoccupied upscale homes in Lincoln, a Sacramento suburb, in the name of the Earth Liberation Front. The FBI calls the ELF...
  • Two more held in arson at tree farm(eco-terrorists ranks being thinned)

    02/23/2006 5:56:05 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 28 replies · 1,440+ views
    Oregonlive.com ^ | 2/23/2006, 3:33 p.m. PT | unattributed
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Eugene on Thursday indicted two more people in the 2001 arson at a Clatskanie tree farm, court officials said, bringing the number charged in the case to six. In all 14 people are charged in what government prosecutors describe as an arson conspiracy across several Western states over five years. Nathan Frazer Block, 24, and Joyanna L. Zacher, 28, were arrested Thursday in Olympia, Wash., after the 14-count indictments were handed up. Advertisement Government attorneys will seek their return to Eugene to face trial, said Karin Immergut, U.S. Attorney for Oregon....
  • 5 homes under construction burn (ECO-Terrorists???)

    02/19/2006 5:41:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 636+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Feb 19, 2006 | Alexis Huicochea
    Five Rancho Sahuarita homes that were under construction were destroyed Friday night in what officials are calling suspicious fires. The Rural/Metro Fire Department began receiving multiple 911 reports just before 11 p.m. of several homes on fire off of South Rancho Sahuarita Boulevard, south of West Sahuarita Road, said Battalion Chief Rick Flores, a department spokesman. When firefighters arrived, they found five homes that were under construction fully engulfed in flames, he said. Officials suspect that the homes were set on fire one by one. It took more than an hour and a combined 40 firefighters from Rural/Metro and the...
  • Paris Pelted with Flour (PETA Whackjobs Assault Fashion Designer and Paris Hilton)

    02/16/2006 1:48:19 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 42 replies · 3,684+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 02/15/2006 | Alistair Foster
    Designer Julien Macdonald and heiress Paris Hilton were pelted with flour by anti-fur protesters after his show at London Fashion Week. They were attacked by campaigners from PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - after a catwalk show which featured a series of models dressed in fur. Macdonald was covered from head to toe in flour as he posed for pictures with Hilton, who escaped with a sprinkling on her shoulder. She had made a surprise appearance on the catwalk of Macdonald's show at Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden, wearing a number of his gowns. But when...
  • Report: Pennsylvania 'patriot' tried to blow up oil pipelines

    02/13/2006 10:47:37 AM PST · by highlander_UW · 18 replies · 1,160+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/12/06 | staff
    Report: Pennsylvania 'patriot' tried to blow up oil pipelines Federal agents think American sought to wreck U.S. economy with al-Qaida Posted: February 12, 2006 5:49 p.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Is he an American patriot, or a terrorist trying to kill the U.S. economy? That's the question surrounding Michael Curtis Reynolds, a 47-year-old unemployed resident of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., who federal agents say worked with al-Qaida in a plot to blow up the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, a Pennsylvania pipeline, and a New Jersey refinery. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Reynolds is not publicly charged with terrorism, but a federal prosecutor said in...
  • 3 Indicted in Calif. on Ecoterror Charges

    01/26/2006 7:14:13 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DON THOMPSON
    Three environmental activists were cooking up plastic explosives and had planned to test a device the day they were arrested, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday as they indicted them. The three face five to 20 years in federal prison if they are convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage property. The suspects planned assaults this spring in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a 'loosey-goosey, sort of mist-of-the-fog kind of an organization' of environmental activists, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Eric McDavid, 28, Zachary Jensen, 20, and Lauren Weiner, 20, remain in jail. They could enter a...
  • Vail arson suspects indicted in fed crackdown

    01/20/2006 9:29:26 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies · 1,430+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 20, 2006
    The arrests could begin to close the book on one of Colorado’s enduring mysteries. At the time, the Vail firebombing was considered the costliest act of eco-terrorism in the country, causing $12 million in damage, destroying the Two Elk Lodge, a mountaintop restaurant, among other structures. "The indictment tells a story of four-and-a-half years of arson, vandalism, violence and destruction claimed to have been executed on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front or Earth Liberation Front, extremist movements known to support acts of domestic terrorism," Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said at a news conference today. Appearing with Gonzales, FBI Director...
  • Monroe man charged in plot (Earth Liberation Front bombing plot foiled)

    01/18/2006 11:54:59 AM PST · by Proud_USA_Republican · 12 replies · 549+ views
    Seattle-Times ^ | 1/18/2006 | Sara Jean Green
    A Monroe man suspected of being a member of a radical environmental group was charged Tuesday in a federal court in California with plotting to blow up a U.S. Forest Service facility where genetic research is conducted. Zachary Jenson, 20, and co-defendants Eric McDavid, 28, of Foresthill, Calif., and Lauren Weiner, 20, of Philadelphia, made their first court appearances in U.S. District Court in Sacramento on Tuesday, said Patty Pontello, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California. The three, who are suspected members of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), are being held in the...
  • Greenpeace 'to blame'

    01/11/2006 6:55:01 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,414+ views
    AFP...News 24...South Africa ^ | 11/01/2006 | (SA)
    Japan on Wednesday released a video in a bid to prove Greenpeace targeted its whaling ship in an Antarctic collision this week and accused the environmentalists of violent tactics. Japan's main whaling body put a video on its website that showed Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise moving steadily forward before hitting the whaling ship Nisshin Maru, whose movement was impeded by another whaling vessel nearby. "It was a deliberate action to get media coverage," Japan's Institute for Cetacean Research said in a statement. "The Arctic Sunrise could have avoided this collision. Instead the skipper turned the boat into the path of the...
  • Greenpeace accuses Japanese over collision

    01/08/2006 12:42:29 PM PST · by oxcart · 25 replies · 735+ views
    Greenpeace has accused the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru of deliberately ramming its boat, the Arctic Sunrise, in the Southern Ocean before steaming off at high speed. The anti-whaling activists say they tried to contact the Japanese whaling boat shortly before they clashed. Greenpeace says none of the 25 crew on board the Arctic Sunrise were hurt and the boat is still seaworthy, despite receiving some damage. However, a statement from the Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research says the Nisshin Maru was deliberately rammed by Greenpeace. Greenpeace expedition leader Shane Rattenbury says his captain tried unsuccessfully to contact the captain...