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Keyword: ecoterrorists

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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 ^ | 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.

    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 - ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...