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  • Arsonists, yes. But are they terrorists?

    05/15/2007 9:56:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 722+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/07 | Jeff Barnard - ap
    EUGENE, Ore. - Their guilt isn't in question. The six men and four women already admitted being involved in a series of arson fires that did $40 million in damage to research facilities, a ski resort and other businesses in the West. But are they terrorists as the government says? A federal judge was set to hear arguments Tuesday on a motion by the government to add a so-called terrorism enhancement to their sentences. Prosecutors want Judge Ann Aiken to declare the group terrorists ó something defense attorneys argue has never happened in 1,200 arsons nationwide claimed by Earth Liberation...
  • Ethiopia Explosions Kill 4, Injure 42

    05/12/2006 11:15:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/12/06 | Les Newhaus - ap
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A series of bombs exploded in Ethiopia's capital Friday, killing four people and wounding at least 42, police and witnesses said. Federal police spokesman Commander Demsash Hailu said the blasts were the work of an organization trying to discredit the government but did not offer specifics. The bombings came just before Monday's anniversary of last year's general election. International observers called the balloting seriously flawed and opposition politicians have refused to take up their posts in protest of what they called government vote-rigging. Police have blamed other small bombings in recent months on alleged militant elements...
  • 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...
  • Ecoterror suspect released on bond

    01/19/2006 5:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies · 3,675+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 01/18/2006 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    After a delay of nearly a month, a Flagstaff woman accused of being connected with the 1998 firebombing of a logging company in Oregon has been released from jail. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Harvey, was released from an Oregon jail Jan. 10 on $150,000 bond. She is back in Flagstaff, ready to begin taking two classes at Northern Arizona University. Tankersley, a former employee at the university, was indicted in November by a federal grand jury in Oregon. She is accused of attempted arson and arson, acting as a lookout, in connection with a fire at U.S....
  • Accused ecoterrorist arrested in Flag

    12/09/2005 7:05:02 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies · 3,141+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 12/09/2005 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    An employee of Northern Arizona University was arrested and charged Thursday with being a member of an ecoterrorism group and setting fires... Her arrest, one of six across the country and two in Arizona, marks the culmination of a nine-year investigation by the FBI and dozens of other agencies into several arsons in the Pacific Northwest, many of which were claimed to be the work of the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Kendall Harvey, stood shackled and bound in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Aspey in Flagstaff as a...
  • Animal group suspected of attacks on Los Angeles worker

    12/24/2004 11:01:41 PM PST · by LouAvul · 13 replies · 742+ views
    modbee ^ | 12-24-04
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The home and car of a city employee were vandalized Friday, and police say the group possibly responsible is on the U.S. Justice Department's list of domestic terror organizations. "ALF eyes on you" was spray-painted on the home of Jackie David, spokeswoman for the city Department of Animal Services, police said. The acronym stands for Animal Liberation Front, a radical animal rights group that authorities have accused of attacking restaurants in California and other states. The group is suspected of attacks on Los Angeles-area fast-food restaurants and a Hollywood Hills home in November. In those attacks,...

    04/16/2003 4:37:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 526+ views
    Achille Lauro What happened during the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985? AP Photo Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, 1985 On October 7, 1985 four heavily armed terrorists representing the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, with some 100 mostly elderly passengers on board, in Egyptian waters. The hijackers demanded that Israel free 50 Palestinian prisoners, and to prove their determination, they shot and killed a disabled American tourist, 69-year-old Leon Klinghoffer, and threw his body overboard with his wheelchair. After a two-day drama, the Egyptian government, unaware that Klinghoffer...