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Will Potter is an award-winning reporter who focuses on how lawmakers and corporations have labeled animal rights and environmental activists as "eco-terrorists." Will has written for publications including The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News and Legal Affairs, and has testified before the U.S. Congress about his reporting. He is the creator of GreenIsTheNewRed.com, where he blogs about the Green Scare and history repeating itself.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 2, 2012 FBI Supplied the Anarchist "Terrorists" Arrested in May Day Plot
a plot by the FBI that continues a pattern of behavior in "terrorism" investigations against political activists. Most importantly, undercover FBI agents helped shape the "plot," offered advice on how and where to use explosives, and allegedly sold explosives to the activists.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Journalists Who Oppose Wikileaks Are a Disgrace to the Craft
The most damning revelations from Wikileaks are not diplomatic cables or military videos, but a clear picture of the state of the American media. This is why Wikileaks is being labeled a terrorist organization, and the mainstream press is not. Wikileaks has illuminated the failures of the mainstream press, and the backlash by top-tier journalists reflects their sycophanting and delusional relationships with government power.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 4, 2010 FBI Raids [Insert Social Movement Here] Activists
f activist communities are going to survive this repression and move forward, and if we are going to welcome others to join us, we must lay claim to a space between the extremes of patriotic naiveté and hopelessness.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Did "Eco-Terrorists" Cause the Gulf Oil Spill?
The oil spill in the Gulf is on track to surpass the Exxon Valdez as the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. That doesn't bode well financially for BP, and it doesn't bode well politically for the drill-baby-drill crowd. So how has the far right responded?
By trying to blame it on "eco-terrorists."