Animal Rights Activists Who Allegedly Freed Minks Are Indicted on Federal Terrorism Charges

By: Friday July 11, 2014 12:26 pm

Two animal rights activists who allegedly released thousands of animals from a mink farm about sixty-five miles southwest of Chicago have been indicted on federal terrorism charges. Both Tyler Lang and Kevin Johnson were indicted by a grand jury in the Northern District of Illinois for allegedly releasing 2,000 minks from captivity on August 14, [...]

ELF Activist Daniel McGowan Released After 7 Years in “Little Guantanamo”

By: Tuesday December 11, 2012 6:08 pm

Earth Liberation Front activist Daniel McGowan, who was the subject of last year’s Oscar-nominated documentary “If A Tree Falls,” has been released from federal prison after seven years. McGowan was one of a dozen underground environmental and animal rights activists with the ELF and its sister movement, the Animal Liberation Front, who were swept up in [...]

Interview: GreenIsTheNewRed.com’s Will Potter on Transformation of Dissent into a Domestic Terrorism Threat

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 1:00 pm

A report from the Congressional Research Service was recently released and it looked at how law enforcement had been cracking down on animal rights and environmental activists. It highlighted how the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is used against activists. Will Potter of GreenistheNewRed.com covered the report in a post on October 2. The report, as [...]

Interview: GreenIsTheNewRed.com’s Will Potter on FBI Raids, Grand Juries & Political Repression

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 8:34 am

A series of paramilitary-style raids were conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against activists in Portland, Oregon, on July 25. Grand jury subpoenas were issued to individuals targeted in these raids. There were also individuals issued subpoenas in Olympia and Seattle in Washington. The subpoenas informed individuals they were to appear before a federal [...]

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