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  • Whale Wars LIVE Thread - Games of Chance

    06/08/2012 5:39:01 PM PDT · by matt04 · 24 replies
    The Sea Shepherds' scout vessel, the Brigitte Bardot, is slammed by a 30-foot wave, and water is entering the vessel through a crack in the pontoon. The terrified crew issues a distress call to the rest of the Sea Shepherd fleet, but help is more than 20 hours away. Fighting swells and brutal cold, the crew hopes to hold the outrigger in place with rope and straps. If the damaged piece is ripped from its slender mount, the crew fears the vulnerable craft may be torn to pieces.
  • Woman convicted in UW ecoterror case goes home ( Briana Waters )

    10/17/2010 6:31:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    ap ^ | Oct 17, 2010
    The North American Animal Liberation press office says Briana Waters was released from prison Saturday. The 34-year-old Waters was connected to a cell of radical environmentalists based in Olympia and in Oregon who carried out attacks throughout the West from 1996-2001, causing more than $80 million in damage. Last month, an appeals court overturned Water's conviction of being guilty of helping an ecoterror attack that destroyed a University of Washington research center, concluding the judge made mistakes that cast doubt on the fairness of her trial.
  • I'm too terrified of jail to carry on, says eco-warrior (reality check for 'Face'of activism chic)

    10/15/2008 12:00:18 PM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies · 1,451+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | October 15, 2008 | Benedict Moore-Bridger
    Tamsin Omond: Retiring from the 'frontline' I'm too terrified of jail to carry on, says eco-warriorBenedict Moore-Bridger 15.10.08     CAMBRIDGE graduate and "face" of the climate change campaign Tamsin Omond today revealed she was withdrawing from frontline action, admitting the thought of prison "terrifies" her.The 23-year-old told the Standard that her first full night behind bars had given her a "reality check", and how her parents are now concerned for her future.Ms Omond became one of the leading names in climate change campaigning after joining the so-called "Commons Five" who scaled Parliament in February to protest over plans...
  • A Hunt In Garbage Helps Solve Eco-Terror Spree

    10/07/2008 5:02:48 PM PDT · by Lurker · 15 replies · 1,255+ views
    Homeland Security Newsletter ^ | 25 September 08 | Ed White
    <p>REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A business owner checking a trash container for scrap cardboard was alarmed by something else: gas masks, maps, an M-80 explosive, arson photos and anti-government writings.</p> <p>"It was kinda scary," Andy Wishaw recalled. "Some of my employees said it's nothing. I thought, 'What's it going to hurt to call the police?'"</p>
  • WANTED: Daniel Andreas San Diego for Eco-Terror Bombings

    09/18/2008 11:43:11 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 18 replies · 177+ views
    Fox News Website ^ | September 18, 2008 | Joseph Abrams
    <p>Daniel Andreas San Diego grew up in a safe and quiet suburb of San Francisco, the son of a city manager in California's affluent Marin County. Now 30, he swore off drugs and drink as a young man — and even milk and meat — but the straight-edge San Diego was no straight shooter.</p>
  • Homespun Terrorists

    08/06/2008 6:23:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 206+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2008
    Terrorism: The time comes in every fringe group's existence when it must decide to stay legitimate and obey the law or leap into violence and terrorism. The animal rights movement seems to have chosen the latter.Make no mistake: The terrorism committed by the animal rights movement and some extreme environmental groups is real. Like all terrorists, they use force, threats and destruction of property to intimidate people into submission. Having lost the debate in the marketplace of ideas, they choose instead to terrorize. As Jerry Vlasak, a spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front, told the AP, "If you had to...
  • EDITORIAL: Firebombing shows the danger of domestic terror

    08/05/2008 7:57:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 164+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/5/8 | Editor
    For all of the national chatter that persists about international terrorists striking the United States, this weekend's firebombings in Santa Cruz offered us a frightening reminder that our greatest dangers may be right here at home. Thankfully, no one was hurt in Saturday morning's firebombs. David Feldheim, a UC Santa Cruz biologist, and his young family escaped an ignition at their own home by climbing down a fire ladder. And there was no one in the Volvo station wagon that was destroyed by a firebomb around the same time. But the perennial nature of these attacks on scientists who conduct...
  • Santa Cruz firebombs look familiar

    08/04/2008 7:47:46 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 226+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/4/8 | Wyatt Buchananand Demian Bulwa
    Santa Cruz -- The devices used in two firebombings targeting UC Santa Cruz biologists are similar to some used in the past by animal rights activists, investigators said Sunday. The bombs were so powerful they were like "Molotov cocktails on steroids," said Santa Cruz police Capt. Steve Clark.One struck the home of assistant biology Professor David Feldheim on Saturday morning, forcing him to flee with his family. The other exploded just a few minutes earlier, gutting a car parked outside the campus home of a second researcher.Later, Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies went to the home of a third researcher...
  • UC bombings linked to animal rights activists

    08/03/2008 8:57:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies · 261+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 3, 2008 | Wyatt Buchanan,Demian Bulwa
    Investigators sifting the evidence of two firebombings targeting UC Santa Cruz biologists believe the potentially lethal devices are similar to ones used in the past by animal rights activists, authorities said today. The bombs were so powerful they were like "Molotov cocktails on steroids," said Santa Cruz police Capt. Steve Clark. One struck the home of assistant biology Professor David Feldheim on Saturday morning, forcing him to flee with his family. The other exploded just a few minutes earlier, gutting a car parked outside the campus home of a second researcher. Later, Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies went to the...
  • Firebombs target UC researchers

    08/03/2008 8:18:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 430+ views
    MediaNews via CoCoTimes ^ | 8/3/8 | Conan Knoll and Genevieve Bookwalter
    SANTA CRUZ — Firebombs were intentionally set on a porch and in a car belonging to two UC Santa Cruz researchers in separate incidents early Saturday in what police have classified as acts of domestic terrorism. Police are calling one of the bombings an attempted homicide. In one incident, a faculty member's home on Village Circle off High Street was intentionally firebombed about 5:43 a.m., according to police. The residence belonged to UCSC researcher David Feldheim, a neuroscientist who works with mice. He was one of 13 researchers listed in threatening animal rights pamphlets found Tuesday in a downtown coffee...
  • Seattle woman gets 5 years for UW arson

    07/18/2008 3:22:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 501+ views
    KOMONews.com ^ | July 18, 2008 | KOMO Staff
    TACOMA - A key participant in the 2001 arson that destroyed the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison. Jennifer L. Kolar, 33, of Seattle also was ordered to pay more than $7.1 million in restitution in connection with the fire, which also destroyed priceless research projects and endangered plants. The sentencing, by U.S. District Judge Franklin D. Burgess, came after Kolar pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit arson, two counts of arson, one count of attempted arson and using a destructive device during a crime of violence. Kolar was part...
  • The Geekiest Arsonist (Eco-terrorism)

    07/16/2008 5:50:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies · 237+ views
    Crosscut.com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Kim McDonald
    Software engineer Jennifer Kolar is to be sentenced this week in federal court for her role in Earth Liberation Front arsons, including one at the University of Washington. Her time in prison will be reduced because she turned state's witness, but that doesn't mitigate the fact she is now regarded as a snitch by peers and could be labeled a terrorist by the government.By Kim McDonald "Don't hang up," FBI Special Agent Jane Quimby told Jennifer Kolar on Dec. 10, 2006. "There were arrests and there is a target letter for you." She gave Kolar the name and number...
  • Greenpeace ruling overturned ( criminal negligence reinstated )

    07/06/2008 10:44:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 390+ views
    The Fort Mill Times ^ | July 03, 2008 | RACHEL D'ORO
    A Ketchikan jury correctly convicted a Greenpeace ship's captain of criminal negligence for sailing in Alaska waters without the proper oil spill response plan, the state appeals court ruled Thursday. The opinion partly cancels a 2005 decision by a Ketchikan judge to overturn guilty verdicts against Greenpeace Inc. and Arctic Sunrise Capt. Arne Sorensen of misdemeanor charges. At the time of its anti-logging campaign, the ship was carrying more than 70,000 gallons of "petroleum products," according to district court documents. In Alaska, non-tank vessels larger than 400 gross tons must file an oil spill response plan application five days before...
  • Alberta's energy prominence makes it a terror target, conference told (Canada? Will the US help?)

    06/22/2008 6:50:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 313+ views
    Canada.com ^ | 6/20/08 | Joel Kom
    Alberta's energy prominence makes it a terror target, conference toldJoel Kom, Canwest News Service Published: Friday, June 20, 2008 CALGARY -- Alberta's emergence as an energy superpower already has made it a target for international Islamic terrorists, but the province's growing oil and gas wealth could also help breed homegrown terrorism, law enforcement officials and advisers said Thursday. After opening an anti-terrorism conference in Calgary for security professionals in government and law enforcement, city police Chief Rick Hanson said it's not just extremism from abroad that has to be on the radar. "The risk of homegrown local terrorists, in the...
  • Environmental activist to serve 2 years under deal (Tre Arrow)

    06/04/2008 4:14:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 190+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/4/08 | Joseph B. Frazier - ap
    PORTLAND, Ore. - An environmental activist and former fugitive who once won thousands of votes in a congressional election pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges under a deal that would send him to prison for two years. Tre Arrow, 34, pleaded guilty to the destruction of concrete-mixing trucks in Portland in April 2001 and to firebombing logging trucks at a contested logging sale near Mount Hood in June 2001. He had faced up to 40 years in prison if convicted of two counts of arson. In a separate case, a radical environmentalist who helped federal officials round up a militant...
  • Radical environmentalist Tre Arrow gets 78-month prison term (OR)

    06/04/2008 8:08:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies · 255+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | June 4, 2008 | Stuart Tomlinson
    The activist pleads guilty in two arsons and will serve at the Sheridan federal prisonTre Arrow, a radical environmentalist who was once one of the FBI's most-wanted fugitives, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of arson. Appearing before U.S. District Judge James Redden, Arrow agreed to serve to 78 months in federal prison, with credit for time served since March 2004 in jails in Canada and the United States. Arrow, who will be formally sentenced Aug. 12, will serve about two years and four months at the Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution. His sentence could be further reduced by 54 days...
  • 10-year prison sentence sought in UW horticulture center arson (WA)

    05/29/2008 8:58:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 145+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | May 29, 2008 | Hal Bernton
    Federal prosecutors are seeking a 10-year prison sentence for Briana Waters, a California woman convicted in March by a federal grant jury of assisting in the 2001 Earth Liberation Front arson that destroyed the University of Washington's Urban Horticulture Center. That recommendation includes a "terrorism enhancement," according to a sentencing memorandum filed by prosecutors Wednesday in U.S. District Court. The UW arson sought to strike a blow against genetic engineering of poplar trees, and federal prosecutors say that meets the legal definition of a violent act "calculated to influence or affect the conduct of government by intimidation or coercion," according...
  • Enviro radical says he plans guilty plea for arson, conspiracy (OR)

    05/28/2008 5:38:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies · 194+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | May 28, 2008 | William McCall AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Tre Arrow, a radical environmentalist who was once one of the FBI's most-wanted fugitives, has announced on his Web site he has accepted a plea deal on federal arson and conspiracy charges. Arrow had entered a not guilty plea. His attorney, Paul T. Loney, confirmed on Wednesday Arrow “is changing his plea” and a hearing date has been set for next Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's office in Portland did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Arrow, 34, who has legally changed his name from Michael Scarpitti, is charged in a 14-count federal indictment with helping to...
  • Austrian police question 10 animal rights activists suspected of arson

    05/24/2008 12:06:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 202+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 5/24/2008
    VIENNA, Austria — Austrian authorities say they are questioning 10 animal rights activists suspected of arson, sabotage and other crimes. Investigators say six of the suspects have been placed in pretrial detention for their alleged involvement in militant animal rights groups. Officials allege that the suspects are behind numerous arson fires and vandalism targeting food, clothing, pharmaceutical and agricultural companies. Prosecutors say the 10 were arrested earlier this week after a monthslong investigation into radical animal rights groups. Austrian media reported today that one of the suspects has begun a hunger strike while in custody. Investigators say the suspects used...
  • A 'green scare' in shades of gray (ELF, Briana Waters)

    05/22/2008 6:08:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies · 183+ views
    Crosscut Seattle ^ | May 22, 2008 | Kim McDonald
    Invoking the Red Scare of the 1950s, some environmentalists claim the federal government is committing something similar against the green movement of the 2000s. Of course, it could simply be vigorous enforcement of laws against violence and property damage. According to court documents, Briana Waters, convicted in the 2001 arson at the University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture, is afraid that by remaining in prison she will lose her deep connection with her three year old daughter, Kalliope. She has justification to be worried about her sentencing on Friday, May 30. Throughout the grand jury process, the indictments,...
  • California eco-terror plot brings 20-year sentence (mastermind - Earth Liberation Front attacks)

    05/08/2008 7:08:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 226+ views
    An environmental activist has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison for conspiring to destroy a Northern California dam, a genetics lab and other targets. Eric McDavid, 29, of Foresthill, was convicted in March for masterminding what FBI agents described as an eco-terrorist plot in the name of the Earth Liberation Front. The group has claimed credit for arsons across the West. McDavid's defense lawyer argued that his client was a victim of entrapment by an FBI informant. Two co-conspirators pleaded guilty and testified against McDavid. They are awaiting sentencing. According to court testimony, the three considered bombing...
  • 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,...
  • CA: Radical environmentalist goes to trial under terror law (ELF spokesman)

    09/10/2007 6:57:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 573+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/10/07 | Allison Hoffman - ap
    A few hours after a $50 million condo project burned down, apparently in an eco-terror attack, Earth Liberation Front spokesman Rod Coronado stood in front of a San Diego audience and explained how to build a homemade Molotov cocktail. Now, Coronado is going to trial in federal court on a single count of distributing information on explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass destruction with the intent that his listeners commit illegal acts of violence, a charge that could land him in prison for up to 20 years under post-Sept. 11 legislation. Prosecutors say Coronado, a longtime environmental activist renowned...
  • 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...
  • SUV firebomber gets 12 years

    07/26/2007 6:26:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,376+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 26, 2007
    A man who set firebombs in seven large SUVs last March pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday. Grant Barnes... using the methods of the eco-terrorist group Earth Liberation Front... When Barnes was arrested, police found a box of seven of the devices in the back of his car. Police said they are replicas of bombs shown on ELF's Web site.
  • Vandals Attack Man's Hummer, Leave Note

    07/19/2007 6:49:03 AM PDT · by freespirited · 48 replies · 1,358+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/18/07 | Associated Press
    When Gareth Groves brought home his massive new Hummer, he knew his environmentally friendly neighbors disapproved. But he didn't expect what happened next. The sport utility vehicle was parked for five days on the street before two masked men smashed the windows, slashed the tires and scratched into the body: "FOR THE ENVIRON." "The thought of somebody vandalizing it never crossed my mind," said Gareth Groves, who lives near American University in Northwest Washington. "I've kind of been in shock." Police said they see small acts of vandalism in the area from time to time, but they have not seen...
  • Hummer Owner Gets Angry Message

    07/18/2007 8:28:59 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 546 replies · 9,768+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 18, 2007 | Allison Klein
    Vandals Batter D.C. Man's SUV, Slash Its Tires and Scratch In an Eco Note On a narrow, leafy street in Northwest Washington, where Prius hybrid cars and Volvos are the norm, one man bought a flashy gray Hummer that was too massive to fit in his garage. So he parked the seven-foot-tall behemoth on the street in front of his house and smiled politely when his eco-friendly neighbors looked on in disapproval at his "dream car." It lasted five days on the street before two masked men took a bat to every window, a knife to each 38-inch tire and...
  • Physicists campaign to free a jailed ecoterrorist's mind [ Asperger Alibi, Ecoterrorist ]

    07/16/2007 12:18:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 380+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2007 | Michael Martinez
    Two years after his 2002 graduation with honors as a double major in physics and math, Cottrell was charged and convicted as one of the nation's first ecoterrorists of the post-Sept. 11 era. He was found guilty of conspiracy and arson in the 2003 firebombings of Hummer and other sport-utility vehicle dealerships in the Los Angeles area to advocate a radical environmentalism. Two conspirators remain at large... In what prosecutors say was an example of his brazenness -- his supporters say it evidenced his behavioral disorder, one that's akin to a high-functioning autism -- Cottrell became a remorseless braggart while...
  • Wal*Mart burning San Jose, CA

    07/15/2007 11:29:12 AM PDT · by null and void · 72 replies · 882+ views
    KLIV 1590 AM | 7/15/07 | nully
    Major fire at Wal*Mart 777 Story Rd. Smoke obstructing 280 Fwy. Large FD and emergency respose, judging by the number of sirens I'm hearing.
  • Ex-University of Chicago 'genius' turned ecoterrorist

    07/13/2007 9:39:10 AM PDT · by Enchante · 40 replies · 1,556+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07/13/07 | Michael Martinez
    Ex-University of Chicago 'genius' turned ecoterrorist But prominent physicists take up Billy Cottrell's cause LOS ANGELES -- William "Billy" Cottrell was such an exceptional student at the University of Chicago that he was described by his professors as something of an eccentric genius. He even won the award for best senior thesis in physics, addressing string theory, which seeks a single unifying way to explain all forces and all forms of matter. Today the 27-year-old is in jail. Two years after his 2002 graduation with honors as a double major in physics and math, Cottrell was charged and convicted as...
  • How Did It Come To This? (Short history of "The Family"-eco-terrorists)

    07/01/2007 9:57:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 522+ views
    The Register-Guard ^ | July 1, 2007 | Bill Bishop
    Published: Sunday, July 1, 2007 No other book club could approach its diversity. There was a trust fund kid and a Dumpster diver. There were potheads, growers and dealers. There were anarchists and longtime social activists. There was a straight-A student, a high school dropout, a computer geek and a young father reportedly addicted to heroin. Their "Book Club" was anything but typical. It was where many of them met - not to share literature and poetry, but to study arson, sabotage and subterfuge. Most went on to radical activism in a group that referred to itself as "The Family."...
  • No jail for Flagstaff eco-saboteur

    06/29/2007 6:23:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies · 1,081+ views
    The 73-year-old man who strung heavy cables across a trail on the San Francisco Peaks that clotheslined a motorcyclist won't be going to jail. J.D. Protiva will receive supervised probation for one year after pleading guilty to three counts of felony endangerment in a case in which a motorcyclist hit one of the cables and was thrown from his bike in September. He was also banned from the Coconino National Forest. Protiva was sentenced Tuesday after telling a Coconino County Superior Court judge he had gone too far in a frustrating attempt to ban motorcycles and protect nesting sites for...
  • FBI probes bomb claim (More domestic terrorism at UCLA)

    06/28/2007 11:16:37 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 3 replies · 324+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/29/07 | By Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
    The FBI and the Los Angeles Fire Department are investigating an anonymous claim that animal rights extremists placed an unexploded incendiary device found under the car of a prominent UCLA eye doctor last weekend. The incident was similar to one last year in which another UCLA researcher was the intended target. A gasoline-filled device was discovered Sunday by the car outside the Westside home of Dr. Arthur Rosenbaum, who is chief of pediatric ophthalmology at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute. The device did not ignite despite evidence of an attempt to light it, authorities said Thursday. An e-mail on Wednesday...
  • Who Will Defend Industry from Eco-Terrorism

    06/11/2007 8:36:28 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 8 replies · 437+ views
    The Ayn rand Institute ^ | Tuesday, February 14, 2006 | Onkar Ghate
    Who Will Defend Industry from Eco-Terrorism? Tuesday, February 14, 2006 By: Onkar Ghate Man's method of survival--transforming nature to meet his needs--must be defended against environmentalism's attack. The good news: a federal grand jury in Eugene, Oregon, has indicted 11 people on charges that they committed acts of domestic terrorism on behalf of the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front. Moreover, now one of the FBI's "highest domestic terrorism priorities," according to director Robert S. Mueller III, is to prosecute people who commit crimes "in the name of animal rights or the environment." Nevertheless, it remains worrisome that...
  • 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...
  • Extra Carbon Dioxide Causing Plant Attacks

    02/16/2007 5:26:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 24 replies · 895+ views
    www.ecoenquirer.com ^ | 2-16-07 | Ecoenquirer
    Residents of some normally peaceful neighborhoods expressed concern about the defensive mood that has descended over their towns. One elderly lady complained, "I used to take my begonia outside for a little fresh air and sunshine every day, but now I'm worried for her safety! I just keep her safe, indoors now".
  • Court overturns sentence in SUV fire (eco-terrorist might go free!)

    02/15/2007 10:48:20 AM PST · by slylentlybold · 48 replies · 1,416+ views
    www.rgisterguard.com ^ | February 15, 2007 | Bill Bishop
    The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned the 22-year sentence given to environmental activist Jeffrey Michael Luers for burning three SUVs at the former Romania truck lot and for trying to set fire to the Tyree Oil Co. in Eugene. The court upheld all 10 of Luers' felony convictions from his 2001 trial, but ruled that he was improperly sentenced to back-to-back prison terms in each of the crimes. Luers, 28, is considered a "political prisoner" among some activists who contend his 22-year, eight-month sentence is disproportionately harsh, considering that no one was injured in either crime and damage...
  • Trail of terror for cyclists may lead to prison (ecoterrorist moonbat alert)

    02/02/2007 7:32:41 PM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 23 replies · 1,022+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | 2/2/07 | Jason Womack
    A man who police say used wires, broken bottles and nails to wage an eco-terrorism campaign against Lubbock cyclists could spend time in prison. David G. Knape, 62, of Lubbock staged at least a year-long campaign against unsuspecting cyclists, according to police reports. He stretched wires between trees at "neck level" and put nails and glass in the pathway of cyclists. "This could kill someone," said Dewayne Wallace, an avid cyclist whose friend was flung from his bicycle and cut across the neck by one of the wires. Wallace spent months looking for Knape, who now faces two felony charges...
  • Eco-freaks and projected self-loathing (analysis of enviro-whackos)

    02/02/2007 1:33:01 PM PST · by Emile · 15 replies · 533+ views
    OpinionEditorials.com ^ | 2/1/07 | Helen & Peter Evans
    Why is it that, "Whenever Nature displeases us, it must be our fault for doing something that displeased Nature"? This was a question raised by John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, speaking at the Heritage Foundation on January 23, 2007 in support of his new book "Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism is Hazardous to Your Health!" If the winter's too hot, summer's too cold, hurricane Katrina too extreme, environmentalists always conclude that it's because we did something wrong, like atmospheric pollution, habitat destruction and/or the paving of America. Not only does this knee-jerk reaction indicate a colossal sense of self-importance, that importance...
  • Eco-Terrorism: When Violence Becomes An Environmentalist Tactic

    02/02/2007 10:15:26 AM PST · by vadum · 3 replies · 524+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | February 2007 | John Berlau
    Excerpted from article by John Berlau of Competitive Enterprise Institute, author of Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism Is Hazardous To Your Health Violence by environmental radicals has become depressingly common in the U.S. Radical eco-terrorists commit arson and corporate sabotage, and some groups have a decentralized structure that seems modeled after jihadists’ diffuse networks of terrorist cells. Regrettably, mainline environmentalist groups have not taken a lead in denouncing direct-action radicals who care little about human life... ...They may no longer believe that humans will starve themselves by exhausting all resources, but that’s not really important to them. They think humans roam on too...
  • Hooray For DDT's Life-Saving Comeback

    10/04/2006 3:13:02 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 32 replies · 966+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10-4-06 | John Stossel
    Who says there's never any good news? After more than 30 years and tens of millions dead -- mostly children -- the World Health Organization (WHO) has ended its ban on DDT. DDT is the most effective anti-mosquito, anti-malaria pesticide known. But thanks to the worldwide environmental movement and politically correct bureaucrats in the United States and at the United Nations, the use of this benign chemical has been discouraged in Africa and elsewhere, permitting killer mosquitoes to spread death.
  • 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...
  • Animal Rights Group Claims Credit for Botched Arson Attempt

    08/08/2006 11:25:31 AM PDT · by girlangler · 15 replies · 716+ views
    U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance ^ | 7/31/06 | News release
    Animal Rights Group Claims Credit for Botched Arson Attempt- (07/31) The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) web site is claiming responsibility for a failed arson attempt in Los Angeles. On June 30, an incendiary device, intended for the home of a UCLA psychiatry professor, was placed at the wrong address. Fortunately, for the elderly homeowner the device did not detonate and no one was injured. ALF claims that the intended target of the explosive device was keeping monkeys to study "psychological, psychiatric and social problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, substance abuse, criminality and violence." Arson investigators stated that had...
  • 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...
  • Attacks by animal rights extremists down by 50%

    07/27/2006 5:37:07 PM PDT · by proud_yank · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | July 27, 2006 | Alok Jha
    The number of attacks by extremists on researchers using animals has decreased, according to figures released by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) yesterday. In the first six months of this year, 15 incidents were recorded at people's private homes, compared with 32 in the same period last year. The figures also show a drop in almost every area of activity by anti-vivisectionists, with demonstrations down from 670 to 424. "Good progress has been made ... in combating animal rights extremists," said Philip Wright, the ABPI's director of science and technology.
  • Federal Bills Crack Down on Animal Rights Terrorism

    07/27/2006 9:11:05 AM PDT · by girlangler · 19 replies · 521+ views
    The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance ^ | 7/24/2006 | news release
    Federal Bills Crack Down on Animal Rights Terrorism- (07/24) Two bills in the U.S. Congress tighten penalties for anyone convicted of committing an act of terrorism against a legally operating animal-use business. Congress is currently considering S. 1926, sponsored by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, and H.R. 4239, sponsored by Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisconsin. The bills, introduced late last year and currently being heard in their respective judiciary committees, close loopholes in the existing anti-terrorism law and stiffen penalties for convicted terrorists. Provisions in the bills will ensure that domestic animal rights terrorists are brought to justice for their crimes. The...
  • 3 more plead guilty in Oregon to ecoterrorism

    07/23/2006 9:05:21 AM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies · 1,130+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | July 21, 2006
    3 more plead guilty in Oregon to ecoterrorism Trio were part of group that planted bombs around western U.S. July 21, 2006 EUGENE, Ore. - Three more people pleaded guilty Friday to being part of an ecoterrorist cell that planted fire bombs around the West. The trio are accused of trying to stop logging, wild horse roundups, genetic engineering of plants, sport utility vehicles sales and expansion of a ski resort into endangered lynx habitat. In pleading guilty, the three admitted they were part of the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front, loose-knit groups of environmental activists that claimed...
  • San Francisco's misguided vision

    07/23/2006 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 13 replies · 801+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 23, 2006 | Editorial
    Health insurance in this country dates to the 1850s, but it wasn't until the 1930s that "Blue Cross" health-care plans were introduced. During World War II when wages were frozen, many employers began providing their workers medical coverage in lieu of raises. "Major medical" was introduced in the early 1950s, and by the end of the decade, more than 80 million Americans -- nearly half of the population -- had employer-funded health insurance. Things were going along just fine until the politicians made health insurance an entitlement rather than a perk earned through achievement. First, it was Medicare, then Medicaid....
  • 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...
  • Three environmental arson defendants make plea deal

    07/20/2006 5:16:47 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 424+ views
    Eugene Register-Guard ^ | July 20, 2006 | Bill Bishop
    Pledging to continue cooperating with prosecutors, three defendants in a sweeping multistate federal investigation of arson by environmental radicals took plea deals in federal court in Eugene on Thursday. Their recommended sentences will range from three to 14 years, substantially less than they could have faced had they gone to trial. At their sentencing hearings, the government will argue their crimes violate the federal anti-terrorism law. All are scheduled for sentencing in December. Three more defendants are scheduled to appear for similar hearings Friday. Four others are awaiting trial and three are fugitives believed to have fled the country. Springfield...