The Green Scare is the federal government's ongoing prosecution of environmental and animal rights activists. It includes the government, corporations, and politicians labeling activists as "ecoterrorists" and national security threats and giving them to long prison sentences.
The CLDC is encouraging activists and organizations to utilize the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act to request documents and materials that the FBI may have accumulated about you or the group you are active in.
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) is a federal law designed by corporations for the purpose of protecting the profits they make from animal abuse and exploitation.
The CLDC is encouraging activists and organizations to utilize the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act to request documents and materials that the FBI may have accumulated about you or the group you are active in. Not only will this information assist activist communities in learning about and preventing unlawful government spying, but it will also shed light on the extent of surveillance that has been undertaken in your community. Shine a light on FBI activities by exercising your lawful right to these documents and information.
This article by Will Potter, from Green is the New Red, tells a disturbing story. Newly released FBI presentations show the flawed and misleading information the government is using to train agents to identify and investigate “domestic terrorist” groups such as “black separatists,” anarchists, animal rights activists, and environmentalists.
Chris Hedges writes on Truthdig.com about Tarek Mehanna, a U.S. citizen, who was sentenced in April in Worcester, Mass., to 17½ years in prison. Hedges says,"It was another of the tawdry show trials held against Muslim activists since 9/11 as a result of the government’s criminalization of what people say and believe."