Green is the New Red by Will Potter
An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege

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At a time when everyone is going green, most people are unaware that the FBI is using anti-terrorism resources to target environmentalists. Here is a guided tour into an underground world of radical activism and an introduction to the shadowy figures behind the headlines. But here also is the story of how everyday people are prevented from speaking up for what they believe in. Like the Red Scare, this "Green Scare" is about fear and intimidation, and Will Potter outlines the political, legal, and public relations strategies that threaten even acts of nonviolent civil disobedience with the label of "eco-terrorism."


About Will Potter

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Will Potter is an award-winning independent journalist based in Washington, D.C., who focuses on ldquo;eco-terrorism,rdquo; the environmental and animal rights movements, and civil liberties post-9/11. Potter has written for publications including The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News and the Vermont Law Review, and has testified before the U.S. Congress about his reporting. Previously, he worked at the American Civil Liberties Union on policy issues including the Patriot Act.
Published April 12, 2011 by City Lights Publishers. 314 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The author argues that culture war is “at the heart of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, from the Red Scare to the War on Terrorism.” Citing historian Richard Hofstadter, he describes this as “ ‘the paranoid style in American politics’…the eternal fear…that the American way of life is under attac...

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Potter (a contributor to The Next Eco-Warriors) warns that the U.S. government is using post-9/11 anti-terrorism resources to target environmentalists and animal right activists (in some cases for doing nothing but speaking up).

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Story after story is shared depicting the inequity of our government’s strong-arm tactics in dealing with the ambiguous term of terrorism.

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And in passing, Potter gives us an interesting interpretation of why the environmental movement is such a threat to corporate power: The animal rights and environmental movements, more than any other social movements, directly threaten corporate interests.

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