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  • Eco Terrorism and Violence in The United States

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    Eco terrorism has been said by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to be "the most significant domestic terror threat facing the United States today" ("Environmental"). This assumption could not be any more true. Everyday, the lives of many innocent citizens and animals are put in danger just for a group of people to try to make a statement about what they believe is right, and what they believe is wrong. These actions are "usually committed by individuals who believe that the exploitation of natural

  • Deep Eco-Terrorism

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    Eco-terrorism is defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as "the use or threatened use of violence of a criminal nature against innocent victims or property by an environmentally oriented, subnational group for environmental-political reasons, or aimed at an audience beyond the target, often of a symbolic nature." This crusade of radical and drastic environmentalism became a movement in the 1970s. There are different types of actions taken by these eco-terrorists, from peaceful protests

  • Domestic Eco-Terrorism, PETA, ALF & ELF Essay

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    Domestic Eco-Terrorism, PETA, ALF & ELF With President Bush’s “War on Global Terrorism” making front page news reports and filling the news waves on the evening news, the American Public might not realize that there is in fact a war of sorts going on behind the scenes in their own country. This is the war on home-grown terrorist organizations. Moreover, it is the war to fight against the ALF (Animal Liberation Front) and its environmental little brother spin-off the ELF or Environmental

  • Civil Disobedience As A Form Of Eco-Terrorism

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    This section will clarify how Earth First and their actions are representative of those who are civil disobedient, and not actions of an “eco-terrorist” organisation. One only has to compare Earth First with other more violent environmental terrorist groups such as ELF (Earth Liberation Front) to see the lack of continuity amongst more violent eco-terrorist groups. In 1986, ELF torched a ski resort in protest against the use of timber in which arsonists caused $12-26 million in damage, and as a result

  • Greenpeace And Earth First !: The Radical Environmental Movement

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    years radical environmentalists have banded together using a variety of different tactics to destroy and vandalize the private property of individuals and corporations that encroach on the natural environment. From monkey-wrenching to arson, these eco-warriors will do almost anything to protect mother earth from greedy individuals. However, many failed attempts and a negative stigma from the general public show that although their intentions are good, the actions are immoral and disadvantageous to

  • The New Red : Social Values

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    In Will Potter’s Green Is The New Red, Will brings out that “Social values vary between cultures and evolve over time, and as values change so do definitions of art and obscenity (Potter 36).” Will emphasizes the matter that peoples customs and views change over time as well as what is considered art and what is seen as offensive or a threat. Green Is the New Red brings out the struggle and lives of environmental activists whom are targeted through the FBI and seen as terrorists. This book’s main

  • Special Interest Terrorism And Terrorism

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    “Special interest terrorism differs from traditional right-wing and left-wing terrorism in that extremist special interest groups seek to resolve specific issues, rather than effect widespread political change. Special interest extremists continue to conduct acts of politically motivated violence to force segments of society, including the general public, to change attitudes about issues considered important to their causes. These groups occupy the extreme fringes of animal rights, pro-life, environmental

  • Domestic Terrorism Related Intelligence.

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    Domestic Terrorism-Related Intelligence Abstract Domestic terrorism is like cancer that eats away at the very values and beliefs of the American people. Instead of combining efforts to peacefully and legally enact change, domestic terrorists take the law and actions into their own hands. Groups such as eco-terrorists use firebombing to make their point that the Earth will be protected at all costs. That cost even meant human lives. Militia groups feel the same way. Their goal is not about saving

  • Lies Exposed Into Reality In Umberto Eco's Physo

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    it is, you end up believing it yourself.” Abdul, one of Baudolino’s friends expressed a similar whim, “The vision was an illusion, but what I now felt inside was not; it was true desire. When you feel it, it's not an illusion. It's real” (Eco, 2002). Umberto Eco suggests that fabricated lies are able to shape reality; even the liar convinces himself/herself that those lies are the truth. In reality, almost everyone tells lies, basically to benefit one’s own interests. However, in trying so hard to

  • An Analysis Of The Socialist Alternative'

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    Quintessentially, we need to join all forces “socialists, liberals, deep greens, trade unionists, feminists, indigenous activists” (Angus, p. 221) everyone who is willing to demand decisive actions to stop greenhouse gas emissions protecting nature and ecological balance. The ecological emergency is a great challenge for the renewal of a revised Marxists thought and a break from the ideology of linear progress. Moreover, we need to translate the innate human solidarity that happens in natural disasters