Yelin, "Civil Liberties: The Line Dividing Environmental Protest and Ecoterrorists
," Journal for the Study of Radicalism, vol.
, implying that somehow McClure's testimony provided
So McInnis sends a letter to mainstream environmental groups--Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Earthjustice, National Resources Defense Council, World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Federation and the League of Conservation Voters--asking them to disavow the actions of "ecoterrorists
." Yes, the decidedly non-extremist League of Conservation Voters made the list, perhaps because they keep giving McInnis ratings lower than 25 out of a possible 100 for his abysmal environmental voting record.
As a taxpayer and a University of Oregon graduate, I read with interest the recent article (Register-Guard, March 2) regarding the Public Environmental Law Conference that was hosted by the university and featured Craig Rosebraugh, an accused ecoterrorist
of the shadowy Earth Liberation Front.
Does he label all liberals as tree-hugging ecoterrorists
or all Muslims as jihadists?
asserted that the "ecoterrorists
" also were plotting to cut power lines at Arizona's Palo Verde and California's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants, and Colorado's Rocky Flats weapons plant.
There's been a lot of talk lately about ecoterrorists
burning down buildings and committing other acts of property destruction.
to bolster a predetermined worldview and to support a political agenda."(841) This pseudoscience works, in turn, to undercut rather than contest environmentalism: many might only be exposed to an issue's arguments as portrayed by one side, and conflicting evidence only creates mountains of doubt.(842) Moreover, the Wise Use movement's mimicking of environmental groups' names--the Alliance for Environment and Resources, the Environmental Conservation Organization, and the National Wetlands Coalition, for instance(843)--works to delegitimatize true environmental groups.(844) Similarly, some Wise Users often employ tactics that operate in a twofold manner to portray environmentalists as "ecoterrorists
" and to heighten levels of conflict between the two movements.
If the public can be convinced in advance that these ecoterrorists
are guilty, then people won't protest when the government convicts them of as many crimes as possible.
27) can answer, "Why, I sided with the ecocidal system in condemning ecoterrorists
, my dear."
22) objects to having members of secret cells who are accused of arson referred to as ecoterrorists
I want to express my distaste for the use of the word "ecoterrorists
" in headlines that refer to a group of environmental and animal rights activists who have been arrested.