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.”
Will Potter is an award-winning investigative journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. He specializes in the animal rights and environmental movements, and civil liberties post-9/11. His work has been featured in the world’s top media outlets, including the Washington Post, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone.
Will has been invited to testify before the U.S. CongressÂ about his reporting, as theÂ only witness opposing the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, and he has spoken about his investigations of “ag-gag” laws before the Australian Parliament. His reporting hasÂ overturned criminal prosecutions, and his book, Green Is The New Red, was described in Counter-Terrorism Unit surveillance documents as “compelling and well-written.” This year he was selected as a TED Senior Fellow, and also awarded the prestigious Knight Fellowship in Law Reporting.