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Eco-Warrior Gangs, Terrorists and Cops, Oh My!

Posted on the 31 March 2014 by Earth First! Newswire @efjournal

by Panagioti / Earth First! Newswire

“A month later it happened again… “The sheriff’s office ran our ID’s and told me, ‘so you’re a gang member?’ I asked again if it said Eco Warriors, and he said yeah…”   —Kyle Odness, 24-year-old environmental activist from Oklahoma

Beware of this guy... even though he's much less likely to kill you than a cop is

Beware of this guy… even though he’s much less likely to kill you than a cop is

I thought about trying to write a story making connections between these two recently published articles on how activists are labeled as gangs and terrorists in an FBI database and how terrorists kill fewer people than cops

But then I realized that you should probably just read those two articles and make the connections for yourself.

And then you could make it a hat trick by re-reading this third article, “Ecology of a Police State,” which I actually did write (though several months ago.)

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