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Synonyms for ecoterrorism

violence carried out to further the political or social objectives of the environmentalists

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Animal Planet has co- opted ecoterrorists into staging violent incidents for its TV cameras.
For conservation activists, viewed as "extremists of the ecoterrorist underworld" (according to the Oct.
Unlike land-based ecoterrorist groups, Sea Shepherd's modus operandi is to sabotage fishing operations by attacking vessels at sea beyond national boundaries, thereby avoiding prosecution.
A few years back, a young male ecoterrorist had set fire to a car lot full of SUVs down near the university, but overall, Eugene was a safe, mid-sized town with a hundred and forty thousand people, many of whom drove around with bumper stickers that said `Visualize World Peace.
The extensive bibliography and index contain several references to this group--but while Maurer mentions PETA's "meat is murder" bumper stickers and cute "Babe" banners, she fails to mention the group's abhorrent (and sometimes violent) ecoterrorist tactics.
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.
participation in the Kyoto Protocol, the toxic Texan has buttressed his reputation as a ruthless ecoterrorist with a truly global reach.
148) The actions of ecoterrorists seek to coerce enactment of specific policies or actions related to environmental protection through acts of violence and intimidation.
25 and 64) An oil-pipeline explosion in Backstrom's childhood hometown looks to be the work of ecoterrorists, and brings back his estranged father, Sheriff Blue Backstrom, to assist in the investigation.
Unfortunately there are ecoterrorists who object to the power such a park requires--and when one of them is killed trying to chain-saw power lines, the other is indicted for murder when he guns down a cop trying to stop his flight.
Ecoterrorists target dams because they are large projects that symbolize man's arrogance and greed by dramatically altering "nature's course" to fulfill his selfish needs.
Flanagan identified five potential sources of opposition: individual saboteurs, eco-terrorists, mainstream environmentalists, First Nations, and the Metis people; he concluded that Treaty 8 First Nations and ecoterrorists were the highest potential of trouble classifying both as "medium" risk.
We aren't ecoterrorists, and we do not advocate property damage or anything like that," he said.
Organizations such as Sri Lankan Tamils, South American revolutionaries, Basque separatists, US ecoterrorists, and far-right antigovernment extremists are discussed, as well as al-Qaeda and Islamic fundamentalists.
More than 100 years later, the security chief of the DeBeers Company, the beautiful Sloane McIntyre, is searching for it in coastal waters, but the quest is attracting the attention of ecoterrorists.