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Synonyms for ecoterrorism

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

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The highlight of the series is an elaborate fake incident in which Animal Planet choreographed a supposed shooting of the leader of the ecoterrorist group Sea Shepherd.
However, in this case the threat is not from nature or technology run amok, but from a gang of ecoterrorists who attempt to deploy sophisticated technology to simulate natural disasters in an effort to increase media coverage and public fear of the risks of climate change.
One such came in by way of our website this autumn, in response to our recent piece on the true ecoterrorists (Take the ecoterror litmus test, Autumn 2002):
Through his sponsorship, the Oregon legislature has passed a law that expands the crimes under the state's racketeering law to include those against the logging industry, agriculture and animal research on the grounds that ecoterrorists commit their crimes repeatedly.
Dunfee reads as if he may have bought uncritically into the slogans of the militant vegans and ecoterrorists.
IFC) Ecoterrorists get in the face of a makeup company that uses animals to test products; Toni and Candace visit a car wash; Fred discusses how much he misses hip-hop; and Kath receives help from Dave in her efforts to sleep through the night.
Animal Planet established no internal systems or safeguards to prevent its executive team, the production company and the ecoterrorists from colluding to carry out unlawful acts for the television cameras in order to produce sensational footage.
He called Waters and her co-defendants "a secretive cell of ecoterrorists who used arson to impose their extremist views on society as a whole," he said.
The court also pointed to Senator McClure's statement that the statute was meant to stop ecoterrorists from using "'dangerous and deadly'" (642) methods such as punji sticks (steel bars with sharpened nails that could injure hikers) and tree spikes (spikes driven into trees that shatter saw blades so that they are dangerous).
There's been a lot of talk lately about ecoterrorists burning down buildings and committing other acts of property destruction.