Presentation on theme: "Eco Terrorism in America Dr. Alison Meek Department of History King’s University College The Evolution of the Environmental Movement Earth First! and."— Presentation transcript:
Eco Terrorism in America Dr. Alison Meek Department of History King’s University College The Evolution of the Environmental Movement Earth First! and ELF The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Response
Terrorism what is terrorism? FBI º domestic terrorism “the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the US and Puerto Rico without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives” º eco/animal rights terrorist as #1 threat ∞ why?
Eco Terrorism evolution of movements to terrorist groups º fringe/splinter º asymmetrical warfare º media attention
Evolution of the Environmental Movement conservation º National Parks Rachel Caron, Silent Spring, 1962 º pesticides
government legislation, 1960s-1970s º water º EPA º Earth Day, April 1970