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Environment panel includes radicals

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, Jan 5, 2003.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Wonder if they would appreciate an appearance from The Bubba Ray??
    By Audrey Hudson
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES


    The list of participants for a California State University event on
    the environment reads like an
    international Who's Who of eco-terrorists. One man is wanted by
    authorities in two countries.
    Billed as "Revolutionary Environmentalism: A Dialogue Between
    Activists and Academics,"
    the Feb. 12-14 conference is an attempt by the Fresno-based university
    to create a "statement
    of principles that represents the radical environmental community."
    "As an environmental crisis looms, and as human behavior toward
    nature becomes
    increasingly mechanical and disengaged, environmental and animal-rights
    activists take direct
    action," the event announcement said.
    "Revolutionary environmental and animal-rights activists launch an
    increasing number of
    attacks against economic entities, especially to thwart economic
    activity damaging to wilderness
    areas and animals. From tree spiking to animal rescues, these activities
    receive greater attention
    from government agencies but little public recognition," the
    announcement said.
    Sponsored by the school's Department of Political Science and
    Public Administration, the
    conference on the "practical, political, and spiritual aspects of
    revolutionary environmentalism" is
    designed to aid understanding of the growing movement of sabotage.
    Mark Somma, acting department chairman and event organizer, did not
    respond to interview
    requests.
    Confirmed participants include Paul Watson, a captain with the Sea
    Shepherd Conservation
    Society who left Greenpeace because his method of ramming whaling ships
    differed from the
    group's policy of nonviolence.
    Mr. Watson, whose ship bears a skull-and-crossbones flag, is wanted
    in Costa Rica for
    ramming a ship and in Iceland for sinking whaling ships.
    Gary Yourofsky, a representative from People for the Ethical
    Treatment of Animals who has
    been arrested more than a dozen times for liberating minks, will also
    attend.
    "What we must do is start viewing every cow, pig, chicken, monkey,
    rabbit, mouse and
    pigeon as our family members," he told the Toledo Blade.
    Ric Scarce, a Michigan State University sociology professor, is
    expected to attend. Mr.
    Scarce was jailed for refusing to cooperate with a grand jury on the
    activities of the Earth
    Liberation Front (ELF), a group that takes credit for numerous acts of
    arson.
    Participants also include Craig Rosebraugh, former ELF spokesman
    who refused to answer
    questions during a congressional hearing on his organization's criminal
    activities, and Leslie
    Pickering, Mr. Rosebraugh's successor at the ELF.
    ELF's sister group, the Animal Liberation Front, will be
    represented by convicted arsonist
    Rodney Coronado. He spent four years in prison for torching a Michigan
    State University lab.
    The Center for Consumer Freedom is criticizing the conference,
    saying the university has no
    business supporting terrorism. The center is a coalition of restaurant
    operators, and food and
    beverage companies that promote personal responsibility and consumer
    choice.
    "I think it's remarkable that a university with public money is
    going to be validating and
    legitimizing this sort of violence at a time when America is so
    concerned about terrorism," said
    David Martosko, director of research. "Here is a rouge's gallery of
    domestic terrorists and
    people who move in domestic terrorist circles putting it out there like
    it's a conference of literary
    scholars with no balance at all presented from an opposing viewpoint."
    Overall discussions at the conference will focus on "the history,
    philosophy, economics,
    politics and current strategy of revolutionary environmental activism."
    There will be a roundtable
    panel to discuss "the ethics of sabotage" and "Is environmentalism a
    spirituality?"
     
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    What we must do is start viewing every cow, pig, chicken, monkey, rabbit, mouse and pigeon as our family members," he told the Toledo Blade.

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