ecological terrorism

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ecological terrorism

The threat to use violent acts that would harm the quality of the environment in order to blackmail a group or society.
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Whether construed as ecoterrorism or justified resistance, the more extremist acts demand ethical parameters that can constrain the acts themselves and the circumstances in which they may be undertaken (see Vanderheiden, 2005).
by a logger only months after the 1998 Senate hearing on ecoterrorism.
Julian Zelazney, director of an organization that tracks ecoterrorism legislation, the State Environmental Resource Center, says, "They are right-wing ideologues with an agenda of rolling back regulations, privatizing resources, and finding the way to make the most money for business.
Even national security is being viewed increasingly as an environmental issue, with multiple connections between environmental quality and security ranging from migrations to war to competition for resources to ecoterrorism such as the burning of oil wells in Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War.
All that was necessary was to relocate to Athens, get used to some cultural differences, and feign Greek ancestry, which Keever, metamorphosed into Mikhalis Kyvernos, manages successfully until his hoax is uncovered and he is blackmailed into an off-court assist--helping stage an act of ecoterrorism to dramatize the ecological nightmare awaiting us all and foreshadowed during Keever's year in Athens by water shortages and a "thermal inversion" whose stagnant, heavily polluted air leaves dozens dead.
and other defenders of so-called ecosabotage or ecoterrorism.
may also fall within the ambit of RICO;(279) these groups have been known to engage in violent acts termed ecoterrorism or ecotage.
does not believe in absolutes, in categorical Nos, in logic as an absolute criterion for truth, in any kind of rigidified doctrine or in the kind of fanaticism that supports terrorism around the world, whether it is ecoterrorism, anti-abortion terrorism, Marxist terrorism, Islamic terrorism, fundamentalist Christian terrorism, democratic terrorism, fascist terrorism, or racial terrorism.
1 domestic terrorism threat is the ecoterrorism, animal-rights movement.
Additionally, several reviewers felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of issues introduced, from health insurance and gay rights to illegal immigration and ecoterrorism, and felt that Glass may have better succeeded at examining just a few of these more deeply.
Others cover events such as Watergate and Hurricane Katrina; government programs and policies; holidays; organizations; movements like ecoterrorism and evangelicalism; and political, economic, religious, legal, science and environment, social, and moral issues such as Marxism, health care, the right to die, censorship, abortion, creationism, the obesity epidemic, AIDS, animal rights, immigration, race, and gun control.
The remainder of the first volume covers the worldwide range of terrorists, issues such as ecoterrorism, rogue states, asymmetric warfare, media coverage, and chem-bio agents.