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Will Potter on the Green Scare and RNC 8 Case
by friends of the rnc 8 ( info [at] rnc8.org )
Friday Feb 13th, 2009 12:25 PM
Friends of the RNC 8 sat down with nationally recognized independent journalist Will Potter (GreenIsTheNewRed.com) on his recent trip to Minneapolis. In this interview (13:44) Potter talks about the context and connections between the Green Scare and the case of the RNC 8.
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Friday Feb 20th, 2009 10:50 PM
Feb 16th, 2009 by Will Potter

When I was in Minneapolis, I sat down with a few local Indymedia journalists and Friends of the RNC 8 to talk about the connections between the RNC 8 case (above-ground community organizers facing terrorism charges for organizing mass protests against the Republican National Convention) and the broader Green Scare.

“The government has been starting with animal rights and environmental groups, and they’re broadening that net. They’re bringing more people into it. And they’re doing that by going after other marginal groups, other so-called radical groups. In this case it was people that they’re smearing as anarchists.”