In today’s EcoReport feature: On July 24th, the U.S. government charged two California activists with terrorism because of their involvement in releasing minks from fur farms. But private industries and the U.S. government have been active for decades trying to brand actions taken in defense of animals and the environment as criminal or terrorist acts. In September of 2012, EcoReport interviewed journalist Will Potter about his reporting on this process, which is sometimes referred to as the Green Scare.
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The Bogazici University Summer School on Institutions, Justice and Democracy was held this June in Istanbul, Turkey. The event included discussions on environmental justice. Filiz Cicek spoke with one of the attendees, Derek Wall, who is the International Coordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales. Wall discusses late IU Professor Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize-winning theories on economy and ecology.