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2007-04-15 03:00:00

By Berlau, John It was Sept. 19, 2001, little more than a week after September 11. A deeply wounded nation was in shock and on high alert. Fearful of follow-up al Qaeda attacks, public officials rushed to secure from terrorist threats any buildings or structures that might be considered symbols of America and the West. Americans went about their business but kept looking over their shoulders. Still, who would think a terrorist would attack a Ronald McDonald House? These residential...

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2007-02-10 00:55:00

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Two activists attacked a Japanese whaling ship with a bottle of acid and a smoke bomb Friday, slightly injuring two crew members after the vessel helped rescue the protesters from the icy Ross Sea off Antarctica, officials said. The activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society protest ship Farley Mowat disappeared during a confrontation with the Nisshin Maru but were found after about seven hours, with members of the Japanese whaling expedition assisting....

2006-05-19 18:47:53

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (Reuters) - Four people were charged with the 1998 firebombing of a ritzy lodge at Colorado's Vail ski resort that caused $12 million in damage, U.S. officials said on Friday. U.S. Attorney Bill Leone said the case involved explosions that ripped through the ski area near midnight on October 19, 1998, and was considered "eco-terrorism," a term for attacks on property in the name of protecting the environment. The Vail blasts caused $12 million in damage, Leone...

2006-05-11 11:56:19

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Four British animal rights militants were jailed for 40 years on Thursday over the desecration of the grave of a woman whose family bred guinea pigs for medical research. The body of 82-year-old Gladys Hammond was dug up and stolen from a churchyard in central England during one of the most sustained campaigns ever launched by animal rights protesters. Britain is home to some of the world's most vociferous animal rights groups but police say the...

2006-04-13 11:15:26

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Three young men accused of setting fire to nine Baptist churches in rural Alabama pleaded not guilty during a brief hearing before a U.S. magistrate on Thursday. Defendants Matthew Cloyd, 20, and Benjamin Moseley, 19, were charged last month with conspiracy and nine counts of arson. Russell DeBusk, 19, was charged with conspiracy and five counts of arson. Court documents quoted one suspect as saying the spree began as a joke that "got out of hand"...

2006-03-02 15:44:32

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A federal jury in New Jersey convicted six animal rights activists on Thursday using an anti-terrorism law for the first time. Prosecutors alleged the activists used threats, intimidation and cyber attacks against employees of Huntingdon Life Sciences, a British company that tests consumer products on animals and has operations in East Millstone, New Jersey. The six were members of a group called Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) and charged under the...

2006-02-23 18:42:30

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A radical environmental activist has been indicted by a federal grand jury for demonstrating how to build a firebomb in a speech just 15 hours after a fire that his group claimed responsibility for destroyed a large apartment complex being built nearby. Rodney Adam Coronado, a 39-year-old member of the Earth Liberation Front, was indicted on a charge of giving instructions on how to build a destructive device, which carries a maximum sentence of...

2006-01-25 19:44:20

By Michael Fitzgerald SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A federal grand jury indicted three alleged "eco-terrorists" on Wednesday on charges of plotting to blow up facilities like dams and cell phone towers. "These three individuals planned to commit a number of dangerous and destructive acts in our region, all in the name of the Environmental Liberation Front," U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott told a news conference in the California state capital. The grand jury indicted Eric...

2006-01-20 15:05:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eleven environmental and animal rights activists have been indicted in a series of attacks in the U.S. West on targets that included the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado, the Justice Department said on Friday. The defendants, based in Portland, Oregon, and acting on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front, were named in a 65-count indictment that included charges of arson and destruction of an energy facility, U.S. Attorney General...

2005-12-08 21:15:00

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon -- Six people believed to be radical environmental activists were indicted for crimes in Oregon and Washington including destroying power facilities and torching offices at a tree farm, prosecutors said on Thursday. Karin Immergut, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon said in a statement the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front had claimed responsibility for some of the attacks, which dated back to 1998. "These indictments show we...


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