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ecoterrorist

a person who uses violence in order to achieve environmentalist aims.
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"We aren't ecoterrorists, and we do not advocate property damage or anything like that," he said.
Organizations such as Sri Lankan Tamils, South American revolutionaries, Basque separatists, US ecoterrorists, and far-right antigovernment extremists are discussed, as well as al-Qaeda and Islamic fundamentalists.
More than 100 years later, the security chief of the DeBeers Company, the beautiful Sloane McIntyre, is searching for it in coastal waters, but the quest is attracting the attention of ecoterrorists. Fortunately, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo of the seemingly derelict tramp steamer, the Oregon, rescues her and the adventure begins.
In fact, Holland immediately brands the people involved in the theft of the discs "ecoterrorists," a media term used for the reflex pigeonholing of a wide variety of protests and/or crimes.
A chapter on domestic terrorism focuses on radical left-wing groups such as ecoterrorists, animal rights extremists, and antiglobalism activists.
However, in this case the threat is not from nature or technology run amok, but from a gang of ecoterrorists who attempt to deploy sophisticated technology to simulate natural disasters in an effort to increase media coverage and public fear of the risks of climate change.
State of Fear is an anti-environmentalist page-turner in which shady ecoterrorists plot catastrophic weather disruptions to stoke unfounded fears about global climate change.
The apparent goal of this type of legislation, says Peter Cannavo, a professor of government at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, "is to push environmental activism out of the realm of legitimate political discourse." In New York, the legislation would even require that personal information and mug shots of "ecoterrorists" be posted on a state-run Web site for up to three years, as some states now do with convicted sex offenders.
One such came in by way of our website this autumn, in response to our recent piece on the true ecoterrorists (Take the ecoterror litmus test, Autumn 2002):
Through his sponsorship, the Oregon legislature has passed a law that expands the crimes under the state's racketeering law to include those against the logging industry, agriculture and animal research on the grounds that ecoterrorists commit their crimes repeatedly.
Ecoterrorists filled the gas tanks of logging trucks with sand.