20 Jun 2008, 6:12pm
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Washington: Ecoterrorist Sentenced to Six Years

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, June 20, 2008 [here]

A California woman convicted in an ecoterrorism attack at the University of Washington has been sentenced to six years in prison and to pay $6 million in restitution. A Seattle television station, KIRO, reported that the woman, Briana Waters of Berkeley, had asked for mercy because she has a 3-year-old daughter. Prosecutors had recommended a 10-year sentence. Ms. Waters, 32, was sentenced in Federal District Court in Tacoma after being convicted of arson on March 6. She was a student at Evergreen State College in 2001 when she acted as a lookout as others set fire to the Center for Urban Horticulture. The Earth Liberation Front, a loosely organized radical environmental group that has been linked to acts of ecoterrorism in the Northwest, claimed responsibility because it believed, mistakenly, that a researcher was genetically modifying poplar trees. The blaze, which destroyed the plant research center, was one of at least 17 fires set from 1996 to 2001 by the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front. In all, more than a dozen people were arrested; four suspects remain at large.

26 Jun 2008, 12:09am
by Fred P.

Looks like a straightforward case of arson, but the Associated Press has uncritically adopted the government’s “terrorism” rhetoric here — which basically makes this news report a form of ‘propaganda’ insofar as it helps propagate the ‘official’ view, rather than challenging it. So much for the Fourth Estate.

26 Jun 2008, 1:43am
by Mike

Arson with revolutionary (read Marxist) political intent IS terrorism. It was NOT run-of-the-mill, ordinary arson at all. She burned a school down, and not for the insurance, either!!!!!!!!

Screw your thinking cap back on Fred. And don’t try to BS us with YOUR propaganda. It don’t wash around here.



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