Join The Animals’ Battalion as we seek to expand public awareness of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act during the National Weekend of Action Against the AETA.
We are proud to present Odette Wilkens, the executive director of the Equal Justice Alliance. The EJA is a coalition formed in October of 2006 to preserve freedom of speech and assembly by attempting to stop the passage of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA).
We will have a special introduction on how AETA affects all forms of activism by Neal Sehgal, the founder of Evolve for Animals.
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) is a United States federal law that prohibits any person from engaging in certain conduct "for the purpose of damaging or interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise." The AETA labels activists as terrorists, a chilling reality that every activist of every cause should care about because this is a civil liberties and rights issue. AETA has been covered by almost every major paper in the US and is one of the most unconstitutional laws since COINTELPRO - a program established in the 1950s by the FBI that targeted the civil rights, anti-war, and Native American movements.
ACTIVISM IS NOT TERRORISM!
This event is being held in conjunction with the National Weekend of Action Against the AETA:
. The New York City-based The Animals’ Battalion is proud to be the local sponsors of this event.
To understand more about the targeting of activists and the AETA, read *Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?* (2004), *Igniting a Revolution* (2006), *Muzzling a Movement* (2010), *Green is the New Red* (2011), and *The Terrorization of Dissent* (2014).
PDF Against the Animal Enterprise Act Sign
PDF of @[null:#AgainsttheAETA] Sign
PDF of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act http://noaeta.org/LegalResources/AnimalEnterpriseTerrorismAct.pdf
14 page summary of the AETA by NLG http://www.nlg.org/sites/default/files/Beyond%20AETA%20White%20Paper.pdf
8 page summary of the AETA by Will Potter
Youtube of Dara Lovitz on the AETA
Youtube Cover AETA
Center for Constitutional Rights
Equal Justice Alliance
National Lawyers Guild
Green is the New Red
ACLU Against the AETA