Join us as we take part in a national weekend of action against the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) being coordinated by the Institute for Critical Animal Studies: https://www.facebook.com/events/803468656341400/. Passed in 2006, AETA makes it illegal for individuals to engage in any activities that have "the purpose of damaging or interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise." AETA is a key component of wider "ag-gag" laws that are being passed in states around the country. Activists are speaking out against censorship for the benefit of corporate agriculture during events on September 5, 6, and 7. Our event will be on Saturday, September 6 at 3 PM at Internationalist Books & Community Center in Chapel Hill (www.internationalistbooks.org). It will feature presentations by several speakers and a discussion about how to respond to AETA with effective activism and advocacy. The speakers will include:
* Anthony J. Nocella II, co-editor of such books as Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? (2004), Igniting a Revolution (2006), and the recently published book The Terrorization of Dissent (2014). (Mr. Nocella will be joining us via Skype.)
* Taylor Radig, an animal activist who was arrested for animal cruelty charges after filming undercover footage of abuses at a Colorado cattle ranch. (Ms. Radig will be joining us via Skype.)
* and others!