[NE-anarchists-an] CSM Feature: Eco-Vandals Put A Match To 'Progress'
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Subject: CSM Feature: Eco-Vandals Put A Match To 'Progress'
The Christian Science Monitor [U.S.]
Thursday, July 5, 2001
Eco-vandals put a match to 'progress'
By Laurent Belsie (belsiel at csps.com)
Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
In the dark corners of recent American history, terrorists have hijacked
planes, killed abortion doctors, and planted bombs. Now, they're after
Photo: ECO-ARSON: Two Elks restaurant burns on Vail mountain, Colo., October
1998. MARK MOBLEY/AP
Shadowy, loosely organized bands of eco-terrorists are rooting up plants and
setting fire to labs to stop agricultural biotechnology research. In the
two months, radicals have burned a research lab at the University of
Washington, torched a tree nursery in Oregon, and spray-painted a biotech
building at the University of Idaho.
Their self-styled economic war has pushed the issue into the public
and generated loads of publicity. It has rattled scientists and forced some
of them to go underground with their research. But by attacking the work of
university scientists, these eco-terrorists may be doing their cause more
harm than good.
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