07/21/2011 7:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes acclaimed author, journalist, and eco-activist Will Potter to the store to discuss and sign Green is the New Red on Thursday, July 21st at 7pm.
At a time when everyone is going green, most people are unaware that the FBI is using anti-terrorism resources to target environmentalists and animal rights activists. Like the Red Scare, this "Green Scare" is about fear and intimidation, using a word - "eco-terrorist" - to push a political agenda, instill fear and silence dissent. In Green is the New Red, Will Potter outlines the political, legal, extra-legal, and public relations strategies that are being used to threaten even acts of nonviolent civil disobedience with the label of "terrorism." Here is a guided tour into the world of radical activism that introduces the real people behind the headlines and tells the story of how everyday people are being prevented from speaking up for what they believe in.
Will Potter is an award-winning reporter who has written for publications including the Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, and Legal Affairs, and he has testified before the U.S. Congress about his reporting. Previously, he worked at the American Civil Liberties Union on policy issues including the Patriot Act. He is the creator of www.GreenIsTheNewRed.com, where he blogs regularly. Born and raised in Texas, Potter currently lives in Washington, DC.