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Green Is the New Red


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TV: CSPAN, CNN, Democracy Now, GRIT TV with Laura Flanders, MSNBC: Rachel Maddow, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Tavis Smiley, PBS NewsHour, Daily Show, Colbert Report. Radio: Democracy Now, Radio Nation with Laura Flanders, Fresh Air, NPR: All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, Alternative Radio, Pacifica Network stations/shows, Community and NPR affiliate radio stations around the country, Free Speech Radio, New Dimensions, XM: Bob Edwards Show, Tavis Smiley, CBC shows, and more Print: NY Times, Washington Post, Washington City Paper, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Village Voice, Boston Phoenix, Boston Globe, SF Chronicle, SF Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, The Nation, The Progressive, Z Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, In These Times, Atlantic Monthly, Texas Observer, Dallas Morning News, Chronicle of Higher Ed, and legal publications such as Legal Affairs. Web: Author has VERY active site,, which receives approximately 30,000 monthly page views. The "Green Is The New Red" MySpace page has more nearly 4,200 friends and more than 33,000 profile views, and the Facebook page has approximately 600 "fans." Daily posts on Facebook. Pursue reviews/interviews/essays on, Counterpunch, Common Dreams, Z-net, Tom Dispatch, Huffington Post. Venues: Author works with a speaker's bureau, Evil Twin Booking, who have great ties to student groups at various universities around the country. Author regularly attends National Lawyers Guild annual meeting, National Animal Rights meeting, and participates in both the Alumni Reading Series and the National Security Reading Series at Johns Hopkins. Will pursue Cambridge Forum, World Affairs Councils. Academic: Postcard mailing to Environmental Studies departments, APSA, AHA, ALA.

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Will Potter is an award-winning independent journalist based in Washington, D.C., who focuses on "eco-terrorism," the environmental and animal rights movements, and civil liberties post-9/11. Potter has written for publications including The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News and the Vermont Law Review, and 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.


"If you've ever supported an animal welfare or environmental organization, you too may be a suspected terrorist: That's the chilling take-away from Green Is the New Red, a thoughtfully alarming examination of the U.S. government's post-9/11 domestic terror probes, which have inordinately targeted progressive-leaning activist groups. Author Will Potter, a journalist whose own low-level activism ran up against Homeland Security, delves deep into the social, political, legal--and, importantly, ethical--issues raised by this new war on 'ecoterrorism.'" --Utne Reader "While the link between separating recyclables and hijacking planes is far from obvious, the labeling of 'eco-terrorism' has been applied to many aspects of this social movement. Named the 'No. 1 domestic terrorism threat' by FBI deputy assistant director John Lewis six years ago, Potter argues that the fear tactics involved in applying such an evocative term to radical activism is an attempt to intimidate that mirrors the Red Scare of the mid-20th century (which was in fact the second wave of the government's anti-Communist focus)." --Austin Examiner

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