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  1. Animal rights 'terrorists'? Legality of industry-friendly law to be challenged

    The Guardian02/19/2015 - 01:00

    "Two animal rights activists who have served prison terms for releasing mink and foxes from fur farms in the US midwest are facing federal charges that could see them sentenced to a further 10 years…

  2. Accused of 'Terrorism,' Animal Rights Activists Head to Federal Court

    Common Dreams02/19/2015 - 01:00

    "Two activists are scheduled to appear in a federal district court in Chicago on Thursday, marking the first time that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)—which criminalizes protected speech and protest activities that cause an…

  3. Businesses don't live in fear of animal rights activists. Why charge them as terrorists?

    The Guardian02/19/2015 - 01:00

    "When freeing 2,000 minks from a mink farm, and painting “Liberation is love” on a barn are considered forms of terrorism, one has to stop and wonder what is going on. 

  4. Non-violent 'Terrorism'?

    Huffington Post, by Rachel Meeropol02/19/2015 - 01:00

    "In a Chicago courtroom today, I will urge a federal judge to dismiss terrorism indictments against two animal rights activists accused of freeing thousands of mink from fur farms. Tyler Lang and Kevin Johnson are…

  5. Terrorism, Animal Advocacy, Or Free Speech? Two Animal Rights Activists Argue Their Deeds Are Mislabeled

    Inquisitr02/19/2015 - 01:00

    "Two animal rights activists will argue in court today that they are not guilty of terrorism, and that to label their actions as such strips them of free speech rights. Kevin Johnson and Tyler Lang…

  6. Court nixes Guantanamo conviction of Australian ex-detainee

    AP02/18/2015 - 01:00

    "A former prisoner at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from Australia on Wednesday won a legal challenge to his terrorism conviction before a military court. ..." Read the full piece here.  

  7. Gitmo military court conviction reversed for Australian national

    Al Jazeera America02/18/2015 - 01:00

    "The first terrorism conviction before a U.S. military court at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has been reversed. In 2007, Australian David Hicks, who spent almost six years at the base's controversial prison facility, pleaded guilty and was…

  8. David Hicks wins appeal against terrorism conviction

    The Guardian02/18/2015 - 01:00

    "David Hicks has won a legal challenge to his terrorism conviction before a US military court. The US court of military commission review struck down the March 2007 conviction of the former Guantánamo Bay prisoner in…

  9. Court annuls guilty plea of Australian ex-detainee

    McClatchy02/18/2015 - 01:00

    "An appeals court on Wednesday set aside the guilty plea of former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks, an Australia native who was held captive amid other alleged terrorists for nearly six years. ..." Read the full piece…

  10. Guantánamo Conviction of Australian Is Overturned

    New York Times02/18/2015 - 01:00

    "A military appeals court on Wednesday overturned the terrorism conviction of an Australian whose guilty plea was once hailed as a sign that the tribunal system at the Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, prison would…