ARAs vs. AETA
[Dallas Progressive Examiner]
An animal right activist said she had no interest in opposing the Bush Policy Institute. This raised the question of how Bush and the Bush administration have affected the animal rights movement.
Wikipedia tells of a bill which was introduced into the House by Republican Thomas Petri, and the Senate by Democrat Dianne Feinstein and Republican James Inhofe was passed by the Senate on September 29, 2006, and the House on November 13, 2006. The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush on November27, 2006. The bill was strongly pushed by the Animal Enterprise Protection Coalition, which included universities, non profits and pharmaceutical companies
Will Potter, in greenisthenewred.com wrote that six people were convicted under the act, for RUNNING A WEBSITE! Potter said that it is an example of Bush's attitude that "You're either with us or against us."
A despot is a despot and will act in a despotic fashion, whether it be making war on innocents, torturing people who are different, surveilling Americans or passing such laws as the USA Patriot Act and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Animal rights activists, peace and justice activists, civil rights activists, labor activists, glbt activists, environmental activists and everybody who believes that oppression must be stood up to must come together and stand shoulder to shoulder in unbreakable solidarity. On November 10, there is an opportunity to stand together and say "No policy Institute will promote the policies of this man, and no president is above the law. George W. Bush must, and will be held accountable for his crimes."