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The Real Eco-Terrorists Wreaking Havoc on the World

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Who should we truly be concerned about: the "eco-terrorists" aiming to protect and conserve the planet for future generations, or those who aim to exploit Earth's resources for monetary and materialistic purposes?

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Claudia A (70)
Monday August 18, 2014, 4:33 am
Since when protecting our planet is terrorism?....unbelievable that corporations have achieved such power by human greed and indolence.

Cheree M (46)
Monday August 18, 2014, 5:22 am

Kathryn M (108)
Monday August 18, 2014, 5:30 am

Anteater Ants (122)
Monday August 18, 2014, 6:01 am
I agree with Claudia.

Rhonda B (99)
Monday August 18, 2014, 8:24 am
I also agree with Claudia. Thank you Cal.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 8:24 am
Terrorists--they're saviors.

Victoria Oakey (124)
Monday August 18, 2014, 9:19 am
Call us eco-activists or rainbow warriors but not terrorists as the aim is to conserve and protect this planet and life on it, not to destroy.

Arielle S (313)
Monday August 18, 2014, 10:20 am
The Earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses."
--Utah Philips, folksinger

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." Ansel Adams


Leopold Marek (23)
Monday August 18, 2014, 10:30 am

Panchali Yapa (26)
Monday August 18, 2014, 10:51 am
Thank you

Angelika Kempter (96)
Monday August 18, 2014, 11:01 am
Thank you Cal

Past Member (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 12:00 pm
I agree with Claudia.Shared & noted.

Dan(iel) M (25)
Monday August 18, 2014, 1:03 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 1:12 pm
Maybe, but the some say they are not terrorist but freedom finders. I think the Beatles had it right:

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know that you can count me out
Don't you know it's gonna be all right
All right, all right

Lone F (67)
Monday August 18, 2014, 1:24 pm
Noted. Claudia puts it well. Thanks Cal!

Jamie Clemons (282)
Monday August 18, 2014, 1:39 pm
The sad thing is once the GMO's are introduced they cross with the natural varieties and there is no getting rid of them. Once Pandora's box is opened there is no going back.

Donna T (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 2:19 pm
thank you

Elizabeth brown (20)
Monday August 18, 2014, 2:57 pm
Captain Paul Watson and all the others like you,I salute you. If only there were more people who had the courage , the heroism ,bravery call it what you will to stand up for what they believe in. Risking your very life for creatures that are unable to be heard or to defend themselves.You stand between them and life or death or their extinction. You are this planets unsung heroes not only do i salute you ,i embrace you and thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul .Brave (Eco Warrior) you are one of a kind ,and this poor planet could do with millions more like you.Thank you again Natures warrior.Good luck with your fantastic work.

. (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 3:32 pm

John Pierce (228)
Monday August 18, 2014, 3:38 pm
Monsanto is the evil empire.
Noted,sign every petition i can find against monsanto, and shared.

Beatriz Blauth (36)
Monday August 18, 2014, 3:42 pm
Noted. Agree with all your comments.

Janis K (126)
Monday August 18, 2014, 3:48 pm
Noted, thanks!

Kay M (46)
Monday August 18, 2014, 5:28 pm
Good Afternoon - Thank you for the article - it was very interesting reading- we all need to do our part in defending our food supplies- OUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT--- Sincerely Kay M.

Jeremy S (3)
Monday August 18, 2014, 5:39 pm
And yet, still the people in power refuse to see the obvious, the truth right in front of them...

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 6:21 pm
Noted. i agree with the listing of the real eco-terrorists..

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Monday August 18, 2014, 7:00 pm
Very sad situation, but thank you.

S J (130)
Monday August 18, 2014, 7:19 pm
noted, thanks

Sheryl G (360)
Monday August 18, 2014, 7:51 pm
Indeed call them what they are.....those are the "terrorist" that affect all our lives in one way or another.
Pesticide Producers
King Coal
Tmber and Logging Companies
Commercial Fisheries

Every single on of these can be fixed and could turn around really rapid if our Leaders would truly be leaders and not in bed with the one's destroying our lands, water, and air. We have the technology to go with truly a clean and renewable energy way of life. The jobs lost in oil and coal could transfer over to build windmills or install solar not to mention work in other renewable areas.

Grow industrial hemp and everything that trees are used for hemp can replace from building materials, paper, medicines, clothing. It grows faster and one can get several harvest a year and taking less space then forest. Allow our forest to replenish and regain it's normal eco systems again where it is still possible and leave alone that which hasn't been touched so badly.

Our ancestors knew how to plant organic so that one plant nourished the other plant and certain plants fought the pests off of another plant. This is all things that can be done. We were fed a bill of goods when they said things had to go this way to feed the world. No leaving forest gardens to grow in as many places as possible will feed the world, not this destruction going on now.

There is absolutely no need to keep going along this path of destruction. We could all have good lives, decent foods, stay warm, live comfortable, without ruining our environment that is plunging people into poverty and to starvation in many places, causing sickness, and death. Indeed, they are the real terrorist. They just want us to look for the boogie man over there somewhere while the rape and pillage under our noses.

JOSE Honr (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 7:55 pm
It affects us all.

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Monday August 18, 2014, 8:29 pm

Autumn Brook (23)
Monday August 18, 2014, 10:45 pm
It would take a world strike on a level of solidarity never seen on this earth to unite against every man made creation that endangers the stability,peace and health of this planet and its people. When people stop serving $ and serve one another That is when the power of $$ ends . Service to humanity the willingness to share with the skills knowlege and understanding that we each have been given to support this Tree of Life. The answer is within us, no violence ,no tears , compassion fortitude and deliverance is what stands to be awakened.It would be a day of unimaginable change if we walk away from these illusions/systems of what prosperity truly is. Time Banks some people may be part of was and hopefully is still growing- is that giant leap for man kind in this beautiful reality of our true selves and what we bring for the goodness of which resides in each and every person.We must return to our true roots and be natural again destined to grow in seeds of service. Planted so long ago and forgotten, replaced by $.

Hent catalina - maria (95)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 1:12 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 2:55 am

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 3:15 am
Noted. Thank you Cal.

Dogan Ozkan (2)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 5:00 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 5:18 am
Stop poisoning ourselves

Kathy B (106)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 7:50 am
It shows a deep lack of creativity for them to turn what they are doing around and have the nerve to call us the eco-terrorists. The same thing is happening in politics, us 'greenies' are now being called radical lefties, somehow I don't feel very radical or in anyway a terrorist.

There is a movement building to have laws against ecocide, it can't happen soon enough!

Rehana V (0)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 8:43 am
Perpetrators of evil have now become "heroes"

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 8:51 am
There are some alarming figures and statistics amongst this lot:

From where we’re standing…these are the real eco-terrorists:
1. Pesticide Producers

While natural pesticides do exist, most people are more familiar with the factory-produced toxins that easily become house-hold products. Though these products are effective at removing pest species, they are also incredibly dangerous to the planet and its inhabitants — humans included. For that reason, pesticide producers are first on our list.

Companies such as Monsanto are responsible for the production of house-hold herbicides. While effective at destroying weeds, Monsanto’s popular house-hold herbicide, RoundUp, is also effective at killing human cells — especially embryonic, placental, and umbilical cord cells. While Monsanto denied the accusation, there have been several cases of the weed-killer causing genetic malformations in amphibians and even birth defects and cancers in humans. Despite scientific evidence showing the dangers behind pesticides, Monsanto continues to sell off their products as “environmentally friendly” in the hopes of boosting profits.
2. Big-Oil

When it comes to an example of eco-terrorism, who better to mention than British Petroleum (BP)?

Drilling for oil can wreak havoc on the environment if errors are made, and unfortunately, errors tend to happen more often than not.

During the Deepwater Horizon drill of 2010, about 210 million gallons of oil seeped into the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion. The oil harmed multiple species of organisms and killied off food-sources such as oysters and fish stocks. Research indicates that the oil is still harming the Gulf of Mexico, specifically by damaging deep sea corals.

BP’s Gulf incident forced them to plead guilty to 11 felony and 14 criminal charges after 11 workers died in the explosion.

As if these facts weren’t bad enough, BP has a history of incidents revolving around leaks and explosions — one of which killed 15, and injured 180 workers. Despite a poor record of harming both wild animals and humans, BP continues to exist today.
3. King Coal

Coal mining involves the extraction of coal from pits or mines. Coal is used for many purposes, but it is mainly used as liquid fuel, or for electricity generation. As with all other examples of eco-terrorism on our list, the coal industry is leading the planet to utter doom. Coal can directly pollute waters, and when it comes to climate change, coal is the driving source of rampant CO2 emissions.

The burning of coal in power plants has been linked to the increase of mercury in our oceans. This increase will cause major problems in the future for those who like to eat fish as mercury is a toxic substance than can damage a human’s nervous system.

Overall the extraction use of coal are ultimately killing humans and destroying the planet.
4. Timber and Logging Companies

Every minute, approximately 36 football fields of forests are chopped for the world-wide distribution of timber. While timber is considerably important, large-scale deforestation is causing a huge problem and affects every living being on the planet. Logging contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and causes the deaths of about 135 plant and animal species for every forest cleared. Notable forests include the Amazon rainforest and the Congo rainforest.

As if this wasn’t already problematic, logging is listed as the most dangerous job as workers are at risk of falling from trees or severely injuring themselves with heavy cutting equipment. In 2012, there were 4,383 fatalities on the job. In 2011, this number was higher with 4,693 fatalities. Each year, logging workers put their lives at stake for companies and it seems that the death-toll won’t end anytime soon.
5. Commercial Fisheries

Overfishing involves the taking of fish faster than the population can replace itself, and it has completely exploited almost 80 percent of the world’s fisheries. Overfishing destroys food webs, kills off non-targeted species (such as dolphins and sea turtles) as by-catch, decimates coral reefs, and threatens our own existence.

Similar to the logging industry, jobs created within the fishing industry entail crazy dangerous responsibilities. Commercial fishing is listed as the second most dangerous job as heavy equipment is used onboard vessels, and sea disturbances can often cause workers to fall overboard and drown. In 2008, there were 5,071 fatal injuries as a result of commercial fishing.

Katherine May Williams (0)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 9:05 am

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 4:56 pm
This is the worst kind of terrorism, monopolies who can poison us from within without consequences.
And they've got the politicians in their pockets.
Hillary Clinton, Obama, no one is strong enough to say no more...I've been fighting against companies like Nestlé and their ilk since quitting my journalism job over it in the seventies.
And nestle is still getting away with the formula scam...I just joined a British group that fight against them to this very day,,, that tells me we have no hope.

Zoe and Art Oguyo (346)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 4:20 am
Grow industrial hemp - and invest in cancer therapy - yes!

Graziella Veri (0)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 7:31 am

Betty Kelly (4)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 7:01 pm
Monsanto with Dow Roundup for help are the Eco-Terrorists Leaders.
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