Listen to the August 9, 2011 show (or download the archive):
Green is the New Red: The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, your civil liberties, and if Upton Sinclair had YouTube
We speak with Will Potter, author of Green Is The New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege and creator of GreenIsTheNewRed.com, where he blogs about the Green Scare.
If Uptain Sinclair were around today, there’d be no doubt he’d be using YouTube. And he’d be punished under these laws as well.
Will talks with us about proposed laws to restrict undercover investigations, discusses the effects of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) on the civil liberties of animal rights activists, and exposes the corporate interests behind these laws. He also shares what originally motivated him to investigate the abuses of the AETA post 9/11.
Will Potter is an award-winning independent journalist based in Washington, D.C., who has become a leading authority on “eco-terrorism,” the environmental and animal rights movements, and civil liberties post 9/11.
Will’s work has appeared in publications including the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, and the Vermont Law Review, and he has testified before the U.S. Congress about his reporting. Potter has also worked at the American Civil Liberties Union on policy issues including the Patriot Act. His reporting on the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act has been recognized by Project Censored “for outstanding investigative journalism,” as one of the top 25 “stories that didn’t make the news” in 2007.
Vegan Bite, recipe of the month:
Whole Grain Master Recipe from Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Herzberg and Zoë François
Veg Out ‘N About (in Bend)
10 Below, located in the lower level of the Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota, downtown Bend offers “an eclectic array of healthy, locally sourced organic fare.” Breakfast highlights: Vegan sausage, house-made veggie burger, and the spring vegetable salad. Bradley Wood, the Executive Chef, is happy to accommodate vegan requests, especially if you call ahead.
News from the Vegan Frontier
- Don’t Wash the Chicken! by Kemp Minifie
- Schools in Greenville County South Carolina nix hot dogs and nuggets for tofu
- IDA Pledges $2,500 To Catch And Convict Kitten Torturer in McMinnville, Oregon
- One local woman will set off on a brave and adventurous journey across the U.S. with a mission – to eat at every vegan restaurant in America!
News around Town:
Pure Life Living Workshops: Cultured Veggies 101, 6:30 – 8 p.m., August 10th, and Scrumptious Raw Desserts, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., August 17th. Both events are at The Pines Clubhouse in Sisters. For more information, see purelifeliving.com.
VegNet Bend monthly meeting and potluck, 6p, August 24th, The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend. Bring a vegan dish, your recipe, and a place setting. For more information, see VegNet Bend on Facebook or vegnetbend.org.
Presentation by Rip Esselstyn, author of the Engine 2 Diet, as part of the Engine 2 Diet 28-Day Challenge, 6:30p, August 23rd, Whole Foods Market, Bend. Whole Foods Market and VegNet Bend have teamed up to host an Engine 2 Diet 28 Day Challenge! For four weeks in August, participants are following the Plantstrong, nutrient-dense diet developed by Rip Esselstyn. The challenge is supported by a series of Supper Club events, Guest Speakers, and cooking lessons. Rip’s presentation on August 23rd will be open to the public. For more information, see wholefoodsmarketbend.com.
Vida Vegan Conference, August 26th to 28th, Portland. Vida Vegan Con is a conference designed to celebrate, explore, and fine-tune the practice—and ever-growing community—of vegan bloggers. The conference includes two and a half days of workshops, discussion panels, speakers, special events, vegan food, and more. There’s a wait list for registrations, but you never know. The All Things Vegan hosts will be attending—we’ll be sure to report back next month. For more information, see vidavegancon.com.
Vegan Myths Debunked written by Jonathan Mann and sung by Jonathan Mann and Ivory King.
Theme song and musical clips courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about Paul or his music, please visit paulseymour.com.au.
All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.
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