[New publication] Activism, Terrorism, and Social Movements: The “Green Scare” as Monarchical Power
I am happy to report that another one of my articles has made its way to the great wide world. Though this was originally written a few years back, re-editing it for publication allowed me to make a whole host of new connections between the Green Scare, and the more current wave of right-wing violence occurring in the US. As history has a way of surprising us, my continued publication delays actually made for a better paper in the end, as I was forced to continually update the history of this discourse ver many years.
I should note that this paper was the product of a series of presentations I gave at a host of conferences in collaboration with the brilliant (social movement) anthropologist Dr. Jennifer Grubbs. While we traveled the country talking about how one can use Foucault to explain why the DOJ calls vegan saboteurs “terrorists” our theories became clearer and our voices louder and more confident. This publication is meant to serve as yet another salvo of dissent focused at the rhetoricians and ideologues wielding state power.
This article brings together a wide swath of my ‘public advocacy’ work speaking in defense of social movement struggle and against the criminalization (and terrorization) of dissent. Without rehashing a rather long article, this piece explores the connection between neoliberalism, direct action movements and the repression of eco/animal liberationists as studies through a lens of Foucault. Or in the lamguage of the abstract:
…so rather than talk it up, pre-summarizing and whatnot, here’s the link so you can see for yourself.