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Targeted: Counterterrorism Measures Take Aim at Environmental Activists

Civil Society Input Crucial to ‘COP25’ Climate Change Summit

Protecting the endangered Asiatic cheetah.

Tweeting a satirical poem.

Attending a climate conference.

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Campaigning against a power plant.

These actions hardly conjure images of suicide bombers or coup plotters.

Yet they have been labeled “eco-terrorism,” “extremism,” or “threats to national security” by governments and businesses that seek to block the work of environmental activists.

On November 29, 2019, young people will gather at locations around the world for a Fridays for Future Global Climate Strike.

On December 2…

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