Adam Federman at Earth Island Journal has just come out with his investigative report on the status of state-corporate surveillance of environmental activist groups. DAG is mentioned in the piece.
Here are some highlights:
The mere possibility of surveillance could handicap environmental groups' ability to achieve their political goals. "You are painting the political opposition as supporters of terrorism to discredit them and cripple their ability to remain politically viable," says Mike German, an FBI special agent for 16 years who now works with the ACLU.
In public, corporations have amplified the threat of eco-terrorism to influence legislation, such as the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. In private, meanwhile, they have hired firms to spy on environmental groups.