Green Is the New Red by Will PotterGreen Is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege (City Lights, 2011)

“Part history, part action thriller and courtroom drama, part memoir, Green Is the New Red plunges us into the wild, unruly, and entirely inspirational world of extreme environmental activism… Green Is the New Red is an indispensable book that will change the way we think about commitment, the limits of protest, and the possibility of radical change.”
— Bill Ayers

“In this hard-hitting debut, journalist Potter likens the Justice Department targeting of environmentalists today to McCarthyism in the 1950s… A shocking exposé of judicial overreach.”
— Kirkus Book Reviews (starred review for “remarkable merit”)

los-verdes-somos-los-nuevos-rojos-cover-215x300“Potter warns of the crumbling of the legal wall separating ‘terrorist’ from ‘dissident’ or ‘undesirable’. . . Alarming.”
— Publishers Weekly

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aeta-book-terrorization-dissentThe Terrorization of Dissent: Corporate Repression, Legal Corruption, and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (Lantern, 2014)

Contributing author to this anthology on the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, which critically examines how corporations drafted the new legislation to target animal rights protesters.

The sweeping legislation labels even non-violent civil disobedience as terrorism if it affects the profits of animal enterprises.

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global-chorus-coverGlobal Chorus: Voices on the Future of the Planet (Rocky Mountain Press, 2014)

Contributing author to this anthology on our environmental future, alongside Jane Goodall, Maya Angelou, and others. I was asked to write about confronting the growing ecological crisis and the political repression that has accompanied it.

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Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints: Environmentalism (Greenhaven, 2012)

Contributing author to this textbook on environmental issues and the environmental movement, which features experts discussing controversial political issues in a format designed for grades 7-10.

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The Next Eco Warriors: 22 Young Women and Men Who Are Saving the Planet (Conari Press, 2011)next eco warriors book

“…Rousing, electrifying profiles in global environmental activism.” – Booklist

Contributing author to this anthology, along with Peter Hammarstedt of Sea Shepherd and many others.

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§ 278a: Gemeint sind wir alle!: Der Prozess gegen die Tierbefreiungs-Bewegung und seine Hintergründe (Mandelbaum, 2011)

Contributing author to this anthology on the unprecedented trial of Austrian animal rights activists as terrorists.

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Project Censored (Seven Stories, 2007)

Project Censored honors Will Potter's investigative journalism covering the AETA.

Will Potter’s reporting on terrorism legislation recognized “for outstanding investigative journalism,” as one of the top 25 “stories that didn’t make the news” in 2007

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Opposing Viewpoints: Animal Experimentation (Greenhaven, 2006)

Contributing author to this anthology about the social and political issues surrounding animal experimentation.

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