Rolling Thunder Preview: “Green Scared?”


To our great pleasure and relief, the long-delayed fifth issue of Rolling Thunder will be arriving from the printer this coming week. In conjunction with this new issue, we present a new feature, a painstakingly researched analysis of the recent wave of federal repression against anarchists and environmentalists: “Green Scared? Preliminary Lessons of the Green Scare.”

The past three years have seen an unprecedented mobilization by the FBI against environmental activists, collectively known as the Green Scare, just as the severity of the ecological crisis brought about by industrial capitalism finally enters public consciousness. Who are the FBI targeting with this campaign? To what end, and with what results? What lessons can anarchists, environmentalists, and other freedom fighters derive from this phase of repression and resistance as it draws to a close?

An expanded version of this text appears in the new Rolling Thunder.