Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ministry of Justice lists eco-activists alongside terrorists

Government officials have labelled environmental campaigners extremists and listed them alongside dissident Irish republican groups and terrorists inspired by al-Qaida in internal documents seen by the Guardian.

The guidance on extremism, produced by the Ministry of Justice, says: "The United Kingdom like many other countries faces a continuing threat from extremists who believe they can advance their aims by committing acts of terrorism."
It was sent to probation staff who were writing court reports or supervising a range of activists, including environmental protesters...more