Join a panel of experts in law and public policy to discuss efforts to use civil and criminal law to silence activists working to expose unsafe and inhumane farm conditions and the use of free trade agreements to attack Country of Origin Labeling on meat and the Dolphin-Safe Tuna label.
Rachel Meeropol, Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, will discuss the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act’s impact on the ability of animal rights advocates to investigate and educate the public on factory farming and food safety and her work to declare that law unconstitutional
Tools, Skills, and Messages Participants will Take Home:
Rachel: Participants will gain an understanding of current criminal provisions punishing lawful activism and peaceful civil disobedience across social movements as acts of terrorism.
About the Presenters:
Bina Ahmad is an animal rights activist, a member of the Muslim Defense committee, and an Executive Committee member of the NYC National Lawyers Guild, focusing on Occupy Wall Street criminal and civil cases.
Rachel Meeropol, Center for Constitutional Rights staff attorney on First Amendment and prisoners’ rights, is co-editor and author, “Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook”, and contributing editor, “America’s Disappeared: Secret Imprisonment, Detainees, and the War on Terror.”