Will Potter - award winning independent journalist
Will Potter is an award-winning journalist based in Washington, D.C., whose work focuses on the animal rights and environmental movements, and civil liberties post-9/11.
Will’s work discusses the rise of ag-gag legislation in the United States and he is a leading critic of the ‘Green Scare’, a term used to describe disproportionate and heavy-handed government pressure on the animal and environmental movements, including the reckless use of the word “terrorism”.
His reporting and commentary have appeared in media outlets including The Washington Post, National Public Radio and Rolling Stone. He testified before the US Congress about his reporting as the only witness opposing the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and he has lectured at more than 100 universities and public forums internationally about his work.
His reporting has led to criminal prosecutions being overturned, and it has both been praised in Congressional reports and monitored by the Counter-Terrorism Unit. His book, Green Is The New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege, was awarded a Kirkus Star for “remarkable merit” and he is currently a TED Fellow.
Will Potter has recently toured Australia as the keynote speaker at the 2014 Voiceless Law Lecture Series titled Ag-gag Laws: The Bid to Silence Animal Advocates.
Will Potter's website http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/
2014 Voiceless law lecture series https://www.voiceless.org.au/lecture
Voiceless YouTube channel, featuring Voiceless Law Lecture Series presentations http://www.youtube.com/user/VoicelessAustralia
Will Potter on Democracy Now. Will Potter debates Emily Meredith, US Animal Agriculture Alliance Communications Director. Debate topic: After activists covertly expose animal cruelty, should they be the targeted with "Ag-gag' laws? http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/9/debate_after_activists_covertly_exp...