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Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?
Steven Best, Ph.D., Anthony J. Nocella, II


A collection of essays on the history and impact of Direct Action in the Animal Rights movement. Focusing primarily on the antics of the Animal Liberation Front/Earth Liberation Front, plenty of well-known warriors give their tuppence worth—native American scholar Ward Churchill, whale ship-scuttler Rod Coronado, PETA-founder Ingrid Newkirk and so on.

Over the course of the book, many of the same points are repeated rather tediously, and sometimes comes across as over earnest in places, but these points make it a good introduction for those new to the theory/practise of DA. It's American-based, with a section devoted to the implications of the US Patriot Act, and could have done with some photographs, but this is a nice little opener for those who doubt the necessity of Direct Action.