http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/shac-7-conviction-upheld-on-appeal/2307/ Any thoughts? In my mind this is a testimony to the fact that, as soon as a social justice movement discovers an effective tactic, the state will make it illegal. Of course, HLS isn't out of the woods yet. There are still people doing aggressive demos against them, but those people are careful to keep their identities secret. There's also been a shift toward underground actions for which no one can be pinpointed by the FBI and brought in on trumped up terrorism charges. Of course, clandestine campaigns like that are a lot harder to organize and sustain but the ALF's still going strong after 30 years. It's just a shame that this excellent tactic got railroaded before it could've been adopted by other social justice movements. Imagine if one of those giant anti-war rallies from back in 2003 had broken off into huge affinity groups that would invade the offices of war profiteers until they dropped their contracts. Guess we'll just have to come up with something else and keep ignoring the law whenever we can get away with it!