Letter: Terror law concern

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Your article on the Government's proposed new law on "terrorism" (16 November) quotes me as saying that Friends of the Earth is "opposed to civil disobedience". This is not the case, and not what I said.

FOE works within the law, but we support the right of individuals and organisations to peaceful protest. Civil disobedience has a long and honourable place in democratic history.

That is one important reason why we are so worried about the absurd definition of terrorism now offered by the Home Office. It's frightening that the Government apparently cannot tell the difference between people who plant bombs in cars and people who dig up GM crops.

IAN WILLMORE

Media Coordinator

Friends of the Earth

London N1

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