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"The War on Terrorism has come home," warns Will Potter. "FBI agents rounded up seven American political activists ... and the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey" announced "'terrorists' have been indicted." The seven are charged under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act of 1992 and could face up to three years in prison and $250,000 fines. The activists are with Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, which uses "demonstrations, phone and email blockades, and ... aggressive rhetoric to pressure companies to cut ties" with Huntingdon Life Science, an animal testing lab that's "been exposed multiple times for violating animal welfare laws." On May 26, the Greenpeace environmental group marked the anniversary of the French government's 1985 bombing of their Rainbow Warrior boat, as it protested French nuclear testing in the South Pacific. The sunken ship is now an artificial reef in New Zealand's Matauri Bay.