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Harvard Accused Of Promoting Eco-Terrorism For Plans To Screen ‘How To Blow Up A Pipeline’ Film

By  Kassy Dillon

Harvard Law School invites those ‘interested in environmental activism’ to meet the director of a film flagged by FBI over terrorism concerns

Harvard Law School is under fire for plans to host a movie screening of ‘How To Blow Up A Pipeline,’ a film that the FBI says promotes eco-terrorism.

The film, directed by Harvard alumni Daniel Goldhaber, will be aired by the law school’s film society. It grows ideas from Andreas Malm’s book with the same name, and tells the story of a group of young people blowing up a pipeline as an activism tactic. The film’s website includes a “Take Action” page on its website with a map of U.S. oil and gas pipelines.

Harvard is going beyond simply hosting a screening. Harvard Law School professor Jon Hanson is moderating a Q&A with the film’s director during the event, and encourages attendance by all students “interested in environmental activism.” His website, the Systemic Justice Project, describes the film’s plot as “the story of a group of activists who execute a daring plan to (you guessed it) blow up a pipeline.”

The FBI issued a terrorist alert due to fears that the movie would inspire eco-terrorism, Rolling Stone reported in April. Another 23 law enforcement entities followed suit.

“The consensus amongst law enforcement and the private oil sector is that this film may motivate attacks or disruptions on critical infrastructure throughout the country,” the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, wrote in a March 21 bulletin, according to Rolling Stone.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), in a social media post reacting to The Daily Wire’s report on Harvard’s screening, said the Ivy League university is “promoting domestic eco-terrorism.”

“If a Republican were teaching how to blow up an abortion center they would (rightly) be in jail,” Cruz stated. “Of course, the Biden DOJ will do…nothing.”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) echoed Cruz’s accusations, saying Harvard was “promoting movies that promote and teach domestic terrorism.” He told The Daily Wire that the Biden administration’s failure to do anything about the film is a representation of its misplaced priorities.

“The Biden Administration has been targeting parents as terrorist threats, which is completely insane,” Crenshaw said. “But the Far-Left gets a pass for blatant calls for violence. They encourage violence as an appropriate tool for achieving their radical agenda without any regard for the safety of innocent Americans.”

The Daily Wire previously reported that the book that inspired the film is making its way into public universities around the United States, and is even required reading in some courses.