Aug 23

Intersectional Animalism Descends Into Cultism

  By Jon Hochschartner   There was a time, not too long ago, when the animalists who took an intersectional approach were the critical thinkers in the anti-speciesist movement, challenging old dogmas. But recently this intersectionalism seems to have solidified into an unthinking fundamentalism. ‘Intersectionality’ has become the mindless mantra of the day, as ‘abolitionism’ …

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Aug 22

Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement

We just came across this excellent book on Animal Liberation at the recent Animal Rights 2015 Conference in Washington, DC. It features the Press Office and personnel in several chapters; it will be available soon on the NAALPO website, but until then, you can read reviews and buy it here: http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/total-liberation   All oppression is linked: …

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Aug 14

August 2015 E-Newsletter

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Support for Political Prisoners Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane An animal rights activist accused of freeing mink from mink ranches and vandalizing businesses pleaded not guilty in federal court in Oakland Tuesday to a charge of conspiring to violate the U.S. Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Joseph Buddenberg, 31, of Oakland, entered the plea before U.S. …

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Aug 08

White Privilege in the Animal Rights Movement

Disclaimer: I am writing this piece from the perspective of a white female settler within the animal rights movement. When I refer to the settler population, I am also including myself in those critiques. These ramblings are not an attack on the white settler population, but on the system which allows the continued dominance of …

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Aug 06

Rash of break-ins at mink farms in Southwestern Ontario leaves region’s fur-bearing industry on edge

By Kate Dubinski The London Free Press Also appeared in the Star Phoenix Are they liberators or terrorists? Militant activists who free farmed animals have struck in Canada before, and there’s speculation they could be behind three recent break-ins at mink farms in Southwestern Ontario. Anonymous activists have claimed responsibility for one of the Southwestern …

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