Category: Essays

The Iowa Dirge – by Justin Van Kleeck

I hear so many screams Bestial cries Of terror and pain Cut off choked out throttled shocked into silence. And death. Death in obscurity and shadows Produced on an assembly line Manufactured in factories, Industrialized Commodified Widgets of flesh, blood, feather, bone Clipped beaks Docked tails And pools of blood and feces To bathe in …

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On Analogies as Advocacy Tools: Some Thoughts on Appropriation – by Because We Must

“We only feel comfortable bringing up lynching and the Holocaust and epidemic gender and sexual violence because they are easy tools to appropriate. It’s easy to be against them, but not so easy to understand the specific conditions that support them, or the implicit attitudes that continue to inform them even in people with the …

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Poem for the ALF Twas the night in the fur farm

Twas the night in the fur farm In my prison I lie Deprived of freedom No one heard my cry I used to live in the forest Where I’d roam wild and free And do all the things That came natural to me One day I was roaming In a trap I got caught I …

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Daniel McGowan Goes to the Oscars!

Daniel McGowan Goes to the Oscars! Well, not really, but, the film made about Daniel’s case, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, was nominated for Best Documentary Feature this year! Although Daniel will not be able to see the film until his release, he is excited to know the film …

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Music and the Animal Liberation Movement – by Josh Eldridge

I’m from a small town. The place I grew up had less than 1,000 people living in it and it was very uncommon to have a meal – any meal – that didn’t have meat in it. There was no vegetarians or vegans but there was music and that’s what I clung to. Music opened …

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Interview with Walter Bond by Paula Ricciulli for the Columbian Magazine Cartel Urbano

Do you think there will be a time when mankind stops relying on Animals? I think there will come a time when humanity either stops using Animals’ dead bodies for food, research, clothing and all other reasons or humanity will reap the consequences of environmental destruction due in large part to Animal agriculture and industrialized …

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The Importance of Straightedge – Vegan Hardline by Walter Bond

Part of having a revolutionary mentality means we examine our beliefs and actions and then discard those which don’t fit in the world in which we want to live. We first make this change in ourselves and then initiate that change in the world around us. I want to live in a world where the …

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A Mother’s Reflection – by Walter Bonds Mother

My name is Mickie. Walter Bond is my son. He is a Prisoner Of War for his defense of the Animal Nations. He has been reviled by the press and by those who do not wish to have their consciences tampered with, thereby allowing them to continue to accept the blindness society needs in order …

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Final Statement to the Court in Utah – By Walter Bond

On October 13, 2011 Walter Bond was sentenced to 87 months in prison for the ALF arsons in Utah. This new sentencing will run consecutive with his time in Colorado. This gives Walter a total of 12 years for his actions as the ALF Lone Wolf. Final Statement to the Court in Utah I’m here today …

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“Really, A Mouse or Your Child? Really?” Johnnie Walker Wisdom, Only Less Inebriating

What is most galling about those vociferously opposed to animal liberation and animal rights, particularly those who are in favor of continued use of non-human animals in medical research and vivisection, is their seeming inability to marshal any substantive facts in defense of their position. Leaving aside the fact that their position is basically indefensible, …

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Plant Seeds or Plant Bombs? by NAALPO Advisor Steve Best, PhD

Plant Seeds or Plant Bombs? by NAALPO Advisor Steve Best, PhD And so, I suggest, instead of planting seeds, we need to plant bombs. We have to ignite and trigger explosive forces of anger, discontent, awareness, resistance and transformation, or we are going down the same road of extinction every human (Homo) ancestor went down, …

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Camille Marino: Ethical Veganism Doesn’t Help Animals

Published on the blog Let Them Eat Meat Camille Marino is the founder and Senior Editor of Negotiation is Over and is on the Advisors and Speakers Panel of the North American Animal Liberation Press Office. NIO strives to be an instrument of defiance, disruption, disobedience, subversion, creative and aggressive grassroots action, and a catalyst …

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Our Task by Steve Best, PhD.

The “animal rights movement,” such as it is, poses a fundamental evolutionary challenge to human beings in the midst of severe social and ecological crises. Can we recognize that the animal question is central to the human question? Can we grasp how the exploitation of nonhuman animals is implicated in every aspect of mental, social, …

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Green is the New Rage – By Walter Bond

Please do not consider me a “Green Scare” defendant and please do not become scared to be “Green.” Better yet, please do not be scared to be militant, or outspoken, or an activist for the legal aboveground or clandestine underground.  Still better, don’t give in to state-sanctioned fear. Once you do, you’re being reactive and …

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Animal Liberation Press Office Interview with RISE and Press Officer Nicoal Sheen

Published from RISE I’ve always been interested in activism. Being sympathetic towards animals and the animal rights movement, I’m always really interested to find out more about these things, and spend a lot of time researching issues, talking to people, reading about debates and people’s different opinions and points of view, and finding out about …

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