Category: Essays

Nobody Talks, Everybody Walks

Recently, a trusted activist and ally in the So Cal community was coerced into the local police station to talk. The cops claimed (falsely) to have an arrest warrant, and convinced the activist to come down to the station – or face arrest. Agents and cops will say anything to terrorize people and it is …

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Animal Activists Fight for Their Own Rights Some Utah animal advocates fear being put in a legal cage.

By Jesse Fruhwirth Salt Lake City WeeklyIn June 2008, Jeremy Beckham took a day trip from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, with his girlfriend and brother to visit famed Capilano Suspension Bridge. The longtime Salt Lake City animal-rights activist had no problem entering Canada, but his name was flagged by the U.S. Customs and Border …

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RAGE (Radicals against Greed and Exploitation)

Justice will ultimately prevail RAGE (Radicals against Greed and Exploitation), our newly formed collective, makes its debut and hastens to build a bridge By Jason Miller As highly-respected Animal Rights philosopher Tom Regan has observed, those who truly embrace an animal rights and vegan ethic view nonhuman animals as friends and equals, recognizing that fundamental differences …

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Words Without Action Are Wrong

Camille Marino Negotiation Is Over “Let’s face facts : After decades of environmental struggles, we are nevertheless losing ground in the battle to preserve species, ecosystems, and wilderness. Increasingly, calls for moderation, compromise, and the slow march through institutions can be seen as treacherous and grotesquely inadequate. In the midst of predatory global capitalism and …

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Magical Abolitionism: Francione Admits Defeat and Irrelevance As He Degenerates into Self-Parody by Steven Best

Simulposted with – Negotiation Is Over  &  Thomas Paines Corner “Let’s be honest. The animal rights movement as we now know it will never become a revolutionary struggle because the representatives of the oppressed enjoy enough privilege from the system they oppose to prevent them from supporting, let alone engaging in actual revolutionary activity that would …

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NEW NLG Resource! Operation Backfire: A Survival Guide

NEW NLG Resource! Operation Backfire: A Survival Guide for Environmental and Animal Rights Activists. Download here.