Category: News Articles

Radicals claim responsibility for boutique attack

By Brent Richter North Shore News A radical animal rights group has claimed responsibility for an attack on Real Housewives of Vancouver cast member Jody Claman’s West Vancouver clothing boutique. Activists from the Animal Liberation Front publicized their unapologetic communiqué on Bite Back magazine’s website Wednesday morning, claiming responsibility for spray-painting “ALF” on the door …

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Chicks stolen, 200, from Mass. farmer who suspects animal rights activists

By Barry Leibowitz CBS News ASHBURNHAM, Mass. – A central Massachusetts farmer says 200 chicks were stolen from their pen, and he suspects animal rights activists are behind it, after he posted a picture of the birds on Facebook.Keith Kopley at Kalon Farm in Ashburnham says the Cornish cross chicks hatched in Pennsylvania were delivered …

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Dancing the World Into Being

By Naomi Klein, Yes! Magazine 08 March 13   Naomi Klein speaks with writer, spoken-word artist, and indigenous academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about “extractivism,” why it’s important to talk about memories of the land, and what’s next for Idle No More.   n December 2012, the Indigenous protests known as Idle No More exploded onto …

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Attorney Claims USA Chills Rights of Environmentalists

By RYAN ABBOTT Courthouse News Service WASHINGTON (CN) – An attorney whose client is serving 22 years for destroying private property claims the FBI denied her FOIA request, to cover up the government’s “Green Scare” program, meant to chill the speech rights of environmental activists. New York City attorney Susan Tipograph sued the Department of …

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Heart Attack Grill ‘spokesman’ dies after apparent heart attack

By JoNel Aleccia NBC News A 54-year-old man who spent his days touting the greasy pleasures of the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas has died of an apparent heart attack, the restaurant’s owner said. John Alleman was waiting for a bus outside the downtown grill last week when he collapsed, Jon Basso told NBC …

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Arson, Cracked Testicles, and Internet Death Threats

Gawker.com by Jordan Heller How Animal Rights Extremists Are Learning From the People Who Murdered George Tiller “We will…strap you into a monkey restraining device and use industrial pliers to crack your testicles like walnuts.” That was the simple message that medical researcher Dr. Donal O’Leary received in October 2011. The note, which threatened to …

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Minn. Activist’s Dad Admits To Bumping Prosecutor

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to bumping a federal prosecutor in Iowa two years ago after his son was sentenced and immediately imprisoned for his role in a 2006 attack on a ferret farm attributed to the Animal Liberation Front. Timothy DeMuth, 51, pleaded guilty Thursday in Davenport …

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Canadian accused of links to animal liberation group to make first U.S. court appearance

Globe and Mail by Jeff Barnard A Canadian woman who spent a decade as a fugitive in the largest eco-terrorism investigation in U.S. history is due in federal court in Oregon on conspiracy and arson charges. Rebecca Rubin, 39, a Canadian citizen with connections to North Vancouver, was to be arraigned Friday afternoon in U.S. …

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Solidarity in silence, resist the Grand Jury witch hunt!

Support Grand Jury Resisters by writing letters to those who are already incarcerated and/or donate to those currently subpoenaed to help with legal fees. More information about political prisoners and grand jury resisters can be found on our Prisoners page. Pacific Northwest Grand Jury Kteeo Olejnik, Maddy Pfeiffer and Matt Duran are three activists currently …

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Breaking: Another Activist Subpoenaed to California Grand Jury

Green is the New Red by Will Potter Yesterday another person was subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in California investigating animal rights activists. Priyesh Patel of Portland, Oregon, was served a subpoena Thursday while at work, and is scheduled to appear at the San Francisco federal courthouse on January 29th. Grand jury …

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Fourth Person Jailed for Refusing to Talk about Other Anarchists in Grand Jury

Green is the New Red by Will Potter A fourth person has been jailed for refusing to cooperate with a federal grand jury that is targeting anarchists in the Pacific Northwest. Maddy Pfeiffer self-surrendered to the Seattle, Washington federal detention center on Wednesday, December 26th as ordered by the court. Pfeiffer was accompanied by friends …

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Toronto police seek suspect for damaging costly fur coats

The Star.com 24 December, 2012 Toronto police are seeking a woman they suspect destroyed thousands of dollars worth of merchandise at several high-end stores by smearing fur garments with petroleum jelly. Police said Monday they believe it to be the work of an anti-fur activist, making it the latest in a string of incidents leading …

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Leaked Document Lists All Suspicious Incidents at Fur Farms

From Animal Liberation Frontline Internal fur industry document on all suspicious activity reported by fur farmers in 1998. Part nineteen in a thirty-article series this month on the ALF’s fur farm campaign. Sometime in the early 2000s, a document quietly began to circulate among activists who had done anti-fur work in the 1990s: a detailed …

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Updated list of every reported fur farm liberation, 1986-2012

From Animal Liberation Frontline Part eleven in a thirty-article series this month on the ALF’s fur farm campaign. Here it is: a list of every reported fur farm raid in the United States. From the first (incomplete) report of a fur farm raid in 1986, to the most recent: 13 foxes released from a farm …

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Daniel McGowan released from prison

Reposted from NYC Anarchist Black Cross Earth Liberation Front political prisoner and Rockaway native Daniel McGowan was released from the Communication Management Unit (CMU) in Terre Haute, Indiana this morning. He was driven by federal authorities to Indianapolis International Airport, where he met up with his wife. Though the two have been able to visit …

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