By Comrade Black
I am not suggesting that everyone everywhere in the world should be vegan, especially not in the case of Indigenous peoples living traditionally with a diet that ‘includes’ sustenance hunting...but it really pisses me off when white folks use indigenous cultures and their traditions as a scapegoat excuse to continue eating factory farmed meat and cheese bought from a grocery store. Last I checked no traditional communities (Indigenous to Turtle Island or elsewhere) ever had factory farms as part of their traditional ways of life.
Movember- the time of the year, where men try to show they have testicles by growing an ugly flap of hair over their top lip. On top of looking like a greasy douchebag-hipster, pedophile, and/or cop - you are helping to raise funds for a multi-billion dollar black hole of an industry that is notorious for cruel animal testing.
We are seeking submissions for a zine on being both working class and vegan, to decenter veganism away from the politics of privilege and consumerism.
February 29 2012 - Libcom
It seems the new parasitic class of Chinese millionaires are not content with merely making millions through exploiting the Chinese working class. Increasing numbers of them are now choosing to spend these millions to pay for the right to kill animals all over the world...A luxury polar bear hunting holiday in Canada...is the most expensive package hunting holiday available for this Chinese elite. But if you don't fancy that cold weather you can always go to one of the many African, European or Oceanic retreats available...
Sunday 23 October 2011 - The Guardian
A former police spymaster who spent years living deep undercover in the protest movement has confessed he tricked an innocent woman into having a long-term relationship with him, as part of an elaborate attempt to lend "credibility" to his alter ego...The Guardian has detailed the cases of seven undercover police officers known to have infiltrated protest movements...Of those, five have had sexual relationships with women who were oblivious to their real identities.
By MARTHA ROSENBERG - October 06, 2011
The flap over the racist name of the hunting lodge that Texas Governor Rick Perry’s family leased is not the first time hunting and racism have conspired to tar a politician.
By Robert Meeropol - May 28th, 2011
[Note: Robert Meeropol is the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.]
This movement isn’t about being nice to kittens and puppies. It’s about torture of animals on a massive scale, in pursuit of corporate profit. Huntingdon Life Sciences kills at least 71,000 and possibly as many as 181,000 animals annually to test cleaners, cosmetics, drugs, pesticides and other ingredients. Hidden camera videos have recorded employees beating animals and dissecting live monkeys.
Infoshop News - Monday, April 04 2011
The [Animal Liberation Front] has been blamed for some absurd things, but this is a first: NYC police and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force have named the [ALF] as suspects in an arson against an unlikely target: the Brooklyn Free Store, a community run thrift store.
Pam Africa is the Minister of Confrontation for the MOVE Organization and the Coordinator of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Ramona Africa is the Minister of Communication for the MOVE Organization and the sole adult survivor of the May 13, 1985 massacre.
On April 20th dozens of environmental, climate, and social justice groups will target government and corporate operations with aggressive protests and civil disobedience in an International Day of Direct Action Against Extraction being organized by Rising Tide North America.
SchNEWS - Friday 29th October 2010 | Issue 745
The six defendants in the second [Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty] trial were hammered with vicious sentences this week...The harshest was the six years handed down to 53-year-old Sarah Whitehead. Sentences for the other defendants...ranged from a two year suspended sentence for the youngest...to three and a half years...
Video-interviewed by Angola 3 News in May, 2010, Ramona Africa is the sole adult survivor of the May 13, 1985 massacre of 11 members of the MOVE organization. Founded in the early 1970s by John Africa, MOVE is a mostly black religious and family-based political organization that, in their words, works "to stop industry from poisoning the air, the water, the soil, and to put an end to the enslavement of life - people, animals, any form of life.”
By Karen Nichols - 06/09/10
“Rowdy” the kitten...was shot to death by North Carolina state trooper Shawn Houston who was subsequently dismissed from his job. He claims he was treated unfairly and deserves his job back...Claiming that he was concerned for the safety of his three young sons, Houston baited a steel trap with ham and captured a small domestic cat. When he tried to remove the animal...he [was] scratched...So Houston killed Rowdy — while the kitten was trapped within the cage.
By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS - February 8, 2010
The wanton slaughter of wildlife for the fun of killing creates hostility toward firearms among the general public...Many Americans have an aversion to people who get their jollies by murdering animals. Banning guns becomes a way to protect wildlife...We need the Second Amendment for our own protection and for our constitutional rights...An armed population is not compatible with the police state that President Bush and the Republicans created and that President Obama and the Democrats have ratified.
Full-Page Ad Today in LA Weekly Rails Against Meat Industry's Use of Ammonia; Nonprofit Launches U.S. Campaign
Yet another reason to go vegetarian or vegan.