Posts Tagged ‘animal liberation’

We have just uploaded 3 vegan anarchist zines written in spanish! Please read, share, print, and distribute as you like!

We did not write these zines, but our friends did! All credit to WARZONE DISTRO/The Feral Space
xtheferalspacex@ riseup.net

 

https://archive.org/details/Lamismaslibertad

https://archive.org/details/LiberacionAnimalVeganismoEspeciesmoAthropocentrismo

https://archive.org/details/UNMINUTODEREFLEXION

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Preview for the movie we are screening on Friday night at 7pm

Also with music by Beloved Binge from Durham, NC!

Bring cash for donations if you can

2005 Barton Avenue

All ages, sober

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Check out Richmond’s new anarchist collective- Infidel Collective!

The Infidel Collective

Mission Statement

There has been a myth that the truth is transparent and that everyone has the freedom of obtaining information about the facts and theories that surround them.  The unfortunate truth I have come to find is that information is not accessible, if one lives in a more underprivileged community they do not have the same access to information that one does living in a middle class home.  This can be access through libraries, public school systems, and an easily accessed home internet connection.  Because of this, if a person is born into a marginalized community, they suffer the consequences of not having the proper information that they as an individual living in a democracy have the right to.  The Infidel Collective is set towards emphasizing the radical idea that information is a right, not a privilege.

All work that is published will both be digital and paper formatted in order to ensure that everyone is able to obtain the information.  I will distribute all media and literature by hand, through your local bookshops, in your coffee bar, and online through .pdf formats that can be read both on the computer and electronic reader devices.  The Collective will be donation based and all money made will go straight back into producing and distributing more zines, I should not make a profit off of giving people information they had a right to in the first place.

The Infidel Collective will carry information concerning Human, Earth and Animal Liberation through the intersectional school of thought.  I believe that all issues of oppression / repression are interlocking and must be problematized and deconstructed with one another in order to capture and dismantle the institutional pillars of oppression / repression.  We must understand that in order to fight oppression / repression, we must do so as a community of people coming from a plethora of backgrounds and identities that construct who we are as individuals.  If you are not able to accept, acknowledge and appreciate the beauty in diversity, you are further perpetuating the normative institutions of hatred and marginalization.

We must stand together in solidarity to fight the institutional boots pressed down on our throats together as allies.  Rather than turning our cheeks, we will bash back.  We will not assimilate into a normative society that teaches us to fear the other, to hate the other, to oppress the other, and to repress the other.  Equality is no utopia, together we can promise our future generations to come that they will be safe to walk the streets free to express themselves without harm and hatred.

In solidarity,
The Infidel Collective

 

 

 

 

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Vegan/Vegetarian Discussion & Potluck
Friday September 28th, at 7pm, at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective- 2005 Barton Avenue
This is a sober, all ages event, folks with children are welcome, but be aware that some of the information might upset children (and adults).
Attention all vegans, vegetarians, and anyone interested in animal rights as well as great vegan food. We will be meeting at the Wingnut to discuss several topics pertaining to animal rights such as:
General Animal Righst/ Veganism/ Vegetarianism
Ecofeminism
The importance of animal liberation and the impact of it on our community and daily lives
Scientific Research and the Vivisection Complex
How to be vegan/vegetarian on a low income
Opportunities to make a difference for animals within the community

Everyone is welcome to attend this event and make sure to bring some friends as well.  There will also be a potluck afterwards, please try to bring something that is vegan to share so that we have enough food for everyone.

For more information or questions, please email luke.pettway (at) gmail.com

Walter Bond is a political prisoner that we have been meaning to write about for a while now. When we read his statement to the Court upon his sentencing we were awed, inspired, and proud. We failed to re-post that statement in a timely fashion. However, because he is now being held in solitary confinement, it seems a good opportunity to revisit his statement and introduce or update people on Walter Bond and his case.

Walter Bond is an animal liberationist and an anti-capitalist. Basically, Walter Bond set fire to a sheepskin factory in Colorado in the name of the Animal Liberation Front. His brother then snitched on him. He was later sentenced to 5 years in prison. He is now being kept in solitary confinement because of the classification of the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front as domestic terrorist groups- despite their policies of not harming humans or other animals physically.

If anyone is interested in writing Walter letters with the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross please come out on Tuesday April 12th at 7pm at the Wingnut. Walter’s birthday is April 16th.

For more frequent updates or details, please visit his official support website:
http://www.supportwalter.org

Walter Bond still has Federal and other charges pending, some of which he has plead not guilty to. The charges over his head make his final statement in court even more amazing. Here is his statement from Court, which was given on February 11th, 2011:

“I’m here today because I burnt down the Sheepskin Factory in Glendale, CO, a business that sells pelts, furs and other dead animal skins. I know many people think I should feel remorse… for what I’ve done. I guess this is the customary time where I’m suppose to grovel and beg for mercy. I assure you, if that’s how I felt, I would. But I am not sorry for anything I have done. Nor am I frightened by this court’s authority because any system of law that values the rights of the oppressor over the down trodden is an unjust system. And though this court has real and actual power, I question its morality. I doubt the court is interested in the precautions that I took to not harm any person or by-stander and even less concerned with the miserable lives that sheep, cows and mink had to endure, unto death, so that a Colorado business could profit from their confinement, enslavement, and murder.
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The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross wants to make people aware of a group that provides support for vegan prisoners. Part of theri suport involves working to get these prisoners access to vegan food. Another aspect is writing the prisoners letters. They have current addresses of people in prison on their website. We really encourage you to write letters to prisoners. If veganism is something you can relate to, maybe you can try one of these people.

Find out more on how to write letters to prisoners at our Letter Writing Workshop on August 17th.

http://www.supportvips.org (more…)

Yesterday, the Animal Rights community received some potentially positive news. The charges against the AETA 4 were dismissed. The 4 can still be re-indicted, so this is likely only a temporary reprieve. Those not familiar with the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act should take the time to read up on this bogus law. The case of the AETA 4 is the first time this law is being used to prosecute anyone, and so this case will likely set a precedent. The outcome of this case is extremely important, as what the 4 are being accused of are things like fliering and chalking, which are supposed to be protected speech.

This case is happening across the country, but it has the potential to affect activists in Richmond and activists everywhere. Not being able to catch people working underground has pushed the government and corporations to try to prosecute folks doing above ground work. This law and the rampant use of the word terrorist as a label are part of a movement to protect capitalist interests at any cost.

Will Potter writes the blog Green is the New Red http://www.greenisthenewred.com and that site is a really good source for up to date news on the persecution of animal and environmental activists by the government and corporations.

Here is his post on the Dismissal of the AETA 4. (more…)