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Animal Rights vs. Anarchism, Marxism, Feminism, Postmodernism
Published: 2010/01/29
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Anarchists On Animal Rights
Anarchists On Animal Rights
Published: 2008/02/10
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A.C. Info - The Animal Rights Movement And The Anarchist Movement
A.C. Info - The Animal Rights Movement And The Anarchist Movement
Published: 2009/02/26
Channel: AnarchistCommunity
Animal Rights Lawyer / L.A. Anarchist Bookfair
Animal Rights Lawyer / L.A. Anarchist Bookfair
Published: 2010/01/25
Channel: soynoise
Noam Chomsky - Animal Rights and Vegetarianism
Noam Chomsky - Animal Rights and Vegetarianism
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: Chomsky's Philosophy
WS Lectures: Animal Rights and Anarchism
WS Lectures: Animal Rights and Anarchism
Published: 2016/07/26
Channel: Which Side
Noam Chomsky - Why Haven
Noam Chomsky - Why Haven't Anarchist Ideas Had a Greater Impact?
Published: 2017/02/04
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Should Meat Be Illegal? Vegans & State Power.
Should Meat Be Illegal? Vegans & State Power.
Published: 2016/03/11
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Why Protesting Chipotle Might be the Most Important Thing in Animal Rights
Why Protesting Chipotle Might be the Most Important Thing in Animal Rights
Published: 2014/02/17
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Disturbing Images: Dr. Steven Best: Fuck the Law -- Riot Now! (Animal Rights & People
Disturbing Images: Dr. Steven Best: Fuck the Law -- Riot Now! (Animal Rights & People's Freedom)
Published: 2011/10/31
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Nick Hazelton: Peaceful Parenting, Veganism, Animal Rights, and Abortion
Nick Hazelton: Peaceful Parenting, Veganism, Animal Rights, and Abortion
Published: 2017/08/27
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Anti-Capitalism and Animal Rights: Bridging the Gap...Part 1
Anti-Capitalism and Animal Rights: Bridging the Gap...Part 1
Published: 2010/05/09
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Moral Schizophrenia and Animal Rights Ideology  (EN
Moral Schizophrenia and Animal Rights Ideology (EN
Published: 2014/08/21
Channel: Gary L. Francione
Animal Rights: The Social Justice Movement of Our Time
Animal Rights: The Social Justice Movement of Our Time
Published: 2015/01/30
Channel: Donny Moss
All Vegans Should Be Anarchists (And Vice Versa)
All Vegans Should Be Anarchists (And Vice Versa)
Published: 2015/05/19
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Anarchism vs. Social Democracy
Anarchism vs. Social Democracy
Published: 2017/04/21
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Basic Criteria for Animal Rights
Basic Criteria for Animal Rights
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Why Anarchists need to become VEGAN
Why Anarchists need to become VEGAN
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Essay: Animal Liberation and Social Revolution (audiobook) (1997) [Brian A. Dominick]
Essay: Animal Liberation and Social Revolution (audiobook) (1997) [Brian A. Dominick]
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Bob Barker talks about animal rights
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Conflict , This Is The A.L.F  =;-)
Conflict , This Is The A.L.F =;-)
Published: 2012/04/24
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Is The Vegan Anarchist Racist?
Is The Vegan Anarchist Racist?
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: Cognitive Thought
Animal rights philosopher  Tom Regan on the Late Late show Part 1 of 4.
Animal rights philosopher Tom Regan on the Late Late show Part 1 of 4.
Published: 2009/12/08
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Stijn Bruers - The moral blind spots in the animal rights community (IARC 2016)
Stijn Bruers - The moral blind spots in the animal rights community (IARC 2016)
Published: 2016/09/10
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Dr  Steven Best  Moral Evolution & Animal Rights
Dr Steven Best Moral Evolution & Animal Rights
Published: 2013/08/23
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Green Anarchist  and ALF Trial
Green Anarchist and ALF Trial
Published: 2013/07/10
Channel: undercurrentspaulo
ANIMAL RIGHTS
ANIMAL RIGHTS
Published: 2010/01/30
Channel: TheAnimalHolocaust
Noam Chomsky - Anarchism II
Noam Chomsky - Anarchism II
Published: 2016/06/17
Channel: Chomsky's Philosophy
Animal Liberation: How Do We Get There? ~Dr. Steve Best
Animal Liberation: How Do We Get There? ~Dr. Steve Best
Published: 2010/03/02
Channel: TheAnimalHolocaust
Vegan Y U No Anarchist?
Vegan Y U No Anarchist?
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: Freedom Philosophy
Animal Rights: Moral crusade or political movement? Kim Stallwood at IARC 2013 Luxembourg
Animal Rights: Moral crusade or political movement? Kim Stallwood at IARC 2013 Luxembourg
Published: 2013/09/12
Channel: VeganKanal
Josh Harper (on Anarchism and AR) 1/3
Josh Harper (on Anarchism and AR) 1/3
Published: 2009/02/08
Channel: Harpakhrad11
About the Necessary Paradigm Shift Needed in the Animal Rights Movement
About the Necessary Paradigm Shift Needed in the Animal Rights Movement
Published: 2014/09/17
Channel: VeganKanal
Steve Best - The New Abolitionism, Animal Liberation and Social Revolution
Steve Best - The New Abolitionism, Animal Liberation and Social Revolution
Published: 2012/09/18
Channel: Veggie Channel
Should Meat Be Illegal? Vegans & State Power.
Should Meat Be Illegal? Vegans & State Power.
Published: 2016/06/10
Channel: Mepuma Fereh ccamiscas
How Murray Rothbard Became an Anarchist
How Murray Rothbard Became an Anarchist
Published: 2015/02/12
Channel: TheAnarchast
Steve Best at the 2012 International Animal Rights conference in Luxembourg September 16, 2012
Steve Best at the 2012 International Animal Rights conference in Luxembourg September 16, 2012
Published: 2012/09/17
Channel: ThePhonecians
Why I
Why I'm A Vegan Anarcha-Feminist
Published: 2016/11/23
Channel: The Vegan Anarchist
Daniel Hawkins: Anarchy Never Been Tried and the History of Anarchist Societies
Daniel Hawkins: Anarchy Never Been Tried and the History of Anarchist Societies
Published: 2015/05/30
Channel: PeacefulAnarchism
Anarchism vs Marx on Revolutionary Potentiality
Anarchism vs Marx on Revolutionary Potentiality
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: Clever Name
The Majority is Always Wrong (Animal Rights)
The Majority is Always Wrong (Animal Rights)
Published: 2010/06/21
Channel: TheAnimalHolocaust
Peter S. Wenz: Animal Rights in Social Context 1/8
Peter S. Wenz: Animal Rights in Social Context 1/8
Published: 2008/03/16
Channel: Rainer Ebert
Veganarchy
Veganarchy
Published: 2016/07/26
Channel: Which Side
Ethics / Animal Rights
Ethics / Animal Rights
Published: 2009/03/19
Channel: greynoiseproductions
Animal Law Philosophy - Moral Significance of Animals
Animal Law Philosophy - Moral Significance of Animals
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: Scott Wallace
The Vegan Anarchist Responds To Objections by non-vegan anarchists
The Vegan Anarchist Responds To Objections by non-vegan anarchists
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: The Vegan Anarchist
Bob Bloom - Social Justice Attorney - Animal Rights Conference 2009 in Los Angeles
Bob Bloom - Social Justice Attorney - Animal Rights Conference 2009 in Los Angeles
Published: 2009/09/27
Channel: DoggyTV
Sam Martinez
Sam Martinez
Published: 2016/07/26
Channel: Which Side
Ria Montana
Ria Montana
Published: 2016/09/26
Channel: Which Side
Cambridge -  Class War
Cambridge - Class War
Published: 2012/07/02
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Veganarchy symbol; popularised by Brian A. Dominick's Animal Liberation and Social Revolution pamphlet in 1995. The front cover combined the 'V' from vegan with the anarchist 'A' symbol.[1]
The initials of the Animal Liberation Front with an anarchist circle-A incorporated into the design.

The anarchist philosophical and political movement has some connections to elements of the animal liberation movement. Many anarchists are vegetarian or vegan (or veganarchists) and have played a role in combating perceived injustices against animals. They usually describe the struggle for the liberation of non-human animals as a natural outgrowth of the struggle for human freedom.[2]

Origins[edit]

Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was a vegetarian, pacifist and Christian anarchist. In On Civil Disobedience he wrote: "A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral."

Veganism and anarchism[edit]

Veganarchism is the political philosophy of veganism (more specifically animal liberation) and anarchism, creating a combined praxis as a means for social revolution.[3][4] This encompasses viewing the state as unnecessary and harmful to animals, both human and non-human, whilst practicing a vegan lifestyle. Veganarchists either see the ideology as a combined theory, or perceive both philosophies to be essentially the same.[5] It is further described as an anti-speciesist perspective on green anarchism, or an anarchist perspective on animal liberation.[4]

The term was popularized in 1995 with Brian A. Dominick's pamphlet Animal Liberation and Social Revolution, described as "a vegan perspective on anarchism or an anarchist perspective on veganism".[1] The 18-page pamphlet explains how many young anarchists in the 1990s had been adopting deep ecological (animal-inclusive and anti-speciesist) mindsets as part of an overall green anarchist political philosophy. Similarly, animal liberationists were becoming increasingly influenced by anarchist thought and traditions, thus becoming veganarchists and adopting an overall praxis.[4]

Direct action[edit]

Direct action, an important philosophical component of anarchism, is also common within the animal rights movement. Activists using names such as Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) and Animal Liberation Front (ALF) use direct action techniques, including animal liberation, violence and property destruction. Industries targeted include; meat, dairy, animal testing, fur, other animal based industries, private citizens and government institutions.

Frequently, in the case of Animal Rights Militia (ARM), Animal Liberation Brigade (ALB) and Justice Department (JD) have carried out political violence against people. The allegedly decentralized and leaderless structure of the Animal Liberation Front could be seen as an example of anarchistic organizing, acting in autonomous, covert cells.

Convictions[edit]

Rod Coronado is an eco-anarchist and is an unofficial spokesperson for the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front. On February 28, 1992, Coronado carried out an arson attack on research facilities at Michigan State University (MSU), and released mink from a nearby research farm on campus, an action claimed by the ALF, and for which Coronado was subsequently convicted.

In 1997, the editors of Green Anarchist magazine and two British supporters of the Animal Liberation Front were tried in connection with conspiracy to incite violence, in what came to be known as the GANDALF trial.

Green anarchist Tre Arrow[6][7] was sought by the FBI in connection with an ELF arson on April 15, 2001 at Ross Island Sand and Gravel in Portland, torching three trucks amounting of $200,000 in damage. Another arson occurred a month later at Ray Schoppert Logging Company in Estacada, Oregon, on June 1, 2001 against logging trucks and a front loader, resulting in $50,000 damage.[8] Arrow was indicted by a federal grand jury in Oregon and charged with four felonies for this crime on October 18, 2002.[9] On March 13, 2004, after fleeing to British Columbia, he was arrested in Victoria for stealing bolt cutters and was also charged with being in Canada illegally.[10] He was then sentenced on August 12, 2008 to 78 months in federal prison for his part in the arson and conspiracy ELF attacks in 2001.[11][12]

In January 2006, Eric McDavid, a green anarchist,[13][14][15][16] was convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage corporate and government property.[17] On March 8, he formally declared a hunger strike due to the jail refusing to provide him with vegan food. He has been given vegan food off and on since.[18] In September 2007, he was convicted on all counts after the two activists he conspired with pleaded guilty testified against him.[17][19][20] An FBI confidential source named "Anna" was revealed as a fourth participant, in what McDavid's defense argued was an act of entrapment.[21] In May 2008, he was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.[22][23]

On March 3, 2006, a federal jury in Trenton, New Jersey convicted six members of SHAC, including green anarchist Joshua Harper,[24][25][26] for "terrorism and Internet stalking," according to the New York Times, finding them guilty of using their website to "incite attacks" on those who did business with Huntingdon Life Sciences HLS.[27] In September 2006, the SHAC 7 received jail sentences of 3 to 6 years.

In January 2009, veganarchist Daniel Wadham was sentenced to 5 years,[28][29] along with others six campaigners from SHAC UK who were sentenced to between 4 and 11 years. They were charged with waging a campaign of blackmail and intimidation against HLS, attempting to close down the animal testing laboratory by targeting the companies associates.[30]

Other prisoners
  • Daniele Casalini; Italian green anarchist accused of arson against electricity pylon, in protest of nuclear energy.[31][32]
  • Dean Cain; veganarchist alleged to have trespassed at a rabbit farm and charged under SOCPA Section 145.[32][33][34]
  • Nicole Vosper; green anarchist who pleaded guilty to charges against HLS and has begun serving prison time.[35][36]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dominick, Brian. Animal Liberation and Social Revolution: A vegan perspective on anarchism or an anarchist perspective on veganism, Critical Mess Media, 1995.
  2. ^ "Anarchism – MSN Encarta". Archived from the original on October 31, 2009. 
  3. ^ Dominick, Brian. Animal Liberation and Social Revolution: A vegan perspective on anarchism or an anarchist perspective on veganism, third edition, Firestarter Press, 1997, page 6.
  4. ^ a b c Dominick, Brian. Animal Liberation and Social Revolution: A vegan perspective on anarchism or an anarchist perspective on veganism, third edition, Firestarter Press, 1997, page 5.
  5. ^ Dominick, Brian. Animal Liberation and Social Revolution: A vegan perspective on anarchism or an anarchist perspective on veganism, third edition, Firestarter Press, 1997, page 1.
  6. ^ "Anarchist Eco-Terrorist Tre Arrow to Be Deported", Toronto Sun, May 6, 2006.
  7. ^ Tre Arrow says he’s not guilty of burning trucks Archived March 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Portland Tribune, May 4, 2008.
  8. ^ Tre Arrow sentenced to 6½ years in prison, Oregon Live, August 12, 2008.
  9. ^ "EPA Misled Public on Quality of U.S. Drinking Water". Environment News Service. March 16, 2004. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  10. ^ Hunting America's Most Wanted Eco-Terrorist : Rolling Stone Archived April 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Eco-arsonist Sentenced to 78 Months Prison Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine., Most Wanted Hoes, August 13, 2008.
  12. ^ Denson, Bryan (March 1, 2008). "Fugitive Tre Arrow back in Portland". The Oregonian. 
  13. ^ About Eric McDavid's Sentencing Archived May 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine., Animal Liberation Front Website, May 11, 2008.
  14. ^ Update Archived April 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Support Eric, February 16, 2006.
  15. ^ Lyonnais, Sheena. Tom Gabel: Heart Burns, Exclaim.ca, March 31, 2009.
  16. ^ Solidarity with Eric McDavid, Eco-Anarchist prisoner Archived September 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., 325 Collective.
  17. ^ a b Eco-Terror Suspect Guilty in Bomb Plot, News 10, September 27, 2007.
  18. ^ Updates Archived April 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Support Eric.
  19. ^ Walsh, Denny (2007-09-26). "Leader or led by the FBI?". The Sacramento Bee. The McClatchy Company. Archived from the original on 2007-05-28. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  20. ^ ["ECO-TERRORIST CONVICTED: Sacramento federal jury convicts Eric McDavid with conspiracy to commit domestic terrorism". Federal Bureau of Investigation. September 27, 2007. Archived from the original on January 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  21. ^ "Convicted ‘Eco-Terrorist’ Freed Because Of Dispute Over Evidence". CBS Sacramento. Associated Press. January 9, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  22. ^ McDavid Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison as a “Terrorist” Archived December 9, 2016, at the Wayback Machine., Green Is The New Red, May 9, 2008.
  23. ^ 'Eco-terrorist' gets 20 years for plotting bombing campaign 'Eco-terrorist' gets 20 years for plotting bombing campaign Archived November 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Turkish Press, May 9, 2008.
  24. ^ Statement from Joshua Harper – SHAC 7 Archived February 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Infoshop, July 17, 2008.
  25. ^ Eco-Terrorism: Extremism in the Animal Rights and Environmental Movements Archived January 22, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., Anti-Defamation League, 2005.
  26. ^ Conflict Industry Archived May 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Fur Commission USA, August 12, 2001.
  27. ^ Six Animal Rights Advocates Are Convicted Of Terrorism Archived April 1, 2016, at the Wayback Machine., New York Times, March 3, 2006
  28. ^ Support Dan Wadham Archived April 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine..
  29. ^ Letter from SHAC 7 Veganarchist Prisoner Dan Wadham Archived September 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Infoshop, March 2009.
  30. ^ Yeoman, Fran. Jail for animal rights extremists who waged six-year blackmail campaign Archived June 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., The Times, January 21, 2009.
  31. ^ Newsletter 150 Archived November 18, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., The Nuclear Resister.
  32. ^ a b Prisoner Addresses Archived March 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Earth Liberation Prisoner Support Network.
  33. ^ Homepage Archived May 13, 2004, at the Wayback Machine., Earth Liberation Prisoner Support Network.
  34. ^ Support Dean and Luke! Archived May 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., MySpace.
  35. ^ Support Nicole Archived June 1, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  36. ^ Support Nicole Vosper – Green Anarchist / SHAC Prisoner Archived March 13, 2016, at the Wayback Machine., Indymedia UK, March 19, 2009.

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