+972 Magazine | Independent commentary and news from Israel & Palestine Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters | Journal of the mental environment Earth First! Newswire | Media from the Frontlines of Ecological Resistance. from Negotiation is Over! Just as I was first really getting to know Eldon, we suddenly lost him recently. He had promised to get down to Florida and stand with me to fight the University of Florida. Sadly, that never came to pass. [The following is a passage written by Eldon Brown] When I was running these streets punishing these bitch-ass drug dealers, all you fake ass people was talking about how I should be put away, and how I won’t make it to see the age 25. (more…)
America’s Descent Into Madness America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War.– John le Carré America is descending into madness. The stories it now tells are filled with cruelty, deceit, lies, and legitimate all manner of corruption and mayhem. The mainstream media spins stories that are largely racist, violent, and irresponsible —stories that celebrate power and demonize victims, all the while camouflaging its pedagogical influence under the cheap veneer of entertainment. The issue of who gets to define the future, own the nation’s wealth, shape the reach of state resources, control of the global flows of goods and humans, and invest in institutions that educate an engaged and socially responsible citizens has become largely invisible. The American public needs more than a show of outrage or endless demonstrations. Henry A.
Green Is The New Red — Activism Is Not Terrorism When I received this collection of comics, I had to drop everything and read all of them. Liberator is a series about young vigilantes who go above the law (and go underground) to rescue animals from vivisection labs, dogfighting rings, and anywhere else they are abused. What I love about the series is that it presents a counter-narrative to the political reality of “eco-terrorism.” The comics are of course fictitious. But they are also grounded in radical activism, drawing inspiration from groups like the Animal Liberation Front. The Spanish translation of Green Is the New Red received an excellent review in “Filosofía Hoy,” a very well-respected magazine in Spain. I love the image as well! Los Verdes Somos Los Nuevos Rojos was published by Plaza y Valdes. Kentucky is the latest state to consider “ag-gag” legislation, which would make it illegal to photograph animal cruelty on farms and slaughterhouses. Mashable asked me to respond to the NSA’s address at TED 2014.
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