03/06/14New video from The Bunny Alliance about their Gateway to Hell Tour
Our friends with the Bunny Alliance have finished a video that shows the basic ideas behind their recent Gateway To Hell tour.
On Christmas Day, 2013, The Bunny Alliance embarked on the Gateway to Hell tour across the United States to hold Delta Air Lines accountable for its involvement in the transportation of animals to animal testing facilities around the globe. As the North American representative and a strategic partner of Air France, Delta holds keys to this gateway to hell for the hundreds of animals that are flown into the United States every week to be experimented on in labs across the nation.
They traveled to major cities to bring this information to the public’s eye and to work to unify the animal liberation movement. On the cross-country trip, they made stops in Salt Lake City, Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland, with a total of 21 demonstrations over the course of the tour. They held demonstrations at Delta’s hub airports, cargo offices, corporate offices, and executives’ homes, with surprise stops at the home of an Air France Vice President, a lobby invasion at the Air France corporate headquarters in New York, and surprise demonstrations at the homes of ABX Air executives.
The campaign against Delta Air Lines and Air France is ongoing, and will not cease until Air France puts a permanent ban on the transport of all animals to vivisection labs.
Please visit TheBunnyAlliance.com for more information. Check the INTERVIEWS page to listen to an interview with Jordan from The Bunny Alliance about the ideas behind their work.
03/04/14New interview: Taras Kaduk on current politics in Ukraine
Ukrainian Taras Kaduk on the political situation in Ukraine between Russia and Ukraine; the history of Crimea; the reasons behind the conflict; and perspectives on history and how it relates to the present.
01/16/14New interview: Amal Graafstra, Adventure Technologist
Adventure technologist Amal Graafstra of DangerousThings.com on bio hacking, man/machine interfaces, evolution vs engineering, machine learning, human RFID implantation, and the future of personal computing when we literally become the machines. And that’s just part one! LISTEN HERE (1 hour, 26 min)
In part two, Amal tells us about an incredible discovery he made about radioactivity being in a somewhat common consumer product. We talk too about Fukashima and the effect of radiation from that disaster. LISTEN HERE (36 min)
***Download the file to listen later:
Part 1 is zipped HERE.
Part 2 is zipped HERE.***
Sam, co-founder of Seattle GRRRL Army a clandestine direct action group which is reclaiming public space in the name of social justice. In the span of just a few months they captured substantial public and media attention through taking direct steps to push issues of patriarchy, rape culture, sex workers’ rights, best response in support of assault survivors, sexism, and gender into the minds of the general public.
12/15/13New interview: Giacomo Giorgi of Sea Shepherd
Giacomo “Josh” Giorgi is a full time activist with Sea Shepherd who are in Australia about to launch their newest anti-whaling campaign within 24 hours of this interview being posted (on the 15th of December, 2013). This campaign, titled “Operation: Relentless” has the potential to be the most heated campaign yet in terms of direct action activism coming up against Japanese whalers who are dead set on killing whales. Josh talked to me about his inspirations, motivations and dedication as an activist and his outlook on the work that Sea Shepherd does.
12/08/13New interview: Jordan, animal rights activist
Jordan is an animal rights activist with The Bunny Alliance, an anti-oppression organization seeking to stop major airlines from shipping live animals to vivisectors. An anarchist and anti-fascist, he offers ideas about his upcoming nationwide journey to dozens of airport and office locations to lead protests; non-heirarchical organizational structure; anti-fascist action; current diversionary tactics being used by nationalists within the animal rights movement; and how you can get involved.
• The Bunny Alliance IndieGogo Campaign, the fundraising campaign to help fund their current plan to tour and protest against the shipment of live animals for testing. NOTE: even after the campaign ends, their work will continue.
As always, if you have questions or comments for Jordan or about the interview, be sure to send them in using the contact page.
Sharing insight and expertise on what its like to be present at the moment of birth JEN MAMARY, nurse midwife, talks to me about birthing care for gender queer patients, midwifery vs hospital births, medical industry biases towards people of different sexual orientation and gender nonconformity, providing the best patient care for the widest number of people, the role of insurance companies in health care, and the need for socialized medicine.
• Article by nurse midwife Simon Adriane Ellis on working with gender variant families. (Simon Adriane Ellis is a Nurse Midwife in Seattle who’s clinical practice is currently focused on abortion care, sexual and reproductive health for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and trans hormone therapy)
As always, if you have questions or comments for Jen or about the interview, be sure to send them in using the contact page.
11/28/13New interview: Brian (Catharsis / CrimethInc)
BRIAN of Catharsis / the CrimethInc Ex-Workers Collective
In this two part interview with Brian D. of Catharsis and the CrimethInc. Ex-workers Collective we discuss the power of contradictions, the behind-the-scenes plan of social media to addict you to it, corporate absorption of radical ideas, surveillance culture, reform vs revolution, the current refractory period in radical activism and what it means, and maybe most importantly: why hardcore is better than pop music. Both parts of the interview have been combined into ONE mp3 file.
PETA2 is the youth outreach arm of People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals. I recently spoke to their staff at their LA headquarters about staying true to the causes about which we are passionate, and we took a few minutes to shoot this promo video. Share the link via your timelines and tweets and if you have questions about veganism, drop me a line through the contact page.