Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals

Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals By Steven Best Anthony J. Nocella II, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters Reflections on the Liberation of Animals Foreword by Ward Churchill cover design by Sue CoeThe first anthology of writings on the history ethics politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front Terrorists or Freedom Fighters features b
  • Title: Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals
  • Author: Steven Best Anthony J. Nocella II
  • ISBN: 9781590560549
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals By Steven Best Anthony J. Nocella II, Foreword by Ward Churchill cover design by Sue CoeThe first anthology of writings on the history, ethics, politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters features both academic and activist perspectives and offers powerful insights into this international organization and its position within the animal rights movement Calling on sourcForeword by Ward Churchill cover design by Sue CoeThe first anthology of writings on the history, ethics, politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters features both academic and activist perspectives and offers powerful insights into this international organization and its position within the animal rights movement Calling on sources as venerable as Thomas Aquinas and as current as the Patriot Act and, in some cases, personal experience the contributors explore the history of civil disobedience and sabotage, and examine the philosophical and cultural meanings of words like terrorism, democracy and freedom, in a book that ultimately challenges the values and assumptions that pervade our culture Contributors include Robin Webb, Rod Coronado, Ingrid Newkirk, Paul Watson, Karen Davis, Bruce Friedrich, pattrice jones and others.
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    1. Steven Best Anthony J. Nocella II

      Steven Best is an American animal rights advocate, author, and associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso A writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education described him in 2005 as one of the leading scholarly voices on animal rights Best is co founder of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies ICAS , formerly known as the Center on Animal Liberation Affairs CALA His academic interests are continental philosophy, postmodernism, and environmental philosophy He is known for his post structuralist notions of revolution, based equally in animal rights and sexual liberation He is the editor, with Anthony J Nocella, of Terrorists or Freedom Fighters Reflections on the Liberation of Animals 2004 , which has a foreword by Ward Churchill, and the companion volume on revolutionary environmentalism, Igniting a Revolution Voices in Defense of the Earth 2006.In December 2004, Best co founded the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, which acts as a media office for a number of animal rights groups, including the Animal Liberation Front ALF , though he has said that he is not himself an ALF activist He came to public attention in 2005, when the British Home Office told him it intended to use counter terrorist measures adopted in light of the July 2005 London bombings to prevent him from addressing an animal rights rally in the UK Best responded by alleging that Britain was becoming a police state.Excerpted from.

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    1. After a good start, this book became a bit of a disappointment Partially this could be the result of its being dated copyright 2004 the appendix essay by Rod Coronado I found to be a bit self indulgent and I could not help reading the hypocrisy in it he has gone from vegan to vegetarian, and perhaps at this point is not even that I also was made very aware by how male dominated direct action activism is Equally irritating is the suggestion that if you are not involved in direct action you are no [...]


    2. Amazing I m a geek and social thought theory, but there are essays that don t require you to like theory There are a couple essays that pissed me off, but overall it was an excellent representation of the underground animal rights movement and how it interacts with the above ground movement.


    3. If you ve ever wondered what the fucktards in the A.L.F are thinking, this is a pretty excellent book It basically convinced me that I m not nearly radical enough and I should start breaking into shit and burning shit down immediately attn FBI You don t need to put me under surveillance While the book did convince me, I m entirely too lazy to follow through Also, my friend Anthony Nocella was an editor of the book, so support my homie.



    4. Excellent Some of the essays annoyed me not radical enough, you know But the good ones were good, and there were a few great ones I ll have to go back and re read this one.



    5. One of the best and most thought provoking books I ve ever read I challenge anyone to finish this book it s interesting and the contributors are great writers, so it s a pleasure to read and still tell me they think it s ok for us to kill animals for food, research, and use them for our entertainment The ALF and others fighting for animal rights are doing excellent work trying to protect the billions of animals our society continues to abuse each year, and this book does a fantastic job of showi [...]


    6. I was eager to read this book because it features so many notable names of the animal rights movement collected in one volume All weigh in both in support and in opposition on the use of illegal tactics in the name of animal rights, normally referred to as Animal Liberation Front activities One of the best essays was that of Karen Dawn, who analyzes media stories about animals through her blog DawnWatch Dawn examines the way in which some specific ALF actions against the foie gras industry were [...]


    7. I was really challenged by this book What do we do to address ongoing situations of cruelty and abuse Does lobbying, consumer pressure etc bring about the desired effect on its own and what about the suffering that continues while we campaign in quite passive ways How can we live with that For example, since my youth I have been involved in campaigning against vivisection and factory farming, yet despite my efforts and the much bigger efforts of other campaigners and organizations, nothing has c [...]


    8. A really good introduction into the world of animal rights activism specifically the schism that exists between what are called animal welfare ists and animal liberationists The difference between the two is kind of similar to the differences between radicals and liberals One sees the option of the state and its machinery as a viable means to make change while the other takes matters into their own hands because they see the state as a broken system that exists to perpetuate itself and the viole [...]


    9. I found this to be a comprehensive guide to ALF, albeit a rather repetitive one There were multiple good articles in this one but largely they are were heavy with repetition and statistics which those who have read things on animal rights before will know about Although there were meant to be differing viewpoints and topics expressed in the book it still left me feeling like I was reading the same things over and over again This is definitely a book intended for those in animal rights and not fo [...]



    10. I found this book to be very textual It was difficult to read and I never finished it I think it s a good resource, and if you like essays will really like it.



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