I’ve just been reading, during the commemorations for the Battle of the Somme, Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’ about ‘these who die as cattle’. A comment by a member of the fantastic group, Veterans For Peace UK, on Facebook about the ceremonies says, ‘All the talk of fallen and sacrifice gets me. Those men did not fall they were ripped apart.’ which is exactly right. Senseless mass slaughter……and I couldn’t get Owen’s poem out of my head.
Drink Coke? Then You Support the Murder of Humans And Animals
Hey! Fancy a Diet Coke? – ‘The lawsuits charged that Coca-Cola bottlers “contracted with. or otherwise directed, paramilitary security forces that utilized extreme violence and murdered, tortured, unlawfully detained or otherwise silenced trade union leaders.” The lawsuits and campaign were developed to force Coca-Cola to once and for all end further bloodshed, compensate victims and provide safe working conditions.’ ‘The […]
Understanding Class and Species: A response from Jason Hribal
In the June 2011 issue of Reason Magazine (Free Minds and Free Markets!) Thaddeus Russell had a lot to say about Jason Hribal’s Fear of the Animal Planet. His article, Ventriloquists for the Powerless, starts off with a bang. “Jason Hribal’s Fear of the Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistancewill be ignored, dismissed, and mocked. Published by the tiny and idiosyncratic AK Press and […]
Keith Mann Speaks at Launch of his Powerful Book
Keith Mann speaks passionately at the launch of his must-read book, ‘I Am Keith Mann. I Cured Cancer at Home’. Read BSNews co-editor Alison Banville’s review of Keith’s book here. Buy the book here. The information in its 400 pages is of seismic importance and should be shared far and wide. This is why:
Book Review: I Am Keith Mann. I Cured Cancer at Home
Truth. Now there’s a word. It sounds simple doesn’t it? Superficially. Something most people would declare they align themselves with. It’s one of those obvious signifiers of decency. Truth is like Justice. Who would not say they are in favour? But just like Justice, Truth is a far more profound concept than most would dare to admit. The word […]
Book Launch: I Am Keith Mann. I Cured Cancer At Home
This Sunday you have the chance to meet an extraordinary man with an extraordinary story. Keith Mann is launching his book, I Am Keith Mann. I Cured Cancer at Home, a story that must be read. Come along to St Albans and have your life changed.
The Left, Capitalism, and Animal Rights
Dr. Steve Best is Associate Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Texas. He has written 13 books. He engages the issues of terrorism, liberation politics, animal rights, capitalist domination, biotechnology, ecological crisis, mass media and culture. Interview by John Hoch: JH: Why do you think there’s so much hostility between the anti-capitalist Left and the animal […]
Tommy: A Missing “Thing” Who Should be a Missing “Person”
He didn’t ask for it, but Tommy has been a celebrity for much of his life. In the 80’s, he starred alongside Matthew Broderick in the film Project X. Later, he was a well-known circus performer in upstate New York. After he ceased to be of use to the entertainment industry, he was forced to live in a cage on […]
Cancun’s Mangrove Swamp Destroyed in One Day For Tourist Complex
The swamps have just been destroyed, in just one day, in order to clear the way to building a tourist complex, as people protest to attempt to save the wildlife. Crocodiles were buried alive, along with numerous others animal species which inhabit Cancun’s mangrove swamp, after excavators destroyed it last Saturday. Grassroots organisation Save The Mangrove, which had set up […]
Everything You Know About Homo Sapiens is Wrong
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas, Dr Steve Best, asks his class – ‘who are you?’ They have a little difficulty answering. Spellbinding lecture from one of our most thought provoking intellectuals and activists.
Humanity, on the brink of extinction, is on trial for the consequences of its actions, represented by one man, David Carniste, the defendant facing a jury of non-human animals. Charges also include racism, sexism, homophobia, and the speciesism propelling humanity’s decline. Consumerism is also on trial, and the arms trade. This must watch short film, written and directed by Maxime Ginolin, […]
The Boy and the Fox: Understanding Our Violence To Animals
The inner essence of fascism and totalitarianism, of atrocity, lies not in ideology as such, but in willed actions whose purpose is to show that there are no limits to what can be done to the individual, or even to entire classes of individuals.