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The Animals’ Freedom Fighter

By Jon Hochschartner
  • ISBN Code: : 1476627460
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Social Science
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Founded in the 1970s and today active in more than 40 countries, the Animal Liberation Front has in recent years been considered a domestic terrorist group by both the FBI and the Southern Poverty Law Center—despite the ALF’s official stance of nonviolence. A clandestine, phantom cell organization, the ALF has functioned as a sort of Underground Railroad for captive animals, executing raids and attacks on animal testing facilities. Yet little has been written about the group or its founder. With unprecedented access by the author, this book tells the story of Ronnie Lee, the unassuming British activist who launched an extremist movement that continues to use intimidation and economic sabotage to advance its cause.

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  • Pdf File: farming-while-black.pdf

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James Beard Foundation Leadership Award 2019: Leah Penniman Choice Reviews, Outstanding Academic Title "An extraordinary book...part agricultural guide, part revolutionary manifesto"--VOGUE In 1920, 14 percent of all land-owning US farmers were black. Today less than 2 percent of farms are controlled by black people—a loss of over 14 million acres and the result of discrimination and dispossession. While farm management is among the whitest of professions, farm labor is predominantly brown and exploited, and people of color disproportionately live in “food apartheid” neighborhoods and suffer from diet-related illness. The system is built on stolen land and stolen labor and needs a redesign. Farming While Black is the first comprehensive “how to” guide for aspiring African-heritage growers to reclaim their dignity as agriculturists and for all farmers to understand the distinct, technical contributions of African-heritage people to sustainable agriculture. At Soul Fire Farm, author Leah Penniman co-created the Black and Latinx Farmers Immersion (BLFI) program as a container for new farmers to share growing skills in a culturally relevant and supportive environment led by people of color. Farming While Black organizes and expands upon the curriculum of the BLFI to provide readers with a concise guide to all aspects of small-scale farming, from business planning to preserving the harvest. Throughout the chapters Penniman uplifts the wisdom of the African diasporic farmers and activists whose work informs the techniques described—from whole farm planning, soil fertility, seed selection, and agroecology, to using whole foods in culturally appropriate recipes, sharing stories of ancestors, and tools for healing from the trauma associated with slavery and economic exploitation on the land. Woven throughout the book is the story of Soul Fire Farm, a national leader in the food justice movement. The technical information is designed for farmers and gardeners with beginning to intermediate experience. For those with more experience, the book provides a fresh lens on practices that may have been taken for granted as ahistorical or strictly European. Black ancestors and contemporaries have always been leaders—and continue to lead—in the sustainable agriculture and food justice movements. It is time for all of us to listen.

Development as Freedom

By Amartya Sen
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 030787429X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 374
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By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom is essential reading.

Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies

By J.L. Schatz,Sean Parson
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498549276
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 415
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This book brings together comic studies and critical animal studies to provide a critical media analysis that centralizes total liberation for all beings—both human and nonhuman. Through the lens of superheroes, the book explores the cultural and literal consumption of nonhumans as a strategy for confronting humanism at large.

Long Shot

By Craig Hodges,Rory Fanning
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  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Book Code : 1608467465
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 451
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In this memoir, the Chicago Bulls basketball star details his life on the court as an athlete and off the court as an activist. As a member of the 1992 world-champion Chicago Bulls, a dashiki-clad Hodges delivered a handwritten letter to President George H. W. Bush demanding that he do more to address racism and economic inequality. Hodges was also a vocal union activist, initiated a boycott against Nike, and spoke out forcefully against police brutality in the wake of the Rodney King beating. But his outspokenness cost him dearly. In the prime of his career, after ten NBA seasons, Hodges was blackballed from the NBA for using his platform as a professional athlete to stand up for justice. In this powerful, passionate, and captivating memoir, Hodges shares the stories—including encounters with Nelson Mandela, Coretta Scott King, Jim Brown, R. Kelly, Michael Jordan, and others—from his lifelong fight for equality for Black Americans. Praise for Long Shot “A skillfully told, affecting memoir of sports and social activism.” —Kirkus Reviews “Hodges has told his compelling life story with fiery passion, looping around a cast of characters stretching from Jordan, Magic Johnson and Phil Jackson back to Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ashe and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, before returning to the present.” —Guardian “Craig Hodges is someone I looked up to as a child & now as an adult . . . I read Long Shot in like two hours, I couldn’t stop turning pages. There are so many hooks in it.” —Jesse Williams, actor, producer, director, activist “A beautifully written, brutally honest book. If you loved the Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls, if you love black history, or if you are fascinated by the politics of sports, I highly recommend this book. Simply put: Craig Hodges’ life is incredible and Long Shot is invaluable.” —AETHLON: The Journal of Sport Literature

From Environmental Action to Ecoterrorism?

By Gerry Nagtzaam
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1785367358
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Ecoterrorism
  • Members : 522
  • Pdf File: from-environmental-action-to-ecoterrorism.pdf

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This book scrutinizes the growth of the ‘eco-terrorism’ movement operating on a global scale, focusing on the main groups and their more radical offshoots, both historically and those currently active. These include Earth First!, the Earth Liberation Front, the Animal Liberation Front and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. It critically examines how these groups form and how they have evolved, their key personnel, their strategies and tactics, principles, motivating philosophies and attitudes to violence. Specifically, the book seeks to understand whether such groups inevitably evolve from activists to militants to terrorists, as the literature suggests. Lastly, it considers the future of such groups, asking whether they will become more prominent as more people become ecologically aware and as global environmental conditions deteriorate, or whether such groups have peaked as a force for environmental change.

Free the Animals

By Ingrid Newkirk
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  • Publisher : Lantern Books
  • Book Code : 1590566718
  • Total of Pages : 438
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 387
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First published by Noble Press in 1992, then reprinted and revised by Lantern in 2005 and 2012, this thirtieth anniversary edition is revised, expanded, newly typeset, updated, and has a new foreword. It’s the story of Valerie, a twenty-three-year-old police officer in Montgomery County, Maryland, whose world is turned upside down when she learns about the abuses of animals in laboratories. The book describes how this law-abiding woman comes to challenge the system by taking direct action and examines why ordinary people are moved to do extraordinary things on behalf of animals. Full of fascinating characters, vivid descriptions, and thrilling incidents, and rich with details on what it means to live life on the run from the law (and agents provocateurs), Free the Animals is not only a classic for our times but a compellingly relevant examination of our cruelty to other animals.

In the Second Realm

By Joan Walsh
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  • Publisher : XinXii
  • Book Code : 3966335530
  • Total of Pages : 402
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 326
  • Pdf File: in-the-second-realm.pdf

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The wolves face their worst fears. It is a time when the shining has fallen off the Wilds. The great and mighty have fallen. The legacy of the One who led them to their destiny is fading into myth. The Lamsi’s, an off shoot of the House of Alexander, who had departed from the Way, make their entrance from across the seas. They call themselves the wolves of peace and prophecy. It was said that the season would be given to them and the power to end the reign of Khoa.

The Strongest Animals in the World Are Herbivores

By Paul E. Widmayer
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  • Publisher : WestBowPress
  • Book Code : 1490826815
  • Total of Pages : 52
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 847
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This book contains a bit of science, philosophy, nature, and beauty. It provides some concepts of life involving the source of all energy—the sun—and how its energy is utilized through basic chemistry to form various food sources from vegetation. From these various forms of vegetation—the most abundant food source available on earth—all life is able to flourish. Numerous animals including aquatics, fowl, and a wide variety of mammals are able to utilize this vegetation to sustain life, give beauty to the world, and live in harmony with nature. The book lists a number of great men who were visionaries and understood the natural laws of the universe. These visionaries of centuries past shared their ideas on vegetarianism, respect for animals, and life in general. The book alludes to an interconnectedness of life and tries to convey that our world can become a better place when there is care and concern for all creatures capable of sensation.

Bearing Witness

By Claas Kirchhelle
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030627926
  • Total of Pages : 271
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 178
  • Pdf File: bearing-witness.pdf

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This open access book is the biography of one of Britain’s foremost animal welfare campaigners and of the world of activism, science, and politics she inhabited. In 1964, Ruth Harrison’s bestseller Animal Machines triggered a gear change in modern animal protection by popularising the term ‘factory farming’ alongside a new way of thinking about animal welfare. Here, historian Claas Kirchhelle explores Harrison’s avant-garde upbringing, Quakerism, and how animal welfare debates were linked to concerns about the wider ethical and environmental trajectories of post-war Britain. Breaking the myth of Harrison as a one-hit wonder, Kirchhelle reconstructs Harrison’s 46 years of campaigning and the rapid transformation of welfare politics and science during this time. Exacerbated by Harrison’s own actions, the decades after 1964 saw a polarisation of animalpolitics, a professionalisation of British activism, and the rise of a new animal welfare science. Harrison’s belief in incremental reform allowed her to form ties to leading scientists but alienated her from more radical campaigners. Many of her 1964 demands gradually became part of mainstream politics. However, farm animal welfare’s increasing marketisation has also led to a relative divorce from the wider agenda of social improvement that Harrison once bore witness to. This is the first book to cast light on the interlinked histories of British farm animal welfare activism, science, and legislation. Its unique scope allows it to go beyond existing accounts of modern British animal welfare and will be of interest to those interested in animal welfare, environmentalism, and the behavioural sciences.

A Rational Approach to Animal Rights

By Corey Wrenn
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137434651
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 840
  • Pdf File: a-rational-approach-to-animal-rights.pdf

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Applying critical sociological theory, this book explores the shortcomings of popular tactics in animal liberation efforts. Building a case for a scientifically-grounded grassroots approach, it is argued that professionalized advocacy that works in the service of theistic, capitalist, patriarchal institutions will find difficulty achieving success.