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Peter Kropotkin, that Gentle Bearded Animal

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By Kris Forkasiewicz Peter Kropotkin’s birthday on December 21* (1842) calls for a few words about the man. It is especially so since, though Kropotkin is acclaimed (if not necessarily well-understood) in anarchist circles, he is insufficiently appreciated in context of animalist struggles. Building solidarity...
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ICAS Oceania Conference (April 26-27) Call for Papers

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Oceania Critical Animal Studies are now calling for papers (activist and academic) for their upcoming conference. The event is set to be held in Melbourne, April 26-27, 2014. The organizers state that “[i]f you are interested in fostering holistic, intersectional social justice spaces and promoting...
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Nelson Mandela: Heritage against Oppression?

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40 years and a day after the murder of Fred Hampton, another figure in black liberation–one of world stature and fame–dies. Nelson Mandela, 95, known as one-time anti-apartheid revolutionary, President of the African National Congress (1991-1997), and President of South Africa (1994-1999), passed away on December...
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New Additions to ICAS Staff

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Kris Forkasiewicz and Kelly Struthers Montford, of Poland and Canada respectively, have joined ICAS to help strengthen the online and regional presence of the organization. They will share various responsibilities aimed at bringing ICAS closer to you, as well as write ICAS position papers on...
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ICAS Supports Justice for Terrance Franklin

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ICAS supports the efforts of Justice for Terrance Franklin against police brutality and abuse. Franklin was a 22-year-old killed in uptown Minneapolis by the MPD on May 10 2013. He was shot multiple times by Lucas Peterson, an officer with a long history of excessive use of force. Racial...
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Kim Socha Holding Book Talk in Philadelphia

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ICAS board member Kim Socha will be holding a book reading, signing, and discussion on Confronting Animal Exploitation: Grassroots Essays on Liberation and Veganism (McFarland & Co. Publishing, Inc.), an anthology she co-edited with longtime activist Sarahjane Blum, at Wooden Shoe Books in Philadelphia, PA on July...
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Blum & Socha Publish Collection of Grassroots Essays

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ICAS board member Kim Socha and long-standing activist Sarahjane Blum have recently published Confronting Animal Exploitation: Grassroots Essays on Liberation and Veganism (McFarland & Co. Publishing, Inc.), a collection of essays by activists from the Twin Cities, MN. This book provides an opportunity for everyday...
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CALL FOR PAPERS for Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Transformative Justice Journal The Transformative Justice Journal (TJJ), founded in 2012, is an online, open-source, and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting transformative justice. As an academic-activist journal, TJJ was developed out of scholarly and community...
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