In June this year (2012), on cold winter nights, Australian activists from Animal Lib ACT, ICAS and other groups managed to stop the ACT government from killing nearly 1000 kangaroos. Read on for this thrilling story of people working together to save the kangaroos.
In the Night they Came
“This year’s ACT kangaroo cull has failed to meet its set quota due to protests and bad weather.” (ABC 2012) Australian news sources had declared. Instead of the quota of 2015 being killed, only 1154 were reportedly killed. Nearly 1000 kangaroos were saved from this annual slaughter; an extraordinary number, a first. (more…)
Meg Perret, UC Berkeley student and ICAS intern, is organizing a one day conference at Berkeley on October 20, 2012 entitled “Intersectionality and Critical Animal Studies,” beginning at 11:00 am. (more…)
CALL FOR PAPERS, ART, VIDEOS, INTERVIEWS, AND NARRATIVES
“Eco-Ability the Intersection of Earth, Animal, and Dis-Ability”
This special edition of JCAS will focus on intersections amongst animal liberation issues, environmentalism, ecology, dis-ability studies, and the newly forming theory, field, and movement of eco-ability. This edition, rooted in social justice, will explore these intersections of domination and exploitation to expose and dismantle interconnected oppressions. Contributors are encouraged to read and include information from Earth, Animal, and Disability Liberation: The Rise of Eco-Ability (Nocella, Duncan, Bentley, Eds.; forthcoming from Peter Lang, Fall 2012) within their final submissions. Areas for this special edition may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Women, Destruction, and the Avant-Garde: A Paradigm for Animal Liberation
By: Kim Socha
Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2012, XIV, 258 pp.
€ 54 / US$ 81
ABOUT THE BOOK
This interdisciplinary study fuses analysis of feminist literature and manifestos, radical political theory, critical vanguard studies, women’s performance art, and popular culture to argue for the animal liberation movement as successor to the liberationist visions of the early twentieth-century avant-gardes, most especially the Surrealists. These vanguard groups are judiciously critiqued for their refusal to confront their own misogyny, a quandary that continues to plague animal activists, thereby disallowing for cohesion and full recognition of women’s value within a culturally marginalized cause.
Author and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary
Book Signing and Talk
April 13, 2011
7 to 8pm
Moffett Hall 2125
SUNY Cortland, New York
Call for Presentations at SSSP 2010:
I would like to invite papers/presentations for the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) www.sssp1.org for the panel “Animals and the Environment: Inequalities and Social Justice Theory” that I am the session organizer of. The theme of the SSSP Conference this year is “Social Justice Work.” It is a huge conference in the field of Sociology, but has scholars from many others fields of study from around the world. The conference typically has about 1,000 people who also attend in the same city at the same time the American Sociology Association (ASA) http://www.asanet.org/ Conference. The Society for the Study of Social Problems will be held August 13-15 2010 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA. I hope you are interested. The deadline is this Monday Feb 15, 2010. I would need your title, description, and biography. You do of course have to pay for registration, lodging, and travel.
I hope you are interested please let me know asap!!!
anthony.nocella[@]cortland.edu or nocellaj[@]lemoyne.edu
Anthony J. Nocella, II
Sociology and Criminology, SUNY Cortland
Sociology and Criminology, Le Moyne College