MayDay Books and Boneshaker Books both in Minneapolis, Minnesota are now carrying copies of “Love and Liberation: An Animal Liberation Front Story” that Sarat Colling and Anthony Nocella with the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) wrote recently. Love and Liberation, published by independent social justice press Piraeus Books, is a short fiction book about a common romantic couple in Houston, Texas that join the nonviolent radical underground Animal Liberation Front, identified by the FBI as a top domestic terrorist threat in the United States. The book is an easy fun read great for book clubs, environmental fiction college courses, social justice and peace studies courses, and as a wonderful gift. Dr. Melanie Joy, author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, writes, “‘Love and Liberation’ is a gripping tale of courage and compassion; it at once entertains and educates, inspires and informs. This short story manages to address a multitude of issues, all within a powerfully written narrative.”
“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:
ABOUT LOVE AND LIBERATION
A powerful one of a kind short-story of a romantic couple in Houston, Texas that joined the notorious Animal Liberation Front, an illegal nonviolent covert underground organization to liberation nonhuman animals. Love and Liberation covers topics such as intersectionality, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, social justice, racism, straightedge, and even capitalism.
TEMA: “Hablar sobre Animales, Teoría y Activismo”
La invitación es la siguiente: se acoge a todo/a aquel que quiera hablar lo que quiera sobre animales. La consigna es arriesgada, pero con justa razón.
Los estudios críticos de animales son el primer campo académico de estudio dedicado a la abolición de la explotación animal y ecológica, de la opresión, apropiación y la dominación. Está basado en un movimiento amplio, global, emancipatorio e inclusivo, que persigue la liberación total y la libertad ante dicha opresión.
Nos interesa llamar la atención sobre las nuevas y viejas formas de pensar al animal (en las diversas maneras que toma la etiqueta de lo animal), que a lo largo de la historia, han terminado identificándolo, o bien con un homólogo fantasioso del humano, o bien una máquina de reflejos.
This event is FREE and attendance at Minding Animals is not a pre-requisite. However please register for the event by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org because space is limited.
MAI would like to announce that the Institute for Critical Animal Studies will be holding a special Critical Animal Studies roundtable between 2:30pm and 5:30pm on 3 July in Utrecht before the Opening Reception to Minding Animals 2. A lunchtime roundtable will also follow during the main conference. Places are strictly limited to 100 people, so you MUST register your attendance – first come, first served. If you would like to register for this event, please send an email to email@example.com Venue details and an agenda for this Special Event will be sent to all registrants before the Utrecht conference.
Reposted: Monitor Online
Graduate wins thesis of the year
01 May 2012: University of Canberra graduate Lara Drew has won the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Thesis of the Year 2011 for her honours thesis titled ‘Freirean Pedagogy and Activism: Radical Adult Education in the Animal Liberation Movement’.
Since 2010, Princeton University has been cited over twenty times to be in violation of the bare minimum requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare Act. Amongst the staggering list of charges, reports unveiled that the University has neglected ailing animals, deliberately deprived animals of water and veterinary medical care, routinely subjected animals to excessive confinement, and maintained speciously incomplete record keeping.
In response to this degenerate display of Princeton University’s blatant disregard for the animals they hold captive, a large and organized anti-vivisection alliance has emerged consisting of Win Animal Rights (WAR), Animal Activists of Philly (AAP), and Friends of Animals United NY/NJ (FAUN) to bring these egregious acts into the public consciousness. While these organizations have been tirelessly campaigning against this institution for over eight months, they are now unifying their efforts by establishing a Princeton-based body of campaigners, increasing their presence on other areas of the campus (including Green Hall – the actual primate laboratory), circulating petitions, creating relevant multi-media content, and with the support/sponsorship of Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) are developing a central website to expose the horrors behind these violations.
To join the cause, sign the petition, donate, and/or learn more please visit the links provided below:
Princeton Primate Abuse: http://www.princetonprimateabuse.com/
Friends of Animals United (FAUN): http://www.faunnj.org/
Animal Activists of Philly (AAP): http://www.meetup.com/Animal-Activists-of-Philly/
Win Animal Rights (WAR): http://www.facebook.com/WinAnimalRights
Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN): http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/
Video of the Alliance’s protest on April 28th, 2012: http://youtu.be/nAaOvh0csOk
Tereza Vandrovcová the main organizer of last year’s 2nd Annual European Conference on Critical Animal Studies, defines Critical Animal Studies on a Vimeo video.
Interview with Vasile Stanescu graduate of Stanford University, a board member of ICAS, member of the Editorial Collective of the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, and Co-Senior Editor of the Critical Animal Studies Book Series with Rodopi Press is interviewed on the subject of the “Institute for Critical Animal Studies, North America and the Occupy Movement” on Vegan Police Radio. Click here to read the whole interview.
Dylan Powell is back on the show to not only give us an update on the Marineland Animal Defense campaign but to also talk about the ways that MAD and Shark Allies Niagara have dealt with the threat of SLAPP lawsuits (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation). An important conversation considering the current climate of repression to environmental and animal rights activists.
After the break Kimberly Socha joins Dylan Powell to talk about the 11th Annual North American Critical Animal Studies Conference in Buffalo, New York from March 2-4, 2012 at Canisius College. We even get hear a little bit about Socha’s new book, “Women, Destruction, and the Avant-Garde: A Paradigm for Animal Liberation“ the first publication of a new Critical Animal Studies book series.
The Institute for Critical Animal Studies is pleased to announce our 2012 Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies Awards of the Year. Awards will be bestowed on March 3, 2012 during the conference at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY (March 2-4). We thank the many nominees for submitting their work. It was an honor to consider the wonderful nominations from around the world! Although the final decisions were difficult, we truly feel that the following award recipients have done superb work to help animals and end oppression. We are proud to recognize their contributions to the field of Critical Animal Studies.
In a recent New York Times article exploring the rise of the many manifestations of “animal studies” across campuses and universities nationwide, the Institute for Critical Animal Studies’ Journal for Critical Animal Studies was noted as being part of this important, growing movement in the academy. In particular, Karen L.F. Houle’s essay “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics as Extension or Becoming? The Case of Becoming-Plant” (Volume IX, Issue 1/2, 2011) got special mention for “following in [the] word tracks” of Jacques Derrida.