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Living Utopia: the best documentary I've seen about the Spanish Civil War anarchists

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2024/03/11
13:52 UTC

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It is non-reasonable to claim to be a Green Anarchist or just plainly Anarchist and not being Vegan

" I oppose factory farming but there is nothing wrong with killing animals outside of capitalism. i.e. “Killing and eating animals is not the problem, killing and eating animals under capitalism is the problem.” "

This objection to veganism assumes that under capitalism factory farming is the only harmful experience attributed to non-human animals. While yes, slaughterhouses look better up in flames, at the core of speciesism is a hierarchical relationship between human and non-human animals (which is reflected in their everyday use for entertainment, pharmaceutical testing, and fashion trends involving their skin and fur) which justifies their oppression beyond just capitalism. Since the social relationship to non-human animals has been heavily shaped by capitalism, they are viewed as manufactured commodities rather than living beings capable of experiencing pain and suffering. While the elimination of capitalism and factory farming will end the institutionalized manifestations of speciesism, only an elimination of human supremacy on a personal level will create new relationships with non-human animals-relationships based on respect for their right to bodily autonomy and freedom from human domination.

or " Veganism is only a consumer activity and not inherently anti-capitalist. Boycotts don’t change anything. i.e. “There is no ethical consumption under capitalism.” "

All too often this objection comes from a perspective that mistakenly assumes liberal veganism represents veganism as a whole. On an organized level, radical vegan groups and cells like the ALF, Animal Liberation Brigade, Animal Rights Milita etc. have destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars in property and terrorized the state into creating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. On an individual level, veganism is an attack on the day to day speciesist power structure, a power structure invisibilized by social normalcy.

Anyone who has attended enough anarchist gatherings that excluded vegan food knows how quickly discussions/arguments over speciesism and non- human animal oppression disrupts the atmospheric peace surrounding the consumption of animal flesh and secretions. While it seems tempting to dismiss veganism as merely a consumer activity, veganism challenges the oppressive hierarchy (speciesism) in radical spaces by acting as a wrench in the gears of speciesist conformity. By existing as such, dialog is created which brings the issue of non-human animal oppression to the surface and calls for an extended examination of internalized oppressive tendencies and behavior.

Speciesism is normalized through individual participation in a broader social program that objectifies non-human animals and places them below humans as commodities to consume. Taking part in this process of objectification normalizes the existence of oppressive thinking and ideology in anarchist spaces. It is an incomplete observation to say veganism is only concerned with food; it opens new avenues of thinking in terms of our relationship to non-human animals, while challenging a socially constructed hierarchy of human supremacy that normalizes our consumption of them.

Veganism is not merely a dietary choice, but a challenge to the dominant anthropocentric narrative. It is not about purchasing different products but cultivating new relationships with non-human animals which are not based on hierarchies and oppression. While there are still anarchists who feel waiting for the collapse of capitalism and supporting the ALF is a sufficient enough approach to anti-speciesism, many of us recognize the social and dietary framework which enables speciesism and the need for its total destruction.

Anarchists are quick to recognize that racism, sexism, and homophobia will not simply go away upon the collapse of capitalism and they must be fought here and now. These same anarchists, however, are often unwilling to apply this logic to speciesism. If we want total freedom, we must cultivate new relationships in our everyday lives. This means fighting oppression on every line, including the line of species. Refusing to do so is not coherent with anarchist and autonomist practices.

We are not asking for bigger cages but the destruction of all cages along with the ways of thinking that create them. Towards anarchy through individual and collective negation of this society and all its internalized roles, in solidarity with the wild against the prison world of human supremacy: vegan anarchy means attack everywhere!

Definitions:

Anthropocentrism:

The moralist belief that human beings are the most significant entity on earth.

Speciesism:

Speciesism, like many other isms, is based on a line of thinking which views certain unchosen traits as inherently superior over others. Racists think they are superior because of their race, sexists think they are superior because of their sex, speciesists think they are superior because of their species. Speciesism arises out of an anthropocentric view of the world in which an individual holds the belief that the human is the most important animal and therefore has the right to subjugate other animals based on species.

Veganism:

The avoidance, as much as possible, of cruelty to and consumption of non-human animals and products derived from them for food, clothing, and entertainment. Vegans view all animals (human and non-human alike) as beings with their own desires and potential for freedom.

Radical veganism

is a logical extension of anarchist thought which recognizes the situations faced by all beings under attack by oppression, not only the human. Veganism in this respect proposes the constant reflection and deconstruction of personal positions, behaviors, and actions in the forever changing relationships between individuals, the world around us, and the dominating systems imposed onto us.

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2024/03/09
19:41 UTC

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Is it possible to be both green anarchist and anarcho-transhumanist?

Hi! I am your fellow anarchist, I believe in Mutualist societies based on free market and free association and mutual aid etc., just basic Mutualist economics, both being extremely pro-environment but I find myself stuck between being moderate pro tech and pro return to monke type and being transhumanist.

Is it possible to progress technologically while not destroying a nature? What about some minerals that mining would exploit natural habitat etc.? Is it opposed to green anarchism?

I hope my questions are clear, as I am non naitive and a bit forward personm so have a great day folks.

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2024/03/09
12:35 UTC

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pipeline prevention pamphlet

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2024/01/25
22:29 UTC

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bury the rich beneath the mountains they stripped

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2024/01/25
22:28 UTC

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the ballot box is where movements go to die, we give our energy to the living struggle

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2024/01/25
22:27 UTC

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Testify! Eco Defense and the Politics of Violence (Short Version)

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2024/01/15
15:07 UTC

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What is the best way to achieve socialism in your opinion?

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2024/01/09
07:21 UTC

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Looking for books/materials about conscious paternity

Hey! Title says most of it ...

Conscious as in environmentally, socially, antihierarchically, gender...ly, could be materials about anarchist parenting but don't have to be (it's a label that fits me but doesn't fit my partner).

I'm asking here because any kinda internet search is SO full of rich urban capitalists writing for other rich urban capitalists. I have no idea how to filter out that kind of stuff, but we're very not-rich, very not-urban and very not-capitalist!

So any book recommendations out there that could be orientative for an anarchist soon-to-be-dad living as coherently as he can in rural spain with a kick-ass community of mutual aid allies on hand but not many physical and financial resources?

I hope it's ok for the group that this isn't a directly environmental question. I think the connection between coherent, sustainable, ethical parenting and green issues is pretty direct ... Fingers crossed y'all agree.

Thanks in advance! We just figured out we're bringing a new person into the world a couple of days ago, so recommendations from a group of people who love the world but not its terrifying power structures would be very welcome!

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2023/12/14
22:56 UTC

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December 9th Presentation on Copperwood, the closest sulfide mine to Lake Superior in history

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2023/12/11
16:14 UTC

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December 9th: Virtual Townhall Meeting on Copperwood, the closest sulfide mine to Lake Superior and Porcupine Mountains State Park in history

Copperwood Mine would be the closest sulfide mine to Lake Superior in history. It would also be less than a 30 second drive from both Porcupine Mountains State Park and the North Country Trail.

Hi all,

ProtectThePorkies invites you to join our first Virtual Townhall, to be held on Saturday, December 9th, at 12pm CST. There will be a 15-20 minute presentation giving an overview of the current state of the Copperwood Mine and our resistance campaign, followed by a question/comment/discussion period. 

The meeting will be open to the public, so feel free to pass along word to anyone who might be interested. 

Topic: COPPERWOOD VIRTUAL TOWN HALL DISCUSSION
Time: Dec 9, 2023 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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2023/12/05
03:58 UTC

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