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Don’t expect to see a bullfight when you trip to Barcelona, the last stadium is closed and the ”sport” banned. In fact for years it was mainly kept going by the tourist industry.

The popular bumper sticker in Madrid is the bull, representing, for the Catalans,  cruel bullying disguised as ‘heroic’ sexist posturing.

Barcelona  cars on the other hand feature the Catalan donkey, symbolizing just a nice but stubborn animal, and maybe the ability to laugh at themselves.

In San Sebastian of the Kings, (real name Donostia in Basque) the battle against bullfighting is in full swing.  Last week there was a new demo against, which was attacked by pro-bullfight thugs, sending one girl to hospital. (see report below) Continue reading

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People believed to be campaigning to close down the world’s third largest animal testing facility; Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), have repeatedly been subjected to arrest and harassment. Read more about the lab, government involvement and repression of campaigners here. Continue reading

Borneo and Sumatra are two of the most bio-diverse regions of the world, yet they have the longest list of endangered species. This list includes the magnificent orangutan. These two South-East Asian islands are extremely rich in life, containing around 20,000 flowering plant species, 3,000 tree species, 300,000 animal species and thousands more being discovered each year. Despite this amazing biodiversity and delicate web of species, an area the size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour in Indonesia and Malaysia to make way for the production of one vegetable oil. That’s 6 football fields destroyed each minute. This vegetable oil is called palm oil, and is found in hundreds of the everyday products, from baked goods and confectionery, to cosmetics and cleaning agents… many of which you buy in your weekly shopping. – See more at: http://www.seenox.com/2014/02/17/say-palm-oil/#sthash.bOl1jwt4.dpuf

Borneo and Sumatra are two of the most bio-diverse regions of the world, yet they have the longest list of endangered species. This list includes the magnificent orangutan. These two South-East Asian islands are extremely rich in life, containing around 20,000 flowering plant species, 3,000 tree species, 300,000 animal species and thousands more being discovered each year. Despite this amazing biodiversity and delicate web of species, an area the size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour in Indonesia and Malaysia to make way for the production of one vegetable oil. That’s 6 football fields destroyed each minute. This vegetable oil is called palm oil, and is found in hundreds of the everyday products, from baked goods and confectionery, to cosmetics and cleaning agents… many of which you buy in your weekly shopping.

Due to the massive international demand for palm oil, palm oil plantations are rapidly replacing the rainforest habitat of the critically endangered orangutan; with over 90% of their habitat already destroyed in the last 20 years.

Orangutans are some of our closest relatives, sharing approximately 97% of their DNA with humans. Orangutan means ‘Person of the jungle’ in the Indonesian language. It is estimated that 6 to 12 of these ‘jungle people’ are killed each day for palm oil. These gentle creatures are either killed in the deforestation process, when they wonder into a palm oil plantation looking for food, or in the illegal pet trade after they’ve been captured and kept as pets in extremely poor conditions and provided with extremely poor nutrition.

Orangutans are considered as pests by the palm oil industry. In the deforestation process, workers are told that if wildlife gets in the way, they are to do whatever is necessary in order to dispose them, no matter how inhumane. Often orangutans are run over by logging machinery, beat to death, buried alive or set on fire… all in the name of palm oil.

Government data has shown that over 50,000 orangutans have already died as a result of deforestation due to palm oil in the last two decades. Experts say that if this pattern of destruction and exploitation continues, these intelligent acrobats of the jungle will be extinct in the wild within 3 to 12 years (as early as 2015). It is also thought that their jungle habitat will be completely gone within 20 years (approximately 2033).

Around 50 million tons of palm oil is produced annually; with almost all of that being non-sustainable palm oil, that replaces 12 million hectares of dense, bio-diverse rainforest. That’s the equivalent landmass of North Korea deforested each year for palm oil alone!

Palm oil is also having a shocking impact on our planet. The production of this one vegetable oil is not only responsible for polluting rivers and causing land erosion, but when the plantation workers set fire to the remaining trees, shrubs and debris to make way for the oil palms, it produces immense amount of smoke pollution that is toxic to planet earth. This has been found to be the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas in the world.

By purchasing products that contain crude palm oil, you are helping destroy ancient, pristine rainforest, wipe out species like the orangutan, and create a large-scale ecological disaster. Think of the consequences next time you do your weekly shopping; the consequences not only for orangutans and other animals, but for us as the human race; for we cannot survive without the rainforests either. We have a choice, orangutans do not. (Via)

You can help end the cruelty by sharing the truth about animals’ abuse. If you agree that animals feel, suffer, love and the truth about their abuse should be exposed.

- See more at: http://www.seenox.com/2014/02/17/say-palm-oil/#sthash.bOl1jwt4.dpuf

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SAY NO TO PALM OIL

Say-No-To-Palm-Oil

Did you know that most of us are fueling one of the world’s biggest ecological disasters and acts of primate genocide in history?

 

Borneo and Sumatra are two of the most bio-diverse regions of the world, yet they have the longest list of endangered species. This list includes the magnificent orangutan. These two South-East Asian islands are extremely rich in life, containing around 20,000 flowering plant species, 3,000 tree species, 300,000 animal species and thousands more being discovered each year. Despite this amazing biodiversity and delicate web of species, an area the size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour in Indonesia and Malaysia to make way for the production of one vegetable oil. That’s 6 football fields destroyed each minute. This vegetable oil is called palm oil, and is found in hundreds of the everyday products, from baked goods and confectionery, to cosmetics and cleaning agents… many of which you buy in your weekly shopping.

Due to the massive international demand for palm oil, palm oil plantations are rapidly replacing the rainforest habitat of the critically endangered orangutan; with over 90% of their habitat already destroyed in the last 20 years.

Orangutans are some of our closest relatives, sharing approximately 97% of their DNA with humans. Orangutan means ‘Person of the jungle’ in the Indonesian language. It is estimated that 6 to 12 of these ‘jungle people’ are killed each day for palm oil. These gentle creatures are either killed in the deforestation process, when they wonder into a palm oil plantation looking for food, or in the illegal pet trade after they’ve been captured and kept as pets in extremely poor conditions and provided with extremely poor nutrition.

Orangutans are considered as pests by the palm oil industry. In the deforestation process, workers are told that if wildlife gets in the way, they are to do whatever is necessary in order to dispose them, no matter how inhumane. Often orangutans are run over by logging machinery, beat to death, buried alive or set on fire… all in the name of palm oil.

Government data has shown that over 50,000 orangutans have already died as a result of deforestation due to palm oil in the last two decades. Experts say that if this pattern of destruction and exploitation continues, these intelligent acrobats of the jungle will be extinct in the wild within 3 to 12 years (as early as 2015). It is also thought that their jungle habitat will be completely gone within 20 years (approximately 2033).

Around 50 million tons of palm oil is produced annually; with almost all of that being non-sustainable palm oil, that replaces 12 million hectares of dense, bio-diverse rainforest. That’s the equivalent landmass of North Korea deforested each year for palm oil alone!

Palm oil is also having a shocking impact on our planet. The production of this one vegetable oil is not only responsible for polluting rivers and causing land erosion, but when the plantation workers set fire to the remaining trees, shrubs and debris to make way for the oil palms, it produces immense amount of smoke pollution that is toxic to planet earth. This has been found to be the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas in the world.

By purchasing products that contain crude palm oil, you are helping destroy ancient, pristine rainforest, wipe out species like the orangutan, and create a large-scale ecological disaster. Think of the consequences next time you do your weekly shopping; the consequences not only for orangutans and other animals, but for us as the human race; for we cannot survive without the rainforests either. We have a choice, orangutans do not. (Via)

You can help end the cruelty by sharing the truth about animals’ abuse. If you agree that animals feel, suffer, love and the truth about their abuse should be exposed.

- See more at: http://www.seenox.com/2014/02/17/say-palm-oil/#sthash.bOl1jwt4.dpuf

132 Comments

SAY NO TO PALM OIL

Say-No-To-Palm-Oil

Did you know that most of us are fueling one of the world’s biggest ecological disasters and acts of primate genocide in history?

 

Borneo and Sumatra are two of the most bio-diverse regions of the world, yet they have the longest list of endangered species. This list includes the magnificent orangutan. These two South-East Asian islands are extremely rich in life, containing around 20,000 flowering plant species, 3,000 tree species, 300,000 animal species and thousands more being discovered each year. Despite this amazing biodiversity and delicate web of species, an area the size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour in Indonesia and Malaysia to make way for the production of one vegetable oil. That’s 6 football fields destroyed each minute. This vegetable oil is called palm oil, and is found in hundreds of the everyday products, from baked goods and confectionery, to cosmetics and cleaning agents… many of which you buy in your weekly shopping.

Due to the massive international demand for palm oil, palm oil plantations are rapidly replacing the rainforest habitat of the critically endangered orangutan; with over 90% of their habitat already destroyed in the last 20 years.

Orangutans are some of our closest relatives, sharing approximately 97% of their DNA with humans. Orangutan means ‘Person of the jungle’ in the Indonesian language. It is estimated that 6 to 12 of these ‘jungle people’ are killed each day for palm oil. These gentle creatures are either killed in the deforestation process, when they wonder into a palm oil plantation looking for food, or in the illegal pet trade after they’ve been captured and kept as pets in extremely poor conditions and provided with extremely poor nutrition.

Orangutans are considered as pests by the palm oil industry. In the deforestation process, workers are told that if wildlife gets in the way, they are to do whatever is necessary in order to dispose them, no matter how inhumane. Often orangutans are run over by logging machinery, beat to death, buried alive or set on fire… all in the name of palm oil.

Government data has shown that over 50,000 orangutans have already died as a result of deforestation due to palm oil in the last two decades. Experts say that if this pattern of destruction and exploitation continues, these intelligent acrobats of the jungle will be extinct in the wild within 3 to 12 years (as early as 2015). It is also thought that their jungle habitat will be completely gone within 20 years (approximately 2033).

Around 50 million tons of palm oil is produced annually; with almost all of that being non-sustainable palm oil, that replaces 12 million hectares of dense, bio-diverse rainforest. That’s the equivalent landmass of North Korea deforested each year for palm oil alone!

Palm oil is also having a shocking impact on our planet. The production of this one vegetable oil is not only responsible for polluting rivers and causing land erosion, but when the plantation workers set fire to the remaining trees, shrubs and debris to make way for the oil palms, it produces immense amount of smoke pollution that is toxic to planet earth. This has been found to be the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas in the world.

By purchasing products that contain crude palm oil, you are helping destroy ancient, pristine rainforest, wipe out species like the orangutan, and create a large-scale ecological disaster. Think of the consequences next time you do your weekly shopping; the consequences not only for orangutans and other animals, but for us as the human race; for we cannot survive without the rainforests either. We have a choice, orangutans do not. (Via)

You can help end the cruelty by sharing the truth about animals’ abuse. If you agree that animals feel, suffer, love and the truth about their abuse should be exposed.

- See more at: http://www.seenox.com/2014/02/17/say-palm-oil/#sthash.bOl1jwt4.dpuf

Borneo

Did you know that most of us are fueling one of the world’s biggest ecological disasters and acts of primate genocide in history?

Borneo and Sumatra are two of the most bio-diverse regions of the world, yet they have the longest list of endangered species. This list includes the magnificent orangutan. These two South-East Asian islands are extremely rich in life, containing around 20,000 flowering plant species, 3,000 tree species, 300,000 animal species and thousands more being discovered each year. Despite this amazing biodiversity and delicate web of species, an area the size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour in Indonesia and Malaysia to make way for the production of one vegetable oil. That’s 6 football fields destroyed each minute. This vegetable oil is called palm oil, and is found in hundreds of the everyday products, from baked goods and confectionery, to cosmetics and cleaning agents… many of which you buy in your weekly shopping.

 

Due to the massive international demand for palm oil, palm oil plantations are rapidly replacing the rainforest habitat of the critically endangered orangutan; with over 90% of their habitat already destroyed in the last 20 years.

Orangutans are some of our closest relatives, sharing approximately 97% of their DNA with humans. Orangutan means ‘Person of the jungle’ in the Indonesian language. It is estimated that 6 to 12 of these ‘jungle people’ are killed each day for palm oil. These gentle creatures are either killed in the deforestation process, when they wonder into a palm oil plantation looking for food, or in the illegal pet trade after they’ve been captured and kept as pets in extremely poor conditions and provided with extremely poor nutrition.

Orangutans are considered as pests by the palm oil industry. In the deforestation process, workers are told that if wildlife gets in the way, they are to do whatever is necessary in order to dispose them, no matter how inhumane. Often orangutans are run over by logging machinery, beat to death, buried alive or set on fire… all in the name of palm oil.

Government data has shown that over 50,000 orangutans have already died as a result of deforestation due to palm oil in the last two decades. Experts say that if this pattern of destruction and exploitation continues, these intelligent acrobats of the jungle will be extinct in the wild within 3 to 12 years (as early as 2015). It is also thought that their jungle habitat will be completely gone within 20 years (approximately 2033).

Around 50 million tons of palm oil is produced annually; with almost all of that being non-sustainable palm oil, that replaces 12 million hectares of dense, bio-diverse rainforest. That’s the equivalent landmass of North Korea deforested each year for palm oil alone!

Palm oil is also having a shocking impact on our planet. The production of this one vegetable oil is not only responsible for polluting rivers and causing land erosion, but when the plantation workers set fire to the remaining trees, shrubs and debris to make way for the oil palms, it produces immense amount of smoke pollution that is toxic to planet earth. This has been found to be the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas in the world.

By purchasing products that contain crude palm oil, you are helping destroy ancient, pristine rainforest, wipe out species like the orangutan, and create a large-scale ecological disaster. Think of the consequences next time you do your weekly shopping; the consequences not only for orangutans and other animals, but for us as the human race; for we cannot survive without the rainforests either. We have a choice, orangutans do not. (Via)

You can help end the cruelty by sharing the truth about animals’ abuse. If you agree that animals feel, suffer, love and the truth about their abuse should be exposed.

- See more at: http://theunboundedspirit.com/say-no-to-palm-oil/#sthash.ZJeVtSep.dpuf

The picture says it all. It brings tears to my eyes every time I see it. This must stop!say no to palm oil

http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/

”Did you know that each and everyone of us is fueling one of the world’s biggest ecological disasters and acts of primate genocide in history?

Borneo and Sumatra are two of the most bio-diverse regions of the world, yet they have the longest list of endangered species. This list includes the magnificent orangutan. These two South-East Asian islands are extremely rich in life, containing around 20,000 flowering plant species, 3,000 tree species, 300,000 animal species and thousands more being discovered each year. Despite this amazing biodiversity and delicate web of species, an area the size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour in Indonesia and Malaysia to make way for the production of one vegetable oil. Continue reading

The Ecoterrorist and Me

By David Rovics – Counter Punch, November 25, 2013

“Pinocchio asked Jiminy Cricket, ‘how do you become fully human?’ Jiminy Cricket said, ‘you develop a conscience, and then follow it.’”Marie Mason with cat

Sitting on plastic chairs, around a plastic table, inside a room with thick cement walls and massive, steel doors, was Marie Mason, Peter Werbe, and me. On top of the table was a little bag of peanuts and a bag of very mediocre trail mix. These are the only vegan options available from the vending machines in the room Peter and I were taken to before we were escorted into the visitation room in Marie’s cell block. Nearby sat a sleepy-looking prison guard. Continue reading

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These top predators could do some serious damage to humans but time and again they refrain, even when being tortured to death with their families.

Laura Bridgeman takes a look at the scientific evidence that may explain why dolphins have such a benevolent nature when it comes to interactions with humans…….. Continue reading

murdered wild pig Jabi eluded killer police for half an hour

murdered wild pig Jabi eluded killer police for over half an hour

A policeman shoots at an innocent wild boar in central Barcelona and misses,  wounding his own partner in the leg

The wounded police agent has has been transferred to Hospital but his condition is favorable. The animal was eventually murdered a few steets away. Continue reading

All day historic demo on 23 of july against bullfighting in Plaça d’Alcudia, with some public support and surprising 5 busloads of deceived tourists, many of whom refused to enter or left crying and joined the demonstrators

Crònica de la manifestació del dia 23 de juliol contra la tauromàquia davant la plaça de bous d’Alcúdia, que es prolongà durant tota la correguda i rebé la simpatia dels turistes que abandonaren la plaça.

“La vostra entrada fa olor a sang”, “Assassins” i “Sou la vergonya d’aquest país” són els clams que ahir, per primera vegada, no es deixaren de sentir fora de la plaça de bous. Des que compraven les entrades i fins que sortiren, els còmplices de tal barbàrie foren increpats pels manifestants anti-taurins, recordant-los que els animals no són mercaderia i que són torturats i assassinats únicament per l’oci i els divertiment d’uns pocs. Continue reading

Animal Liberators Burn 14 Cattle Trucks in California

12 Jan   by Michelle Macaluso

Animal rights activists are taking credit for setting fire to and destroying 14 cattle trucks at California’s largest beef producing, feeding and marketing ranches.

The North American Animal Liberation press office posted an anonymous letter on its website from activists claiming full responsibility for the arson……

“We were extremely pleased to see that all 14 trucks ‘were a total loss,’ with some being ‘completely melted to the ground,’” the statement reads.

“We’re not delusional enough to believe that this action will shut down the [H]arris feeding company, let alone have any effect on factory farming as a whole. [B]ut we maintain that this type of action still has worth,” the statement reads……

While the Animal Liberation Front is not claiming direct responsibility for the fire, the organization provides a platform on their website for animal rights activists…..

read all HERE  http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com

Catalonia bans public torturing of bulls

Bullfighting fans in Catalonia are set to see the last fights before a ban on the age-old tradition comes into effect in Spain’s north-eastern region.

About 20,000 spectators are expected to fill Barcelona’s Monumental arena, where top matadors will be performing.

Lawmakers voted for the ban last year – the first in mainland Spain – after 180,000 people signed a petition.

They say the bullfighting is barbaric, but opponents say they will challenge the ban in Spain’s top court.

Cruel killing for entertainment continues however in some local Festivals.

The ban takes effect on 1 January, but Sunday’s fights in Catalonia will be the last events of the 2011 season

She adds that there is also a growing awareness of animal rights and, crucially, the desire of Catalan nationalists to distinguish the region from the rest of Spain and its traditions.

Bullfighting is permitted in all other regions of Spain except in the Canary Islands.

Campaigners hope to extend the ban across the country, but they face a far tougher task in traditional bullfighting heartlands like Andalucia and Madrid, our correspondent says.

Read More    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15050706

 

Unclaimed wave of sabotage against pig and turkey farms — IA<br />
Police have reported a rash of sabotage actions against pig and  turkey farms across northeastern Iowa. Damage is described as  “considerable”. Neither the Animal Liberation Front nor other  clandestine animal liberation group has yet claimed responsibility.<br />
The actions are described as occurring at “multiple” farms in three  counties. Three pig factory farms were vandalized in Chickasaw and  Fayette Counties. One turkey factory farm in Bremer County was also  targeted. One of the sabotaged farms was 5 miles northwest of New  Hampton, site of the largest Animal Liberation Front mink liberation in  U.S. history.<br />
The sabotage included damaged office equipment and broken windows.  Police have not ruled out the actions could be merely apolitical  vandalism. However if there was no danger of animal’s being harmed in  the action, factory farms would be a likely A.L.F. target and these  attacks would fit the model of an Animal Liberation Front action.<br />
Police are advising farms to be vigilant in monitoring their farms, and call police if they notice suspicious vehicles.<br />
<a href=http://news.infoshop.org/article.php?story=2011022806461745&#8243; />

Police have reported a rash of sabotage actions against pig and turkey farms across northeastern Iowa. Damage is described as “considerable”. Neither the Animal Liberation Front nor other clandestine animal liberation group has yet claimed responsibility.

The actions are described as occurring at “multiple” farms in three counties. Three pig factory farms were vandalized in Chickasaw and Fayette Counties. One turkey factory farm in Bremer County was also targeted. One of the sabotaged farms was 5 miles northwest of New Hampton, site of the largest Animal Liberation Front mink liberation in U.S. history.

The sabotage included damaged office equipment and broken windows. Police have not ruled out the actions could be merely apolitical vandalism. However if there was no danger of animal’s being harmed in the action, factory farms would be a likely A.L.F. target and these attacks would fit the model of an Animal Liberation Front action.

Police are advising farms to be vigilant in monitoring their farms, and call police if they notice suspicious vehicles.

http://news.infoshop.org/article.php?story=2011022806461745

……………………………………………………………………………………...(Violence and Pacifism..  Catalan from Indymedia Barcelona

Hi ha molts tipus de violència, és per tot arreu, i ningú, per més que es proclami No Violent/a, és aliè a ella. Ja sigui per activa, ja sigui per passiva els nostres actes i les nostres costums comporten grans dosis de violència per satisfer el nostre status, el nostre benestar, els nostres consums i lleures, en definitiva la nostra forma de vida.
La qüestió no és si som violent/es o no, sinó si assumim que la nostra forma de vida genera violència (directa o indirectament), o pel contrari ens creiem en un estadi superior de puresa on només veiem el que volem veure, ignorant aquelles coses que ens fan sentir incomodes.
Hi ha molts tipus de violència, és per tot arreu, i ningú, per més que es proclami No Violent/a, és aliè a ella. Ja sigui per activa, ja sigui per passiva els nostres actes i les nostres costums comporten grans dosis de violència per satisfer el nostre status, el nostre benestar, els nostres consums i lleures, en definitiva la nostra forma de vida.
La qüestió no és si som violent/es o no, sinó si assumim que la nostra forma de vida genera violència (directa o indirectament), o pel contrari ens creiem en un estadi superior de puresa on només veiem el que volem veure, ignorant aquelles coses que ens fan sentir incomodes.

Les persones que es consideren No Violentes s’haurien de plantejar si no estan delegant la violència necessària pel desenvolupament de la seva vida (còmoda vida en un país occidental, per més que ens trobem enmig d’una crisi endèmica) en els especialistes de la violència: maderos, grangers, matarifes, segurates… Delegar les nostres responsabilitats no ens fa menys responsables. De la mateixa manera que el, millor dit, la ministre de defensa és la responsable de les violacions, tortures i assassinats que cometen els soldats que prèviament ha enviat a salvar pobles que pateixen guerres i tenen petroli, nosaltres som responsables quan fem que altres actuïn violentament en el nostre benefici.

Alguns exemples de violències quotidianes:

VIOLÈNCIA és consumir productes d’origen animal, especialment quan aquests productes es “fabriquen” de forma intensiva, comportant llavors que els animals pateixin desde que neixen, mutilacions, violacions, segrest a cadena perpetua, engreixos forçats, amuntegament, tortures, desnutrició i maltractes varis fins la seva lenta i dolorosa mort.

VIOLÈNCIA és avisar la policia quan tenim un problema que no sabem resoldre, doncs aquesta el resoldrà mitjançant la por que generen a gran part de la població (per l’amenaça de les armes que porten o del puro que et pot caure en forma de multa o presó) o mitjançant la força, com fan en nombroses ocasions (moltes d’elles sense provocació prèvia!)

VIOLÈNCIA és cridar-li a algú per evitar que cridi i insulti a la policia. O és que es mereix més respecte un antiavalots apallissant algú, que algú altre que senzillament crida d’impotència? O és que te més dret a cridar algú de l’Organització o de qualsevol Comissió de ves a saber que, que la resta de mortals?

VIOLÈNCIA és, senzillament, consumir coses que no sabem ni d’on venen ni com és fabriquen ni de quin país en guerra provenen els seus materials, però sobretot, el més violent és no voler saber-ho per no sentir-nos còmplices, creient que ignorància és el mateix que innocència.

VIOLÈNCIA és veure una pallissa dels segurates del metro a algú que s’ha colat, i no dir res, mirar al terra, seguir caminant i justificar la nostra passivitat amb el “si hagués pagat com jo, no li passaria…”

VIOLÈNCIA és anar a treballar cada dia, però sobretot el dia després que han acomiadat algun o algunes companyes, i passar pel seu costat sense mirar-los a la cara pensant que “és la llei del mercat”.

VIOLÈNCIA és veure una redada on quatre xavals de cara a la paret estan sent humiliats per la prepotència xenòfoba-masclista-policial, per la senzilla raó de semblar moros. I més violent és veure la indiferència al voltant, com si allò no estigués passant, potser per la por als cossos policials, potser pel racisme de gran part de la societat, o potser perquè hi ha pressa que avui juga el Barça.

VIOLÈNCIA és buscar feina i haver d’humiliar-te, rebaixar-te, despullar-te moralment i menjar-te la dignitat, per pidolar una merda de treball mal pagat del que segurament et faran fora quan vulguin o quan gosis queixar-te de que fas més hores de les que cobres, o que fa dos mesos que no et paguen.

VIOLÈNCIA és sentir els crits de la veïna cada vespre quan el seu marit arriba a casa mig borratxo i descarrega la impotència per la merda de vida que porta; i més violent és pujar el volum de la tele per no senti-los i no haver d’anar a trucar a la porta del davant.

VIOLÈNCIA és consumir energia sense ser capaços de generar-la a petita escala, fomentant les centrals nuclears amb els seus “accidents”, o la inundació de pobles sencers per fer centrals hidràuliques, o les marees negres que de tant en tant ens visiten “per culpa d’un temporal”, o la contaminació de les tèrmiques, o que et plantin desenes de “molins sostenibles” davant de casa (de la gent que viu a pagès)

VIOLÈNCIA és viure en una ciutat, fent que ens portin totes les nostres necessitats de fora, i paradoxalment, com més llunyà n’és l’origen més barat és el producte, fomentant monocultius intensius que destrossen terres llunyanes, per què les d’aquí a prop potser ja ens les hem carregat.

VIOLÈNCIA és, com deia un cartell després de la vaga del 29S, aquesta normalitat en la que vivim, aquesta democràcia en la que, mentre no intentis canviar res, sempre podràs queixar-te, indignar-te i fer la pataleta

VIOLÈNCIA és creure que abans que la spanishtwitterrevolution no hi havia hagut lluites molt més dignes, però més violent és veure com es rebaixen i assimilen discursos i punts mínims pseudo reformistes, persones amb una llarga trajectòria de lluita seria contra la dominació, pensant que això pot ser l’embrió d’alguna cosa. Violència és comparar aquesta pantomima amb les revoltes nord-afiricanes que han deixat desenes de mortes i ferides. Violent és estar enmig d’una multitud (de dretes i d’esquerres que més dóna) i veure-la movent les mans al vent per aprovar de demanar una reforma electoral que, tot i que som apartidistes, només beneficia als partits polítics; tot i que ningú no ens representa, seria una eina pels nostres futurs representants. Violència és, en tot cas la llei de partits que exclou a gran part de la societat vasca, i més violent és que a la #spanish revolution no se li hagi ocorregut exigir la seva derogació.Violència és dir-li revolution a quelcom que no pretén revolucionar res, que ni tant sols té algun objectiu pragmàtic ni el pot tenir perquè les revolucions mai han estat de dretes i d’esquerres alhora, d’empresaris i aturades, rics i pobres… qui tibi més la corda s’endurà el pastís, podrà marcar la línia a seguir i arrossegar els ingenus, perdó, els indignats que quedin. Però és evident que les acampades estan essent unes bones plataformes pels trepes i líders dels petits partits i organitzacions, que veuen com per primera vegada milers de persones els escolten mentre deixen anar els seus discursos, milers de persones que no saben que estan escoltant als caps de llista de tal o qual partit, assistint sense adonar-se’n a un mega-miting-poli-partidista.

VIOLÈNCIA és… un munt de coses, moltes de les quals o en formem part o en som directament responsables, però no podem negar que l’ésser humà és l’animal més violent del planeta, som extremadament violents, i sovint, gratuïtament violentes. La qüestió és: qui està lliure de violència per imposar-li a algú altre una No Violència parcial? On és la frontera entre violència i no violència? És possible que, amb els anys i la interiorització del civisme, aquesta frontera hagi avançat assolint cada cop més situacions i maneres de fer? Serien avui violents els objectors i insubmisos que fa vint anys s’enfrontaven a penes de presó per lluitar contra els exèrcits?

Ningú està lliure de pecat, tu també pots tirar la primera pedra, Amén!

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Hi ha molts tipus de violència, és per tot arreu, i ningú, per més que es proclami No Violent/a, és aliè a ella. Ja sigui per activa, ja sigui per passiva els nostres actes i les nostres costums comporten grans dosis de violència per satisfer el nostre status, el nostre benestar, els nostres consums i lleures, en definitiva la nostra forma de vida.
La qüestió no és si som violent/es o no, sinó si assumim que la nostra forma de vida genera violència (directa o indirectament), o pel contrari ens creiem en un estadi superior de puresa on només veiem el que volem veure, ignorant aquelles coses que ens fan sentir incomodes.

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Hi ha molts tipus de violència, és per tot arreu, i ningú, per més que es proclami No Violent/a, és aliè a ella. Ja sigui per activa, ja sigui per passiva els nostres actes i les nostres costums comporten grans dosis de violència per satisfer el nostre status, el nostre benestar, els nostres consums i lleures, en definitiva la nostra forma de vida.
La qüestió no és si som violent/es o no, sinó si assumim que la nostra forma de vida genera violència (directa o indirectament), o pel contrari ens creiem en un estadi superior de puresa on només veiem el que volem veure, ignorant aquelles coses que ens fan sentir incomodes.

Les persones que es consideren No Violentes s’haurien de plantejar si no estan delegant la violència necessària pel desenvolupament de la seva vida (còmoda vida en un país occidental, per més que ens trobem enmig d’una crisi endèmica) en els especialistes de la violència: maderos, grangers, matarifes, segurates… Delegar les nostres responsabilitats no ens fa menys responsables. De la mateixa manera que el, millor dit, la ministre de defensa és la responsable de les violacions, tortures i assassinats que cometen els soldats que prèviament ha enviat a salvar pobles que pateixen guerres i tenen petroli, nosaltres som responsables quan fem que altres actuïn violentament en el nostre benefici.

Alguns exemples de violències quotidianes:

VIOLÈNCIA és consumir productes d’origen animal, especialment quan aquests productes es “fabriquen” de forma intensiva, comportant llavors que els animals pateixin desde que neixen, mutilacions, violacions, segrest a cadena perpetua, engreixos forçats, amuntegament, tortures, desnutrició i maltractes varis fins la seva lenta i dolorosa mort.

VIOLÈNCIA és avisar la policia quan tenim un problema que no sabem resoldre, doncs aquesta el resoldrà mitjançant la por que generen a gran part de la població (per l’amenaça de les armes que porten o del puro que et pot caure en forma de multa o presó) o mitjançant la força, com fan en nombroses ocasions (moltes d’elles sense provocació prèvia!)

VIOLÈNCIA és cridar-li a algú per evitar que cridi i insulti a la policia. O és que es mereix més respecte un antiavalots apallissant algú, que algú altre que senzillament crida d’impotència? O és que te més dret a cridar algú de l’Organització o de qualsevol Comissió de ves a saber que, que la resta de mortals?

VIOLÈNCIA és, senzillament, consumir coses que no sabem ni d’on venen ni com és fabriquen ni de quin país en guerra provenen els seus materials, però sobretot, el més violent és no voler saber-ho per no sentir-nos còmplices, creient que ignorància és el mateix que innocència.

VIOLÈNCIA és veure una pallissa dels segurates del metro a algú que s’ha colat, i no dir res, mirar al terra, seguir caminant i justificar la nostra passivitat amb el “si hagués pagat com jo, no li passaria…”

VIOLÈNCIA és anar a treballar cada dia, però sobretot el dia després que han acomiadat algun o algunes companyes, i passar pel seu costat sense mirar-los a la cara pensant que “és la llei del mercat”.

VIOLÈNCIA és veure una redada on quatre xavals de cara a la paret estan sent humiliats per la prepotència xenòfoba-masclista-policial, per la senzilla raó de semblar moros. I més violent és veure la indiferència al voltant, com si allò no estigués passant, potser per la por als cossos policials, potser pel racisme de gran part de la societat, o potser perquè hi ha pressa que avui juga el Barça.

VIOLÈNCIA és buscar feina i haver d’humiliar-te, rebaixar-te, despullar-te moralment i menjar-te la dignitat, per pidolar una merda de treball mal pagat del que segurament et faran fora quan vulguin o quan gosis queixar-te de que fas més hores de les que cobres, o que fa dos mesos que no et paguen.

VIOLÈNCIA és sentir els crits de la veïna cada vespre quan el seu marit arriba a casa mig borratxo i descarrega la impotència per la merda de vida que porta; i més violent és pujar el volum de la tele per no senti-los i no haver d’anar a trucar a la porta del davant.

VIOLÈNCIA és consumir energia sense ser capaços de generar-la a petita escala, fomentant les centrals nuclears amb els seus “accidents”, o la inundació de pobles sencers per fer centrals hidràuliques, o les marees negres que de tant en tant ens visiten “per culpa d’un temporal”, o la contaminació de les tèrmiques, o que et plantin desenes de “molins sostenibles” davant de casa (de la gent que viu a pagès)

VIOLÈNCIA és viure en una ciutat, fent que ens portin totes les nostres necessitats de fora, i paradoxalment, com més llunyà n’és l’origen més barat és el producte, fomentant monocultius intensius que destrossen terres llunyanes, per què les d’aquí a prop potser ja ens les hem carregat.

VIOLÈNCIA és, com deia un cartell després de la vaga del 29S, aquesta normalitat en la que vivim, aquesta democràcia en la que, mentre no intentis canviar res, sempre podràs queixar-te, indignar-te i fer la pataleta

VIOLÈNCIA és creure que abans que la spanishtwitterrevolution no hi havia hagut lluites molt més dignes, però més violent és veure com es rebaixen i assimilen discursos i punts mínims pseudo reformistes, persones amb una llarga trajectòria de lluita seria contra la dominació, pensant que això pot ser l’embrió d’alguna cosa. Violència és comparar aquesta pantomima amb les revoltes nord-afiricanes que han deixat desenes de mortes i ferides. Violent és estar enmig d’una multitud (de dretes i d’esquerres que més dóna) i veure-la movent les mans al vent per aprovar de demanar una reforma electoral que, tot i que som apartidistes, només beneficia als partits polítics; tot i que ningú no ens representa, seria una eina pels nostres futurs representants. Violència és, en tot cas la llei de partits que exclou a gran part de la societat vasca, i més violent és que a la #spanish revolution no se li hagi ocorregut exigir la seva derogació.Violència és dir-li revolution a quelcom que no pretén revolucionar res, que ni tant sols té algun objectiu pragmàtic ni el pot tenir perquè les revolucions mai han estat de dretes i d’esquerres alhora, d’empresaris i aturades, rics i pobres… qui tibi més la corda s’endurà el pastís, podrà marcar la línia a seguir i arrossegar els ingenus, perdó, els indignats que quedin. Però és evident que les acampades estan essent unes bones plataformes pels trepes i líders dels petits partits i organitzacions, que veuen com per primera vegada milers de persones els escolten mentre deixen anar els seus discursos, milers de persones que no saben que estan escoltant als caps de llista de tal o qual partit, assistint sense adonar-se’n a un mega-miting-poli-partidista.

VIOLÈNCIA és… un munt de coses, moltes de les quals o en formem part o en som directament responsables, però no podem negar que l’ésser humà és l’animal més violent del planeta, som extremadament violents, i sovint, gratuïtament violentes. La qüestió és: qui està lliure de violència per imposar-li a algú altre una No Violència parcial? On és la frontera entre violència i no violència? És possible que, amb els anys i la interiorització del civisme, aquesta frontera hagi avançat assolint cada cop més situacions i maneres de fer? Serien avui violents els objectors i insubmisos que fa vint anys s’enfrontaven a penes de presó per lluitar contra els exèrcits?

Ningú està lliure de pecat, tu també pots tirar la primera pedra, Amén!

Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversy
Scientists have begun blurring the line between human and animal by producing chimeras—a hybrid creature that’s part human, part animal.
shy Meera

Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2003 successfully fused human cells with rabbit eggs. The embryos were reportedly the first human-animal chimeras successfully created. They were allowed to develop for several days in a laboratory dish before the scientists destroyed the embryos to harvest their stem cells.

In Minnesota last year researchers at the Mayo Clinic created pigs with human blood flowing through their bodies.

And at Stanford University in California an experiment might be done later this year to create mice with human brains.

Scientists feel that, the more humanlike the animal, the better research model it makes for testing drugs or possibly growing “spare parts,” such as livers, to transplant into humans.

Watching how human cells mature and interact in a living creature may also lead to the discoveries of new medical treatments.

But creating human-animal chimeras—named after a monster in Greek mythology that had a lion’s head, goat’s body, and serpent’s tail—has raised troubling questions, this is even worse than experimenting on normal animals: What new subhuman combination should be produced and for what purpose? At what point would it be considered human and have human rights?

There are currently no U.S. federal laws that address these issues.

http://first-news.blogspot.com/2011_01_28_archive.html

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Will Leo the pig take the blue pill and remain in a fantasyland where quaint family farms produce food for our tables?

A nice cartoon that tells you the real truth about animal cruelty and where your food really comes from.

For more information about this film and to take action visit: http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/4/the_meatrix/index.php?fs=action

Bill Sees Link Between Child Abuse And Animal Abuse; Reports By DCF Employees Would Not Be Anonymous

The state House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for a bill that links cases of child abuse with cases of animal cruelty.

The bill requires local animal control officers and employees at the state Department of Children and Families to report cases of animal cruelty to the state agriculture department. The agriculture commissioner would then be required to issue a monthly report, starting in November 2011, to the DCF commissioner, who would determine whether anyone suspected of animal cruelty is also simulataneously on the list of families at DCF.


full story:
http://blogs.courant.com/capitol_watch/2011/05/bill-sees-link-between-child-a.html

ALF Actions Around the World

http://www.animalliberationfront.com/ALFront/Actions-index.htm

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