From Jason Miller: Informative essays/articles, a couple of
which call upon you to take some form of action.
Please read them, take the requested action, cross publish them on your
sites/blogs, link to them on your social networking sites, and/or forward this
1. Pennsylvania's Shame - Live Pigeon Shoots
Killing Contests: Cruel and Cowardly in Pennsylvania Pigeon shoots are
competitions wherein hundreds to thousands of live birds are shot at to win
prizes. A typical 3-day shoot contest can kill and injure up to 15,000 birds.
The pigeons are captured and collected for weeks ahead of time, then released
from trap boxes only yards away from the so-called 'sportsmen'. The birds are
generally dazed and suffering from'.
2. Equal Representation For Non-hunters in Wisconsin (and
eventually in each state)
Hunters and those who advance lethal wildlife management agendas represent a
tiny minority of the population in the US, yet due to archaic laws, inane
'traditions,' and powerful lobbying machines (like the NRA), they have a virtual
stranglehold on determining the fate of our feral friends. And 99% of the time,
their answer is kill, kill, kill. It's time for animal lovers to have a voice in
our government! Please sign this petition.
3. Anthony Marr's 36-states-in-6-months
7th Compassion for Animals Road Expedition CARE-7
4. Throwing our energy at impossible dreams - By P. F. Henshaw
The physical world is different though. We now have a whole planet of leaders
who believe we only need to physically grow our economies ever faster to burst
out of the limits of an entire planet! They truly act as if wishing we had the
limitless resources and freedoms of the past would surely cause them to
reappear. That's the worst kind of fundamentalist delusion, a most extreme sort
of misguided sophistry.
5. The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions
By Stop the Blob
Our climate is not negotiating. It is not interested in what we are going to do
in 2050, even with good intentions and 'low carbon development technologies'.
The climate is not bargaining and it cannot be paid off or subsidized. Climate
change is happening and it is going to get worse. We cannot even fathom the
magnitude of climatic disasters.
6. On A Parent's Death And Minding Your Tongue In The U.S.A.
By Emily Spence
In fact, any individuals or groups at all could have a serious problem if they
somehow managed to upset members of particular federal or State agencies tasked
with maintaining the social structure going forward exactly as planned. No one
is to disrupt that process and certainly not peace advocates or picayune
troublemakers pointing out an inflammatory report discussing the United States'
agenda by a despised rebel named Fidel Castro.
7. Reflections by comrade Fidel: THE MOMENT OF TRUTH
By Fidel Castro
The news from the Danish capital gives a picture of chaos. After planning a
conference with about 40 thousand people in attendance, the hosts find it
impossible to honor their promise. Evo, the first of the two presidents of
ALBA-member countries to arrive, stated some truths derived from the
millennium-old culture of his people. According to press agencies he said that
he had received a mandate from the Bolivian people to oppose any agreement that
does not meet the expectations. He explained that climate change is not the
cause but the effect, and that we all have an obligation to defend the rights of
Mother Earth vis-'-vis a capitalist development model; to defend the culture of
life vis-'-vis the culture of death. He also addressed the climate debt that the
rich countries should pay to the poor countries and the return of the
atmospheric space taken from the latter.
8. Magical Abolitionism: Francione Admits Defeat and
Irrelevance As He Degenerates into Self-Parody
By Steve Best
Francione commits basic category mistakes, confusing his truncated veganism that
is inalienably individual and apolitical with a bona fide resistance movement
that is social and political. His definitions of 'social' and 'political' are as
wide, elastic, and strategically self-serving as the corporate-state's
mobilization of a 'war on terror' to mask the real war on democracy and dissent.
But it's worse than this, because rather than ignoring a social and political
discourse and approach, he is trying to co-opt it.