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Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?
Reflections on the Liberation of Animals
Steven Best, Ph.D., Anthony J. Nocella, II
ISBN: 159056054x
Book (Paperback)
Lantern Books
$17.95
256 pages
April 2004

Foreword by Ward Churchill; cover design by Sue Coe

The first anthology of writings on the history, ethics, politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? features both academic and activist perspectives and offers powerful insights into this international organization and its position within the animal rights movement. Calling on sources as venerable as Thomas Aquinas and as current as the Patriot Act�and, in some cases, personal experience�the contributors explore the history of civil disobedience and sabotage, and examine the philosophical and cultural meanings of words like �terrorism,� �democracy� and �freedom,� in a book that ultimately challenges the values and assumptions that pervade our culture. Contributors include Robin Webb, Rod Coronado, Ingrid Newkirk, Paul Watson, Karen Davis, Bruce Friedrich and others.
Steven Best, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas, El Paso, and has published numerous books and articles on philosophy, cultural criticism, social theory and animal rights.
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Anthony J. Nocella II is a peace activist who teaches workshops on mediating and negotiating in revolutionary environments.
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