25 Nov 2013

Boycott Angora

It would be dishonest of me to say that I recommend watching PETA Asia’s video exposing the barbaric methods employed by Chinese laborers in the manufacture of angora fabrics. Even by the standards of animal cruelty investigative videos, PETA Asia’s footage is hard to watch. If you’re not prepared to

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22 Dec 2012

The World Begins Anew: Zapatistas Demonstrate Against the Resurrected PRI

Yesterday, the world’s tinfoil fringe thanked its various deities for the fact that their gross misunderstanding of the Mayan belief system did not in fact bring the world to an end. In Mexico itself, meanwhile, tens of thousands of people acknowledged a much more worldly significance to the date: the

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11 Dec 2012

ELF Activist Daniel McGowan Released After 7 Years in “Little Guantanamo”

Earth Liberation Front activist Daniel McGowan, who was the subject of last year’s Oscar-nominated documentary “If A Tree Falls,” has been released from federal prison after seven years. McGowan was one of a dozen underground environmental and animal rights activists with the ELF and its sister movement, the Animal Liberation Front,

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06 Dec 2012

Words of Hope for Survivors of Sexual Abuse Behind Bars

Ca’Linda was locked up in a Kentucky county jail on a drug charge when a captain on the corrections staff demanded to see her naked. That was the first abuse. It got worse, quickly. The captain knew Ca’Linda had an infant daughter, so he didn’t have to use physical force.

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06 Dec 2012

Protests Erupted Into Street Battles During Inauguration of Mexico’s President Peña Nieto (Video)

Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, took office last Saturday in a day of inaugural festivities punctuated by violent clashes between police and protesters in the streets beyond the steel wall erected to shield the Legislative Palace from anticipated unrest. Hundreds of protesters smashed windows of stores and banks in Mexico City

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04 Dec 2012

Undercover Videos Are Fine, Except When They’re About Animal Abuse. Then They’re Terrorism.

Think Progress reports that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that police can secretly videotape the inside of your home without a warrant. The case involves an undercover officer who entered a suspect’s home under false pretenses (claiming to be an interested buyer of contraband bald eagle feathers and pelts), carrying

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01 Dec 2012

Activists Protest Juicy Couture Founders for Use of Fur in New ‘Skaist Taylor’ line

Juicy Couture, the brand that built a fashion empire out of rhinestone-studded velour track suits with “Juicy” emblazoned across the ass, became a darling of animal lovers in 2008 when it pledged to go fur-free. But on Saturday, Juicy Couture co-founder Pamela Skaist-Levy found the street outside her Beverly Hills

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28 Nov 2012

Mexican President-elect Bracing for Civil Unrest During Inauguration

Mexico’s President-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, has directed police to build barricades around the San Lázaro Legislative Palace in advance of his December 1 inauguration there, in case of civil unrest. In July, Peña Nieto, the candidate of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional, won the presidential election against his left-wing opponent, Andres

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17 Nov 2012

Pacifica Radio Archives: A History of Social Justice, Preserved

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”none” !} Before there was MSNBC and Current TV, before there was The Huffington Post or The Daily Show, before there was the progressive blogosphere, before there was (and then wasn’t) Air America, there was Pacifica Radio. Pacifica Radio was born out of the peace movement

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15 Nov 2012

Hundreds of Students Attempting to Shut Down UC Regents Meeting Over Tuition Hikes

UPDATE (11:19 AM PT): After issuing a dispersal order to remove all students from the room, the Regents are voting on the budget now. About 500 students are currently blockading entrances to the University of California Board of Regents meeting at UC San Francisco this morning, where the Regents are scheduled to

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