“They say freedom isn’t free. Absolutely goddamn right. We spend our lives saying no. Not me, not my fight, not my problem, not tonight. What’s the difference between you and me? A few years ago I became someone who said yes. Me, my fight, my problem, tonight.” -Charlie Cranehill, from the film Bold Native Breaking […]
Tag Archives: Animal Liberation Front
Whether leaf-letting on London streets or breaking into a vivisection lab under the cloak of night, Keith Mann has thrived throughout his 20-plus year career as an animal activist. As an underground Animal Liberation Front (ALF) operative, active from the early ’90s, he’s sabotaged fox hunts, liberated nearly 700 mice from an animal testing lab, […]
Outside of perhaps snowmobiling or winter camping, balaclavas generally don’t spur feelings of goodwill or safety. But for those who support the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), images of masked activists holding rescued animals serve as powerful emblems of freedom. Denounced as extremists and terrorists by some, and celebrated as heroes and freedom fighters by others, […]
We feature the premiere broadcast of Mirha-Soleil Ross’ interview with UK’s John Curtin, former ALF member and current public educator. In this provocative conversation, Curtin reflects on animal liberation praxis, social change, and media representations of his activism. Then we’ll be joined by Melissa Tkachyk, Earthroots‘ Wilderness Campaigner / Wolves Ontario! Coordinator, and Earthroots’ Campaign Director. They […]
The first anthology of writings on the history, ethics, politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals 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 […]
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