Sustaining a grassroot movement to end animal research: Updates from No New Animal Lab & NYC Animal Defense League

Sustaining a grassroot movement to end animal research: Updates from No New Animal Lab & NYC Animal Defense League

In February 2015 we interviewed No New Animal Lab about their campaign to stop the expansion of the University of Washington’s research lab while pressuring the private construction firm, SKANSKA into terminating their contract with the university. U of W has been a long time animal research facility, using thousands of animals as research tools. Activists, … Continue reading

Pressure, Resistance, Liberation: No New Animal Lab Discusses their Fight in Ending Vivisection.

Pressure, Resistance, Liberation: No New Animal Lab Discusses their Fight in Ending Vivisection.

We discuss how the University of Washington’s research lab currently operates and why the campaign is pressuring the private construction firm, SKANSKA. “If they decide that they’re going to ignore public pressure and concern over animals, and start building the lab, we’re going to be there every step of the way, to try to make … Continue reading

Working Towards a World Without Slaughterhouses: Activists Discuss Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Campaign at St. Helen’s Meat Packers

Working Towards a World Without Slaughterhouses: Activists Discuss Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Campaign at St. Helen’s Meat Packers

  On November 6, 2014, activists held a peaceful vigil and sit-in with the purpose of disrupting “business-as-usual” at St. Helen’s Meat Packers. Activists, many of whom were inspired by bearing witness with the Toronto Cow Save and other Animal Saves, attempted to block an incoming transport truck from reaching the plant. As the truck … Continue reading

Standing Strong Against Trophy Hunters and Industrial Giants with Tommy Knowles of the Wildlife Defense League

Standing Strong Against Trophy Hunters and Industrial Giants with Tommy Knowles of the Wildlife Defense League

Hunting. Mining. Pipelines. These are just a few of the threats that Tommy Knowles and the Wildlife Defense League are blockading in order to protect our natural world. After the launch of Operation Great Bear in September, the WDL has allied with the Klabona Keepers of the Tahltan Nation to successfully prevent trophy hunters from … Continue reading

Carol Glasser Gets to the Root: Militant Direct Action & the ALF

rad·i·cal  (rd-kl) adj. 1. Arising from or going to a root or source This week we speak with Carol Glasser, doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her current research focuses on the animal rights movement, examining how social movement organizations and the state interact and the role of militant direct … Continue reading

Me, My Fight, My Problem, Tonight: An Interview with “Bold Native” Director Denis Henry Hennelly

“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 … Continue reading