Pushing the Envelope: Animal Rights in Spain

Spain has quickly become a hotbed of animal rights activism, and Igualdad Animal / Animal Equality continues to be at the helm of its most radical, creative, and effective actions. This highly organized anti-speciesist and abolitionist group holds numerous actions each week to raise awareness about slaughterhouses, fur farming, bull fighting, and a host of other … Continue reading

Balaclavas and Beagles: Behind the Mask with Shannon Keith (Part II)

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, … Continue reading

Igualdad Animal / Animal Equality

Join us for a conversation with Sharon Núñez from Igualdad Animal / Animal Equality, a Spanish and Latin American animal rights organization. Learn how activists in Spain are raising awareness about animal treatment, and how, through a series of creative campaigns, the anti-speciesist movement is growing. From the “meat tray” actions, to chaining themselves to slaughterhouses, Igualdad … Continue reading

Radicals and Revolutionaries: An Interview with Maxwell Schnurer

Why do some people become radical activists? Could poking around in their brains elicit any clues? Dr. Maxwell Schnurer, author of “They Took Ulrike Meinhof’s Brain: A Comparative Study of the Causes of and Justifications for Militant Direct Action”, argues against biological explanations for radical and revolutionary behaviour. Instead, Schnurer examines what activists say about … Continue reading

Igniting a Debate: Environmentalism, Religion, and a Call to Action

On this week’s show we connect with Steve Best, who co-edited the provocative anthology Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth, and Lisa Kemmerer who contributed a chapter entitled, “In the Beginning: God Created the Earth and ‘Ecoterrorism’”. First, Best introduces Igniting a Revolution and discusses “revolutionary environmentalism”, a central theme of the book. He … Continue reading

Vivisection in Brazil & Militancy in the Animal Movements

First, director Denise Gonçalves will talk about the new film Não Matarás, which addresses animal experimentation in Brazil (includes subtitles in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese). The film, created by the Instituto Nina Rosa, offers an important snapshot of animal activism in Brazil, and a devastating picture of animal cruelty within research labs and universities. Gonçalves … Continue reading

Food Not Bombs Interview

Tune in this Tuesday to learn about one of the most radical and down-to-earth movements on the planet: Food Not Bombs. From the FNB website, “There are hundreds of autonomous chapters sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty. This energetic grassroots movement is active throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle … Continue reading