animal rights

Behind the elephants ... The class struggle

This is translated from the website of the Spanish blogging collective Nuevo Curso whose work we frequently translate for the English reading audience. The reference to elephants arises from a recent accident involving these animals. The London Evening Standard of 3rd April described it thus; “An elephant was killed and two others were injured when a circus truck carrying five of the huge animals overturned in south-eastern Spain. The vehicle toppled over when overtaking a slow lorry on the A-30 near Pozo Canada in the central region of Castilla-La Mancha on Monday.”

Beasts of burden - Antagonism and Practical History

An attempt to rethink the separation between animal liberationist and communist politics.

The rich at play: foxhunting, land ownership and the Countryside Alliance

The Rich at Play - Foxhunting, land ownership and the Countryside Alliance

Published in 2002 this small book looks at the links between the then upcoming ban on hunting with hounds, landownership and class relations in the British countryside. Written at a time when the 'Countryside Alliance' were receiving a lot of media coverage the text aims to debunk the idea that fox hunting is solely an animal rights issue and is instead directly related to rural class relations. Written by Red Star Research, Published by Revolutions Per Minute.

Value and animals: A reply to "Towards a Marxist Animalism"

A short comment upon a proposed re-working of Marx's value theory to include non-humans, arguing against the notion of animal exploitation as understood in Marx's sense.

Contemporary anarchist studies: an introductory anthology of anarchy in the academy

Cover image of Contemporary Anarchist Studies

This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy.

Igniting a revolution: Voices in defence of the earth

Whether you're drawn by frustration with environmental strategies that, to date, have been ineffective against this growing ecological crisis, or simply by curiosity, Igniting a Revolution offers a fascinating and compelling look at the emerging movement of revolutionary environmentalism.

Animal liberation: Devastate to liberate, or devastatingly liberal?

In this essay an anonymous animal liberation activists critically discusses the relative merits of the animal liberation rights movement, particularly where treating the issue in isolation from a broader class analysis is concerned.

Veganism is a consumer activity

A critique of veganism by Peter Gelderloos

On vegetarianism - Elisée Reclus

A 1901 essay by anarchist Elisee Reclus on vegetarianism. We do not necessarily agree with it but reproduce it for reference.

Behind the mask (Documentary)

Behind the Mask exposes never-before-seen footage that reveals the extent to which these individuals will go to save the lives of animals. People of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the globe, tell their tales of liberation, incarceration, sacrifice and determination.