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Anarchism Ecology Philosophy Veganism & animal rights

Rethinking the politics of animal liberation

* This is a talk I delivered at an academic animal rights conference in Hunterstoun early 2010. It addresses the dangerous political apathy and single-issue campaigning of the contemporary mainstream animal rights crowd. *   It is clear to most reasonable people that apart from the Eternal Treblinka of non-human animals, other crises weigh heavy… Read More »

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Philosophy Responses and critiques Veganism & animal rights

The animal model of medical research: scientifically flawed

“A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.” – Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism This short piece is intended firstly as a response to a piece by Granville Matheson (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=81338706851), itself written as a response to the World Day for Animals In Laboratories protest, and secondly as… Read More »

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Anarchism Ecology Philosophy Veganism & animal rights

It ain’t easy being green

Wherein I explore the complexities of the modern green movement and discovers that the revolution will not be on special in aisle 5. Originally published on a number of South African websites, including: http://www.southafrica.co.za/2010/02/25/it-aint-easy-being-green/ Introduction Although the warnings of impending environmental catastrophe were hotly contended a few years ago (most tellingly by high-paid corporate lobby… Read More »

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Philosophy

Stating premises

Scattered thoughts on what I believe I believe and who I who believe I learned it from.   I believe, first and foremost, that it is a mistake to hold firm beliefs. As Timothy Leary and Robert Anton Wilson wrote, I am limited in my capacity to conceive of the reality in which I am… Read More »

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The reruns at the end of the universe

A rant about rehash culture and the then burgeoning electro-indie-80’s-etc scene from around 2004. I think I wrote it for a magazine or something….can’t quite remember.   “It’s all the same thing, there’s no new tale to tell.” – Love and Rockets, No New Tale to Tell The screen flickers to life as you distractedly… Read More »