Media Talking Heads Lost Their Credibility in 2016. Their Response? Talk Some More!

Until Donald Trump, the GOP was the party of free trade agreements, military adventurism, cutting capital gains taxes, corporate welfare, tax loopholes, trickle-down economics, super pacs, and lobbyist influence in campaigns and government. Trump ignored establishment orthodoxy and repudiated establishment priorities. In doing so, he commandeered the party and on the presidency. Trump was able…

My Ruminations of a Septuagenarian Jew

My friend Joseph Berson (he goes by Jay) is 77. With glasses, a little less hair and a few more teeth, he would bear an uncanny resemblance to Bernie Sanders. Jay’s political positions are closer to Bernie’s than are mine. We have have spirited discussions and hours of discourse every week. He is an avid…

Using Drone Technology for the Animals

One of the first people to employ drones in the fight to protect animals was my good friend Steve Hindi, of SHARK, who used them to frighten off animals being hunted. Those modest beginnings suggest remarkable opportunities for animal activists to use drones even more effectively. Drones can be outfitted with firearms, affording vigilantes the…

Cattle Grazing on Federal Public Lands Contributes to Global Climate Change

by Mike Hudak mikehudak@mikehudak.com http://www.mikehudak.com http://www.westernturfwars.com 10 November 2008 Revision dates: 5 February 2013, 21 July 2015, 7 February 2017, 10 July 2017   Introduction In this essay I will estimate the annual contribution to atmospheric green-house gases from methane (CH4) that results from enteric fermentation1 in cattle that graze on U.S. federal public lands.…

Undermining the System

by Marcia Mueller   Animal rights will not be won by incremental changes within capitalism. Working around the margins is not enough in a system so powerful, one that derives enormous profits from the exploitation of animals. If justice for nonhumans depends upon revolution and the destruction of capitalism, then the revolution lies in the…