Animal Rights vs the Status Quo

Animal rights advocates believe that all sentient life is equally valuable, equally deserving of protection, equally important, equally cherished by those who possess it and those who wish to live. The contrast between that view and most of humanity is so stark as to trigger the question among animal advocates as to whether humans themselves…

Revolution may be Closer than We Think

In 1975, the modern animal movement was born with the publication of Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation. Since then, the Animal Holocaust has more than doubled in size. By any measure, the Animal Holocaust will continue to grow. All of the animals saved by animal activists and vegans in the last 50 years are fewer than…

Is the Animal Movement Worth $3 to You?

The major animal rights and animal protection organizations are fund raising machines. They have to be, because they must meet million dollar payrolls and pay their fund raisers. Little is left over for the animals. Were all that money to be placed in the hands of rescues and activists, millions more animals could be saved.…

Civil Rights, Viet Nam, Urban Unrest, and Animal Rights

I was in the streets in the 60s fighting against the war in Viet Nam. We aren’t close to revolution. We thought it was possible then. We were wrong. There was outrage, militancy, an identifiable enemy in the US government, comradeship with the Civil Rights movement, solidarity with students, veterans, draft resisters, and with our…

The Left In Disarray

Like most revolutionary socialists, I am working toward the day that we end capitalism. Like most revolutionary socialists, I haven’t a clue how this will play out. There is no shortage of ideas, precious little consensus, and no planning. Most of us seem to operate on the assumption that once the people get fed up…

We Have 2 Choices: Vote Or Revolt

Think voting doesn’t work? Tell that to the Koch brothers! They are spending millions of dollars to buy elections. So are the right wing super PACs. And so are the lobbyists for Wall Street, Big Banks, Big Ag, and Big Oil. There is a paranoid myth embraced by many on the Left that voting makes…