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seashepherdbrisbane This is a step in the right direct for everyone - Gadhimai Temple says no to more animal sacrifice. Faroe Islands, it is your turn. The world is watching, stop the senseless slaughter. #opgrindini #sleppidgrindini #directaction #setthewhalesfree #seashepherd #crueltyfree #vegan 8h

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anarchymommy The thing is, our system, that very same fucking system that we elect people to, that capitalism, that corporatism, its *very much* responsible for a large portion of the suffering I just mentioned. We like to grandfather countries you know, we go in and we milk them and their resources dry and then abandon them and blame them for their own problems. That's what we do under this system. It's what we've always done.
Anyway, have a look at this article. Read it. Take a look at a party and plan that's considered a silly afterthought in this country. It's not about the person you know, the candidate, it's about what we don't have and what we should have. And what we fucking owe to the rest of the world.
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/31570-we-re-in-an-age-of-the-statistically-unlikely-green-party-candidate-jill-stein-announces-presidential-run
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anarchymommy National politics is addictive and large. Resistence can be tricky when you're charged and electrified by social political matters. But it isn't huge in terms of real change, you know? It keeps you itching for more because it never comes to fruition, not your brand of ideal anyway. I can say with a hundred percent certainty though that direct action and community organizing scratches that itch. And it satisfies, it satisfies because it does change things.
You know these last 2 weeks I'm working on Nigeria where all the girls taken by Boko Haram came back raped and they're pregnant. Post partum menstruation works a little different I've discovered and they've also undergone FGM, so I had to figure out what I'm doing for sanitary items. Anyway you won't see it in the headlines or a ticker across your screen like the electoral circus, but it's there and these women are suffering and that will spread globally, yes even reaching us in the comfort of our homes. To further demonstrate I could point to a live map where people like my friend have been mapping extreme violence against women (it's on the rise) and mention at least 100 situations here where women are suffering unbelievably and silently so as it isn't being mentioned in cable news.
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anarchymommy I did various direct action but it was food not bombs and arm the homeless, and though equally important, those were nothing close to the mission and outreach of NWA today or Aww Inc. . I spent every minute getting others elected because I was too busy and too tired to resist.
The thing is, I'm not tired anymore...
Speaking of tired did you know that women are the one group who grow more radical with age? It's true. As men age that same majority becomes more conservative. It's pretty telling and you don't have to have a degree in psych or polit sci to fight out why, eh? One of those groups plays and benefits under a different set of rules. That stat has been true for me and its a change I see in most of my female peers. Our political compass has shifted and it's really a natural adaptation of being the second sex for so long. It is directly related to age and experience from a certain vantage point, no? We don't tire with age, ladies.. No we do not. Watch out because we are coming for you.
Anyway, that electoral itch..see part 3
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anarchymommy Can you imagine what it would feel like to have Jill Stein/ Bernie Sanders in the White House? Let's not be delusional, obviously the House and Senate would need to be Dem controlled, it's not like the system is going anywhere soon, if ever, and we all know what the other side of the aisles obstructionism looks like. But even under the current morally bankrupt, ecological nightmare of a system in place, imagine what that looks like. Where would these two platforms and people take the the world? It's quite something, a fun daydream. Stein and Sanders... Sanders being Vice President btw, which won't be popular in my circles to say but it's time for a woman, folks, its is way past time for a woman and that woman is not Clinton. Ladies, it's 2015, they're putting us on the $10 bill in about 5 years instead of the $20 that peeps have been working on for the last 10 years. Thanks for the token nod but fuck you, It's time for a woman.
My positions have always been considered radical to the majority of my peers, most of whom were non voting or swing voting dips with no real opinion, but my politics turned a hard and way more hardlined left and those peers, jeezus, they're starting to run this shit show! They're getting in office and in a few years they'll be carving out their political careers. Scary thought. For myself, looking back at my participation in electoral politics from local to presidential, there's some pride in what I was trying to do but the politics I aligned myself with now look to me like sheer mental laziness, It required little resistance. I was in a desperate spot in my life overwhelmed with a newborn and poverty and took the easy way out for a few. Direct action was a side note because I was too busy drowning. I labelled myself a democratic socialist and busted my ass. I came under the spell of thinking that working within the electoral system was the only way to make anything better. I know some believe that still and can't wait to pull out the "people died for your right to vote!" talk but spare me the suffrage talk, I'm learned. (see part 2!)
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anarchomedia Hierarchical power structures are the the root cause of corruption and tyranny, and that's exactly the system we have today, Absolute power corrupts absolutely. So how do we prevent this? Develop a system where everyone holds an equal amount of power and no one can gain more than anyone else. Anarchism is a political system based around direct democracy and the disestablishment of hierarchical institutions. #anarchy #anarchism #Anarcho #ancap #ancom #anarchocapitalist #Anarchocommunism #endthestate #endcapitalism #anticapitalist #revolution #freedom #wakeup #equality #endthestate #endwageslavery #rightwing #politics #disobey #DirectAction #marxism #liberty #leftwing #libertarian #libertariansocialism #socalism #socialist #wakeup #workingclass #anarchosyndicalism 11h
  •   ancap_commonsense The top part is wrong, even with state capitalism. let alone laissez-faire capitalism... but whatever. As long as nobody is forced to be an ansoc or ancom and people are free to not participate in either system. 10h
  •   the.libertarian_left @ancap_commonsense Of course you would say that 10h
  •   rayistaa Fucking capitalist system , Greetings from Spain , here we have an inherited monarchy fucking dictator , fight together for the victory of the people over these 9h

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directactioneverywhere Missed the debate between Hsiung and Francione last Sunday? Here it is, with the adverts removed too!

Thank you to Go Vegan Radio with Bob Linden for hosting, and Gary L. Francione: The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights for his time.
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LINK IN BIO! .

#directaction #directactioneverywhere #disruptspeciesism #vegan #vegansofinstagram #veganism #instavegan #vegansofig #equalrights #kindness #animallove #peace #love #govegan #vivalavegan #freerange #grassfed #compassion #justice #vegans #animalliberation #animalrightsmovement #untileveryanimalisfree #crueltyfree
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  •   piebird_farm_sanctuary Thanks for this discussion! 12h
  •   molly_skyyy I think they're right to criticise u guys on not promoting veganism enough, if u get rid of the demand for meat u end the slaughter, it's a very simple concept really. 11h
  •   connieaahcc But how do we get rid of the demand for meat? It's not just magically going to happen! DxE is on the fast track to informing the public about animal exploitation in all forms. People have to be inspired to go vegan and DxE is doing just that. I do agree though, I'd love to see a more clear vegan message. I love all of the chants, and I'd love chants that includes the word vegan. Thank you! 7h

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greensportsalliance The @sundevilsathletics is committed to making environmentally responsible decisions across their operations. Their continually evolving platform includes sustainable food, responsible procurement, waste stream management, energy and water conservation, green buildings and transportation. Read more at http://bit.ly/1I9czwk #GreenSports #FearTheFork 14h

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collectivelyfree Recently we've revealed the true colors of @starbucks : a violent company that profits from the death and exploitation of non-human animals.

Joshua, an innocent baby boy, was killed just outside of Seattle, the hometown of Starbucks. Is his death and the ones of millions like him worth a Starbucks latte?

Join us on August 16th to demand justice.

#JoshuaNeverForget #WeAreAllAnimals #CF
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