Veganarchy

July 15, 2009

When you realize that soylent green is made of sentient beings…

Veganarchism

Go Veganarchic!

(*Isn’t that the prettiest symbol?)

Soylent Green

Check it out yo:

http://veganarchy.net/

“ Only a perspective and lifestyle based on true compassion can destroy the oppressive constructs of present society and begin anew in creating desirable relationships and realities.

— Brian A. Dominick, Animal Liberation and Social Revolution: a vegan perspective on anarchism or an anarchist perspective on veganism.

To decide one oppression is valid and the other not is to consciously limit one’s understanding of the world; it is to engage oneself in voluntary ignorance, more often than not for personal convenience.

- Brian A. Dominick

*You can download a free issue and/or print it out and circulate it.

 

What is Veganarchism???

Veganarchism is the political philosophy of veganism (more specifically animal liberation) and anarchism, creating a combined praxis as a means for social revolution. This encompasses viewing the state as unnecessary and harmful to animals, both human and non-human, whilst practising a vegan diet. It is either perceived as a combined theory, or that both philosophies are essentially the same. It is further described as an anti-speciesist perspective on green anarchism, or an anarchist perspective on animal liberation.

Veganarchists typically view oppressive dynamics within society to be interconnected – from capitalism, racisn, and sexism, to human supremacy, and redefine veganism as a radical philosophy that sees the state as harmful to animals. Ideologically, it is a human, animal, and Earth Liberation movement that is fought as part of the same struggle. Those who believe in veganarchy can be either against reform for animals or for it, although do not limit goals to changes within the law.

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6 Responses to “Veganarchy”

  1. This is pretty cool!

    I’m glad there are folks who think kind of the same way I do. Anyway, if you’re interested, I’m looking for new editors/publishers/writers for my (Veganarchic ;D) blog. Let me know if you’re interested!

  2. Ross Wolfe said

    Recently I wrote a blog entry offering a leftist critique of the ideology of “Green” environmentalism, deep ecology, eco-feminism, and lifestyle politics in general (veganism, “dumpster diving,” “buying organic,” “locavorism,” etc.). I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the matter and any responses you might have to its criticisms.

  3. wearethey said

    Sure, thanks. I’ll check it.

  4. Dan Doyle said

    Please excuse my unsolicted email. I am a 76 year-old retired court usher from Lanarkshire, Scotland. You may think I’m a biyt long in the tooth to be changing my ways now but I’ve eaten meat all of my life but I now feel like a change of scene. I saw a programme on the Living Channel about veganism and it looks like it could be for me. I wondered if you could provide me with some information about how I would go about becoming a vegananarchist?

    Yours Aye

    Dan Doyle

  5. wearethey said

    Hi Dan,

    It’s never too late to go vegan.

    So are you interested in becoming vegan, or in the end of all oppressive systems (veganarchy)? Either way, veganism is a great place to start.

    Earthsave has great recipes: http://www.Earthsave.ca
    Liberation BC has great information on animal issues: http://liberationbc.org/issues
    Watch: Forks Over Knives http://www.forksoverknives.com/ as well as Earthlings http://www.earthlings.com/
    And of course, keep reading this blog for posts on how veganism ties in to a non-violent future.

    Thanks for reading.

  6. me said

    ive been saying this for years i had no idea other people were on board….. lets make some changes it been too long, each day is forever to those who suffer, we need to do this now.
    the more of us there are the more we can do.
    <3

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