Terrorists Or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals (Google eBook)

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Steven Best, Anthony J. Nocella
Lantern Books, 2004 - Nature - 402 pages
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The first anthology of writings on the history, ethics, politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? features both academic and activist perspectives and offers powerful insight into this international organization and its position within the animal rights movement. Calling on sources as venerable as Thomas Aquinas and as current as the Patriot Act--and, in some cases, personal experience--the contributors explore the history of civil disobedience and sabotage, and examine the philosophical and cultural meanings of words like "terrorism," "democracy" and "freedom," in a book that ultimately challenges the values and assumptions that pervade our culture. Contributors include Robin Webb, Rod Coronado, Ingrid Newkirk, Paul Watson, Karen Davis, Bruce Friedrich and others.
  

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Review: Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals

User Review  - Lyn - Goodreads

I was really challenged by this book. What do we do to address ongoing situations of cruelty and abuse? Does lobbying, consumer pressure etc. bring about the desired effect on its own and what about ... Read full review

Review: Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals

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Struggle for animal rights. Excellent book. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
10
Thirty Years of Direct Action
68
Animal LiberationBy Whatever Means Necessary
76
A Personal Overview of Direct Action in the United Kingdom and the United States
82
Legitimizing Liberation
94
The ALF and the Legacy of Holocaust Resistance
107
Coming to a Fur Farm Near You
129
Feminist Imperatives and the ALF
138
Progress Peril or Both?
238
Defending Agitation and the ALF
253
Bricks and Bullhorns
264
Revolutionary Process and the ALF
273
ALF and ELFTerrorism Is as Terrorism Does
280
Implications of the USA Patriot Act on Animal Liberation
289
Its War The Escalating Battle Between Activists and the CorporateState Complex
301
The ALF Who Why and What?
342

Aquinass Account of Anger Applied to the ALF
160
Direct Actions Speak Louder than Words
179
Touch the Earth
186
Western Wildlife Unit
190
From Critical Analysis to Critical Pedagogy
196
Putting a Face on the Rescuers and on the Rescued
203
From the Front Line to the Front PageAn Analysis of ALF Media Coverage
214
How to Justify Violence
232
Appendices
346
Letters from the Underground Parts I and II Anonymous
355
Defining Terrorism
362
Contact Resources
380
About the Authors
384
Index
394
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Steven Best, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas, El Paso, and has published numerous books and articles on philosophy, cultural criticism, social theory and animal rights.

A. John Nocella is a peace activist who teaches workshops on mediating and negotiating in revolutionary environments.

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