An Intersectional Social Justice Approach for Liberation
Edited By Anthony J. Nocella II, John Sorenson, Kim Socha and Atsuko Matsuoka
3 Until All Are Free: Total Liberation through Revolutionary Decolonization, Groundless Solidarity, and a Relationship Framework Sarat Colling, Sean Parson, and Alessandro Arrigoni
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Until All Are Free
Total Liberation through Revolutionary Decolonization, Groundless Solidarity, and a Relationship Framework
Sarat Colling, Sean Parson, and Alessandro Arrigoni
On April 28, 2012, about one thousand activists descended on the Green Hill breeding facility, a supplier of animals owned by U.S.-based multinational Marshall Bioresources, located in Northern Italy. After a torchlight vigil, one activist managed to climb over the fence and reach the gate of the farm. Although there were riot police deployed outside the fence, once activists were inside they were able to reach the cages and remove the dogs. The action culminated in the now iconic moment in which beagles were lifted over the wire fencing, over the heads of police officers, and into the hands of activists and caring veterinarians. The public outcry in Italy against Green Hill is only one incidence in a growing movement against the practice of vivisection. Activists in Italy against Green Hill, in the United States against Huntingdon Life Sciences, and in Asia against bear-bile farming are not only resisting the torture of animals but also are protesting capitalism, state power, and the structures of contemporary life that keep us all oppressed. It is this intersection that this chapter looks to examine.
Earth, animal, and human liberation: there have been many movements and organizations under the banner of each, but fewer that have given equal attention to all three, despite the pressing need to do so....
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