When I received this collection of comics, I had to drop everything and read all of them. Liberator is a series about young vigilantes who go above the law (and go underground) to rescue animals from vivisection labs, dogfighting rings, and anywhere else they are abused.
What I love about the series is that it presents a counter-narrative to the political reality of “eco-terrorism.” The comics are of course fictitious. But they are also grounded in radical activism, drawing inspiration from groups like the Animal Liberation Front. When presented in comic form, these characters seamlessly transition from so-called “terrorists” to freedom fighters. [click to continue…]
The Spanish translation of Green Is the New Red received an excellent review in “Filosofía Hoy,” a very well-respected magazine in Spain.
I love the image as well! (The pullquote is from my book, and says: “As a culture, we have created a mythology of repression and resistance.”)
Los Verdes Somos Los Nuevos Rojos was published by Plaza y Valdes. You can find out more (included translations of some of my articles and interviews) here.
Kentucky is the latest state to consider “ag-gag” legislation, which would make it illegal to photograph animal cruelty on farms and slaughterhouses. The bill was introduced just weeks after an undercover investigation by the Humane Society exposed a Kentucky pig factory that held pigs in tiny crates and fed what NPR called “piglet smoothies”—the remains of diseased piglets—to their mothers.
There are only a few days left in the legislative session in Kentucky, and the lawmakers behind this dangerous proposal are moving quickly. The “ag-gag” provision was slipped into HB 222 at the last minute to avoid public scrutiny and debate.
Even more audaciously, they attached it to legislation that is intended to reduce animal suffering by setting euthanasia standards for shelters. [click to continue…]
Mashable asked me to respond to the NSA’s address at TED 2014.
What’s the National Security Agency’s idea worth spreading?
TED’s Chris Anderson put the trademark question to NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett on Thursday during an interview at the Vancouver conference. Ledgett’s answer: “Learn the facts.”
In true TED style, that’s a surprising, thought-provoking statement. The problem is that it’s not the NSA’s idea at all. It’s the idea of their enemy number one: whistleblower Edward Snowden. [click to continue…]