January 2010

Veganism: Θεωρία και πρακτική

Ο Veganism είναι μια επαναστατική πράξη. Είναι η στοχαστική δράση της μη εκμετάλλευσης. Ο Freire γράφει ότι, "εάν υπερτονίζεται αποκλειστικά η δράση, εις βάρος του στοχασμού, η λέξη μετατρέπεται σε ακτιβισμό" – δηλαδή "δράση για χάρη της δράσης." Όταν μερικοί χρησιμοποιούν τον όρο "Veganism" για να υποδηλώσουν μια διατροφή ή μια καταναλωτική δραστηριότητα μετατρέπουν τη λέξη σε δράση για χάρη της δράσης. (Διαβάστε περισσότερα ...)

Political Correctness, Political Expediency, and Veganism

The following is was written for and originally published on the Living Opposed to Violence and Exploitation (L.O.V.E.) blog.

While L.O.V.E. takes an anti-oppression approach based on the vegan ideal of nonexploitation, there are many nonhuman animal activists who fear that as long as veganism takes into account the oppression of human animals, it will take away from opposing cruelty to nonhuman animals. The argument goes as follows: if we advocate against oppression as it targets human animals whilst advocating against oppression as it targets nonhuman animals, then people – having a finite amount of resources – will refuse to oppose the exploitation of nonhuman animals since it would include the "baggage" of being "packaged" with also opposing the exploitation of human animals, something, it is assumed, potential nonhuman animal activists are likely to be disinterested in. (Read more...)