[Marxism] A socialist analysis of the value of the animal liberation movement
shmage at pipeline.com
Mon Jun 9 13:42:30 MDT 2008
On Jun 9, 2008, at 3:11 PM, Louis Proyect wrote:
> Planetary liberation/animal rights
> It may surprise or even annoy CNS readers to learn that perhaps the
> popular and successful attack on U.S. corporate farming during the
> was launched by Animal Rights leader Henry Spira, notoriously against
> McDonald’s and Perdue. It should surprise them less that Spira, a
> Trotskyist of decades standing, had come to environmental causes
> the end of a long career of political activism.
Great post! I'd like to add only that Spira's nom de plume was "Henry
Gitano," signaling both solidarity with the world's most widely
oppressed ethnic group and his own wonderfully peripatetic life story.
(By the way, both he and his long-time lover Myra Tanner Weiss
protested my expulsion from the SWP in 1964).
"Thunderbolt steers all things...it consents and does not consent to
be called Zeus."
Herakleitos of Ephesos
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