[Marxism] A socialist analysis of the value of the animal liberation movement

Shane Mage 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  
> most
> popular and successful attack on U.S. corporate farming during the  
> 1990s
> 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  
> toward
> 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).

Shane Mage

"Thunderbolt steers all things...it consents and does not consent to  
be called Zeus."

Herakleitos of Ephesos

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