The Intercept uncovers vast Cointelpro-style operation against Dakota protesters by shadowy private security contractors

By Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, Alice Speri THE INTERCEPT Included among the documents obtained via public records requests were “daily intelligence updates” developed by TigerSwan that were shared with law enforcement officers, thus contributing to a broad public-private intelligence dragnet. In theREAD ON

US, China ban ivory trade to protect Africa’s elephants

ABOVE IMAGE: ADULT ELEPHANT HELPS JUVENILE UP THE HILL statement made available in New York on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of State, noted that U.S. and China are the two world’s largest markets for ivory.  The U.S. Government and itsREAD ON

EDITORIALS: Lethal Legacy of Shame

   —EDITORIALS—    Why is nature itself, the sustainer of all life, accorded no civilizational respect or legal consideration? Ed Duvin, Editor-at-Large n social justice and other realms of discourse, the lexicon is often freely bandied about absent a firmREAD ON

“Blood and Soil”: Lierre Keith, Michael Pollan, and the Trouble with Locavore Politics

John Sanbonmatsu First iteration: August 16, 2011 The speciesism still rampant in too many people supposedly “on the left” is all too clear in a new crop of scholars denouncing animal rights as a dangerous creed.  The Vegetarian Myth, byREAD ON

John Sanbonmatsu: The Drone Invasion

   By John Sanbonmatsu Writer, Philosopher, and Magician Updated Feb 04, 2016 Talk about catering to our worst instincts.   The proposed drones are the latest in a swarm of socially destructive new artifacts, from robots and nanotechnology to genetically engineeredREAD ON

Green Party Moves Towards Declaring itself Eco-socialist

  FRONTLINE NEWS— Reports, News Flashes, and Commentary from Various Conflict Zones Around the Globe HUMANITY IN TORMENT   =By= By Jonathan Nack n a major development, the Green Party took a key step towards declaring itself Eco-socialist. The party’sREAD ON


Prefatory note THIS IS A REPOST. First published on TGP on 4 April 2011. Why I Quit Hunting BY ROY DALLAS GRAGG [Original dateline: Animals’ Agenda, November 1986]* I WAS BORN in the mountains of North Carolina near Grandfather MountainREAD ON