TLR Episode 11 – Activism is not Terrorism: AETA
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Huge thank you to our TWO very special guests:
Sarahjane Blum and Carol Glasser
Sarahjane Blum lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been active in animal liberation and social justice movements since the 1990s. In 2003, Sarahjane co-founded GourmetCruelty.com , a grassroots coalition dedicated to exposing the abuse of ducks and geese raised for foie gras. The following year, the group released a short film, Delicacy of Despair, Behind the Closed Doors of the Foie Gras Industry, documenting their investigation of deplorable conditions on foie gras farms, and featuring the “open rescue” of a number of ducks. After her arrest stemming from this open rescue, she became increasingly active in raising awareness of the ongoing repression of activists throughout the United States. She is currently the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. You can follow her on twitter @sarahjaneblum.
Carol L. Glasser is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Minnesota State University, Mankato and an organizer with Progress for Science. Her work—both in the academy and in the streets—is committed to helping create a more egalitarian world. Her research examines social movements, critical animal studies and gender and she is committed to making academic work accessible and applicable to social justice causes. She accomplishes this by designing courses that allow her students to work within social justice organizations as part of course learning, volunteering her research skills to grassroots organizations, engaging in activism toward freeing nonhuman animals from their position of oppression, and being an ally to other movements advocating for social justice. You can check out her website here.
Read the text of the AETA here
More information about the lawsuit against the AETA can be found here
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