Total Liberation Episode 19


Total Liberation Radio Episode 19 – Life after the AETA

An update on the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and the future of animal activism with Dara Lovitz and SarahJane Blum.

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Dara Lovitz is a Professor of Animal Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law and co-founder of Peace Advocacy Network, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting veganism, social justice, and respect for the environment. She is also the author of Muzzling a Movement: The Effects of Anti-Terrorism Law, Money and Politics on Animal Activism and the children’s book Catching Falling Cradles: A Gentle Approach to Classic Rhymes.

Check out the Facebook page for Muzzling a Movement here

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 , 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.  You can follow her on twitter @sarahjaneblum.

Sarah Jane has essays in The Terrorization of Dissent: Corporate Repression, Legal Corruption and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and Confronting Animal Exploitation: Grassroots Essays on Liberation and Veganism 


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National Week of Action page is here

The Center for Constitutional Rights info about AETA is here



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TLR Episode 18-Anarchism and Animal Liberation

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Our distinguished guests include:

John Lupinacci is an assistant professor at Washington State University.  He teaches in the Cultural Studies and Social Thought program using an approach that advocates for the development of activist-scholar educators.

Anthony Nocella II, professor, author and community organizer is an Assistant Professor of sociology and criminology in the Department of Sociology at Fort Lewis College, editor of the Peace Studies Journal, and the co-founder and executive director of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies and Save the Kids.

Kim Socha is the author of Women, Destruction and the Avant Garde (Rodopi, 2012) and Animal Liberation and Atheism (Freethought House, 2014).   She is also a contributing editor to Confronting Animal Exploitation (McFarland, 2013) and Defining Critical Animal Studies (Peter Lang, 2014).  She works as an English professor and social justice activist.



Jacques Derrida- Philosopher

Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates stateless societies, often defined as self-governed, voluntary institutions, but that several authors have defined as more specific institutions based on non-hierarchical free associations.


Anthropocentrism is the belief that human beings are the central or most significant species on the planet (in the sense that they are considered to have a moral status or value higher than that of other animals), or the assessment of reality through an exclusively human perspective.



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Total Liberation Radio Episode 17


TLR Episode 17- Radical Philosophy with Chad Kautzer

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Chad Kautzer is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of Social Justice Minor at the University of Colorado Denver. He is the author of Radical Philosophy: An Introduction (Routledge/Paradigm, 2015) and co-editor of Pragmatism, Nation, and Race: Community in the Age of Empire (Indiana University Press, 2009).  He has been an activist and community organizer for over 25 years.

The amazon link for Radical Philosophy  is here

Mere humans cannot afford the hardcover, of course, but here is the link for the forthcoming paperback on the Paradigm website.

If listeners want to read a bit of the book now, the Introduction is available here and Chapter 1 is available here. They are both on his academia site, which has some other things, like articles, interviews, a link to an exhibition on homelessness he curated, etc:

His university webpage is here

Chad says

“I really encourage listeners to get in touch with me if they have questions about the book: If people are having trouble accessing the book, because their library doesn’t have it and the paperback is too expensive, please let me know and I’ll do my best to remedy that. Finally, if anyone is reading my book in a reading group, please let me know. I will be doing a book tour of sorts over the next year, so perhaps I can stop by!”

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