Posts Tagged ‘repression’

“If you don’t fight, you’ve already lost”: Debbie Vincent jailed for 6 yrs Remains Defiant

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

On Tuesday, Debbie Vincent, an animal rights activist from the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) campaign was sentenced to six years in prison for conspiracy to blackmail after a five week long trial at Winchester Crown Court. She was also given an Anti Social Behaviour Order which means she can be arrested if she protests against or contacts Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) or its business partners for a further five years after her release from prison.

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Source: Indymedia

The sentence should serve as a wake up call to anti-capitalists of the need to offer solidarity to those who have been singled out for repression because of their involvement in effective resistance to corporate power.

A press release from the Blackmail 3 support campaign quotes Debbie: “I have been made an example of because I put myself up as a public face of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty and for believing that such places as Huntingdon Life Sciences should be resigned to the history books.” “In some ways I’m really not surprised I was found guilty, as I don’t believe anyone can get justice when faced with a political conspiracy charge and the huge resources of the state and multinationals against me. I will always have hope and will always continue to try my best to make the inhabitants of this planet more compassionate to all and try to make the world a better place for all.”

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Animal rights activist convicted as repression of activists in UK intensifies

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

debbie vincent 1Source: Corporate Watch

An animal rights activist has been convicted of conspiracy to blackmail after 5 weeks on trial at Winchester Crown Court. Debbie Vincent of the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) campaign was accused of blackmail on the basis that SHAC pressured companies to end their business relationships with Huntingdon Life Sciences, Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory.

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Breaking: SHAC Activist Debbie Vincent Convicted for Conspiracy

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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Debbie Vincent is a compassionate and dedicated freedom fighter for the millions of animals mercilessly tortured to death inside the notorious Huntingdon Life Sciences concentration camp. She is also the first of the “Blackmail 3″ to go on trial for her activism with SHAC (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty).

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11 months after activist’s home raided for UF campaign, FDLE finds no evidence of threats

Monday, May 20th, 2013
One marked police car followed by nine unmarked vehicles line Sugar Maple Avenue to execute search warrant at activist’s home on June 19, 2012.

One marked police car followed by nine unmarked vehicles line Sugar Maple Avenue to execute search warrant at activist’s home on June 19, 2012.

by Camille Marino

On the morning of June 19, 2012, more than 20 uniformed officers stormed my home and seized all computers, laptops, cellphones, cameras, back up disks, thumb drives, CDs, DVDs, ipods, all chargers, and personal papers with passwords and other information.

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Crackdown on the UK antivivisectionist movement

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

“Crime of Stalking – Injunction to protect civil research companies”

by Tino

On February 2, 2012 during a “career day” for university students at Imperial College London, SHAC held a protest against one of the exhibitors of the day, HLS (Huntingdon Life Sciences).

HLS is the largest contract animal testing laboratory in Europe.

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Culture of Resistance

Monday, May 13th, 2013

culture of resistanceby Lin Biao

What is a culture of resistance and why is building one important for the future of the animal liberation movement?

For starters, let’s define how a culture of resistance might function…

It is simply a truism that the movement for the total liberation of non-human animals from human oppression and exploitation is profoundly subversive. Our movement proposes a fundamental re-ordering of the relations that have existed between humans and the world’s animal nations. Entire industrial/business sectors of the world economy are based wholly and directly in animal exploitation. In order for the animal liberation movement to realize final victory these massive economic structures, as well as the powerful interests who are their beneficiaries and protectors, must be overthrown.

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Sasha Boojer talks to Israeli news about the recent raid on his home, his arrest, and institutional animal abuse

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Like many aggressive activists, Sasha Boojer and his colleagues’ effective tactics have earned the attention of the global Animal Liberation community, the state and mainstream media. In this interview on the Israeli news (English subtitles included), Sasha uses his exposure to bring the issues of the animal holocaust into the living rooms of his compatriots.

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Ag-Gag Engineer Trent Loos discusses contradictions of this industry-driven legislation

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

On today’s Rural Routes radio show, sixth-generation farmer and engineer of Ag-Gag legislation in Iowa, Trent Loos, discusses the inherent contradictions in the industry move to prosecute whistleblowers in order to keep agricultural animal cruelty hidden from the public. We discuss the trend from university vivisection operations to factory farms to ruthlessly stomp out all transparency. Most telling are Mr. Loos’ observations that animal exploitation and the corresponding assaults on activists’ civil liberties demand and depend upon the apathy of the public with whom “it doesn’t register.”

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First American Citizen Arrested Under an “Ag Gag” Law Tells Her Shocking Story

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

UPDATE: At 2:10 pm EST today, April 30, Amy Meyer — the first activist to be prosecuted under Ag-Gag legislation — announced that all charges against her have been dropped.

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Amy Meyer

Courtesy of Kirschner’s Korner

Amy Meyer was arrested and charged with violating Utah’s new “Ag Gag” bill that makes it illegal for citizens to record the abuse of animals in order to hide the truth about these atrocities from the American people. You can learn more about “Ag Gag” bills by listening to my recent interview with Paul Shapiro, the HSUS Vice-President of Farm Animal Protection.

Here is the shocking story of what happened outside of Dale T. Smith and Sons Meat Packing Company in Amy Meyer’s own words:

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Breaking: Sasha Boojor and nine 269 activists arrested today

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

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In an ongoing and global campaign of state repression and intimidation against high-profile activists who threaten the status quo, original Israeli “269″ activist Sasha Boojer was arrested today. In a recent interview with NIO, he discussed his activism, ideology, and the impending specter of state repression.

Upon his release, Boojer issued the following statement:

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