vegan-vulcan
queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

necessaryveganism
wind-willow:



The Best Speech You’ll Ever Hear- Gary Yourofsky - perfect video for curious beginners.


Earthlings
101 Reasons to go Vegan
Carnism: The Psychology of Eating Meat
Vegan Starter Kit
The Humane Myth
All About Veganism
Holocaust on a Conveyor Belt

Animals Should Be Off the Menu- Philip Wollen
“Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable” - Gary L. Francione
What Came Before
Glass Walls: Paul McCartney
Why don’t vegans eat dairy, eggs, honey, or palm oil?:
Dairy’s Dark Side: Undercover Investigation
Truth behind dairy

Truth behind eggs/chicken
Truth behind beef
Truth behind pork
Truth behind animal testing
Cruelty in the Honey Industry

Palm Oil - In the deforestation process, orangutans are often run over by logging machinery, beaten to death, buried alive or set on fire. And in some cases, the absolute unthinkable is done to female orangutans - they are captured and used in Indonesian brothels as prostitutes; where they are tied down and raped on a daily basis. 
Truth behind fur for fashion
Veganism and the environment
The problem with marine parks, circuses, zoos, horse racing, hunting, vivisection, and violence
Blackfish Documentary (marine parks)
Health Benefits:
Animal Protein is Killing You
Preventing Diseases With a Plant-Based (vegan) Diet
Not Milk- Scientific Studies on Dairy
Where a non-vegan meal comes from:
Meet Your Meat


From Farm to Fridge

Effective Vegan Advocacy:
Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
Talking With Non-Vegans About Veganism (video)
Talking With Non-Vegans About Veganism (text)
Understanding the Psychology of Eating Meat for Effective Vegan Advocacy
Documentaries on netflix for being happy and healthy while living compassionately:
Forks Over Knives
Food Inc.
Hungry For Change
Food Matters
Vegan Posts

"Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’?” - Moby
“Veganism is not a limitation in any way; it’s an expansion of your love, your commitment to nonviolence, and your belief in justice for all.”  - Gary L. Francione
"If animals are not mere things; if they have moral value, we cannot justify eating, wearing, or using them particularly when we have no better reason than palate pleasure or fashion.  If you are eating, wearing, or using animals, then your actions say that you regard them as mere things, despite what your words say.” - Gary L. Francione
“Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable” - Gary L. Francione
“Being vegan is easy. Are there social pressures that encourage you to continue to eat, wear, and use animal products? Of course there are. But in a patriarchal, racist, homophobic, and ableist society, there are social pressures to participate and engage in sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism. At some point, you have to decide who you are and what matters morally to you. And once you decide that you regard victimizing vulnerable nonhumans is not morally acceptable, it is easy to go and stay vegan” - Gary L. Francione
Vegan Blogs:
http://vegan-because-fuck-you.tumblr.com/
http://veganology.tumblr.com/
http://lemongrabxvx.tumblr.com/
http://hippyveganchick.tumblr.com/
http://badveganwolf.tumblr.com/
http://veg-tastic.tumblr.com/
http://fuckyesvegans.tumblr.com/
http://fuckyeahfatvegans.tumblr.com/
http://veganthology.tumblr.com/
http://havocados.tumblr.com/
http://passion-for-compassion.tumblr.com/
http://resident-tofu.tumblr.com/
http://from-meat-to-bean.tumblr.com/
http://live-for-loving.tumblr.com/
http://empatheticvegan.tumblr.com/
http://veganprobs.tumblr.com/
http://fuckyeahveg.tumblr.com/
http://vegan-gelical.tumblr.com/
http://ahimsavegan.tumblr.com/
http://fuckyeahcompassion.tumblr.com/
http://dontbreakveg.tumblr.com/
http://vegan-veins.tumblr.com/
http://vegann-fortheanimals.tumblr.com/
http://thatvegancosplayer.tumblr.com/
http://anonymous-vegan.tumblr.com/
http://seitanpancake.tumblr.com/
http://theveganabolitionist.tumblr.com/
http://fuckyeahveganlife.tumblr.com/
http://animalrightshumanwrongs.tumblr.com/

wind-willow:

The Best Speech You’ll Ever Hear- Gary Yourofsky - perfect video for curious beginners.

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Earthlings

101 Reasons to go Vegan

Carnism: The Psychology of Eating Meat

Vegan Starter Kit

The Humane Myth

All About Veganism

Holocaust on a Conveyor Belt

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Animals Should Be Off the Menu- Philip Wollen

  • “Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable” - Gary L. Francione

What Came Before

Glass Walls: Paul McCartney

Why don’t vegans eat dairy, eggs, honey, or palm oil?:

Dairy’s Dark Side: Undercover Investigation

Truth behind dairy

image

Truth behind eggs/chicken

Truth behind beef

Truth behind pork

Truth behind animal testing

Cruelty in the Honey Industry

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Palm Oil - In the deforestation process, orangutans are often run over by logging machinery, beaten to deathburied alive or set on fire. And in some cases, the absolute unthinkable is done to female orangutans - they are captured and used in Indonesian brothels as prostitutes; where they are tied down and raped on a daily basis. 

Truth behind fur for fashion

Veganism and the environment

The problem with marine parks, circuses, zoos, horse racing, hunting, vivisection, and violence

Blackfish Documentary (marine parks)

Health Benefits:

Animal Protein is Killing You

Preventing Diseases With a Plant-Based (vegan) Diet

Not Milk- Scientific Studies on Dairy

Where a non-vegan meal comes from:

Meet Your Meat

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From Farm to Fridge

image

Effective Vegan Advocacy:

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

Talking With Non-Vegans About Veganism (video)

Talking With Non-Vegans About Veganism (text)

Understanding the Psychology of Eating Meat for Effective Vegan Advocacy

Documentaries on netflix for being happy and healthy while living compassionately:

Forks Over Knives

Food Inc.

Hungry For Change

Food Matters

Vegan Posts

image

  • "Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’?” - Moby
  • Veganism is not a limitation in any way; it’s an expansion of your love, your commitment to nonviolence, and your belief in justice for all.”  - Gary L. Francione
  • "If animals are not mere things; if they have moral value, we cannot justify eating, wearing, or using them particularly when we have no better reason than palate pleasure or fashion.  If you are eating, wearing, or using animals, then your actions say that you regard them as mere things, despite what your words say.” - Gary L. Francione
  • “Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable” - Gary L. Francione
  • “Being vegan is easy. Are there social pressures that encourage you to continue to eat, wear, and use animal products? Of course there are. But in a patriarchal, racist, homophobic, and ableist society, there are social pressures to participate and engage in sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism. At some point, you have to decide who you are and what matters morally to you. And once you decide that you regard victimizing vulnerable nonhumans is not morally acceptable, it is easy to go and stay vegan” - Gary L. Francione

Vegan Blogs:

http://vegan-because-fuck-you.tumblr.com/

http://veganology.tumblr.com/

http://lemongrabxvx.tumblr.com/

http://hippyveganchick.tumblr.com/

http://badveganwolf.tumblr.com/

http://veg-tastic.tumblr.com/

http://fuckyesvegans.tumblr.com/

http://fuckyeahfatvegans.tumblr.com/

http://veganthology.tumblr.com/

http://havocados.tumblr.com/

http://passion-for-compassion.tumblr.com/

http://resident-tofu.tumblr.com/

http://from-meat-to-bean.tumblr.com/

http://live-for-loving.tumblr.com/

http://empatheticvegan.tumblr.com/

http://veganprobs.tumblr.com/

http://fuckyeahveg.tumblr.com/

http://vegan-gelical.tumblr.com/

http://ahimsavegan.tumblr.com/

http://fuckyeahcompassion.tumblr.com/

http://dontbreakveg.tumblr.com/

http://vegan-veins.tumblr.com/

http://vegann-fortheanimals.tumblr.com/

http://thatvegancosplayer.tumblr.com/

http://anonymous-vegan.tumblr.com/

http://seitanpancake.tumblr.com/

http://theveganabolitionist.tumblr.com/

http://fuckyeahveganlife.tumblr.com/

http://animalrightshumanwrongs.tumblr.com/

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inigomartell
emerald-avenger:

tarteauxfraises:

kendrajbean:

In the mid-1930s, an Australian journalist visited Germany to report on the rise of fascism and interview Adolf Hitler. The atrocities she saw there, which included the public beating of Jews, forever changed the course of her young life. Nancy Wake, who died Sunday at age 98, would spend World War II fighting Nazism tooth and nail, saving thousands of Allied lives, winding up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list and ultimately receiving more decorations than any other servicewoman.
Wake made her way from Spain to Britain, where she convinced special agents to train her as a spy and guerilla operative. In April 1944 she parachuted into France to coordinate attacks on German troops and installations prior to the D-Day invasion, leading a band of 7,000 resistance fighters. In order to earn the esteem of the men under her command, she reportedly challenged them to drinking contests and would inevitably drink them under the table. But her fierceness alone may have won her enough respect: During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a women who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. (via)



I’m going to keep talking about this until you all buy her god damn biography. Because I don’t think you guys understand.
She was NUMBER ONE on the Gestapo’s most wanted list during the war.  There was a 5 MILLION FRANC prize on her head.
They called her the White Mouse because of her skill for escaping certain death. 
She was parachuting into a camp once and got tangled in a tree. A French soldier saw her flailing around and said, “I hope that all the trees in France bear such beautiful fruit this year.” She answered only, “Don’t give me that French shit.”
She would smuggle messages, food, and supplies in a supply truck and when she passed German posts she’d wink at the soldiers and say, “Do you want to search me?” They never did.
She found out at one point that her men had been hiding a female German spy, protecting her. The rule was to kill them, but the men didn’t have the heart. But Nancy Wake did. And she never regretted it.
When she killed a man with her bare hands, it was an SS sentry who’d spotted her and she killed him to prevent him from raising the alarm during the raid. She would later say of it, “They’d taught us this judo-chop stuff with the flat of the hand at SOE, and I practiced away at it. But this was the only time I used it - whack - and it killed him all right. I was really surprised.”
She died in 2011, 3 weeks before her 99th birthday.
If you don’t think Nancy Wake deserves a movie and a TV show and all the damn recognition in the world, you’re wrong. 

emerald-avenger:

tarteauxfraises:

kendrajbean:

In the mid-1930s, an Australian journalist visited Germany to report on the rise of fascism and interview Adolf Hitler. The atrocities she saw there, which included the public beating of Jews, forever changed the course of her young life. Nancy Wake, who died Sunday at age 98, would spend World War II fighting Nazism tooth and nail, saving thousands of Allied lives, winding up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list and ultimately receiving more decorations than any other servicewoman.

Wake made her way from Spain to Britain, where she convinced special agents to train her as a spy and guerilla operative. In April 1944 she parachuted into France to coordinate attacks on German troops and installations prior to the D-Day invasion, leading a band of 7,000 resistance fighters. In order to earn the esteem of the men under her command, she reportedly challenged them to drinking contests and would inevitably drink them under the table. But her fierceness alone may have won her enough respect: During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a women who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. (via)

I’m going to keep talking about this until you all buy her god damn biography. Because I don’t think you guys understand.

She was NUMBER ONE on the Gestapo’s most wanted list during the war.  There was a 5 MILLION FRANC prize on her head.

They called her the White Mouse because of her skill for escaping certain death. 

She was parachuting into a camp once and got tangled in a tree. A French soldier saw her flailing around and said, “I hope that all the trees in France bear such beautiful fruit this year.” She answered only, “Don’t give me that French shit.”

She would smuggle messages, food, and supplies in a supply truck and when she passed German posts she’d wink at the soldiers and say, “Do you want to search me?” They never did.

She found out at one point that her men had been hiding a female German spy, protecting her. The rule was to kill them, but the men didn’t have the heart. But Nancy Wake did. And she never regretted it.

When she killed a man with her bare hands, it was an SS sentry who’d spotted her and she killed him to prevent him from raising the alarm during the raid. She would later say of it, “They’d taught us this judo-chop stuff with the flat of the hand at SOE, and I practiced away at it. But this was the only time I used it - whack - and it killed him all right. I was really surprised.”

She died in 2011, 3 weeks before her 99th birthday.

If you don’t think Nancy Wake deserves a movie and a TV show and all the damn recognition in the world, you’re wrong. 

gaywrites

gaywrites:

Major trigger warning for the video linked above. I have chosen not to post it here directly. 

This week, the video of a family reacting violently to their gay son has gone viral online. Whether you choose to watch it or not, it’s important to know that it’s out there. 

Daniel Ashley Pierce, a 20-year-old from Georgia, came out to his family last year and says they were mostly unresponsive. But this week, he found himself in the middle of an altercation with his father, his stepmother and his grandparents after they confront him about his sexuality. Pierce caught the whole thing on camera, without showing anyone’s face.

In the video, you can hear Pierce’s family disowning him, telling him he’s kicked out of their house, yelling slurs at him, and physically beating him.

"Their reaction was pretty much expected [once] I chose to leave instead of pray because they have always been very vocal about not supporting the gay lifestyle," he told HuffPost. "My [stepmother’s] reaction was the most surprising and hurtful."

The family members involved in the intervention, which he says was “driven by my grandparents,” have not contacted the media, but they left Pierce a voicemail telling him to remove the video of the incident from YouTube. Pierce also says he did not contact police over the apparent altercation in the video.

I watched this video, and I’m going to be messed up about it for a long time. Pierce’s friends have started a fundraising campaign to help cover his living expenses; if you can help, please do

Please be kind to each other. Please, just be kind to each other.