STOP BUILDING NEW CAGES, WE WANT SCHOOL AND LIVING WAGES
Prison Abolition Workshop
Thursday 2/13 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
GIAC, 301. W. Court Street (Downtown Ithaca)
The move to close prisons in New York has come alongside the push to expand county jails across the state. Within this statewide shift, Tompkins has been one of few counties actively resisting their local jail expansion.
In our attempt to understand what exactly is going on in our state, we will work with Jack Norton, a geographer who studies prison closures in Upstate New York. Learning about the history and geography of mass incarceration in New York will help us better understand our current struggle. Join us in work-shopping abolitionist organizing in Ithaca as we brainstorm messaging for our campaign to stop the Tompkins County Jail expansion, effective tactics, and next steps.
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Veganomics: I like it.
Vegans are so smart today! Loving all the activism and information I’m seeing out there lately.
I noticed when reading about Scott Prouty, the ’47 Percent’ Filmmaker who helped bring down Romney, that he’s not only a friend to working people – he’s a friend to animals. The article reports that he “spent his free time volunteering with his girlfriend at a South Florida SPCA, where he gave a HuffPost reporter a tour of the horse rescue operation” and offers this link to donate. He also once saved a drowning woman from a canal full of alligators – incidentally saving the alligators, who were going to be shot if other rescue folks had got their gun in time. Proving, once again, that having a love for animals doesn’t mean you can’t be a humanitarian too!
Just read this article from the Palladium-Times, Residents protest Bion proposal at Legislature meeting.
I don’t really know what to say about it, except that the use of the term “cattle finishing” is pretty 1984ish. Are they referring to a feedlot or to the slaughterhouse element, or both? Either way, it seems fake and gross to use this term in regard to the lives of sentient beings.
Thanks to the folks who are showing up at these meetings in protest. Please send a letter to your local legislators to ask that this project be denied, it sounds like a nightmare for the cows as well as an unsound business decision for the region.
If you’re interested in the role played by our economy, and capitalism generally, in the exploitation of animals, read Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights by Bob Torres. Fantastic book!
Previously: Help stop the construction of a 42,000-cow slaughterhouse in Oswego County