[HIMC] AETA: Targeting Activists as Terrorists? & Talking Turkey on Go Vegan Texas! Monday @10am (CDT) on KPFT-Houston
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Adopt a Friend KPFT¹s daily animal show hosted by Anne Kilgore, now airs
at a new time: 4:58pm to introduce the community to shelter animals: cats,
dogs and horses in need of forever homes. (See below for more details)
Meet & Greet Santa and adorable cats & dogs, rescued from local kill
shelters. A monthly high-spirited event hosted by Dr. Patricia Cooper, DVM,
and Steve Ouellette, ReMax/Metro, with holiday pet photos, microchipping,
gifts galore. Put a smile on a homeless pet¹s face and add joy to yours this
holiday season! Come and meet a friend for life this Saturday, December 2,
from 10am to 3pm at the Cooper Animal Clinic, 1136 Heights Boulevard.
WBAI Goes Vegan! - the NYC Pacifica station, home of Democracy Now! debuts
their new vegan/animal rights show, ROAR, Reaching Out for Animal Rights,
this Friday December 1, Noon 1pm (CDT)...joining Go Vegan Texas! We hope
Pacifica¹s Berkeley, LA and DC stations will soon hear the ROAR!!! (See
More Announcements (below) for: Alternative Holiday Gift Ideas * Shopping
with Compassion * December¹s Drive for the Animals * Music United for
Animals * Yoga for Peace Radio * Fast Food Nation, a the book turned into
³The war on terrorism has come home. Corporations and politicians are
labeling activists eco-terrorists¹ and national security risks. Think red
baiting with a green twist.²
Potter, journalist, on his blog: www.GreenistheNewRed.com/blog
³How can you have a war on terrorism, when war is terrorism? Governments
--- Howard Zinn,
from a recent lecture in Madison, WI,
on ³The Uses of
History and The War on Terrorism²
³This (AETA) bill was written to have a chilling effect...I am for
protecting the first amendment and not creating a special class of
violations for a specific type of protest. Just as we need to protect
peoples' right to conduct their work without fear of assault, so too this
Congress has yet to address some fundamental ethical principles with respect
to animals. How should animals be treated humanely? This is a debate that
hasn't come here.²
--- US Rep Dennis
to AETA, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
on the floor of
Congress, moments before it was passed
in a yah/nay
vote, 4-2 vote, Monday, November 13, 2006
Targeting Activists as
AETA Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act passes the House
November 13, 2006
What Went Wrong with AETA?
Why didn¹t the Animal Rights Community
Where was the
& Why are so few in the media
covering this story?
with our guests
Award-winning reporter based in Washington, D.C.,
focuses on how the War on Terrorism affects civil
animal rights activist and spokesperson, SHAC 7-
6 individuals and an organization convicted under the existing Animal
Enterprise Protection Act
and opening with
Talking Turkey: Thomas & Thumbalina
Fine, Feathered Friends from Cornwall, UK
with our guest, their adopted mom
Mary Alice Pollard
Cornwall's Voice for
Animals - UK
representing The International Organization for
Go Vegan Texas!
Mondays @ 10am (CDT) on Pacifica Radio, KPFT, 90.1
You might call Will Potter, the Paul Revere of our movement. The
independent investigative journalist was sounding out warnings about the
threat to civil liberties, for months, if AETA passed. Last August he was
the lone voice to testify against it at the Congressional hearings, whereas
the biomedical industry packed the room. Soon after, he gave one of the
keynote speeches at the 2006 AR conference in Washington, DC, and told a
packed audience of animal rights supporters: ³Everyone needs to be damned
scared about what¹s going on.²
He ended his speech saying animal rights activists are the ³canaries of the
He appeared on Go Vegan Texas! a month later, September 18, and the very
last thing he said was again to issue a warning to the animal rights
community to rally against this bill¹s passage because of the dire
consequences to our civil liberties.
A month later, October 16, various groups finally met in Washington, DC, to
rally under the banner, Equal Justice Ålliance. It was a little too
late...On Monday, November 13, on the first day back from Election Recess,
with only 6 members of the House on the floor, and only one member, Dennis
Kucincich, speaking in opposition, AETA passed quickly in a 4-2 yay/nay
voice vote. It is on its way to the President¹s desk, as it passed
unanimously in the Senate in a month earlier.
Will gave this post op on his blog, three days later:
³Industry groups have said again and again that Congress needed to pass the
Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act this week because the original legislation,
the Animal Enterprise Protection Act, didn¹t go far enough. There are
loopholes in the law, they say, that allow for ³tertiary targeting.² They
also have said again and again that the expanded law won¹t be used to target
First Amendment activity.
Meanwhile, as corporations and the politicians that represent them rushed
through this legislation, a group of nonviolent activists prepared to spend
the next several years in prison. The remaining defendants in the Stop
Huntingdon Animal Cruelty case Josh, Jake, Kevin, Lauren and Darius began
their prison sentences today.
I try to avoid using loaded descriptions like ³Orwellian,² because using
them too often waters down the true meaning. But as these activists headed
off to prison this morning, I kept thinking ³War is Peace.² Members of
Congress and industry groups have pulled off a PR feat that would make
Joseph McCarthy proud...²
We are proud to have Will Potter with us this morning on Go Vegan Texas! and
he will be joined by Andrea Lindsay, an animal rights activist and
spokesperson for the SHAC 7, six of whom began serving lengthy prison
sentences for running a controversial website promoting the closure of the
notorious animal testing lab, Huntington Life Sciences.
Thank you for listening to Go Vegan Texas! today with an open mind and
Host, Go Vegan Texas!
Every Monday @ 10am (CDT) on Pacifica Radio
KPFT-Houston, 90.1 FM and 89.5 FM-Galveston
Listen live on www.govegantexas.org
Or later on the KPFT Archive: http://archive.kpft.org
Every Animal You Eat
Was Running for Her Life
Show Compassion! Go Vegan!
Contact Information on Today¹s Guests:
Will Potter is the only journalist keeping up, on a daily basis, with the
assault on our civil liberties. There is a Donate page on his blog, you can
access that will keep GreenistheNewRed running. As traffic to the site
keeps increasing, so do operation costs. Your contribution will be used
exclusively to maintain, and expand, GreenIsTheNewRed.com and raise
awareness about the rapid erosion of civil liberties in the name of the War
Animal Rights Activist & Spokesperson, SHAC 7
SHAC Prisoner Information:
³Behind the Mask² a film by Shannon Keith
A documentary about people who risk their lives & freedom to save animals.
Ucaged Films started in 2004, and is dedicated to bringing animal liberation
issues to mainstream media.
info at uncagedfilms.com
Order your copy of this inspirational documentary on www.uncagedfilms.com :
The DVD is $20. Shipping & Handling within the U.S. is $2.95.
Mary Alice Pollard
Animal Rights Activist UK & photographer
Cornwall¹s Voice for Animals UK
Representing The International Organization for Animal Protection
Cvfa.uk at virgin.net
Music United for Animals - Maria Daines, UK singer-songwriter¹s just
released world-wide distribution of her CD of 13 songs exposing various
issues of animal cruelty --- vivisection, puppy mills, cicuses, factory and
fur farms, circuses which made its pre American debut on Go Vegan Texas! on
October 16 (click on KPFT Archives: http://archive.kpft.org) or to order
copies of her CD whose sale will benefit no kill animal shelters around the
globe, visit Maria¹s website: http://maria-daines.com
December Drive for the Animals Bring blankets and bedding, good quality
pet food (like Nutro, Nature¹s Recipes, Royal Canin, in adult, puppy &
kitty), pet toys and supplies, like clay litter, shampoos, etc., to the
Cooper Animal Clinic, 1136 Heights Blvd. You may leave on the front porch
with your name so we can thank you! Or drop it by KPFT while Go Vegan Texas!
is on the air and we will happily deliver it for you.
Shop Compassion This Holiday Support Local animal sanctuaries and rescue
groups that work year-round to help the animals in need, like Friends of
BARC, Rescue Bank, Friends for Life, Scout¹s Honor, Saint Francis Wolf
Sanctuary, Spirit Acres Farm Equine Rescue & Sanctuary , Habitat for Horses,
to name just a few of the worthy causes...
Alternative Gift Giving...Stop shopping the malls and supporting sweat shop
businesses...Support local artists, buy books from local bookstores and
small publishing houses... Please suggest other ideas and we will add them
to the list and announce them on our December shows. Write:
info at govegantexas.org
Catch ³Fast Food Nation² in local theaters Greenway and Angelika. We hope
to have the director, Houston born Richard Linklater, a vegan, on as a guest
soon... The book turned into a movie shows how illegal immigrant/ workers
from Mexico are exploited by corrupt corporations whose fast food chains
feed an unhealthy diet.
Adopt a Friend - KPFT
Anne Kilgore, producer
Airs daily at its new time: 4:58pm, daily, right before the 5pm KPFT local
Adopt a Friend is part of a community effort by KPFT listener sponsored
radio and Houston area animal rescue groups to introduce animal friends for
adoption that are in need of a loving forever home. Each week, several
animals from BARC (Bureau of Animal & Regulatory Control) as well as animal
friends from other animal control facilities and animal rescue groups are
Tune in each day @ 4:58pm to the Adopt a Friend show and help us find homes
for these great companion animals --- cats, dogs, and horses. Remember,
adopt and discover a friend for life.
ROAR: Reaching Out for Animal Rights - WBAI
Listen Live online @ http://www.wbai.org
Or later on the Archives. WBAI offers archived sound files of all programs
and some podcasts for 90 days (public affairs)
Debut of new animal rights program on Pacifica Radio¹s NYC affiliate, WBAI,
this Friday, Dec 1st
>From noon to 1pm (CDT). Included in this one hour show is - news, music and
an interview this
week with Charles Patterson, author of Eternal Treblinka, Our Treatment of
Animals and the Holocaust.
You'll hear why "to animals, all humans are Nazis;" how humans emerged as
the master species; how
methods of industrialization began with the slaughter of animals and lead to
the slaughter of humans; how Eugenics and Hitler's final solution got their
horrific start with the animals.
Feedback - as well as participation and suggestions for future shows
(topics, books to review, news, music, people to interview) - always
Thanks for listening to our R.O.A.R.! and for all your actions on behalf of
(non human) animals, human ones AND our very precious planet.
Help Make ROAR! a Roaring Success!!!
Yoga for Peace Radio - KPFT
Roslyn Earle, founder, Yoga for Peace * http://www.yogaforpeace.com
Suzy Shapiro, founder, Yoga Association of Houston *
A regular Open Journal program, airing this month on Tuesday, November 28 @
noon on KPFT with guest Ana Forrest, a recognized worldwide pioneer in yoga
and healing. She will be in Houston December 15-17, conducting workshops at
the Houstonian Hotel.
Yoga For Peace Radio is a platform to gather up the points of light that are
Houston's rich Yoga Community and create a beacon that will motivate,
educate and illuminate all those who desire to lift up their body, mind and
We discuss the attributes, concepts, spirituality and practical information
about Yoga and bring you news about related events from around town and
beyond. These issues will benefit the Houston Community at large, young and
old, those currently practicing Yoga and those new to the concepts of Yoga.
For more information visit: http://www.yogaforpeaceradio.com
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