The following is a list of resources regarding anti-oppressive education and organizing. This list is by no means comprehensive & will be continuously updated.
If you see a resource here that should be or should not be listed, please contact us!
- Direct action & Legal rights during protest
- Independent News, Radio & Media
- Indigenous resistance, Settler solidarity & Anti-colonial organizing
- Police, Prisons & Political Repression
- Queer and Trans* Liberation, Cis-privilege & Heteronormativity
- Communities of Color, Anti-racism & White privilege
- Privilege, Allyship & Anti-oppressive organizing
- Earth, Environmental defense & Pipelines
- Feminism, Genders & Anti-patriarchy
- Ableism and mental, physical, emotional (dis)abilities
- Religion & Spirituality
- Consumerism, Food justice & Capitalism
- Animal Rights, Veganism & Speciesism
- ELK original resources
1. Direct action & Legal rights during protest
*The information should not be intended as legal advice, as laws are always changing*
- A legal guide for activists
Produced by the Movement Defence Committee of the Law Union of Ontario, June, 2010
- ARRESTED at a demo or other political action? REPORTING an arrest?
Movement Defence Committee in Toronto
- Know Your Rights: A Citizen’s Guide to Rights When Dealing With Police
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
- KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Protesters’ Edition
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
- Know Your Rights: an activist’s guide to the law
- What To Do If The Police Come Knockin
Developed by the Movement Defence Committee and the Summit Legal Project of the Law Union of Ontario
- PROTESTERS’ GUIDE TO THE LAW OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
‘Take Back Our Community’ Edition
Produced by Leo McGrady Q.C. McGrady & Company Lawyers
- A LEGAL PRIMER FOR U.S. ACTIVISTS ATTENDING PROTESTS IN CANADA
Movement Defence Committee in Toronto
- The Activists’ Legal Project
A not for profit collective which provides information about the law to a wide range of grassroots social change activists as well as people who are considering taking action for the first time.
2. Independent News, Radio & Media
- ACAB Media
Anti-Capitalist / Anarchist Based Media.
- Animal Voices
Animal liberation radio show broadcasting in Toronto, covers local, national, global, and politically diverse campaigns, struggles and victories of the animal liberation movement. Tune in for interviews with a broad spectrum of activists and academics working toward the liberation of animals, social justice, and environmental health.
- Animal Voices (Vancouver)
Western Canada’s only program dedicated solely to animal advocacy and compassionate living. Each week we delve into various issues from agriculture, vivisection, and fashion, to the “pet” industry, conservation, and intersections.
A place for animal advocates to gather and discuss issues, exchange ideas, and share information.
- Democracy Now!
A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program.
- The Dodo
We’re witnessing a profound shift in the way people regard animals. The Dodo will channel this shift every day by covering the most important and fascinating stories including photos, videos, Vines, etc. And we want you to join us: Share your stories, your pictures, your media, anything animal-related, and you’ll be part of an unprecedented community for all those who love animals, are concerned about their welfare — and want to make a difference.
- Freedom of Species
A radio show that draws on all disciplines that have a fascination, an appreciation and a belief in a better world for all animals: conservation, philosophy, sociology, art, literature, science, film, history, politics and the vegan and animal rights movements.
- Indigenous Action Media (IAM)
Providing strategic media support and direct action to address issues impacting Indigenous communities. IAM offers media strategy consultation and support in the face of environmental & social injustices. We do this through direct support, workshops, web and graphic design services, documentaries and youth empowerment projects.
- The Indignants
An independent alternative media team based out of London, Ontario, Canada. We identify as an anarchist collective and seek to fill in the gaps left by the mainstream corporate-controlled media and their lack of accurate representation at the community level.
- Intercontinental Cry (IC)
An independent volunteer-run magazine that provides intelligent news and analysis, insightful videos and hard-hitting commentary in support of the global indigenous movement.
- The Media Co-op
A coast-to-coast network of local media co-operatives dedicated to providing grassroots, democratic coverage of their communities and of Canada.
- The Peak Magazine
The Peak is a web and print magazine published five times a year in Guelph, Ont. We focus our energies on publishing under reported news and analysis from the local anarchist and antagonistic movements in Southern Ontario. We are the cheerleaders of a coming storm which wishes to see the end of capitalism and the social relations developed within it. We are in it for total freedom, and nothing less.
- POOR Magazine
A poor people led/indigenous people led, grassroots non-profit,arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, art, education and advocacy to silenced youth, adults and elders in poverty across the globe.
- Sentient Cincinnati
Independent news on the human-animal community, offering analysis of the ideas, policies, and relationships that bind us animals to each other.
A quarterly, independent, radical, newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective.
- The Talon Conspiracy
An online archive preserving the history of protest movements for animal rights and environmentalism.
- Team Earthling
An independent Australian vegan podcast and blog dedicated to the idea that animals are not ours to use.
- T.O.F.U. magazine
Focuses on promoting and supporting those who dedicate their lives to change. From highlighting their stories within the magazine to sponsoring their projects through the T.O.F.U. grant program, the magazine understands that we are all in this together. With each issue, the hope is to encourage readers to think for themselves in a world that so often hopes you do just as you’re told.
- The Sparrow Project
A boutique publicity and creative direction agency. We help grassroots projects for social change claim their own media narratives, through distributing targeted press releases, specialized event promotions and impeccably subversive art direction.
- Two Row Times
A free weekly news publication aimed at reaching the Ontario-wide Native market as well as Haudenosaunee communities in the United States.
- Upside Down World
An online magazine covering activism and politics in Latin America.
- Warrior Publications
Published in occupied Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, Canada). Its purpose is to promote warrior culture, fighting spirit, and resistance movements.
3. Indigenous resistance, Settler solidarity & Anti-colonial organizing
- Decolonial Food for Thought
An antispeciesist standpoint grounded in the teachings shared with us by our communities and elders which include our relatives, the slithering two and four legged animals (humans included) the land, water, plants & seeds…
- “History in our Faces on Occupied Land: A Race Relations Timeline”
By Vancouver Status of Women – Feminist Working Group
- “Racialization of Poverty: Indigenous Women, the Indian Act and Systemic Oppression – REASONS FOR RESISTANCE”
By Angela Sterritt
- Colonization and Decolonization: A Manual for Indigenous Liberation in the 21st Century
- 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance
By Gord Hill
By Zigzag & Keyway, Long Hot Summer ‘99
- Decolonization is not a metaphor
By Eve Tuck & K. Wayne Yang
- Unsettling Ourselves: Reflections and Resources for Deconstructing Colonial Mentality
A sourcebook compiled by Unsettling Minnesota
- Decolonizing Animal Liberation
This blog was created and currently managed by Darren Chang, animal liberation activist living on Unceded Coast Salish Territories, Turtle Island (so-called Vancouver, BC, Canada), traditional, ancestral, and occupied land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) people.
- Reclaim Turtle Island
Defend our Lands. Shut Down the tar sands.
- Unsettling America: Decolonization in Theory & Practice
An emerging decentralized network of autonomous groups and individuals dedicated to mental and territorial decolonization throughout Turtle Island and the “Americas.” We are not here to document Statist, top-down legislative/governmental “decolonization” from above, but rather the mental, spiritual, and psychological decolonization and liberation that can only come from below and within, and does not seek sanction or legitimization from abstract (and fundamentally illegitimate) external power structures in seeking true sovereignty and self-determination for ourselves and for all people.
- Defenders of the Land
A network of Indigenous communities and activists in land struggle across Canada, including Elders and youth, women and men, was founded at a historic meeting in Winnipeg from November 12-14, 2008. Defenders is the only organization of its kind in the territory known as Canada – Indigenous-led, free of government or corporate funding, and dedicated to building a fundamental movement for Indigenous rights. We will be holding a second gathering this year, where we will decide on collective action and a strategy to build the movement through education and organizing.
- Unist’ot’en Camp
A resistance community whose purpose is to protect sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory from several proposed pipelines from the Tar Sands Gigaproject and shale gas from Hydraulic Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region.
- Indigenous Environmental Network
Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ).
- Cultural Survival
Partnering with Indigenous Peoples to Defend their Lands, Languages, and Cultures
- There is No “We”: V-Day, Indigenous Women and the Myth of Shared Gender Oppression
By Lauren Chief Elk
- Unsettling Minnesota
A collective of non-Dakota people working in solidarity towards decolonization in Dakota homelands.
- Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (Missing Justice)
A grassroots solidarity collective based in Montreal that works to eliminate violence and discrimination against Indigenous women living in Quebec. The collective seeks to consult and collaborate with Indigenous communities and organizations to foster understanding and dispel harmful stereotypes commonly held in regards to Indigenous women who are targets of violence.
- TRIBAL EQUITY TOOLKIT 2.0: TRIBAL RESOLUTIONS AND CODES TO SUPPORT TWO SPIRIT & LGBT JUSTICE IN INDIAN COUNTRY
4. Police, Prisons & Political Repression
- RECON 2013: POLICING & COUNTERINSURGENCY
- Committee Against Political Repression
Against all forms of repression, including repression of those who challenge capitalism, the state, hierarchy, and domination.
- The Equal Justice Alliance
Coalition of animal protection and other social justice organizations formed in November of 2006 to defend freedom of speech and assembly by defeating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA).
- Green is the New Red
Focus on how fear of “terrorism” is being exploited to push a political and corporate agenda. Specifically, I focus on how animal rights and environmental advocates are being branded “eco-terrorists” in what many are calling the Green Scare.
- How to Write Your First Letter to Someone in Prison
by Pretty Queer
- Suggestions for Supporting Prisoners
- Anarchist Black Cross Federation
Since the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC), has been on the frontline in supporting those imprisoned for struggling for freedom and liberty.
- bored but not broken
i expect to spend most of 2012 in jail for my participation in organizing the protests against the G20 leaders summit in toronto in the summer of 2010. this blog is for me to communicate with you while i’m locked up.
- RECON 2013: FIGHTING CORPORATE CONTROL
- Political Prison
By Walter Bond
5. Queer and Trans* Liberation, Cis-privilege & Heteronormativity
- Coming Out for Animal Rights: LGBTQ Animal Advocates Make the Connection
By Jasmin Singer
- Fat Gay Vegan
I carry a bit of extra weight, I am into guys and I enjoy cruelty-free food and drink. Join this Fat Gay Vegan on a journey of eating and drinking around the United Kingdom (and occasionally further afield) as I chronicle my plant-based adventures.
- Queering Animal Liberation
An anthology in progress
- Queer Vegan
All about being queer and vegan (funnily enough) in a non-vegan, hetero-normative world. I cover topics from food, recipes and healthy eating, to sticking your fingers up at the gender binary and dealing with living without gender. The way I see it, life is too short to live inside a box created for us by societies norms. Screw them and let’s live queer!
- Queering the Politics of Animal Rights with VINE Sanctuary
- 10 seriously easy things cis people can do
- Shaking Things Up: Queer Rights / Animal Rights
Mirha-Soleil Ross is many things: transsexual videomaker, performance artist, prostitute and long-time activist for prostitute and sex workers’ rights, and advocate for queer rights and animal rights.
- Those Queer Animals: Queer Liberation and Fat-Positive Veganism
- 30+ Examples of Heterosexual Privilege in the US
- Politics Of Queer & Trans Organizing
By Kim Milan
- Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp (TWAC)
TWAC is an action camp for folks who identify as female, transgender, transsexual, gender queer and gender variant. This is an intentional space to share campaign information and direct action skills in a conscientious, supportive, empowering and encouraging environment for voices often marginalized. At then end of the camp, we take collective action on issues of importance.
An ecofeminist, LGBTQ-run farmed animal sanctuary
- BEAGLES, PIT BULLS, GAY PEOPLE, FLAMINGOES: A CHANCE TO BE WHO THEY WERE BORN TO BE
By Jasmin Singer
- Queer Zine Archive Project
- Queer Vegan Cunt
Vegan · Feminist · Queer · Kelsey
- Respect All Animals
20. Vegan. Rat mom. Cis woman. Pansexual. Introvert. Intersectional feminist. Engaged. RHCP/Beatles/Lorde fan. Mexican and Filipino. Lover of the sun.
- Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project
TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender people—inside and outside of prison—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom. We work in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen us for the fight against imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures. We seek to create a world rooted in self determination, freedom of expression, and gender justice.
- Survivor Project
A non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence through caring action, education and expanding access to resources and to opportunities for action.
- 30+ Examples of Cisgender Privilege
- Nothing Between Us…But Love: Intersectionality & Allyship In Queer, Trans & 2 Spirit Communities
By Kim Milan
6. Communities of Color, Anti-racism & White privilege
- RECON 2013: THE COLOR OF ANIMAL RIGHTS
- White Supremacy Culture
by Tema Okun
- Decolonizing Antiracism
by Bonita Lawrence and Enakshi Dua
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
by Peggy McIntosh
- Explaining Racism to White Veg*Ns & Speciesism to Non-Veg*N POCs
by Vegans of Color
- Challenging White Supremacy Workshop
- Animal Liberationists of Color
- Portland Vegans of Color
- Sistah Vegan Project
Isn’t about veganism as much as it is about what life and phenomenon look like through the consciousness of black vegan girls and women – using critical race, feminist, decolonial, as well as vegan frameworks
- Sisters of Resistance
Anti-Imperialist Pro-Vegan Radical Queer Feminist Hip-Hop & Grime Revolutionaries
Vegans of Color
A space to give a voice to vegans of color. Many vegan spaces seem to be assumed (consciously or not) to be white by default, with the dialogue within often coming from a place of white privilege. We’re not single-issue here. All oppressions are connected.
- Vegan Hip Hop Movement
Where food justice with a plant-based/decolonial diet perspective meet hip hop and where we explore the intersections of other animal/human/earth liberation. hip hop is rooted in resistance and rich with experience in fighting for social justice. veganism is about practicing compassion and is motivated by living cruelty-free for the sake of other animals. the fusion of veganism and hip hop is designed to promote holistic activism.
- Black Girl Dangerous
100% reader-funded, non-profit project working to help amplify the voices of queer and trans* people of color!
- Personal Empowerment with Black Feminism
By Dr. Alexis P. Gumbs
- White Noise Collective
We are a collective of people who (mostly) identify as female and who have experienced the world with white skin privilege. As individuals, we come from diverse class backgrounds, religious and spiritual traditions, ethnicities and sexual orientations. We are informed and inspired by the intersectional analyses of influential Black feminist theorists as well as the work of our antiracist white ancestors.
- The Angry Black Woman
Why am I angry? Lots of reasons. The aforementioned racism and sexism. The way that our culture perpetuates racism and sexism then lies about what it’s doing. The fact that minorities, poor people, immigrants (both illegal and legal), and other marginalized parties are still treated like the gum on the shoe of the white, male power structure in this country and yet we’re all told that things are getting better. Things are not getting better.
- Racism versus speciesism: A moral battleground?
By Katrina Fox
- No One Is Illegal
A group of immigrants, refugees and allies who fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect.
- Migrants Know Your Rights
- Racism, Intersectionality & Allyship
By Kim Milan
- “Meet Us at Our Table:” The Problems with the White Savior Complex
By Toi Scott
- The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
Focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. Our workshops utilize a systemic approach that emphasizes learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized racial oppression and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism for perpetuating racism.
- DISMANTLING RACISM: A RESOURCE BOOK
7. Privilege, Allyship & Anti-oppressive organizing
- Allyship & Solidarity Guidelines
Interview with Harsha Walia
- Anti-Oppression Facilitation Guide, Resource Zine, Spring, 2014
ANTI-OPPRESSION RESOURCE AND TRAINING ALLIANCE (AORTA)
- 4 Ways to Push Back Against Your Privilege
By Mia McKenzie
- Calling IN: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable
By Ngọc Loan Trần
- HeteroPatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing
By Andrea Smith
- SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ALLY! A zine on anti-oppression, allyship, and being a less shitty person
- Ally Bill of Responsibilities
By Dr. Lynn Gehl, Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe
- Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally-Industrial Complex
- The Anti Oppression Network
A community collective dedicated to helping individuals, community collectives, groups, non profit organizations and society as a whole re-evaluate, unlearn, relearn, and understand, in a deep and meaningful way, the importance of decolonization and anti-oppression principles and policy. We are interested in building self-capacity in order to fully support and utilize privileges in the best interest of marginalized beings and mother earth.
- ANTI-OPPRESSION RESOURCE AND TRAINING ALLIANCE (AORTA)
AORTA is a collective of educators devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy. AORTA works as consultants and facilitators to expand the capacity of cooperative, collective, and community-based projects through education, training, and planning. AORTA bases trainings on an intersectional approach to liberation because we believe that true change requires uprooting all systems of oppression.
- No More “Allies”
By Mia McKenzie
- So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All ‘Allies’ Need to Know
By Jamie Utt
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Good Ally
An active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person of privilege seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group of people
- RECON 2013: BUILDING AN INTER-GENERATIONAL MOVEMENT
- EMBODYING ANTI-OPPRESSION
By Kim Milan
- Seeds for Change
We’re a network of independent activist training co-ops providing training and workshops on group and campaign skills. We support people who want to make our world a better and more sustainable place.
- Training for Change
Reliable training tools (or activities/exercises), based on our direct education approach, rooted in popular education.
- Center for Story-based Strategy (CSS)
A national movement-building organization dedicated to harnessing the power of narrative for social change.
- People’s Commission Facilitator’s Manual
The facilitator’s manual was developed as a guide for leading discussions and classes on immigration security measures, racism, and exclusion.
8. Earth, Environmental defense & Pipelines
- RECON 2013: COMMUNITY COALITIONS TO DEFEAT ENERGY EXPORTS
- The Earth First! Journal
The voice of the radical environmental movement. Published quarterly, it contains reports on direct action; articles on the preservation of wilderness and biological diversity; news and announcements about EF! and other radical environmental groups; investigative articles; critiques of the entire environmental movement; book and music reviews; essays exploring ecological theory and a sometimes-lively letters to the editor section.
- The FracTracker Alliance
A non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the public’s understanding of the impacts of the global oil and gas industry by collecting, interpreting, and sharing data and visualizations.
- The Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN)
A grassroots, volunteer-run group that works to bring the voices and experiences of communities impacted by extractive industries to Toronto, Canada, a country where over 75% of global mining businesses ar
- Pipe Up Against Enbridge
BC communities & First Nations working to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.
- Resistance Ecology
We want to build a movement for animal and ecological liberation and resistance
that is multi-layered, unified, diverse and intersectional. Animal
liberation and radical ecology do not need to be isolated, disparate,
ahistorical, and fragmented movements. They can and must become part of
the language and dialogue of social justice.
- Rising Tide – Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories
A grassroots environmental justice collective committed to fighting the root causes of climate change and the interconnected destruction of land, water, and air.
- Whiteness and Sustainability: Reflecting on Race, Class, and Green Living
By Cosmology of Whiteness
- Rainforest Action Network
Campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.
9. Feminism, Genders & Anti-patriarchy
- Their Bodies, Our Selves: Moving Beyond Sexism and Speciesism
By pattrice jones
- Carol J. Adams
I am blogging about life as I see it as a feminist-vegan. This includes critiquing images that proliferate in our culture that depict (still) the sexual politics of meat, providing great vegan recipes, reflecting on caregiving, and, when the spirit moves, celebrating all things Jane Austen!
- Guerrilla Feminism
An intersectional feminist collective, which aims to create an online dialogue between various communities about women’s and gender issues.
- Anarcha Library
The Library is an Anarcha-Feminist and Gender Anarchy resource page as part of the larger anarcha.org project and is intended to provide you all with a source of important contemporary (and older) anarcha-feminist documents…
One of the oldest feminist blogs online designed by and run by women from the ground up
- Feminists for Animal Rights: An Ecofeminist Alliance
FAR sought to shine light on the connections between the treatment of women and animals under patriarchy. FAR also worked to raise consciousness about the links between social injustices and the degradation and destruction of nature and the earth.
- Let Patriarchy Burn!
- Marti Kheel Publications
- Dismantling the Patriarchy: Thriving as an Ecosystem
By Molly Tamulevich
- On Practicing Vulnerability
- Vancouver Status of Women (VSW)
A Feminist Working Group operating on Coast Salish Lands. VSW operates as a non-profit, feminist, community-based organization with a vision of freedom and self-determination for all through responsible, socially just, healthy and joyful communities both locally and globally. VSW organizes communities of women to develop strategies that address the wide variety of issues concerning women. VSW believes that women of diverse backgrounds working together can transform society. Diverse backgrounds include, but are not limited to: class, poverty, race, ethnicity, language, age, ability, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
- Vegan Feminist Agitator
- Tofu Goddess
Emily, 17. cis, she/her pronouns. high carb ethical vegan, feminist, green living enthusiast, pagan, bisexual.
- vegan feminista
This page is devoted to exposing the links between sexism and speciesism. It will also challenge non-vegan feminists on their speciesism, and sexist vegans on their sexism. We seek to create a movement that will end all injustice and oppression, and create peace.
Musings from a feminist vegan rabble-rouser.
- 30+ Examples of Male Privilege
- The Task Force on Gender and Cultural Change
Gathers resource materials dealing with violence against women and animals.
- Animals and Society Institute
Think tank that supports practice to address the relation between animal cruelty and other violence and promotes action to protect animals through the adoption of ethical, compassionate public policy.
- Thinking Like a Chicken: Farm Animals And The Feminine Connection
By Karen Davis
- Intersectionality, Allyship & Women’s Leadership
By Kim Milan
10. Ableism and mental, physical, emotional (dis)abilities
- Social Justice Project – Ableism
- Disability & Sexuality
By Mia Mingus
- Queer Vegan Cat Lady
My name is Allyson, I am a 26 year old Pagan, Vegan, Queer cat lady, suffering from chronic illnesses. I love science fiction, books, Doctor Who, crafts, tattoos, animals, and all manner of geekery!
- Disabled Vegan Chick
A blog dedicated to being a gluten-free vegan spoonie.
- Chronically Vegan
Mary. Ethical inclusive vegan. Environmentalist. Feminist. Queer. Cis (she/her pronouns). In 20s. Chronic illness warrior.
- 2012 Queer & Asian Conference
By Mia Mingus
Examining the intersections of disability and animal liberation.
- The Eco-Ability Collective
A collective of academics and activists bridging the gap for social justice between dis-ability, animals, and the environment.
- Fear of Feeling: Trauma and Recovery in the Animal Liberation Movement
By pattrice jones
- Able-bodied Privilege : Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
- Learn American Sign Language (ASL)
- Disability Justice Activists Look at “Ways to Maintain Ableism”
- The Icarus Project
Envisioning a new culture and language that resonates with our actual experiences of ‘mental illness’ rather than trying to fit our lives into a conventional framework.
- Moving Beyond Disablism in Environmentalism and Animal Advocacy
- Home Remodelling
A guide that hopes to help caregivers and those living with disabilities understand the available federal grants as well as tools that can help create a home that is accessible.
11. Religion & Spirituality
- Call to Compassion: Religious Perspectives on Animal Advocacy
By Lisa Kemmerer and Anthony J. Nocella
- Animals and World Religions
By Lisa Kemmerer
- Zen Habits
Finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.
- Decolonizing Yoga
Where spirituality meets social justice.
- How Do You Define Yourself?
By Alan Watts
- Examining Power & Privilege In Yoga
yoga and social justice
12. Consumerism, Food justice & Capitalism
- Food Empowerment Project
Creating a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage healthy food choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in low-income areas.
- Food Not Bombs
A loose-knit group of independent collectives, serving free vegan in acts of solidarity – not charity.
- Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount campaigns against regressive government policies as they affect poor and working people. In addition, we provide direct-action advocacy for individuals against welfare and ODSP, public housing and others who deny poor people what they are entitled to. We believe in the power of people to organize themselves. We believe in the power of resistance.
- Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW)
A grassroots advocacy group based in Toronto and Vancouver. Composed of migrant workers and allies, we fight for the interests of workers in Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program, including workers in the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the Agricultural Stream.
- Story of Stuff
A story of consumerism & waste
- 30+ Examples of Middle-to-Upper Class Privilege
- Cultivating Radical Activism, Vitality, & Education (CRAVE)
A grassroots food justice movement growing youth leadership with critical analysis, creative art, & direct action.
- United Farm Workers
To provide farm workers and other working people with the inspiration and tools to share in society’s bounty.
- When did slavery get a pass?
APPETITE FOR JUSTICE BY FOOD EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
- The Nature Of White Supremacy and Capitalism
By Junot Diaz
13. Animal Rights, Veganism & Speciesism
- Animal Liberation Front
To abolish institutionalized animal exploitation because it assumes that animals are property.
- Animal Rights & AntiOppression
Dedicated to advocating for animal rights and other causes, from an antioppression perspective and featuring independent voices.
- Animal Visions
A blog dedicated to animal liberation and healing animal-human relationships.
- Carnism Awareness & Action Network (CAAN)
CAAN is a charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness of and transforming carnism, the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals.
- Connect the Dots (CtD)
A forthcoming collection of essays exploring the above, often referred to as the commonality of oppression. CtD highlights the indisputable links between human, animal, and environmental well-being, fostering a connectionist movement – a movement of individuals who reject the false dichotomies dividing our movements and are dedicated to working comprehensively towards a peaceful and just world FOR ALL.
- Counting Animals
A blog that aims to collect, generate, analyze, organize, present and interpret quantitative information related to the animal advocacy movement. Occasionally, it will employ tools and insights from computer science and mathematics to discover facts pertinent to the animal advocacy movement. From time to time, it may also make number-related nerdy observations of no use to anybody.
- Esther the Wonder Pig
Esther is some pig. She was misrepresented as a “micro pig” and sold to Steve and Derek in the Summer of 2012. She was just 4 pounds, and in under 2 years she grew to be 500 pounds! Derek and Steve kept Esther anyways. She was accustomed to home life, and so the whole family went on an adventure of a lifetime.
- The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (APFA)
One of the oldest animal protection groups in Canada, working to end the commercial fur trade.
- These Glass Walls
A dedicated space to raise awareness of animal rights and welfare issues. I care deeply for the welfare and rights of all animals, but I have a special interest in farmed animals; they are systematically abused and cruelly slaughtered by the billions every year, in North America alone. And most people don’t give this a thought.
- Guide to Vegan Living
This guide aims to explain and simplify the essentials of vegan living. It also offers a step-by-step guide for transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, and aims to help overcome any perceived barriers to vegan living.
Blog dedicated to lifting living beings from all forms of oppression including speciesism, racism, classism, genderism and nationalism.
- Hunt Saboteurs Association
The only organisation that works directly in the field to protect wildlife from the hunter.
- Human Liberation is Animal Liberation
By educating ourselves on the intersections between our movements, and by building an intersectional analysis of oppression into our activism, we can simultaneously fight for the liberation of humans, nonhuman animals, and the earth, strengthening all movements.
- Institute for Critical Animal Studies
Academic field of study dedicated to the abolition of animal and ecological exploitation, oppression, and domination. ICAS is grounded in a broad global emancipatory inclusionary movement for total liberation and freedom.
- Students for Critical Animal Studies
An international association of students dedicated to the abolition of animal and ecological exploitation, oppression, and domination. SCAS challenges students to view social justice from a more inclusive and intersectional perspective, while providing a forum for the meeting of academia and activism.
- Kindred Animality
The goal of this blog is to address the nature of the human and nonhuman animal condition both in relation to each other and separate from one another, and to reach a higher appreciation of animals through a deeper understanding of animal behavior, learning, and psychology.
- Liberation BC
A world in which humans recognize and respect that all animals have a fundamental right to life, liberty and the freedom from human-caused exploitation and harm.
- Liberation Lens
A blog that highlights movements and insights that foster true ecological and social transformation. We only get better through collaboration.
- One Green Planet
Your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet. Our goal is to cut through the noise around issues related to food, health, animals and the environment and empower you to not only make better choices, but also take action and bring about change.
- Other Nations
Offering information, inspiration, and support for human beings working to end speciesism.
- Our Hen House
Produces resources that you can use in order to find your own way to create change for animals. Using video, audio, interviews, reviews, and the written word, it provides daily updates on what you need to create change. Changemakers come in all shapes and sizes –artists, grassroots activists, academics, lawyers, students, business moguls, media darlings, etc. No matter what your niche is, Our Hen House aims to give you what you need to be part of a new world for animals.
While out of print, Satya maintains a website with back issues of their wonderful magazine that explores issues of vegetarianism, environmentalism, animal advocacy, and social justice.
- Quit Day
Information on how tobacco companies still conduct animal testing.
- Animal Blawg
Blog focuses on animal law, ethics and policy. It provides a forum for community and collegiality as well as debate and the exchange of ideas.
- The Save Movement
A global network of Save groups promoting a vegan lifestyle and mass-based, grassroots activism by bearing witness of farmed animals.
- Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)
An international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
- Striking at the Roots
- The Thinking Vegan
Focuses on ethical veganism as a social justice movement, as opposed to a dietary plan, and covers issues related to the use of animals for food, clothing, entertainment, scientific “research,” labor and pets.
- UBC Activists for Animals
A club dedicated to challenging how we think about animals and ultimately, to expose and ameliorate the oppression of animals.
- United Poultry Concerns (UPC)
The world’s foremost non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the respectful treatment of domestic fowl. UPC runs a haven for chickens in Virginia, and also teaches people about the egg and chicken meat industries, the natural lives of free chickens, pleasures and benefits of human-chicken companionship, and alternatives to chicken farming and the use of chickens in education and scientific experimentation.
- Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns!
An expanding into an environmental and social forum for important events. We have been an independent organization in service to the community, listing various activities around Vancouver to support the activists working for animals.
- The Veganomoly
I am unapologetically vegan, but that doesn’t mean I want non-vegans to be apologetic.Rather, I want them to consider changing the way they think about and use other animals.
- We Animals
An ambitious project which documents, through photography, animals in the human environment. We Animals aims to break down the barriers that humans have built which allow us to treat non-human animals as objects and not as beings with moral significance. The objective is to photograph our interactions with animals in such a way that the viewer finds new significance in these ordinary, often unnoticed situations of use, abuse and sharing of spaces.
14. ELK original resources
- Every slaughterhouse in Ontario
This map may seem overwhelming, but it visualizes how this violence is shared in all of our communities. Note the frequency of reports of worker abuse, health and environmental violations, or received massive grants from the Canadian governments.
- All fur-bearing exploitation in Ontario
An interactive map of furbearing animal exploitation in Ontario. This includes ‘farms’, trade sites and major suppliers in Ontario where fur-bearing animals are held captive, abused and oppressed. This does not include retail stores.
- All captive animal ‘entertainment’ in Ontario
An interactive map of all major captive animal facilities in Ontario, where animals are held and exploited for “entertainment”.
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