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Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals, 2004

Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals, 2004

Edited by Steven Best, PhD and
Anthony J. Nocella, II
Lantern Books
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New York, NY 10003
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$22.00 Softcover 391 pages

"Finally, a serious look at the latest liberation movement from an historical, philosophical and activist perspective. A must read for anyone concerned about the future of the movement for animal liberation. – Michael Gregor, M.D.

The first anthology of writings on the history, ethics, politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals joins academic and activist perspectives to offer powerful insights into this international organization. From Thomas Aquinas to the Patriot Act – plus personal experiences – the contributors explore the history of civil disobedience and sabotage and examine the meaning of words like "terrorism," "democracy" and "freedom." Contributors include UPC President Karen Davis , Steve Best, Pattrice Jones, Rod Coronado, Kevin Jonas, Judith Barad, Maxwell Schnurer, Tom Regan, Ingrid Newkirk, Anthony Nocella, Karen Dawn, and more!

Here are just a few of the dynamic essays in this historic book:

"Behind the Mask: Uncovering the Animal Liberation Front" by Steven Best, PhD and Anthony J. Nocella II

"Open Rescues: Putting a Face on Liberation" by Karen Davis, PhD

"My Experience with Government Harassment" by Rod Coronado

"Mothers with Monkeywrenches: Feminist Imperatives and the ALF" by Pattrice Jones

"At the Gates of Hell: The ALF and the Legacy of Holocaust Resistance" by Maxwell Schnurer, PhD

"It's War! The Escalating Battle Between Activists and the Corporate State Complex" by Steven Best, PhD

"Bricks and Bullhorns" by Kevin Jonas

"Defining Terrorism" by Steven Best, PhD, and Anthony J. Nocella II.

"From the Front Lines to the Front Page: An Analysis of ALF Media Coverage" by Karen Dawn

"Aquinas's Account of Anger Applied to the ALF" by Judith Barad, PhD