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Great Animal Rights event in town!

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So we’re back on track! We’ll be showing an inspiring film in town (again!), discussing serious stuff, eating yummy vegan food and partying wild. All In One! I’m gonna turn into DJ again and will be playing a lot of good tunes too!

The Movie Bold Native is coming back to Dublin on the 4th Aug for another screening by ALiberation. Also Animal Rights activists will hold a Q&A session along with delicious vegan food and an afterparty run by DJ Mister Kruk.

Bold Native

Bold Native is a fiction feature film. Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted by the United States government for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does. The film simultaneously follows a young woman who works for an animal welfare organization fighting within the system to establish more humane treatment of farmed animals. From abolitionists to welfarists, Bold Native takes on the issue of modern animal use and exploitation from several angles within the context of a road movie adventure story.

After 3 successful screenings in Ireland, ALiberation will be showing this amazing movie again. This time AR activists will host a Q & A afterwards via Skype about their involvement in the Animal Rights movement. This will be followed by delicious vegan food and an after-party that will take us into the early hours.

DJ Mister Kruk will be playing lots of political, vegan and environmental tunes! From riotous Atari Teenage Riot & Comrade Malone to the superb Irie Revoltes & Dead Prez.

Speakers to be announced shortly!

Please RSVP by sending an email to aliberationnow@gmail.com or on Facebook.

Also please forward this post and our Facebook event page far and wide.

Please note this event is alcohol & drugs free.

RSVP: Email to aliberationnow@gmail.com
Where: Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Templebar, Dublin 2
Time: 7pm
When: 4th August, Saturday
Price: €5
Contact: Aliberation, aliberationnow@gmail.com or post a comment here

The Future for Animals in Ireland 2011

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There will be a great conference on Animal Rights in Ireland soon! It’s all about sharing experience, reporting on progress, networking, and “recharging our batteries.” It brings our movement together under the banner of animal liberation from all forms of human oppression. We discuss and confront the terror perpetrated every day against billions of innocent, sentient nonhuman animals.

SPEAKERS:

DR. Jery Vlasak

The Abolitionist Struggle and Fight for the Freedom for Animals. Rebuilding the Abolitionist Revolution.

Dr. Roger Yates
Why People Protest and Take Direct Action – and Why They Must.

Greg Kelly
Why would a Rational Human Being Eat Meat?

Ed Long
The Campaign Against Fur in Ireland. What now?

Bernie Barrett
Problems faced by Irish Badgers.

A PANEL WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS WHEN TALKS CONCLUDE.

Jerry Vlasak USA (born circa 1958 in Austin, Texas) is an American trauma surgeon and animal rights activist. He is a press officer for the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, a former director of the Animal Defense League of Los Angeles, and an advisor to SPEAK, the Voice for the Animals.

Roger Yates is a lecturer in sociology at University College Dublin and the University of Wales, specializing in animal rights and social movements. He is a former Animal Liberation Front (ALF) press officer, and a co-founder of a number of “Action Groups” opposing various industries that exploit nonhuman animals. He is currently involved in Vegan Ireland, the vegan society of Ireland.

Greg Kelly. USA – is a renowned grassroots animal rights activist and inspirational abolitionist speaker – has been to demos in almost a dozen countries as well as all over the United States. He was first known for his work in NYC, helping to bring Huntingdon Life Sciences (vivisection laboratories) to its knees when they were kicked off the New York Stock Exchange. Since then Greg has helped many activist groups and strives towards total liberation. He is now the President of the newly founded Band Of Mercy in North America.

Ed Long – grassroots activist in Ireland, organiser for ALiberation, a Dublin based animal rights group, and committee member of Vegan Ireland.

Bernie Barrett- co-ordinator of Badgerwatch Ireland and well-known Irish animal rights campaigner.

This event is organised by THE ALLIANCE FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS. PO Box 4734. Dublin1. For more information ring Bernie Wright at 0872651720 email: bigbrownrat@gmail.com

All monies raised will go to help the poor of Jalalpurjattan, Pakistan.

12th July 2011
7:30pm
Buswells Hotel,
Molesworth Street, Dublin 1
Entry: 5 euro per person.

Please come along folks!

Written by Kruk

July 3, 2011 at 10:27 am

Bold Native returns to Greystones!

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Bold Native will be returning to The Happy Pear in Greystones for an encore screening on March 12th! Also nutritionist Gosia Desmond will run a lecture after the screening.

Bold Native is a fiction feature film. Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted by the United States government for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does. The film simultaneously follows a young woman who works for an animal welfare organization fighting within the system to establish more humane treatment of farmed animals. From abolitionists to welfarists, Bold Native takes on the issue of modern animal use and exploitation from several angles within the context of a road movie adventure story.

After two successful screenings in Ireland we will be showing this amazing movie again. Also this time Gosia Desmond* will talk about practical nutritional strategies to avoid or survive deadly diseases using a vegan diet.

*About Gosia Desmond: Gosia has a degree in Nutritional Medicine from the University of West London and Masters in Dietetics from the Warsaw Medical University. She has also graduated from the Course in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Imperial College London. She is a nutritionist and a researcher at the Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw, and a nutritionist at the Carolina Medical Center in Warsaw, where she is setting up a Center of Nutritional Medicine.

12th of March 2011 (Saturday)
7:30pm
The Happy Pear
Church Road
Greystones

No admission of course.

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward screening

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The Happy Pear Film Club is back on 19th of February! We’ll be showing Zeitgeist: Moving Forward! It is a feature length documentary work which will present a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society.

This subject matter will transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical “life ground” attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a “Resource-Based Economy”.

I haven’t seen it myself but as far as I know screenings around the world went very well so it looks quite interesting! If you’re around pop into The Happy Pear. It’s a free screening of course!

19/02/2011 (Saturday)
8pm
The Happy Pear
Church Road,
Greystones

Written by Kruk

February 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Battle In Seattle in Greystones!

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We’ll be showing another great movie this Saturday! This time we’ll be screening Battle In Seattle. The film depicts the historic protest in 1999, as thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999. The World Trade Organization is considered by protesters to contribute to widening the socioeconomic gap between the rich and the poor while it claims to be fixing it and increasing world hunger, disease and death.

The movie takes an in-depth look at several fictional …characters during those five days in 1999 as demonstrators protested the meeting of the WTO in Seattle’s streets. The movie portrays conflicts between the peaceful protesters and a minority committing property destruction whose actions were widely covered by the media. Although the protest began peacefully with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, police began teargassing the crowd and the situation escalated into a full-scale riot and a State of Emergency that pitted protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard.

15th January 2011 (Saturday)
8pm
The Happy Pear
Church Road
Greystones

This is free screening and everyone is welcome! If you happen to be nearby, please come!

Series of lectures and screenings

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Information for those who live in Dublin and the surrounding area and in County Wicklow. In December, I begin a series of lectures and film screenings on the animals rights, veganism, globalization, women’s rights, consumerism, capitalism, and anarchism. Some of them will be held in Dublin, and others in Greystones (30km from Dublin). Below is a list of confirmed events:


BOLD NATIVE
IRISH PREMIERE

Bold Native is a fiction feature film. Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted by the United States government for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does. The film simultaneously follows a young woman who works for an animal welfare organization fighting within the system to establish more humane treatment of farmed animals. From abolitionists to welfarists, Bold Native takes on the issue of modern animal use and exploitation from several angles within the context of a road movie adventure story.

11th December 2010 (Saturday)
8pm
The Happy Pear
Church Road
Greystones
Free screening
Free vegan sweets
Skype conference with film makers
A letter writing table (optional)

8th January 2011 (Saturday)
8pm
Seomra Spraoi
10 Belvidere Court
Dublin 1
Free screening
Free vegan sweets
Skype conference with film makers
A letter writing table

A lecture about globalization, consumerism, corporatism, capitalism vs anarchism, mutual aid, positive living

15th January 2011
8pm
The Happy Pear
Church Road
Greystones

The plan is: film screening, lecture.

Film screening and lecture about veganism and plant-based diets

12th March 2011 (Saturday)
8pm
The Happy Pear
Church Road
Greystones

The plan is: film screening and lecture run by a nutritionist.

Shell2Sea

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a solidarity demonstration with the imprisoned activist Shell to Sea campaign, Pat O’Donnell, who is another victim of government and financial elites repression. Conflict with Shell (which is not enough that is responsible for destroying the environment, so that feeds millions of euros, which receives from the Irish Government, when at the same time the country is sinking because of the crisis and the scale of unemployment) has lasted a decade. I do not want to describe the entire course of the conflict, which can be briefly described as a perfect example of corruption, political links with corporations, repression, ignorance of alternatives and the public. In all this turmoil you can find everything we associate with the rapacity of corporations and political degeneration.

It is important that all this is not happening already in Third World countries, but in the heart of the neoliberal world. As a reminder, as a typical Shell oil company is even responsible for stoking the murder of nine activists in Nigeria, who protested against his presence in the Niger Delta, where he destroyed a Nigerian tribal land. The activists were hanged, and after several years of Shell’s graciously agreed to take out of guilt by paying 15.5 million dollars. Shell’s policy in Ireland is also saturated with repression against opponents, subject to regular operations against key figures of the Shell To Sea campaign. Naturally Shell can always count on the support of police and courts, bravely defending their interests against peaceful activists putting them in prison with absurd reasons (eg, disorder, or interfering with the Garda in the performance of duties). In addition, to protect its facilities Shell employs mercenaries, ex-special forces soldiers. Of course, their presence has nothing to do with the sinking boat by Pat O’Donnell for four armed and masked men, 11 June 2009.

Western society often feel quite safe, thinking that people are subjected to repression in such exotic areas as Tibet, Peru, Mexico and Nigeria. They deceive themselves that Western police defend the interests of the people and not corrupted rich, they naively believe that Western courts are independent and that there is democracy and freedom of speech in Europe. Well, nothing more wrong. Anyone who would oppose the destructive plans of corporations and the interests of political elites will be subjected to oppression and intimidation, anyone who will think and live differently can be branded. The Shell To Sea activists fate (imprisoned many times) is the best proof. So let’s remind everyone that the expensive suit does not make anyone a better type of criminal.

Written by Kruk

September 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm