Sacred Headwaters Blockade To Stop Trophy Hunters


Sacred Headwaters Blockade To Stop Trophy Hunters

by Rhoda Quock / Klabona Keepers

WDL photoThe Wildlife Defence League (WDL) has been invited by the Klabona Keepers to blockade the only road providing access to the Sacred Headwaters. This area is home to numerous species of wildlife, including moose, grizzly bear, black bear, and stone sheep. In recent years these animals have been exploited by resident hunters, mainly for trophy. Moose populations have…

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*Action Alert: Contact shareholders of proposed colony cage farm in Patumahoe*

(Forwarded from friends in New Zealand:)

There’s been lots of talk about the proposed colony cage facility that
Craddock Farms are trying to build in Patumahoe.

Mojo Mathers of the Green Party wrote a blog about it recently

And there is a strong local campaign to stop it

The council consent hearing is happening in November and if this farm goes
ahead it will produce 10% of New Zealand’s egg supply. This is massive and
cannot go unanswered by the NZ animal rights community. One of the best
hopes we have of stopping this farm is to make the shareholders nervous
with unwanted attention. And to emphasize the economic folly of such a
large investment into caged systems when Labour and the Greens have both
committed to phasing out factory farming in the near future.

These shareholders are wealth and investment advisers; they are not egg
farmers. So they have no particular loyalty to the egg industry. They
simply want to invest in what they think will return massive profits.

So let’s everyone get in touch with these shareholders today and express
our concerns! Let’s make them reconsider now before council consent is
granted and who knows, next week we may have a Labour/Green government?!

contact the shareholders, the more chance we have to stop this!

Shareholders details as follows and I’ve written a letter you are welcome
to use as a template, see below.

Phone: (09) 470 0400

Twitter: @YovichCoWealth

General email:

Director & shareholder: Walter Yovich:

Director & shareholder: Mark Pevats:

Shareholding company: YHPJ Trustees (2014) Limited

Paul Yovich:

Trevor Osbaldiston:

Sharon Gurnell:

Sacha Disher:


Walter Yovich, Mark Pevats, Paul Yovich, Trevor Osbaldiston, Sharon Gurnell
and Sacha Disher,

I am contacting you regarding the proposed colony cage egg factory farm in
Patumahoe. I am very concerned to learn about this proposed facility as I
believe that caged animal farming is extremely cruel. I don’t think that
colony cages are an acceptable alternative to traditional battery cages as
they still have the same basic welfare problems associated with farming
hens in cages.

The Labour Party, the Green Party and Internet MANA have all committed to
phasing out factory farming systems, including colony cages, in the near
future. Opinion polls show that New Zealander’s are largely opposed to
caged hen farming with many consumers moving away from purchasing caged
eggs and choosing to purchase alternatives instead.

The mood of New Zealand shows that an investment into factory farming
systems such as colony cages is an extremely poor economic choice.

As a country I believe that we need to move away from factory farming and
catch up with more progressive nations. The EU banned traditional battery
cages in 2012 and in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, they have already
set phase-out dates for colony cages. If we don’t keep up with overseas
trends, we are in danger of appearing ethically backward and harming our
international reputation.

I strongly urge you to reconsider your investment into this facility and I
would very much appreciate a response to my concerns on this important

Thank you.


Cesar Chavez and Bobby Seale meet students from Malcolm X Elementary, 1972.


Cesar Chavez and Bobby Seale meet students from Malcolm X Elementary, 1972.

(Source: specialnights)


Meat and dairy industries are fundamentally based on disregarding the bodily autonomy of other living beings and there is no way of reforming that.


My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.


- Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

(Source: -teesa-)

White Marijuana Millionaires.



Since Colorado voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use in January, that vote has created more then 20 white marijuana millionaires who the Government has allowed to store their millions in U.S. Banks. 

Keep in mind that there are more then 100,000 black and latino people who are in American prisons for the same simple possession and intend to sell marijuana. 


Been saying this for a minute

White guys were already becoming millionaires off of marijuana long before Colorado and Washington voted to legalize, just as white guys are also making millions off of other street drugs that are still illegal. White people use more drugs than any other race, even adjusting for percentage of population, and we do less time for it when we get caught, and for no other reason than straight up racism. The war on drugs was always meant to criminalize so-called “minorities,” even the reason we call weed “marijuana” was because government officials wanted to link it to brown people.

That said, legalization is still a good thing. It means that in at least a few states, kids trying to make a few bucks selling dime bags are picking up $40 tickets instead of going to county lockup. Now that some states are legalizing, others are decriminalizing and reducing penalties. It is the start of a shift in policy on this “war” that has so disproportionately effected people of color. I hear your anger, and you are right to feel it, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that a lot of kids who would have otherwise been fucked with will now be left alone. 


Batallón Rosa Luxemburgo, España 1936

(Source: thesubversivesound)

Counterinsurgency and Community Policing: More Alike than Meets the Eye | Small Wars Journal

Domestic law enforcement methods and strategies are pressed continuously to evolve and adapt so as to address the ever increasing interconnectedness – globalization – of criminal enterprises.  As a result, American law enforcement has been looking at military experience and application of successful counterinsurgency (COIN) operations, methods and strategies to merge with community policing methods in an effort to identify, localize, manage and, where possible, eliminate these threats.

Understanding the background of COIN is a prerequisite for applying COIN concepts to community policing and determining capacities for law enforcement response.  Successful COIN campaigns often require significant shifts in perspective and perception.  To grasp the challenges, both constitutionally and socially, inherent in policing civil societies, it is important to recognize that the framework for thinking about the application of COIN in community policing hinge on “bottom up” approaches – which is to say starting from the individual and family level through to the community level.

(Source: becoming-vverevvolf)

All Power To The People (Released: 1996)
Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

  • liberal: um has this revolution been approved by the state?


While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.


Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

Lunch. #totalliberation

Lunch. #totalliberation

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