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Hot Dogs in a World on Fire

The following text is a reply to the rebuttal by Otwarte Klatki (“Open Cages”) of my original critique (“Hot Dogs of Dissent”) of this Polish organization’s recent campaign and solidifying ideological orientation. It responds directly to the particular sub-sections of … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Unknown: Biopolitics and Bodying the World at the Limits of Intellection (excerpts)

Shot, courtesy of Kath and Kim, at the Animals and Their People animal studies conference in Warsaw, March 14, 2014. Thanks a million to the organizers, above all Anna Barcz and Dorota Łagodzka, for having me and for bringing many … Continue reading

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Fragments of an Animalist Politics: Veganism and Liberation

PDF download (thanks to George for the support) Both animal oppression[1] and liberation are embedded deep in the structures and habits of industrial society.  Its geographically, economically, and historically varied patterns do not easily lend themselves to generalization.  They require assessment that … Continue reading

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Animal Welfare for Better Sleep. Fragments of a Materialist Denunciation.

Exploitation is a phenomenon of subordination, control, and brutality that plays out in the thick of materiality: bodies relating to other bodies, immersed for the most part in their daily routines with a certain inertia. In a sense, it keeps … Continue reading

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Liberation?: In Defense of a Materialist Phenomenology of Politics

This paper was given on my behalf at the South American Institute for Critical Animal Studies Conference on Aug 10 2012. I have yet to to get my hands on the questions that followed the talk. As soon as I … Continue reading

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2012 Skaryszew Misery Fest

The Setting On the eve of February 26th the Masovian town of Skaryszew saw preparation for “Wstępy”, its annual horse trading fare. Hundreds of horse breeders gathered alongside a country road near the town’s center to exhibit their signature commodity. A significant proportion of … Continue reading

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Worlds Apart? The Unity of Liberation

John Sanbonmatsu, ed. Critical Theory and Animal Liberation, Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011. 376 pp. $90, ₤57.95. The review originally published in Humanimalia: a journal of interface human/animal studies, Fall 2011 Animal exploitation is a complex process that plays … Continue reading

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