Be Fair Be Vegan Campaign Comes to Hobart, Tasmania (AU)

 

From the Be Fair Be Vegan social media site:

“Be Fair Be Vegan is live in Hobart, Tasmania. 🙂
http://befairbevegan.com/hobart-tasmania.htmlSince our launch in Times Square (NYC) , we have received multiple requests from groups wanting to bring the billboards to various locations around the world. This outpouring of solidarity continues to confirm our original belief that Be Fair Be Vegan has the potential to become a global campaign, bringing with it an uncompromising vegan message, and awakening minds and hearts not only to the plight of animals who suffer at human hands, but also to who these animals really are: not inanimate objects or natural resources, but individuals with faces, feelings and families.We were extremely fortunate to be supported by a generous donation that made Times Square possible, and the same sponsor has offered an ongoing matching funds pledge going forward, meaning that we will need to raise 50% of all future expenses ourselves, in order to be granted the remaining 50%.As we are a tiny organization with no staff to raise funds, this will only be possible with the help and hard work of the groups and individuals who want to host Be Fair Be Vegan in their own cities and towns. Thankfully, we have already received several offers from groups who are willing to do just that. In order to maintain the integrity of our message, we have devised a set of guidelines for groups wishing to aid in broadening the campaign’s reach. These can be viewed on our website, where anyone wishing to be a part of expanding Be Fair Be Vegan can now read our requirements and contact us to propose a new phase of the campaign. http://befairbevegan.com/bring-bfbv-home.html

We are currently in the process of working with several groups who have agreed to our terms and are willing to try and raise the funds required to bring Be Fair Be Vegan to life in different locations. The first to reach their fundraising goal is located in Tasmania, and we are thrilled to announce that they have secured three billboards in downtown Hobart for four weeks, starting on February 20th!It is hopeful and reassuring for us to be able to share with our friends that you too, can work with us to bring Be Fair Be Vegan to your (or another) location. Many thanks to the hard-working volunteers at Animals Tasmania for persevering in their efforts, and for agreeing to our requirement that Be Fair Be Vegan not be used to promote any individual or organization, but to share with the world the message that veganism is the only way forward to a fair, just world for *all* animals.”

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Vaccinations and Children: The Issues (Updated version TBA)

UPDATE (Feb 20, 2017) There will be an UPDATED version of this episode soon. As is stated in the original episode, it is not anti-vax and it is not pro-vax. This episode promotes SAFE vaccines and also as a vegan, I wish for vaccines that do NOT use animals. The updated version will contain some statements by the FDA and the CDC on the current use of thimerasol. It will update some information about the current levels of Thimerasol STILL allowed in vaccines given to pregnant mothers in their 3rd trimester. I am presenting information which I deem is presented in good faith.

The CDC continues to recommend flu vaccines to pregnant women in their third trimester and this contains Thimerasol in what they describe as “reduced” amounts.  The current level of 25 mcg in a single vaccine is not exactly “reduced”. This is significant and it’s still a neurotoxin.

I don’t consider Robert Kennedy Jr. a “conspiracy theorist”. He is an  environmental activist, author and attorney specializing in environmental law and is President of the Board of Waterkeeper Alliance, a non-profit focused on grass-roots efforts to protect and enhance waterways worldwide. He has an understanding of science and has to be au fait with scientific studies as he is involved in many cases which involve having to read through scientific studies. He is not anti-vax. He is for SAFE vaccinations, and anyone who tries to obstruct the aim for SAFE vaccinations needs to ask themselves why.

Let us keep in mind that a CDC whistle-blower scientist claimed in 2004 that CDC scientists lied to the paediatric journal about their findings. The scientist whistleblower said they tried to destroy evidence about the link between autism and the increased risk to African American children. So before passing judgement and writing it off as “conspiracy”, pay attention to the findings. Also remember that the mainstream media receive billions of dollars every year from Big Pharma and the US congress has four times as many Big Pharma lobbyists than even the arms and oil industry.

If it turns out there is incorrect information in this episode, I will be happy to correct it. It’s not about being right, it’s about what is seen to be an issue which is affecting people’s lives and the lives of their children, particularly children in poorer Black areas.

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I discuss the science of vaccines and the possible problems related to the mercury preservative used in vaccines which have been linked to the proliferation of autism in children in the US in particular. I think you will find this very interesting and deeply concerning at the same time. I share a presentation by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. about this issue and also the disclosed science by the CDC on the relationship with Thimerosal and the increase in autism specifically African-American male children.

I wish to thank Dede River who has some understanding of the science behind this issue and toxicology for sharing her knowledge and some of her research.

Thimerosal -> read here  and here

 

Egg use for Flu Vaccine

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Conversations with South Florida Vegan Education Group (13.2.17)

Another enjoyable, interesting, organic conversation with Elena Brodskaya and Keith Berger from South Florida Vegan Education Group about all kinds of issues relating to veganism.

Enjoy. 🙂

 

As usual, please read my disclaimer about social media, products, links, individuals, organisations etc which may be mentioned in podcast episodes.

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The Women’s March: Returning to Comfort or Changing the System?

Now is the time to be honest with ourselves.  Do we really want to change the trajectory, to seriously resist the system OR will we continue otherizing and blame, and go back to feeling comfortable and watch the sunset while the Titanic sinks ?

Apologies for the length, but I didn’t want to break it up. You can always stop at 45mins and have a tea break 🙂 But please listen to the whole piece. Cheers 🙂

For more information:

A very interesting Fb discussion between Debbie Lusignan (Sane Progressive) and Yahne’ Ndgo on how to move forward.

Revolt is the only  barrier to fascist America | Chris Hedges

Jill Stein, Chase Iron Eyes and Tim Canova Trace the Path Forward for Progressives

Below is the video of the audio contained within the podcast episode

 

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Conversations with Elena Brodskaya and Keith Berger (South Florida Vegan Education Group) Part 3, 4 & 5

Listen to Part 3 here or in the embedded audio above:  Conversations with Elena Brodskaya and Keith Berger
(South Florida Vegan Education Group)

Listen to Part 4 here of Conversations with Elena Brodskaya and Keith Berger (South Florida Vegan Education Group)

Listen to Part 5 here of Conversations with Elena Brodskaya and Keith Berger (South Florida Vegan Education Group)

Here’s Part 1 and 2

South Florida Vegan Education Group

As usual, please read my disclaimer about external sites, social media sites, individuals, products, etc which may be mentioned in any of VT episodes.

Thanks for listening 🙂

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Fear is a Strange Thing

I share this article which you might find interesting.

Who’s Afraid of a Naked Emperor?

For more information:
This Issue is Not Trump, It is Us

Building the Institutions for Revolt | Chris Hedges

Important independent Journalism

The Empire Files with Abby Martin

Chris Hedges, Columnist – Truthdig

TeleSur English

Mint Press News: Independent, non-partisan journalism

Sane Progressive

Black Agenda Report

TruthDig.org

George Galloway | Facebook

John Pilger

George Ades

Eva Bartlett

The Real News Network: Independent News, Blogs and Editorials

Party for Socialism and Liberation: PSL

Democracy Now!

Cabin Talk

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Conversations with Elena Brodskaya & Keith Berger (South Florida Vegan Education Group) Part 1 & 2

Listen to Part 1 here or in the embedded audio above:  Conversations with Elena Brodskaya & Keith Berger
(South Florida Vegan Education Group)

Listen to Part 2 here Conversations with Elena Brodskaya & Keith Berger (South Florida Vegan Education Group)

Here’s part 3, 4 and 5 of follow- on conversations with Keith and Elena

South Florida Vegan Education Group

As usual, please read my disclaimer about external sites, social media sites, individuals, products, etc which may be mentioned in any of VT episodes.

 

Episode 55 is in four parts

 

 

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Masochism and Martyrdom: A Glue That Bonds Animal Advocacy Communities

I think the title says it all.

 

For more information:

Speciesism, Sentience and Rights

“Humane”: What’s in a Word

Animal Cruelty: Who is to Blame?

Are Anti-Cruelty Campaigns Really Effective?

Picking the Low Hanging Fruit: What’s Wrong with Single Issue Campaigns?

Making a Killing with Animal Welfare Reform

A Better World for All of Us

As usual, please read my disclaimer about external links, organisations, individuals, books, products, etc

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A Little Abolitionist Vegan Trove Podcast