Manufacturers

Beasts of Burden, Capitalism, Animals and Communism.

Beasts of Burden, Capitalism, Animals and Communism.

A discussion document with an additional text titled "Anarcho-punk, the ALF and the miners strike - a cautionary tale from the 1980s"



More details


£0.66

Availability: This product is no longer in stock

    Beasts of Burden was first published in October 1999, almost exactly five years ago. The aim of the anonymous pamphlet was to initiate a debate between animal liberationists and revolutionaries -anarchists and communists (the author uses the term 'communist' repeatedly and means communism in its original sense: a stateless and classless society where people live together and 'the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all'.)
 
    The debate never took place and the pamphlet was all but ignored by both camps. Perhaps the timing of its publication had something to do with that. 1999-2000 was a period of frantic activity for both the animal liberation and the anticapitalist movements. Instead of attention being focused inwardly it was directed towards struggles on the streets. Now, however, may be a more appropriate opportunity for some sort of dialogue.
 
    The optimism of five years ago has been replaced by caution and to some degree apprehension. We are faced by a government prepared to trample on civil liberties and fuel a tabloid-driven agenda of fear and insecurity. Anti-terrorism legislation, Antisocial behaviour orders, public order laws and other repressive measures are freely used to manage and, if necessary, crush dissent. Those of us who want to radically change society must face up to the challenge; we no longer live in a progressive age: forces of darkness and despair conspire to limit our freedom and our desires. Is it possible to dare to dream any more?
 
    If we still believe in the politics of hope - in building a just, egalitarian world based upon human beings living harmoniously with nature - then it is more important than ever that we build bridges with like-minded groups and individuals. It is to be hoped that the republication of this ground-breaking pamphlet will go some way towards doing that.

 

Needs reprinting!

Cart  

No products

£0.00 Shipping
£0.00 Total

Cart Check out

New products

  • Datacide *15
  • There is no authority but yourself, sticker
Datacide *15
The 2016 issue of the Berlin based 'Magazine for noise and politics'
Read more
There is no authority but yourself, sticker
"There is no authority but yourself" a CRASS slogan stickerised by Active.
Read more
Religion is Stupid, rainbow sticker
Religion is stupid, murderous, bigoted and sexist crap. It's almost...
Read more
Church Rule sticker
A wicked anti catholic church design from the Spanish Civil War
Read more
War is not healthy sticker
War is not healthy for children and other living things.
Read more
Artcore Fanzine's Thirty Year Anniversary Issue Part Two
Artcore Fanzine's Thirty Year Anniversary Issue Part Two - The First...
Read more
Black and Green Review *3
"top notch anti-civilization discussions, essays, and bravado!"
Read more
1968 Revolution Posters
A4 Posters from Paris May 1968
Read more
Brexit Sticker
Brexit, Fuck it!
Read more
I Denounce the System sticker
"I denounce the system" a Poison Girls cry and tribute.
Read more
UKIP sticker
UKIP nazis!
Read more
Reich, How to Use
Jean-Pierre Voyer’s Reich, mode d’emploi was published as a pamphlet and...
Read more
Fifth Estate *396, Summer, 2016
The latest 'No Borders' issue of Fifth Estate magazine
Read more
Maximum Rocknroll *399 Aug 2016
BLACK PANTIES from St. Louis, ABC No Rio photoessay, PSYCHO SQUATT and...
Read more
Black Seed *4
Black Seed is an anarchist paper in the tradition of Green Anarchy...
Read more
Lies Vol 2
A Journal of Materialist Feminism.
Read more
Lies Vol 1
A Jounal of Materialist Feminism. The first of this ultra lefty feminist...
Read more
Vegan Passport
New! 2016 5th edition of the vegan passport pocket book.
Read more
Learning Good Consent by Cindy Crabb
Learning Good Consent On Healthy Relationships and Survivor Support by...
Read more
Keywords for Radicals
Keywords for Radicals The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist...
Read more

» All new products