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(en) Portugal, Action Direct #2 - p6 - Other ways of living - Libertarian Vegetarianism: far beyond the power + (pt) [machine translation]

Date Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:47:49 +0200

What drives a person to adopt a vegetarian diet? Aesthetic concern? Health? Discerning palate? ---- Obviously every vegetarian carries his individual reason, but what few realize is that vegetarianism goes far beyond a food issue. ---- We will talk of vegetarianism under a libertarian vision to share the reasons why we adopt this choice. ---- Being a libertarian is, in principle, to defend the freedom of each individual. We are not limited to supporting only the freedom of the human being, since everyone who walks on land is provided with feelings. We stand for animal liberation and an end to their exploitation by man, since animals are not able to defend themselves without our support. Vegetarianism is a way of impacting the industries responsible for such exploitation, besides being a healthy and varied diet.

But that's not all. The simple fact is by not eating meat
itself a care for the environment, since the industry
meat accounts for a large portion of the pollution of rivers and
atmosphere, pouring tons of waste and toxic agents
that contribute to the deterioration inclusive layer

Furthermore, cattle requires more resources than
cultivation of vegetables, wasting water and cereals.

80% of the soybeans produced in the world is used as livestock feed
for the meat industry, and these plants could be
used to feed starving people, more than half of the water
consumed in the world is destined to livestock, when it would be
productive use this water to the grains to our
own consumption. And these are just some examples of the impact
caused by meat consumption.

Among many points economic, ethical, environmental and even
in care for life, adopt vegetarianism as
actions by respect for the animals, the preservation of the
environment, for economic reasons and for a meal
certainly healthy and tasty.

So we understand that vegetarianism is also a posture
libertarian. We suggest you seek more information about
vegetarianism. We ensure it is easy and pleasant to take
this diet and lifestyle.

adapted http://tapaativismo.blogspot.pt


About four dozen people at the presentation of Collective Libertarian Evora

About 40 people attended in the past
November 13, the Association
"Is this country," the screening of the film "Earth
and Freedom "- which depicts the confrontation
between anarchists and Stalinists pro-
Moscow in the middle of the Spanish Civil War,
the subsequent militarization of
militias -, followed by the
Libertarian Collective presentation of Evora.

People in the room several
sensitivities, but all curious
and relatively to anarchism
possibilities of constructing a space
alternative to appliances supporters. The
Collective members of the Libertarian said
that initially intended
give visibility to anarchist ideas and
welcome into its bosom all who would
work in favor of libertarian ideas,
in particular organization
experiences of direct democracy,
as a proposed trade; spaces
self-organized; assemblies base
Local etc. ..

During the discussion some of these
reported their experiences of life:
a young man brought his experience
unemployment of several years now, without
any support, still waiting for the RSI, and
having to feed a cafeteria
social one of the parishes of the city.
Were also reported cuts in
health and highlighted the importance of the strike
General the next day (November 14)
especially because it has a dimension

With the approach of elections locaise
although anarchists are removed
political struggles for local power,
that does not interest us minimally -
was argued that it would be useful to
preparation of a sort of schedule
Local alternative party to the promises,
but based on citizenship and proximity
(The need for recreational space or
Community; buildings in ruins
it is urgent to recover; ecological aspects
background, etc.)..

In the session was also attended
elements of the Anarchist Group Gonçalves
Correia de Castro Verde, which publishes the
Alembic revised and brought
news that is coming soon (within
two weeks) to edited by various
groups from various parts of the country a newspaper
anarchist, printed, to be distributed to
national level and you want to have a
also national coverage. At the time far
Will be presenting this paper here
Évora, and naturally, regardless
Libertarian Collective of Évora
continue editing the Action Bulletin
Directly, we can also integrate this
project so that alternative media
absence has made the articulation of the various
libertarian movement in segments

In January, the Libertarian Collective
Evora will initiate a cycle of films
Alternative and debates (one per month)
until May / June, when it is
planned to hold a Week
Anarchist Evora (with debates,
exhibitions, music, documentaries, fair
book, vegetarian foods and alternatives
etc.), to which will be required
involvement of more people
possible. We will try to also publish
monthly newsletter "Direct Action".
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