In the mid-2000’s a young straight edge activist was convicted for acts of sabotage against companies involved with Huntingdon Life Sciences. Prior to his capture his brother (a future animal rights prisoner also) and him anonymously published a zine named after a song by the band Earth Crisis. Its contents covered living a drug free life, veganism, interviews with hardcore bands, and exhortations for the reader to take direct action. The brothers’ writings also confronted areas of oppression not generally discussed by the Firestorm crowd, including the war in Iraq, genetic manipulation of plants, and support for resistance movements ranging from the American Indian Movement to the Black Panther Party. While the militaristic rhetoric of these articles is tired and posturing, there is also at times a wonderful sense of urgency and a yearning for justice that one cannot help but sympathize with.
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