Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

18 July 2010

90 year old Katie Lee - "eliminate humans"

Like many eco-anarchists Katie Lee - 90 year old protest singer - believes we (humans) have overstayed our welcome on planet Earth.

"I don’t like the human race," Katie Lee said. "The Glen Canyon dam broke my heart." (A much-reproduced photo of Lee in the buff in the since-drowned canyon failed to convince Congress to stop the dam.) Lee was rolling now: "Mother Nature is going through menopause, hot one day, cold the next. She’s going to take other actions as well (including bring down the Glen Canyon dam). One day she’ll get rid of us. And that’s a good thing, baby!"

Read the amazing article

Monkey wrenchers keep on keeping on

Ed Abbey's spirit lives in today's eco-activists

here ... 

Misanthropy is growing, but is it fast enough to save everyone else who shares this planet?

16 July 2010

The Hidden Struggle Behind the World Cup

"South Africa is ranked 129 out of 182 UN member states in the Human Development Index - 19 places below the besieged territories of Gaza and the West Bank."

Quoted from a great article on the Workers' Solidarity Movement website.

14 July 2010

Stop covert killing of Cape Peninsula baboons

I know that people living on the Cape Peninsula feel they are being "harassed" by baboons, but I am asking them to take one moment to think what they would do if roles were reversed. If you were the baboon and had these human animals encroaching on your ancient landbase and you had nowhere to run, just raging ocean on all sides.

With this in mind ...

A sinister precedent has been set by the government authorities in the area …. implementing a new secret protocol without consulting stakeholders, yet claiming they did. 

When William, an alpha male baboon was trapped, the authorities lied to the full-time baboon monitors in the field. They told the baboon monitors that they were relocating him to deep within the nature reserve where he would be less bothersome to residents who leave their houses open and are therefore ransacked. The next day the monitors walked many kilometers beyond the call of duty to look for him and check up on his wellbeing … to no avail. It then came to light that the authorities had actually removed him to kill him.

(See William's portrait above as photographed by Tim Newman.) 

Please sign the petition below:
Then please read this lovely tribute to Prince William of Scarborough:
Finally, visit the Baboon Matters website or if you are in the Cape, contact them to do a baboon walk:

01 July 2010

Asian animal activists in SA need your help

Hi Activists,

As most of you know, we’re still finalizing the location of our anti-fur public education event on July 8th. I apologize for the delay in finalizing the details for the event, however we are waiting for clearance of our permit to come through. In the instance that our permit is not approved, we would like to have a back-up location option in place and we are looking for a rooftop location (of an office building, parking garage, or anything else you might have access to) with a view of a Johannesburg landmark in the background (for example, the Telkom tower in Hillbrow). Please let me know if you have access to any similar locations, or have any contacts that might be willing to help.

Also, we are still badly in need of skilled make-up artists for the 8th. The event we are doing will feature nearly-naked painted supporters painted as the flags of the countries participating in the World Cup. The event will be at 1pm on the 8th, and we’re looking for painters to help for several hours before.

Thanks very much for all you do for animals!

Best regards,
Ashley Fruno, email: AshleyF at
Senior Campaigner

How Much Longer Until We Run Out of Enough Drinkable Water?

NASA ASTER image of an approx.  1443 km² area of fields  in Kansas which are watered from the Ogallala aquifer with center pivot irrigation systems.

... and here in SA is the creeping crisis of acid mine drainage and just plain old pollution.

SA dams: a rapidly worsening water crisis
Stop ignoring the water crisis
Union chides Aurora, Grootvlei gold mine water fears return
Why world's taps are running dry