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  • Free Kamenish
    Come avvocato di fiducia di Marco Camenisch le communico la seguente dichiarazione del mio cliente: Di nuovo a Pf����ffikon a partire dal mio arrivo il
    Mensaje 1 de 2 , 31 ene 2003
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      Come avvocato di fiducia di Marco Camenisch le communico la seguente
      dichiarazione del mio cliente:

      "Di nuovo a Pf�ffikon a partire dal mio arrivo il 22/01/2002 non
      sono pi� in
      regime di isolamento e di deprivazione totale, bens� nelle stesse
      condizioni
      giudiziarie come prima del mio trasferimento a Thorberg. Fino ad oggi
      il
      24/01/2003 l'ufficio responsabile del cantone dei Grigioni non ha
      ordinato a
      questo carcere delle specifiche condizioni di detenzione. La mia
      permanenza
      in loco � provvisoria e si presume giorni o settimane, finch�
      l'ufficio
      responsabile dei Grigioni non ha trovato altra destinazione.
      Altrettanto
      ignoto � il regime di detenzione futuro.
      Dato che la mia iniziativa non comprende esclusivamente la mia
      situazione
      personale ma � anche una iniziativa solidale di resistenza e priva di
      specifiche richieste ovviamente continua, anche se ridotta alla
      durata di
      venti giorni, nella speranza di non essere costretto a riprendere
      iniziative specifiche contro il futuro regime di detenzione.
      Saluti solidali, marco Pf-24/01/2002"
    • luciano bonfico
      ... From: Adam Weissman, Wetlands Preserve Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 16:03:08 -0500 To: Adam Weissman
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        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Adam Weissman, Wetlands Preserve" <adam@...>
        Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 16:03:08 -0500
        To: Adam Weissman <adam@...>
        Subject: [wetlands-activism] Article on Animal Liberation, Freeganism, and the Myth of Cruelty-Free Shopping

        > To view the article on the web:
        > http://www.satyamag.com/dec02/weissman.html
        >
        >
        > Cruelty-free Retail: Can we Shop Our way to Animal Liberation?
        > By Adam Weissman
        >
        >
        > In a word, no.
        >
        > As people of conscience have questioned the cruelty and suffering
        > built into the products we consume, a burgeoning industry has arisen
        > to fulfill this niche market. In return, vegetarians, vegans, and
        > other socially conscious consumers have embraced these "guilt-free"
        > products with open arms as a solution, the only drawback to which is
        > that they have not been universally embraced by the general public.
        > One national animal rights leader has even said that the most
        > important development towards animal liberation is the advent of
        > "packaged vegan convenience foods."
        >
        > But are we betraying the questioning spirit that led many of us to
        > challenge the impact of our purchases in the first place?
        > The concept of the "cruelty-free" product denies a fundamental and
        > unavoidable reality. Exploitation is woven into every level of every
        > activity of our civilization, which was built upon, and continues to
        > exist through, the subjugation of the earth and animals-human and
        > non-and where productive activity is designed to produce economic
        > growth and transform our living planet into capital.
        >
        > We can look at almost any "cruelty-free" product and find massive
        > amounts of exploitation in its production, even if it abstains from
        > exploitation in one or two significant (and heavily advertised) ways.
        > Take a pack of Tofu Pups for example, an alternative to hot dogs and
        > a favorite of people who abstain from flesh-eating, but wish to enjoy
        > some of the comfort foods from their past.
        > For starters, we can look at the growing of the soybeans used.
        > Vegetarians and vegans have been horrified-and rightfully so-by the
        > atrocity of raising and slaughtering animals for consumption, but in
        > the process, many have turned a blind eye to the exploitation and
        > suffering involved in raising crops.
        >
        > The creation of farmland involves the destruction of wildlife habitat
        > and natural ecosystems, whether this means logging a forest or simply
        > threshing land for crop rows and loosened soil. Animal species and
        > the ecosystems they rely on have survived because they are part of a
        > highly specific set of habitat conditions that have evolved over
        > millions of years. When we turn biodiverse, unspoiled plains and
        > forests into farmlands, countless animals fall to their deaths as
        > trees crash to the ground or are crushed by tractors and plows; and
        > scores of native creatures are rendered homeless and deprived of food
        > sources.
        >
        > According to the July 15, 2002 issue of Time Magazine, Oregon State
        > University's Steven Davis "has found evidence that suggests that the
        > unseen losses of field animals are very high. One study documented
        > that a single operation, mowing alfalfa, caused a 50 percent
        > reduction in the gray-tailed vole population. Mortality rates
        > increase with every pass of the tractor to plow, plant, and harvest."
        >
        > Those animals who survive, attempt to subsist by consuming the crops
        > that have replaced the native plants. For this act of survival, they
        > are considered "agricultural pests." As punishment, they are hunted;
        > poisoned with pesticides and fumigants; or consumed by "biological
        > control agents"-animals introduced by farmers specifically to prey on
        > "pest" species.
        >
        > The work of maintaining these lands is handled by some of the most
        > severely exploited workers on the planet. The veganism of grapes,
        > cucumbers, tomatoes, and strawberries does nothing to address the
        > horrible exploitation of the farm workers who sow, till, fertilize,
        > apply pesticides, and harvest crops.
        >
        > According to the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, conditions for farm
        > workers in the U.S. include: strenuous and often deforming physical
        > labor in hazardous working conditions; average earnings far below
        > poverty; child labor; sub-standard housing; and some of the nation's
        > poorest health conditions, including elevated rates of infectious and
        > chronic diseases, malnutrition, and infant and maternal mortality.
        >
        > This is to say nothing of the impacts of the petroleum-based plastic
        > and tree-based paper packaging, the energy used to turn soy and other
        > ingredients into a pup, the resources needed for product
        > transportation, or the waste created when the packaging is disposed
        > of. In many cases, "cruelty-free" brands are owned by
        > mega-corporations which mask their ownership to prey on our concerns
        > for the animals, the environment, and our fellow humans. And
        > ultimately, cruelty-free or not, our consumption contributes to the
        > waste stream.
        >
        > So, what is the alternative?
        >
        > Foraging for Change
        > Before agriculture, before industry, even before the advent of the
        > ritual hunt, (I suggest reading Jim Mason's book An Unnatural Order
        > on this point), humans provided for themselves through direct
        > communion with nature's bounty, foraging for fruits, nuts, seeds,
        > berries, and roots. The land was not owned and food was not a
        > product. People consumed to meet their needs, with little opportunity
        > for waste or overconsumption. The only "producer" was Earth itself.
        > Humans existed as equals with other animals and the environment, not
        > as owners, conquerors, "stewards," or destroyers.
        >
        > In the context of an economic system that views animals and the earth
        > as raw materials, humanity as a market, and disease and warfare as
        > opportunities for profit, a growing number of people are stepping
        > outside of the conventional economy and reconnecting to our species'
        > forager roots. Some, like naturalist Wildman Steve Brill, author of
        > Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and
        > Not-So-Wild) Places and The Wild Vegetarian Cookbook, are
        > rediscovering and educating others on wild, noncultivated plants as a
        > food source.
        >
        > Many more look at the waste generated by mass production and survive
        > by consuming the enormous amount of resources discarded every single
        > day. Variously referred to as urban foragers, dumpster divers,
        > scavengers, or freegans, these people are able to live without
        > financially contributing to exploitative systems while at the same
        > time taking a small bite out of the waste stream.
        >
        > Urban foragers rarely, if ever, need to shop, providing for such
        > basic necessities as food and clothing through the discards of
        > retailers, factories, and households. Some, known as "squatters,"
        > find, restore, and inhabit abandoned buildings, providing rent-free
        > housing. Through this lifestyle, the forager can escape the cycle of
        > selling their time to a boss and then giving the money back to other
        > bosses to purchase consumables that they believe they need. They can
        > devote their time to defending the earth and its inhabitants, instead
        > of to the forces responsible for their destruction.
        >
        > Despite its noble intentions, foraging is a hard sell-turned stomachs
        > and upturned noses are an initial reaction of many upon first hearing
        > that people consume trash by choice. The ideology of consumerism says
        > that a thing is only valid if it is purchased in a store, and has
        > greater value if it carries a designer label or is heavily
        > advertised. We have been taught that things become unfit for
        > consumption once removed from the store shelf. Reality of course,
        > differs sharply. Every single night, restaurants, bakeries,
        > groceries, and delis discard massive amounts of healthy, clean, fresh
        > food. Foraging has common sense appeal to a growing number of people,
        > many who do not fit the stereotype of a young hippie or anarchist
        > often associated with dumpster diving. Ironically, the fact that many
        > have been schooled in the value of material things also leads them to
        > be bothered by seeing them wasted, regardless of whether they have a
        > fully developed animal or earth liberation analysis. Some dumpster
        > dive purely for the joy of unearthing free treasures. Others are
        > motivated to provide for their needs out of economic necessity
        > created by low-paying jobs or job loss. Some can't stomach the idea
        > of eating "dumpstered" food, but are more than happy to recover
        > books, clothing, newspapers, games, and furniture from others' trash.
        >
        > Dumpstering has spawned some of its own cultural artifactsThere are
        > some cult favorites-Robert Hoyt's folk album "Dumpster Diving Across
        > America" and the book The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving.
        > Surprisingly, the mainstream media has also been taking note of this
        > growing trend, with two stories on the PBS TV series "Life 360," one
        > of which followed a band of merry dumpster divers from the Activism
        > Center at Wetlands Preserve, articles in the popular online journal
        > Salon.com and the and the Columbus Dispatch, and a radio story on
        > Public Radio International's "The Next Big Thing."
        >
        > While the growth of this movement is encouraging,
        > politically-motivated foragers are under no illusion that consuming
        > trash, in isolation of other actions, will change much of anything.
        > While consumer choices are important, radical foragers ultimately
        > recognize that we have a moral imperative not just for abstinence
        > from purchasing, but also for ACTION. Whether they are blockading
        > logging roads with Earth First!, raising consciousness with
        > literature like the Independent Media Center's The Indypendent, or
        > sharing the wealth by redistributing food with Food Not Bombs,
        > foragers view their consumption choices as one element in a lifestyle
        > of resistance to the enslavement of animals, oppression of humans,
        > and destruction of our planet.
        >
        > If you are unconvinced, why not untie a few bags in front of your
        > local bagel shop? The cops won't bother you for the most part,
        > provided you don't make a mess (Please remember: Untie, don't tear
        > bags! Someone else might want to check out the same trash, and
        > leaving a mess may motivate a store owner to keep food in a locked
        > dumpster.) You'll be amazed by the abundance of perfectly edible food
        > you'll find. Within a week, you may find yourself catering parties
        > with dumpstered food!
        >
        > To learn more about freegan living, read the essay Why Freegan?,
        > online at www.modusoperandi.de/freegan.html, or contact the Activism
        > Center at Wetlands Preserve, a New York-based human, animal, and
        > earth liberation group committed to educating on responsible
        > consumption through waste recovery. Call (212) 947-7744, visit
        > wetlands-preserve.org or email adam@....
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > --
        > Recognizing the common roots of all forms of oppression, The Activism
        > Center at Wetlands Preserve fights for human, animal, and earth
        > liberation through protest, nonviolent civil disobedience, street
        > theater, political advocacy, and public education. We always welcome
        > people of conscience to join us as volunteers or interns. For more
        > information contact Adam at (212) 947-7744 or email
        > adam@...
        >
        > http://wetlands-preserve.org http://globalsweatshop.org
        > http://www.rainforestrelief.org/ http://lohv-usa.org
        >
        >
        > "Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have
        > the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on
        > them." - Frederick Douglass



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