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Activists, first in Israel, and now across the world, are organizing an animal
liberation solidarity demonstration/march on August 24. (See below for specific
The principles of the demonstration are:
- We are all Earthlings...
- We have been made blind to the violence against our fellow Earthlings, in
food, clothing, entertainment, research, and as "pets"
- We will open our eyes, and unite against this violence, not as members of any
particular organization, not even as members of the species homo sapiens, but,
first and foremost, as Earthlings
Please contact us via facebook if you would like your event to be added to this
page, or if you need help in organizing a demonstration or march!
Two suggestions for your local action, to make for stronger visuals:
1. Have an image or text showing that we are EARTHLINGS.
2. Have BLINDFOLDS at your demo and using the language "BLIND TO INJUSTICE."
As an example, the San Francisco Bay Area march will start at Union Square, and
march down Market Street, one of the busiest streets in the city. We will stop
at five locations, each representing one terrifying example of the problem of
- Louis Vuitton (for taking the skins of our friends)
- US Bank (for financing the torture of animals in labs)
- Senator Feinstein's office (for sponsoring the AETA, and turning protecting
our companion animals into "terrorism")
- McDonald's (for turning our fellow Earthlings into food)
- City Hall (for permitting the abuse of entertainment animals)
At each stop, a set of individuals with black blindfolds, and the black
Earthlings T-Shirt, will perform a simple, choreographed ceremony. We will hold
up the sign of an individual victim of bigotry and violence, and a speaker will
say a few short words about her life and story. A line of blindfolded activists
will stand in a line, holding simple signs over their heads that ask, "BLIND TO
INJUSTICE?" We will then remove our blindfolds, and open our eyes, and the
public's, to the violence that happens behind closed doors. And to our kinship
with our fellow Earthlings.
We will stay at each stop for 5-10 minutes, and speak in one voice, for the
At the last stop, the grandiose City Hall of San Francisco (which has
notoriously ignored its own reports about animal abuse), we will have all the
activists in black blindfolds and t shirts, gather in a square grid, in front of
city hall. They will hold placards over their heads, that ask, "BLIND TO
We are planning one rehearsal before the actual march.
This plan can be revised and adopted to suit your particular space and number of
activists. Even if you have only two people, have one person hold a sign that
says, "BLIND TO INJUSTICE?", and another person can take photographs, at five
locations representing the five industries of violence.
We highly suggest contacting media about this event, and making sure that you
take good pictures and video. (We would also greatly appreciate if you sent any
links to galleries or videos to
firstname.lastname@example.org.) Remember, the enduring impact of a protest,
in media (both mainstream and social), often far outweighs its direct impacts!
This is an intersectional and coalitional march that will unite the local,
national, and international animal rights communities! We will speak loudly and
proudly, in one strong voice, on behalf of our friends who suffer behind closed
Thousands are already expected at the march in Tel Aviv!
We will be distributing English-language press kits a week or so before the
protest. These should be delivered to local media outlets one day before the
protest, then the day of, as well.
Posters, t-shirts, and leaflets are on their way out -- see the pinned post
below. We will not be able to mail these, since this is a grassroots effort --
just digital files. However, do-it-yourself signs are often the best!
PARTICIPATING CITIES (check back for updates):
Albany, NY (https://www.facebook.com/events/398175706961218/)
Bend, Oregon (https://www.facebook.com/events/372798672846934/)
Brussels, Belgium (https://www.facebook.com/events/564254250303006/)
Cambridge, UK (https://www.facebook.com/events/400438773390482/)
Costa Rica (https://www.facebook.com/events/317641141711078/)
Dublin, Ireland (https://www.facebook.com/events/184120755098841/?ref=3)
Leeds, UK (https://www.facebook.com/events/602298389791152/)
London, UK (https://www.facebook.com/events/532890096760597/)
Los Angeles (https://www.facebook.com/events/178753488971080/)
Munich, Germany (https://www.facebook.com/events/490094874409839/)
New York City (https://www.facebook.com/events/551207308248000/?ref=3)
New York Upstate Goshen (https://www.facebook.com/events/152205418310436/?ref=3)
Prague, Czech Republic (https://www.facebook.com/events/597190826990683/)
San Francisco Bay Area (https://www.facebook.com/events/400694253369454/)
Santiago, Chile (https://www.facebook.com/events/558140074245037/?ref=3)
Virginia Beach, VA (https://www.facebook.com/events/201116876716774/)See