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Ecosexual Hike with Annie Sprinkle and Earth First!er Kim Marks

22 Mar

Annie Sprinkle, ecosexual extraordinaire

Annie Sprinkle and long time Earth First! activist, Kim Marks (who is also the owner of As You Like It sex shop), will be leading a hike in Oregon on Sunday, April 15th for what they’re calling an “ecosexy exploration of the Clackamas River!”

“…Find your e-spot by exploring the sensual side of nature, including the secret sexy life of plants. And, learn new ways to enjoy the Earth in your sex life. This hike will be funny, kinky, educational and full of ecosexy goodness.”

Along with the fame of being featured in the Earth First! Journal last year, Annie Sprinkle is also an internationally known multi-media artist whose work is often studied in History of Performance Art classes, gender studies and film studies at major Universities/Colleges. She has continuously toured one-woman theater performances about her life since 1989, such as Post Porn Modernist and Herstory of Porn. She was also one of the pivotal players in the 80’s “sex positive feminist movement,” and her art work has long championed sex education and equal rights. The film she produced and directed, The Sluts and Goddesses Video Workshop has played in well over 100 film festivals, at museums and galleries, including at the Guggenheim in NYC. Ms. Sprinkle became the first sex film star to successfully bridge into the world of art, and to earn a Ph.D., which she was awarded from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality Continue reading

Animal Liberation Front (A.L.F.) Liberates Elk from Oregon Farm

9 Sep

Article by Peter Young, reposted from Voice of the Voiceless

Animal Liberation Front cuts away fencing, release elk from farmAnimal Liberation Front raids Oregon elk farm

On the night of August 29th, the Animal Liberation Front raided the Damascus Elk Farm (23255 SE Highway 212) in Clackamas, Oregon. Fencing was stripped away, giving the animals a chance at escape. According to the communique received by the Animal Liberation Press Office, the ALF were forced to make a premature departure in the middle of the raid due to a “disturbance”.

This is the second deer farm raid in Oregon in the past year, and the third ever in the U.S. The previous raid took place in October 2010 at a deer farm in Molalla, Oregon. That action followed the same model: fencing was stripped away from pens, allowing the animals to escape into the surrounding countryside.

The full communique reads:

“On the night of August 29th, a small band of animal liberationists crept quietly onto the property of Damascus Elk Farm located at 23255 SE Highway 212 in Clackamas, OR. This farm raises dozens of Roosevelt Elk for commercial slaughter. Once we made it to the elk pens, wire cutters were used to successfully remove a large section of fencing from one of the pens. Unfortunately due to a disturbance, we had to cut our action short and we were unable to open the remaining pens. The total number of animals (if any) that got away is unknown, but the intent of our action should be made perfectly clear: to prevent directly the violence that is inherent to animal agriculture and to liberate sentient animal back into their native habitat.

Across the country there are thousands of elk and deer being held captive on farms, waiting to be liberated back into the wild. These acts of liberation are generally low risk and can directly save the lives of animals. Elk and deer farms have little to no security and the small size of the industry makes these farms particularly vulnerable to sabotage.

With this act we attempted to remove the last barrier between these wild creatures and their new, free lives. Link by link, these barriers will be dismantled in our society, to create a new ethic of freedom and accountability. Assist us in the struggle for liberation, or stand on the wrong side of history.

 For all those imprisoned.  -Animal Liberation Front”