SOLIDARITY SATURDAY – NO ONE IS FREE UNTIL ALL ARE FREE!

We have thought of a little something. Every couple of Saturdays we will post a fundraiser that we believe is in need of attention. Be it a sanctuary, a prison support crowdfunding or an arrest fund, we will share something folks should look into. We have about 20k followers when we combine all social platforms. If just 500 of those followers were to donate $2 each, we would be raising $1000 overnight. For those who cannot afford donating, sharing and connecting with other folks who would be able to is also a HUGE deal, as it is to interact with the Solidarity Saturday posts by liking and commenting so that the algorithms in social media boost the post up.

When folks have donated, they can take a screenshot of it and share it alongside the link, encouraging others to do the same. That should help the fundraiser spread even more!

Today, we want to share a fundraiser that was created in September with the aim of helping multiple groups and individuals that had been arrested for different actions. From all of those people, some have already received what they needed and some cases have been dropped or found not guilty, but there still are seven unnamed individuals that cannot talk about their case yet but that will need help, plus eleven codefendants that will go to trial in Kent for the Slaughterhouse Blockade that happened in August.

This fundraiser aims to collect 3000€ and it has only managed to raise a third of the goal. It would be wonderful if we could manage to raise another 1000 by the end of the week.

The currency in this fundraiser is Euros, but you can donate using whatever currency works for you. You can use PayPal or a bank card to make it even easier.

You can find the fundraiser in the link below:

https://www.cotizup.com/nooneisfree?hl=en

So let’s do this! Donate a couple of euros (or more if you can afford it), screenshot it, share it with your own friends and let’s all pull together to show all our solidarity with folks facing legal action because of their convictions. And if you cannot afford donating, remember that you are still part of this and you can help in many other ways!

SIDE NOTE FOR BIG ACCOUNTS/INFLUENCERS: Please use your reach responsibly and be part of Solidarity Saturdays. If that’s your thing, make a little video and share it in your stories asking people to donate. Share the links. Help out with the power you have!

Solidarity is our biggest, strongest weapon. It is time we start using it.

NO ONE IS FREE UNTIL ALL ARE FREE!

Photo: Court demo during Tracey Middleton’s trial, Kent UK. This court appearance was certainly NOT in solidarity with the defendant. 

LITTLE OAKHURST VISITED AGAIN, SHEPHERD DOG TAKEN.

13th February, Kent UK.

VIA: BiteBack Magazine

received anonymously:

“13th February in Kent south East UK

Little Oakhurst in Kent, UK, was visited once again. For a while we have been keeping an eye on the wellbeing of the dog used as a shepherd’s tool to exploit the sheep.

After hearing Tracey’s sentencing by the judge and not happy with the fact that she is still allowed to keep two dogs and a cat, we decided to pay a visit to her farm. It was of no surprise to find the collie stuck in the mud, locked in a cage without any shelter, food or water. Another of Tracy’s victims shoved in the barn in what we assume was an attempt to continue the abuse away from prying eyes. Well Tracy, we have eyes everywhere. Even as you sit in prison and long after you come home we will still be watching you.

We want to see every single animal taken away from that place and go somewhere they will be respected and never neglected again. They deserve their freedom with no threat of slaughterhouses or cold muddy cages.

Seeing as the justice system failed to help this animal, just like so many others, we decided that the dog should come with us and spend the rest of their life in a safe and comfortable environment. Although it was obvious to us, it never fails to amaze that even with Tracey locked up in prison, the animals in the farm still suffer.

Luckily for that dog, they will never be used again as a tool to exploit other animals. They will never again have to endure life in a cage, mud up to their knees and no companionship. They will be able to express the love they surprisingly still have for humans however they need and they will receive love back.

Sadly we were unable to locate the second dog and the cat that were also allowed by the judge to stay under Tracey’s precarious ‘care’. No one else should suffer because of the acts of that horrible human.

There is no justice, there is just direct action.”

MCDONALD’S ADVERS REVAMPED.

8th February,  Germany.

Received anonymously via email:

“McDonald’s billboards in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany, have been repainted as McMord Classic (McDeath Classic).

Greetings.”

LONE CHICKEN RESCUED FROM A DARK SHED.

4th February, Germany

Received anonymously via email:

“Single chicken without any companions rescued from a small and dark shed in Germany, in February 2020. She was soon going to be killed and consumed by the owners. Now she lives on an animal sanctuary together with other chickens.”

JOSEPH DIBEE COULD DO WITH SOLIDARITY.

Joseph Dibee was arrested in August 2018 after more than a decade on the run. He is accused of being part of a group that organised arson attacks against earth destroying and animal murdering enterprises. He is accused, for example, of taking part in the arson against the Wild Horse Meat Slaughterhouse in Oregon that would be completely destroyed by fire to never be reopened.


He has been locked up since his capture even tho he has not had a trial yet. In January, Joseph was attacked by a “white-power” piece of shit. His jaw was shattered to bits and he has suffered multiple fractures in the skull. His mouth is wired shut. He is stable, but needless to say that was a very scary and terrible experience.


This comes as no surprise when the FBI has insisted on plastering the media with his full name (Joseph Mahmoud Dibee) alongside “Terrorist”. They have paved the path for Joseph to be continuously attacked in prison because of this. They are utilising any tool (in this case, the spread of anti muslim and Neo nazi philosophy) to make Joseph suffer as much as possible.


His lawyer has insisted to the judge over and over that Joseph is not a risk to society and that he has c hanged his life around, helping build solar and thermal systems in Syria and working as a teacher whilst on the run. The judge did not care and decided to keep Joseph locked up awaiting for trial. We will say it again, he has not even been found guilty and he is supposed to pay the price.


Joseph could do with letter of support and love. No one should be writing anything related to direct action or to his case, but sending letters explaining how the day has been might be a good start for him to feel a little better.


This is the address to send letters:
Joseph Dibee #101799,
Inverness Jail, 11540 N.E.
Inverness Drive,
Portland, OR 97220.


Remember that “Support the ALF” isn’t just a fucking t-shirt.


PRISONS ARE FOR BURNING.


UA.

TEN HENS FREED FROM THEIR CAGES.

28th January, France.

Received anonymously via email:

[FRENCH BELOW]

“We know the cages, the horrible smell, the corpses, the mechanical noise made by the industrialization of death. And yet whenever we dig to these places far away from everyone’s eyes, the horror of seeing one of the worst inventions of humanity strikes us.

We can be paralyzed by our helplessness in front of the thousands of people locked up, exploited and massacred, looking at them through the bars and hating to have the responsibility of choosing which ones will be able to get out.

Tonight, 10 hens exploited for their eggs will never see the cages again. 10 lives changed in the midst of thousands of others, 10 people who were incaged for humans to eat their secretions. These resistance fighters show us every day their strength, their autonomy and the need to snatch them out from these hells.

We have an obligation to get out of a passive veganism that is done in our kitchens, we do not fight with money to support vegan capitalism but with our guts alongside those who fall asleep locked up. No social progress has ever been made without including the oppressed in their struggle. The reality is happening on farms, confronting it is a matter of life and death for the victims.

Tonight, 10 people will be guaranteed to live far from Hell, but all the other faces, the looks in which we get lost those nights, the people we could not help must be engraved in our minds and push us to become their fight’s accomplices.

To our comrades who have left us and to those who inspire us day after day,

The other animals are powerful.

The other animals are not “voiceless”.

Until everyone is forced to hear their howls, until each cage is destroyed,

ALF

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28 janvier 2020, quelque part en France

On connait les cages, l’odeur horrible, les cadavres, le bruit mécanique de l’industrialisation de la mort. Et pourtant dès que l’on creuse jusqu’à ces endroits loin des yeux du monde, l’horreur de voir encore l’une des pires inventions de l’humanité nous frappe.

On peut être paralysé.e par notre impuissance devant les milliers de personnes enfermées, exploitées, massacrées, les regarder à travers les barreaux et détester avoir la responsabilité de choisir lesquelles pourront en sortir.

Cette nuit ce sont 10 poules exploitées pour leurs oeufs qui ne reverront plus jamais les cages. 10 vies changées au milieu des milliers d’autres, 10 personnes qui étaient encagées pour que des humain.e.s mangent leurs sécrétions. Ces résistantes nous montrent chaque jour leur force, leur autonomie et la nécessité de les arracher à ces enfers.

Nous avons l’obligation de sortir d’un véganisme passif qui se fait dans nos cuisines, on ne lutte pas avec des billets pour soutenir un capitalisme végane mais avec nos tripes aux côtés de celles et ceux qui s’endorment enfermé.e.s. Aucun progrès social ne s’est fait sans inclure les opprimé.e.s dans leur lutte. La réalité se passe dans les élevages, s’y confronter est une question de vie ou de mort pour les victimes.

Ce soir, 10 personnes auront la garantie de vivre loin de l’Enfer, mais tous les autres visages, les regards dans lesquels on se perd ces nuits-là, les personnes que nous n’avons pas pu aider doivent être gravés en nous et nous pousser à devenir des complices de lutte pour les autres animaux.

A nos camarades qui nous ont quitté et à celles et ceux qui nous inspirent jour après jour,

Les autres animaux sont puissant.e.s.

Les autres animaux ne sont pas des “sans voix”.

Jusqu’à ce que tout le monde soit forcé d’entendre leurs hurlements, jusqu’à ce que chaque cage soit détruite,

ALF”

REALLY, WE NEED A LITTLE SUPPORT.

These past few weeks have been intense and wonderful all at the same time. We had a conversation with everybody putting together LoD and published the event online, we gave talks in Germany, Austria and Slovakia and we filmed stuff with Michal Kolesar and his team.

You folks are already aware of our workshop project and know how it works; people contact us wanting to organise a talk, we try and fit it in the calendar and with the help of local humans a venue is found and promotion is done and we spend a few hours talking about whatever the fuck people want to talk about. Pretty simple isn’t it? We put a pot out for donations, but the workshops are ALWAYS free. We tend to always lose money on those talks, but we do not care, education should always be free.

What you might not know is how we are operating in relation to the microdocumentaries we are filming. The idea is simple, we find people that are not normally in the spotlight but that are doing awesome work and we work with them to tell their story via video. The aim is to publish one every six weeks, but we will see how it actually develops. At the moment we have two episodes of the series that we are working on, one of Michal Kolesar and his team and another one on Kent Animal Defenders. We do not know when we will be able to start releasing the project, but we are putting a lot of effort into creating something that is educational and inspiring, so others feel empowered to also take action whilst learning from folks who are at it already. 

In the next few days we are going to bring you a few posts on arrest support and prison support as because we’ve been very busy it has been a little more difficult to get them sorted. And that, really, brings us to the main point of this post.

Throughout the past three years, we’ve had three main focus points as a collective; educating the public, bringing direct action news to social media and doing prison and arrest support. We used to have a lot more support when we started, and slow and steady that has gone down. In fact, we send HALF the amount of money to prisoners than we used to  send just a year ago. And there is more and more actions were folks are being arrested and we are struggling to help with fines.

We have tried producing different merch, doing discounted merchandise (on items where people can already choose how much they pay), we plaster Patreon and PayPal in many posts… But the reality is, we must be doing something wrong, because it isn’t working. We do not do this job for the money. None of us in fact gets any money for their personal life out of Unoffensive. We don’t have wages or buy food or clothes or pay rent with the money from the collective.

So we are struggling and we fail to see why. We can imagine that many of the folks who used to support us a couple of years ago have grown towards the mentality of “support sanctuaries not individuals” and we also believe that concept to be true. What we don’t think to be true is that Unoffensive falls under the “waged full time activist” that people are avoiding to fund. In fact, different people from the collective do different things to survive, and none of us have a wage from Unoffensive.

So it would be wonderful if you could tell us what we could change to make things better. Should we be posting more content? Or more diverse stuff? Should we be trying to reach out to bigger platforms that might be able to help us out with promotion? How can we convince *just* a 10% of our followers to drop ONE dollar a month on Patreon? Whatever it is, we are open to criticism and to learning more because we would not want the project to die out.

For anyone interested, our PayPal address is unoffensive_animal(at)tutanota(dot)com and our patreon is:
www.patreon.com/animalliberation

See you in the next riot

UA. 

TWO MORE LAMBS HELPED OUT OF LITTLE OAKHURST FARM.

9th February, Kent UK. 

Received anonymously via email: 

“Fuck you Little Oakhurst.

After reading about this filthy shithole and the 177 cows that were brutally shot because Tracy Middleton is a lazy piece of shit, I felt a lone journey out to Kent was in order, making my way through the back field, I came across 2 lambs stuck between fencing and bramble, it didnt suprise me, I’ve read the previous hit reports, I know how disgusting this farm is but I was still moved, shoving my hands through the bramble, I grabbed the first one, the second doesnt move, like it knows I’m trying to help, I pull them both out, hold them tight and get back to the vehicle, as I approach the farm house, I’m raging at her lack of basic care, who the fuck acts like this? so this is a fuck you Middleton, 2 more lives you wont be destroying any time soon.

Her sentencing is this Thursday in Margate Magistrates, if you,re in the area, be there.

love and Rage”

RAT BAIT TRAPS AT EGG FARM DESTROYED.

4th February, Lewes UK.

received anonymously via email:

“We saw the call to action from dxe frontlines against the free range egg industry, so on the 4th of February, we paid a quick visit to Mac’s farm in Lewes. It is currently enjoying a wave of good publicity, with people all over the internet directing those concerned about Hoads Farm since last week’s investigation to instead just buy from Mac’s. 

People have been twisting the narrative to promote organic instead of free range, because organic actually give a shit about animals, right? Well we call bullshit. 

Their site is littered with poison traps for rodents, which we filled with expanding foam to stop anyone going inside and getting killed. The poison had also spilled out of the trap and being on a public footpath, could easily be eaten by dogs on walks. Speciesism always gives way to more speciesism. 

There is no ethical egg and there is no ethical exploitation. 

Fuck Mac’s farm for pretending otherwise, and #FuckFreeRange!”