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A show dedicated to human and animal liberation! Interviews and critical discussions of politics, economics, environmentalism, feminism, animal liberation, and social/economic justice.

The Vegan Vanguard Marine & Mexie

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A show dedicated to human and animal liberation! Interviews and critical discussions of politics, economics, environmentalism, feminism, animal liberation, and social/economic justice.

    72. Plant the Land Team Gaza teams up with Million Dollar Vegan w. Laura Schleifer and Anas Arafat

    72. Plant the Land Team Gaza teams up with Million Dollar Vegan w. Laura Schleifer and Anas Arafat

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    In this episode, Mexie talks with Laura Schleifer and Anas Arafat, founders of Plant the Land Team Gaza. Plant the Land Team Gaza is a vegan food justice and community projects volunteer team based in Gaza, and they recently teamed up with Million Dollar Vegan to provide 3500 vegan meals to people in occupied Palestine. We discuss how their project came together, cover the history of Total Liberationist movements in the region, and end by dispelling some mainstream propaganda about the Israeli occupation. We also talk about the marked shift happening in the vegan movement, as the vegan-washing of Isreal is much less tolerated and activists are connecting the Palestinian struggle with broader Total Liberation objectives.







    Sources and Links







    * Plant the Land Team Gaza: www.planttheland.org* Plant the Land Team Gaza on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlantTheLandTeamGaza* Laura Schleifer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laura.schleifer * Anas Arafat on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008448283358* Beyond Vegan-Washing: A Brief History of Animal and Human Liberation Struggles in Israel and Palestine (by Laura Schleifer): https://issuu.com/vegfestuk/docs/forca_vegan_magazine_issue_2/18?fr=sM2YzZTM5MTc3MTM&fbclid=IwAR2iaWAy8JZcivVR36l7A76omD1hw5f0Xp9u9vroX82hOlQzEE0CE29IlTw* 7th Annual Eco-Ability Conference: https://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/2021/06/7th-annual-ecoability-conference-july-2nd-2021/?fbclid=IwAR0_eu-4vI_9X97nsU5n4ivrL4QIiKQF64eH1_CRbeSByTzu_EVGmGJuP9s* Anas speaking at the 7th Annual Eco-Ability Conference: https://youtu.be/0dcIrVd_1t8?t=2585* More links to come!







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    71. Speciesism Isn’t What You Think It Is w. Marine & Nix

    71. Speciesism Isn’t What You Think It Is w. Marine & Nix

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    We’re all together! Apologies for the audio quality as we kept moving and the mic picked up everything, but Mexie, Marine, and Nix from Pynk Spots got together in Portland to record this episode! We discuss the importance of being clear about what we mean when we say we’re fighting speciesism, as this has implications for how we proceed as a political movement. We also discuss the importance of making sure our anti-speciesist movements are actually political. We say often that veganism is not a grocery list, but are we actually treating it as more than that?







    Sources and Links







    * Pynk Spots YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFh3fDI2O4pYIurpRhnRzQA* Pynk Spots Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/pynk-spots/id1540391376







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    F1:  [MUSIC] How can we not only discover more compassionate relations with human beings but how can we develop compassionate relations with the other creatures with whom we share this planet?







    F2:  There’s an us before the wound, there’s an us before oppression, and to me pleasure is the way that we tap down into that.







    F3:  We live in capitalism.  Its power seems inescapable.  So did the divine right of kings.







    MEXIE:  Hey, everyone.  Welcome to the Vegan Vanguard.  It is Mexie.







    MARINE:  And Marine.







    NICHOLE:  And Nichole.







    MEXIE:  We’re all here together in Portland.







    MARINE:  Woo-hoo!







    NICHOLE:  Woo!  Land of Antifa.







    MEXIE:  Land of Antifa.







    MARINE:  And BLM.







    NICHOLE:  And BLM.







    MEXIE:  Apparently.  People were real upset about it, but it’s beautiful.  We’ve been hiking in the gorgeous — I guess hills of Portland and yeah, just having a great time.  We’re here to talk to you today about speciesism and basically how we define it, and a lot of the problems with both the mainstream vegan movement, also the political vegan movement.  So, we’re really excited to talk about it.  Before we get started, I’m just gonna shout out the new patrons for this month, so thank you so much to Jeff, Adelle Goodman, and Nate Stringer.  If you would like to support the show, you can become a monthly patron donor at patreon.com/veganvanguard and for just $2 per month, you can join our bi-monthly political chats which Nicole is often present at.  I co-host the Discord with Kathrin and Mad Blender.  You can also give us a one-time donation on our website which is veganvanguardpodcast.com.  So, let’s get into it.







    NICHOLE:  Let’s get into it.







    MEXIE:  Let’s get into it.  So, the inspiration for this podcast came about — it was actually a few months ago, but I got a comment on the Vegan Vanguard Facebook which was quite upsetting to me.  It was upsetting to various other people because a lot of other people commented as well in support of what I was saying.  I can’t remember what the original post was.  I think it was actually a photo of a manatee.  I don’t know if you remember that, that manatee that someone had etched ‘Trump’ into or something like that, and I had posted about the connections between speciesism and whi...

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    70. Vegan Union-Busters Extraordinaire: No Evil Foods w. Jon, Meagan, and Jeremy

    70. Vegan Union-Busters Extraordinaire: No Evil Foods w. Jon, Meagan, and Jeremy

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    In this episode, Mexie catches up with Jon Reynolds and Meagan Sullivan, two former No Evil Foods employees who were pivotal in the union drive effort at the company. Jon and Meagan joined Mexie on an episode last summer to discuss No Evil Foods’ union-busting tactics (that episode is listed below). Mexie also speaks with Jeremy, another former No Evil Foods employee who was laid off last month when NEF declared they were outsourcing production and fired all workers without notice or severance. The three talk about this experience, what led up to it, and how they stepped up to support the workers.







    Sources and Links







    * Mo Evil Foods website: moevilfoods.com* Mo Evil Foods on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mo-Evil-Foods-109899510744712/* So Evil Foods on IG: https://www.instagram.com/soevilfoods/* Birdie Gregson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/birdiegregson?lang=en* Vegan Union Busters: No Evil Foods (Last Year’s Episode): https://veganvanguardpodcast.com/54-vegan-union-busters-no-evil-foods/ * Mexie, Why I’m No Longer VeganTM: https://youtu.be/oY_Dt1jey4M* A Privileged Vegan, Why Veganism Must be Anti-Capitalist (NOW!!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbT2y8VR7WE* Kathrin, Veganism, Capitalism, and Intersectionality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xnx1eEJcDo







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    F1:  [MUSIC] How can we not only discover more compassionate relations with human beings but how can we develop compassionate relations with the other creatures with whom we share this planet?







    F2:  There’s an us before the wound, there’s an us before oppression, and to me pleasure is the way that we tap down into that.







    F3:  We live in capitalism.  Its power seems inescapable.  So did the divine right of kings.







    MEXIE:  Hey everyone, welcome to the Vegan Vanguard.  It is Mexie, and following up on our last episode on the union-busting of vegan company Lush Cosmetics, we’re doing a little vegan union-busters mini-series here sadly, because it’s sad that there are so many vegan union-busters that we can make a whole series.  But we’re following up today with workers from No Evil Foods, the vegan food producers who used socialist iconography and messaging to market their products and then proceeded to bust the workers union drive and fire several of them, and recently have just fired their entire staff without notice or severance.  Yay; yay vegan capitalism oppressing and exploiting human animals while not mounting a significant challenge to growing global meat consumption.  Yay.







    I will just reiterate from the previous episode on Lush that until the vegan movement understands speciesism as a systemic oppression and understands that animal agriculture as we know it today grew out of white supremacy and capitalism, the mainstream vegan movement will continue to promote false solutions to this problem, namely that everyone should just change their grocery lists while not actually challenging the systems at the root of both non-human and human animal oppression.  It’ll make a lot of money for certain vegan capitalists and as we have seen,

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    69. Vegan Union-Busters: Lush Cosmetics w. Hannah

    69. Vegan Union-Busters: Lush Cosmetics w. Hannah

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    In this episode, Mexie talks with former Lush Cosmetics employee, Hannah, about the company’s gross union-busting tactics and why she and others formed the Global Lush Union. As the mainstream vegan movement continues to focus itself on consumption under capitalism, it’s no wonder that vegan brands are replicating the same kind of colonizing and inequality-producing tendencies of capitalism itself.







    Sources and Links







    * Global Lush Union: https://globallushunion.com/* Global Lush Union Petition: https://globallushunion.com/our-petition-1* How Lush Cosmetics Tried to Crush a Union Drive: https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkd77m/how-lush-cosmetics-tried-to-crush-a-union-drive * Lush Cosmetics’ employees say the company leadership is trying to quash their attempt to unionize — despite supporting unions at other companies: https://www.businessinsider.com/lush-leadership-rejects-union-despite-supporting-them-for-other-brands-2020-12* Help No Evil Foods workers: https://www.moevilfoods.com/







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    F1:  [MUSIC] How can we not only discover more compassionate relations with human beings but how can we develop compassionate relations with the other creatures with whom we share this planet?







    F2:  There’s an us before the wound, there’s an us before oppression, and to me pleasure is the way that we tap down into that.







    F3:  We live in capitalism.  Its power seems inescapable.  So did the divine right of kings.







    MEXIE:  Hey everyone, welcome to the Vegan Vanguard.  It is Mexie and today we have on Hannah who is a former Lush Cosmetics employee to talk about the company’s union-busting and why she and others formed the Global Lush Union.  We have talked previously on the podcast about vegan companies engaging in union-busting and other anti-labor practices.  If you will remember about a year ago, we had on workers from No Evil Foods which is a vegan company that branded itself using socialist iconography which not only busted up unionization efforts a year ago but recently fired all of their employees without severance.  Absolutely unbelievable, so please go follow @soevilfoods on Instagram to see how you can help support those workers.







    I believe they’re on Twitter as well, but as you probably know, I have deleted my Twitter.  But it’s really sad that the mainstream vegan movement has been so co-opted by capital.  It’s been so focused on consumerism and just trying to get everyone to buy vegan products that it hasn’t been terribly effective in actually transforming government policies.  I mean, certainly there have been great victories, right, but it hasn’t been terribly effective in transforming our global food systems for lasting animal liberation.  As we talk about a lot, we’re killing and people are eating more animals today than ever before.







    Yes, of course our population has grown, but meat consumption is also rising at a pace that is outstripping population growth, so it’s just really sad to see the mainstream vegan movement so co-opted, amenable, so fused with capitalism that it’s just becoming yet another capitalist industry that harms workers who are human ani...

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    68. Facilitation for Anti-Oppression Education w. Marine

    68. Facilitation for Anti-Oppression Education w. Marine

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    Marine is back, baby! She and Mexie have a wonderful discussion about her journey into facilitation work with high school students. We discuss how facilitation differs as an educational tool from conventional lecturing or teaching, how she began her own anti-oppression facilitation program, and everything she’s learned along the way. We cover a lot of ground and end by shouting out her upcoming facilitation workshops, which are open to all! Send us an email if you are interested in participating (July 5-7 2021). They’ll be of interest to any activist or educator wanting to help facilitate dialogue to advance liberatory politics.







    Sources and Links







    * Race Dialogues: A Facilitator’s Guide to Tackling the Elephant in the Classroom: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43568628-race-dialogues* Learning For Justice: https://www.learningforjustice.org/







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    F1:  [MUSIC] How can we not only discover more compassionate relations with human beings but how can we develop compassionate relations with the other creatures with whom we share this planet?







    F2:  There’s an us before the wound, there’s an us before oppression, and to me pleasure is the way that we tap down into that.







    F3:  We live in capitalism.  Its power seems inescapable.  So did the divine right of kings.







    MEXIE:  Hello, lovely people.  It is Mexie just jumping on pre-intro to the podcast to let you know that Marine and I don’t actually get to talking about the workshop that she is hosting next month until the end of the podcast, so if you are interested in that, stay tuned until then or send us an e-mail at veganvanguardpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested.  It’s going to be a facilitation for social justice workshop series, held July 5th through 7th.  It’s going to be fantastic.  Stay tuned to the rest of the episode to hear all about it, but we just realized that maybe not everyone’s gonna listen all the way to the end, and this is important to say upfront.  I also want to apologize because there is a very yappy dog in a apartment that is close to mine and so, you can hear this little dog for quite a bit of the episode, but luckily Marine is the one who was talking more in this episode.







    So, there’s not too much of yappy dog and Mexie speaking.  Anyway, with that said, let us dive into the real intro to the podcast.  Hey everyone, welcome to the Vegan Vanguard.  It is Mexie and…







    MARINE:  Marine.







    MEXIE:  So excited to have Marine back on the show.  How are you doing?







    MARINE:  I’m good.  I’m excited to be back.  As you know, I’m kinda nervous too ‘cause I have not recorded a podcast in many moons, but…







    MEXIE:  A bit out of practice but I’m sure…







    MARINE:  A bit unpracticed.







    MEXIE:  …you’re gonna be super great.







    MARINE:  Yes.







    MEXIE:  Yeah, I’m sure it’s gonna be wonderful.  Our audience always asks about you in the sweetest way.  I know that all of you listening have been really interested to hear how Marine’s doing and what she’s been up to.  I guess out of respect for your privacy, I always kind of act like it’s something I can’t talk about, it’s super-serious, or — sorry,

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    67. Look for the Helpers! w. SRSLY Wrong & RevLeftRadio

    67. Look for the Helpers! w. SRSLY Wrong & RevLeftRadio

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    Mexie sits down with the Wrong Boys and Brett from RevLeftRadio for the *most wholesome conversation ever had*. We centre the convo around how fantastic it feels to help others and the importance of looking for the helpers in our society. We branch out into discussing the science of empathy and mutual aid, and get into some deep thoughts about dismantling the ego and expanding our sense of self to reflect our interbeingness with all our relations (human and nonhuman alike!).







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    * SRSLY Wrong: https://srslywrong.com/* RevLeftRadio: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/







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    Transcript







    F1:  [MUSIC] How can we not only discover more compassionate relations with human beings but how can we develop compassionate relations with the other creatures with whom we share this planet?







    F2:  There’s an us before the wound, there’s an us before oppression, and to me pleasure is the way that we tap down into that.







    F3:  We live in capitalism.  Its power seems inescapable.  So did the divine right of kings.







    MEXIE: Welcome everyone to the Vegan Vanguard.  I am Mexie and today we have probably the most wholesome conversation that you are ever gonna hear.  The brilliant and always sweetie-pie Wrong Boys of Srsly Wrong invited myself and the always-brilliant and always-principled — remarkably principled Breht from Rev Left Radio to have a discussion about helping others and looking for the helpers in our society.  We branch out into talking about the science of empathy and mutual aid, the importance of asking for help, and some pretty deep stuff about dismantling egos and expanding our senses of selves to adequately reflect our interbeingness with humans and non-humans alike.  I really hope you enjoy.  Before we get into it though, thank you endlessly to our new Patreon supporters TheBootsareOn and Joseph Baldoni Karlik.







    We rely on your generous donations to keep the show going, so if you’d like to become a sustaining member, please go to patreon.com/veganvanguard and join our community on Discord.  We have community chats there twice per month which are always a great time, really fun to connect.  You can also give us a one-time donation via PayPal on our website veganvanguardpodcast.com, and please rate us up on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to us.  I love reading reviews and seeing the ratings come in, except one of them; except one of them that we got recently.  It was a one star.  You know, I’m very open to constructive criticism although I’d say maybe e-mail that in instead of messing up our ratings, but the comment didn’t make any sense.  If you left that comment, reach out.







    I would love to know because I just couldn’t actually figure out what episode that they were actually talking about.  I was left really puzzled about it.  Anyway, now we’re at a 4.9, but you, you — everyone out there could help us get back up to that five-star rating by rating us five stars.  That actually really does help our content get noticed by more people.  Yeah, I just like clean lines, the five.  The five looks better than the 4.9.  Anyway, I’m mostly kidding, but also it does help us if you do give us ratings and reviews.  With that, prepare yourselves for some absolute wholesomeness.







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    SHAWN: Hello everyone,

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Really Important Podcast

All vegans and leftists should be listening to this. The topics are timely, meticulously explored and researched. The discussions are not only intelligent but it’s super fun to listen to these two. This is a must for anyone who cares about social justice.

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this podcast combines everything that’s important in a really smart way. thank you so much for making it!

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