Vegan anarchist anti-fascists joined the Chicago May Day demonstration with black and green flags and a big banner. After a long day of marching in the streets chanting things like "burn the jails, burn the prisons, just make sure the cops are in em!" and "Arms Up, Shoot Back!" the vegan anarchists weren't ready to call it a day just yet.
While the mass crowd of May Day marchers gathered in the park at the end of the march for speeches and food, the vegan anarchists remained in the street with a small group of anarchists of color who rather than going into the park to enjoy food shared by Food Not Bombs, decided to block and disrupt the heavy flow of traffic in front of the Cook County Correctional Facility on 2684 S. California. Both anarchists of color and the vegan anti-fascists blocked traffic for about an hour and a half, forcing police to re-route traffic (traffic which mostly consisted of police officers trying to go home after their shift ended).
As more vegans find the state less desirable, more anarchists are acknowledging the environmental and ecological devastation of capitalism. An intersectional approach to liberation reveals the interconnected relationship between sexism, speciesism, racism and other forms of oppression. Anarchism against all oppression must include anti-speciesism since discrimination based on species upholds an authoritarian hierarchy of human supremacy. Veganism for non-human animal liberation must include a critique of the state which assumes the role of the sole legitimate violent force in pursuit of maintaining colonized territory and imperialist expansion. Any struggle for liberation whether human or non-human necessitates a conflict with the state, capitalism and fascism.
Against all oppression, for total liberation!