You’ve probably heard about the controversy surrounding the children’s book called “I Want to Be Bacon When I Grow Up.” The authors, Ken & Jessica Skinner, huge bacon promoters, have received hundreds of one star negative reviews on their Amazon page and an onslaught of negative feedback on their Facebook page as well.

They have made several knee-jerk statements in response to all of the criticism their book has triggered, such as “We care about animals, but we also eat them.” “A bunch of militant Vegans spammed us with their self-righteous hate. So don’t even bother reading the reviews unless you enjoy propaganda.”

If you want to have an impact, we recommend contacting the book publisher itself on their Facebook page at Mascot Books. Leave a review there which cannot be deleted. And send them a private message. You can also email the publisher directly at info@mascotbooks.com.

You can also leave an Amazon review which cannot be deleted.

You can also give a “Yes” to the reviews there that you found to be helpful which will help them get higher in the rankings.

You can also post a message to the authors’ on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/iwanttobebacon.

You can also use this as an opportunity to inform people about bacon and other products by pointing them to our well-researched articles, such as:

Meet Your Bacon: Footage of Pigs In Transport Truck Goes Viral at: http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/meet-your-bacon-a-look-inside-the-trucks-that-take-pigs-to-slaughter/

Bacon: A Day In The Life at http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/day-in-the-life-christmas-ham-pig/

The Vegan Bacon That Meat-Loving Foodies Can’t Get Enough Of: Recipe Included! at http://freefromharm.org/vegan-recipes/vegan-bacon/

Source: Free From Harm

pumpkizaya said:

This is making me sick. I don't know what I can do. I'm disabled and just taking care of myself every day is nigh impossible, but I want to help organise a local protest... I have no idea how to do that and I'm terrified.

We each have our own abilities. A lot of us wish that we could do more, but what matters is that we try to do what we are able. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You are your first priority. Any activist will tell you how important self-care is. Find something that you are able to do for the cause and go from there. Build on what you know and what your skills are. Every piece of the puzzle is important.

Gloria Casarez, Organizer, Activist and Total Badass, Dies at 42

Gloria Casarez, Organizer, Activist and Total Badass, Dies at 42

Gloria Casarez passed away on Sunday, October 19th, after living with cancer for five years. She was 42, a Philadelphia native, and a longtime activist and organizer in Philly’s LGBT and Latin@ communities. Casarez fought tirelessly for her communities, acting as a mentor, galvanizer and leader.

Casarez rallies the 2012 Dyke March.

Casarez wore many “hats” in her life as an organizer: Director of…

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I used to be an admin for the largest anti-ISIS Facebook group. At our peak we had 30,000 members. Facebook deleted us without telling us why in detail. They said we ‘violated their community guidelines’. How exactly did we do that? By raising awareness of ISIS’s crimes & bringing attention to the groups activities? When the Baghdad neighbourhood of Kadhimiya was attacked by ISIS with car bombs, suicide bombers & mortars; we were one of the first groups to bring attention to it. The group admins suspect that many ISIS supporters reported us & since Facebook doesn’t really look at who is doing the reporting & only looks at how many people report something, we think it may have been that.

Hey UConn Friends! Are you interested in LGBTQ activism? If so, come learn more about this great opportunity WEDNESDAY 10/22 at 8pm in Oak Hall 267! Applications are due 10/29 at noon.

Students from any UConn campus are welcome to apply! Email me at uconn.co.nyhartford@gmail.com with any questions! 

Medical marijuana: Boynton Beach will temporarily ban dispensaries

(BizJournals) Boynton Beach commissioners unanimously voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries for one year if Florida voters approve legalization Nov. 4, according to WPTV-5.

The moratorium will allow the city to work out regulations for dispensaries, Vice Mayor Joe Casello told the TV station. Coconut Creek and Boca Raton are considering similar delays.

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This is what happened to us last night in Shaw. The police were violating our rights all night. We were peaceful. Some of our folks were beaten, one officer stood in front of another to block us from seeing him shoving his baton into a protesters abdomen.

One of our live streamers was sprayed by police for capturing them beating on protesters. Silly me, I thought we would be safe last night because we had legal observers with us from the National Lawyers Guild. NOPE, they got sprayed and arrested too. 17 of our protesters were arrested in total.

The screams, the beatings, the media running away, the tears, us yelling trying to find each other, the sound of them banging their batons on the ground to intimidate us … I will never forget last night. I have not slept since Friday, most of us are still trying to process what happened.

This is just a small piece of what we experienced last night. Ferguson protesters have been living this nightmare every day for the last 65 days, think about that. #Shaw #Ferguson #FergusonOctober

It's becoming more and more clear that in the U.S., trying to learn history is becoming a political act

The history that you learn in school depends on which political party is in power in your district. Even college presidents are trying to control which version of History young people are allowed to learn.

People can say what they like about Medievalpoc “pushing an agenda”. My point? There is no neutral ground. To tell a story is to have a reason for doing so; to write about history is to shape the way toward the future.

History is much, much more than dusty lists of dates and the names of deceased white men. History is dynamic, interpretive, constantly changing and a living, breathing past we can all see ourselves in. History helps us form our identities now. History is where we can learn what harm has been done, and what we can do to correct it.

It’s my hope that we can all find opportunities here to feel empowered, inspired, and enlightened by History.

a quick reminder:

not everyone knows what is and isn’t offensive

not everyone has the knowledge you do on slurs and their impact

so how about instead of bullying people who are wrong and writing them off as terrible people, you try educating them?

And if you say “it’s not my job to educate them” but you consider yourself an activist, you are not a very good activist.

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