The debate between the merits of so-called lifestyle activism versus those of revolutionary action is a hot-button issue on the left. There are those content to begin and end their activism with ethical consumerism and lifestyle changes, albeit radical ones. Others argue that nothing less than a great structural upheaval in the form of revolution will bring about real change, and lifestyle changes will follow.
For the veganarchist, these two approaches to leftist activism are not mutually exclusive; on the contrary, together they create a praxis for change that is powerful and, importantly, consistent. Read the rest of this entry »