Underground Railroad Heritage Center Opens in Niagara Falls, New York

A museum and convention hall commemorating the Underground Railroad has opened in Niagara Falls, New York, to honor the courage, sacrifice, and determination of the many people who helped escapees in their journey to freedom prior to abolition of human slavery in the United States.
The clandestine network that helped people escape from bondage in the U.S. represents an early American example of direct action which can be viewed, in that regard, as an antecedent to the Animal Liberation Front of today.

National Civil Rights Day Dedicated to Seneca Falls Convention Organizers

This year marks the 170th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848.  In recognition of the convention organizers’ contribution to the cause of equality under the law, the Humane Party dedicates National Civil Rights Day 2018 to the organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention.

Big Cat People

Mountain lions (Puma concolor) are remarkably reclusive apex predators adept at avoiding humans. When hemmed in by paved roads and high fences, however, mountain lions are often forced to interact with us—along with our vehicles, poisons, bullets, and centuries old misunderstandings about their true nature—and such encounters seldom end well for the cats. The good news is that the public is becoming increasingly aware of the impacts we are having on our fellow travelers, and efforts are being made to reduce puma mortality in certain locales. Recent events involving the life and times of a puma living in the Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation Area above Malibu, California, serve as a good example.

The Criminalization of Animal Rights Activism

Is supporting animal rights terrorism? Is nonviolent activism terrorism? According to some interpretations of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), they are.

Voice of a (Former) Victim

During his first speech to Congress, President Trump announced that he would be forming a new committee focused on publishing criminal acts committed by immigrants, legal and illegal. VOICE, Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, can be viewed as the Trump administration’s latest attempt to taint the public’s opinion of immigrants and create discord between “us” and “them.”

Research Analysis and Overview of “Transformational Leadership in the Public Sector: Does Structure Matter?”

The purpose of this article review is to explore and understand the rise of transformational leadership behaviors within the public sector and how the bureaucratic nature of this sector affects them. Transformational leadership can be an effective way to drive progress inside our local, state and federal organizations.

Rising Concern over LGBT Rights under the Trump Administration

The White House has declared that it will continue President Obama’s executive order protecting federal contractors from anti-LGBT discrimination. However, there are troubling indications that marginalized and vulnerable citizens will not be protected.