As I note in the introduction of every installment of my “Vegan Chews & Progressive News” series (#NewsandChews), my blog strives to promote a nourishing, sustainable, and accessible vegan lifestyle alongside progressive discussion of social issues. I see both of these endeavors as contributing to the cultivation of a society that prioritizes the wellbeing of all creatures (not just the rich or the human) over the continuous striving for profit/resource accumulation.

While my #NewsandChews posts—published every Friday—provide an informative roundup of vegan recipes and important current events, I’d also like to offer up a list of my favorite vegan resources, and progressive news sources and literature so that you, dear readers, can stay up-to-date on your own.

Progressive News Sources

Print/Online Sources

ALEC Exposed
Al Jazeera
Boilerplate Magazine

Center for Investigative Reporting
Common Dreams
Earth First! Journal
Earth Island Journal
Electronic Intifada
Empty Wheel
Everyday Feminism
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
The Guardian
The Intercept
International Socialist Review
The Investigative Fund
Liberator Magazine
Mother Jones
The Nation
The Nation Institute
PR Watch
Socialist Worker
Solitary Watch
Sparrow Media
Waging Nonviolence
We Are Many
YES! Magazine

Podcasts/TV Shows

Best of the Left
Citizen Radio

Democracy Now!
Disorderly Conduct
Radio Dispatch
Reality Cast

Activist Art

Beehive Design Collective
Citizen Scholar
History is a Weapon
Interference Archive
Jenna Pope
Jo-Anne McArthur
Just Seeds
Meerkat Media
Occuprint Lab
Occupy Design
What is Missing
World Studio

Progressive Literature

A very limited list!

Ecofeminism by Carol J. Adams
Pedagogies of Crossing by M. Jaqui Alexander
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa
The Revolution Starts at Home ed. by Ching-In Chen
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky by Noam Chomsky
Towards Collective Liberation
by Chris Crass
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
From Black Power to Hip Hop by Patricia Hill Collins
White: Essays on Race and Culture by Richard Dyer
The Silenced Majority by Amy Goodman
With Liberty and Justice for Some by Glenn Greenwald
Ain’t I a Woman by bell hooks
Sisters of the Yam by bell hooks
#Newsfail by Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny
Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind by Victoria Law
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Active Hope by Joanna Macy
We Have Not Been Moved by Elizabeth Betita Martinez
Black Girl Dangerous on Race, Queerness, Class and Gender by Mia McKenzie
Disability and the Black Community by Sheila Miller
This Bridge Called My Back by Cherrie Moraga
Food Politics by Marion Nestle
Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel
Challenging Authority by Frances Fox Piven
All the Presidents’ Bankers by Nomi Prins
Arrested Justice by Beth E. Richie
Stolen Harvest by Vandana Shiva
Appetite for Profit by Michele Simon
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
The Divide by Matt Taibbi
A Hunger So Wide and So Deep by Becky Thompson
Geographies of Privilege by France Winddance Twine

Progressive Organizations

A very limited list!

Anarchist Black Cross Federation
Anti-Racist Action
Anti-Racist Alliance
Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

Bluestockings Bookstore
Books to Prisoners
Catalyst Project
Challenging White Supremacy Workshops (CWS)
Colours of Resistance Archive
Dream Defenders
Eviction Defense Network

Fairness Campaign
Ferguson Action
Freedom, Inc.
Groundwork Collective
Hands Up United
Industrial Workers of the World
International Socialist Organization
Justice League NYC
Lesbian Avengers

LGBT Books to Prisoners
Men Can Stop Rape
Men Stopping Violence
Million Hoodies
Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson

Operation Welcome Home

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
Rural & Migrant Ministry
Rural Organizing Project
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Students for Unity
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Take Back the Land
Voces de la Frontera
War Resisters League
Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice (WNPJ)
Women’s Power Space

Anti-Speciesist/Vegan Issues


Animal Liberationists of Color
Aph Ko (Black Feminist Blogger)
Challenging Racism & Ableism within the Animal Liberation Movement
Chicago Vegans of Color
Decolonize Your Diet
Disabled Vegan Reader
Feminists for Animal Rights
Hana Low (be sure to check out Hana’s list of resources on Critical Veganism)
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
On Human-Nonhuman Relations
Portland Vegans of Color
The Sistah Vegan Project
Species & Class
Striving with Systems
Team Earthling
Vegans of Color
Vegan Feminista
Vegan Feminist Agitator
Vegan Feminist Network
Vegan Hip Hop Movement
Vegan Warfare

Animal Testing

In Defense of Animals – The Truth About Vivisection
Leaping Bunny – Cruelty-Free Compassionate Shopping Guide
New England Anti-Vivisection Society — Alternatives to Animals – The Latest
Our Hen House – Why? Animal Testing
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine – Animal Testing and Animal Experimentation


Care2 – The Shocking Truth About Leather: No, It’s Not a Meat Byproduct
Farm Sanctuary – Wool, Leather, and Down
The Humane Society of the United States – Fur in Fashion
Our Hen House – Why? Clothing
Skin Trade  Documentary
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary – Sheep for Wool

Companion Animals

Animal Farm Foundation
Best Friends Animal Society

The Humane Society of the United States – Puppy Mills
Our Hen House – Why? Companion Animals
Pedigree Dogs Exposed


Farm Sanctuary – Cows Used for Dairy
Food Empowerment Project – Cows Raised for Milk
Our Hen House – Why? Dairy
Vegan Outreach – Factory Farms
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary– Cows for Dairy, Goats for Milk, Veal


Compassion Over Killing – Truth in Egg Labeling and Birds Buried Alive (Video)
Farm Sanctuary – Chickens Used for Eggs
Food Empowerment Project – Hens Raised for Eggs
Fowl Play – Documentary
Our Hen House – Why? Eggs
Vegan Outreach – Factory Farms
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary – Chickens for Eggs


Animal Defenders International – Animal in Entertainment
ASPCA – Animals in Entertainment – 11 Facts About Animals in Entertainment
Friends of Animals – Animals in Entertainment
The Humane Society of the United States – Circuses, Animals in Entertainment 
Our Hen House – Why? Entertainment

Environment, Hunger, & Globalization

Brighter Green – Climate Change and the Globalization of Factory Farming, Beyond the Pail: The Emergence of Industrial Dairy Systems in Asia
Farm Sanctuary – Factory Farming and the Environment
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – Livestock’s Long Shadow
Food Empowerment Project – Pollution (Water, Air, Chemicals), Water Use and Privatization, Commercial Fishing, Food Deserts, Exporting Factory Farms
Huffington Post – Vegetarianism Cuts Your Dietary Carbon Footprint a Ridiculous Amount, Study Finds
James McWilliams on The New York Times – The Myth of Sustainable Meat
NBC News – To feed 4 billion more, skip meat, milk and eggs, study says 
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary – Environment, World Hunger, Veganic Farming & Gardening


Farm Sanctuary – Meet the Animals: Fish
Food Empowerment Project – Fish
Mercy For Animals – “Skinned Alive” Undercover Investigation
Our Hen House – Why? Fish
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

“Humane” Animal Foods

Farm Sanctuary – The Truth behind “Humane” Labels
Peaceful Prairie – Humane Animal Farming?
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary – The Humane Farming Myth


Farm Sanctuary – Cows Used for Meat, Chickens Used for Meat, Pork Production on Factory Farms, Turkey Production on Factory Farms, Sheep and Goats
Our Hen House – Why? Meat
Vegan Outreach – Factory Farms
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary – Chickens for Meat, Cows for Meat, Goats for Meat, Pigs for Meat, Sheep for Meat, Turkeys for Meat, Rabbits for Meat


Defenders of Wildlife
The Humane Society of the United States – Wildlife Abuse
Our Hen House – Why? Wildlife
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary – Wildlife

Vegan/Anti-Speciesist Books


Never Too Late to Go Vegan by Carol J. Adams
The Sexual Politics of Meat
 by Carol J. Adams
Defiant Daughters ed. by Kara Davis & Wendy Lee
Becoming Vegan by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina
Slaughterhouse by Gail A. Eisnitz
Women and the Animal Rights Movement by Emily Gaarder
Sistah Vegan by A. Breeze Harper
Sister Species by Lisa Kemmerer
Nature Ethics: A Feminist Perspective by Marti Kheel
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy
Vegan for Life by Jack Norris and Ginny Messina
Animal Rights/Human Rights by David Nibert
Every Twelve Seconds by Timothy Patchirat
Green is the New Red by Will Potter
Meatonomics by David Robinson Simon
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer


A very limited list!

Vegan Secret Supper by Merida Anderson
Let Them Eat Vegan!
 by Dreena Burton
Baker Creek Vegan Cookbook by Jere & Emilee Gettle
Choosing Raw by Gena Hamshaw
Salad Samurai by Terry Hope Romeo
Vegan Eats World by Terry Hope Romero
Viva Vegan! by Terry Hope Romero
Plum by Makini Howell
Gluten-Free and Vegan Bread by Jennifer Katzinger
The New Chicago Diner Cookbook by Jo A. Kaucher
The Voluptuous Vegan by Myra Kornfeld
Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats by Allyson Kramer
Vedge by Rich Landau
The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
The Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen by Talya Lutzker
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero
The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet by Joni Marie Newman
The Candle Café Cookbook by Joy Pierson and Bart Potenza
One-Dish Vegan by Robin Robertson
Vegan on the Cheap by Robin Robertson
Artisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Schinner
The Cheesy Vegan by John Schlimm
Betty Goes Vegan by Annie and Dan Shannon
Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites by Celine Steen
Vegan Finger Foods by Celine Steen
Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day! by Celine Steen
The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook by Jo Stepanian
Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry
Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry
The Millennium Cookbook by Eric Tucker

Vegan/Anti-Speciesist Films

Bold Native
The Cove
Food, Inc.
Forks Over Knives
The Ghosts in Our Machine
Maximum Tolerated Dose

Vegan/Anti-Speciesist Organizations

Alliance for Animals & the Environment
Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Black Fish
Brighter Green
Carnism Awareness and Action Network
Compassionate Action for Animals
Direct Action Everywhere
The Food Empowerment Project
Food Not Bombs
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
Lantern Books
Our Hen House
Resistance Ecology
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Toronto Pig Save
A Well-Fed World
Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

Vegan Magazines

Our Hen House

Vegan Shopping Outlets

Alternative Outfitters
Compassion Co.
Food Fight! Vegan Grocery
Herbivore Clothing Company
Leaping Bunny (list of vegan, non-animal tested cosmetics)
Lush Cosmetics
Pangea Vegan Store
Vaute Couture
Vegan Cuts

Animal Sanctuaries

Animal Place
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
for the Animals Sanctuary
The Gentle Barn
Heartland Sanctuary
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary
Triangle Chance for All Microsanctuary
VINE Sanctuary
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
Find a sanctuary in your area here!

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