Deadiron as Activists
When we discussed the addition of an Activism section to the website, it began in jest. “We should support weird causes that don’t fit with a metal band” one member said. “End puppy mills!” someone shouted at band practice. And so, we made this Activism page and began with puppy mills. In doing so, we found that the issue of puppy mills is a current legislative concern and, shortly thereafter, there was a legislative victory on that front (see below). Though we are truly proud to have a victory on this issue, especially in our home state, we feel that it is time to take Activism more seriously as a band. Bands are in an advantageous position to be activists as they inspire fans by word and image, sight and sound. Information and inspiration are key to motivation. We wish to inspire. We wish to motivate. We are inspired by Activist bands like Rage Against the Machine, Rise Against, Henry Rollins, Anti-Flag, Radiohead, and many more. Deadiron’s role as activists will develop over time, but it starts right here. We will do our best to organize useful information, to discuss things that we think matter, to inspire, and to motivate. “An object at rest will remain at rest, and an object in motion will remain in motion…until acted upon by an unbalancing force.” [Newton's law of inertia, paraphrased] We’ll dig into important topics that we feel need to be addressed. We will find a way to get you involved. Topics to be explored: ~The gang-rapes of two students in New Delhi, India, as it relates to rape culture and hyper-masculinity in America. ~The current state and practices of over-incarceration in the US and how capitalism is involved. ~The public mass shootings that took place in the US and ideas to possibly curtail the trend of such tragedies. ~The Arab spring, the occupy movement, and the current state of things in the middle east. ~The desensitization of our society by an over-dependence on electronic communication supplemental to that of authentic human interaction. Inform. Inspire. Motivate. -TW
Victory in Puppy Mill law! Ohio Governor Kasich has signed into law, a bill which limits the number of puppies a person or business can sell within one year without a licence. The State also reserves the right not to grant this licence if an applicant has felonies or prior charges of animal cruelty or dog fighting. Read about it. Picture borrowed from wksu.org
House and Senate likely to pass bill restricting puppy mills! Read about it here! Support Legislation to End Puppy Mills Read the article here or watch the video below.21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -
Help End “Puppy Mills” in Ohio
Mill owners breed dogs by the dozens and store them in small cages in horrid living conditions until they are purchased by consumers.
See the full article at Cleveland.com