Human Earth Animal Liberation (HEAL) is part of a legacy of community organizers and freedom fighters that have taken a stand for justice, liberty, and equality throughout history and today.  The war for reason, compassion, peace, and ethical responsibility has been raging for centuries.  We are not the first to notice the evil of which human beings are capable.  We are not the first to take a stand.  And, we know there will be a need for community organization and freedom fighting long after we cease to exist.  As long as there are unscrupulous, selfish, greedy, fear-driven, power-hungry, narcissistic sociopaths working their way through hierarchical systems of dominance and peonage, there will be a need for those of us who stand up even if it is just to say "no". 


We dedicate this particular webpage to the memories and legacies of those listed here.  We have not made note of every person to organize, inspire, and fight for change.  It would be an impossible task to do so.  We just wanted to share with you some of our sources of inspiration and understanding. 



Priest John Ball (the "Mad" Priest of Kent"  1338-1381

"Priest John Ball was a leader in the peasant uprising of 1381.  "He is said to have gained considerable fame as a roving preacher — a "hedge priest" without a parish or any cure linking him to the established order — by expounding the doctrines of John Wycliffe, and especially by his insistence on social equality. These utterances brought him into conflict with the archbishop of Canterbury, and he was thrown in prison on three occasions." (see:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ball_(priest) )


Ruminahui (Inca warrior)

"Rumiñahui, or alternatively Rumiaoui, born late 15th (1400's)century, died June 25, 1535, was an Inca warrior who, after the death of Emperor Atahualpa's, led the resistance against the Spanish in the northern part of the Inca Empire (modern-day Ecuador) in 1533. Though his real name was Atic Pillahuaso, born in Píllaro (actual province of Tungurahua, Ecuador), he was nicknamed "Rumiñahui" which in Kichwa (Note; Quechua is spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of Peru and Bolivia, Kichwa is spoken by the indigenous people of Ecuador) means "eyes of stone)". Inca historians tend to believe that he was Atahualpa's half brother, born from a native noble woman. After Francisco Pizarro captured Atahualpa and demanded a ransom to release him, Rumiñahui had been marching towards Cajamarca to deliver a huge amount of gold. Nonetheless, even as the Spanish obtained a room of gold, they still ordered Atahualpa's immediate execution out of distrust. Once Rumiñahui learned of this, he returned to the area that is now Ecuador, believed to have thrown the gold off a cliff, and prepared to resist the Spanish. Pizarro sent his lieutenant Sebastián de Benalcázar to capture Rumiñahui, take Quito and bring whatever gold. The forces of Rumiñahui and Benalcázar met at the Battle of Mount Chimborazo, where Rumiñahui was defeated. However, before the Spanish forces captured Quito, Rumiñahui had it burned to the ground, and killed the temple virgins to preserve their purity. Rumiñahui was eventually captured, tortured and killed by the Spanish.  See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumiñahui_(Inca_warrior)


As you can see in the article below, mass hysteria, puritanical brainwashing cults, and lack of reason cause horrible human rights abuses including the murder of women and children.  This fight is nothing new.  It's just taken on a new form, behavior modification!

"America has a long, rich, and sometimes STRANGE history. One of the most bizarre times in the history of what would become the United States occurred in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692.

It all began in late January of 1692 at the home of Samuel Parris. His daughter and niece, Betty and Abigail, began exhibiting strange and destructive behavior. They shrieked throughout the house, had convulsions and seizures, entered trance-like states and suffered from high fever. Parris tried desperately to keep the girls condition a secret, but finally agreed to contact his physician. Upon examining the girls, Doctor William Griggs could find nothing physically wrong with them. He suggested their condition might be the result of witchcraft. The diagnosis of witchcraft, while certainly devastating, was not uncommon at the time. Throughout February, Parris prayed for the evil forces to release the girls.

The Puritan townspeople began pressuring the girls to identify the reasons for their suffering. The girls named three women as witches. One was a slave named Tituba who had often told them magical stories from her native Barbados, another was a peasant mother named Sarah Good, and the last was an elderly woman names Sarah Osborne who regularly failed to attend church. The women were arrested and examined in the village meetinghouse. During the examinations the girls described how they had been attacked by "spectors" of these three women. While the two Sarah's denied engaging in witchcraft, for some reason, Tituba confessed! Tituba then claimed the two Sarahs were also ghosts and had conspired with her to torment the girls.

Soon, more young girls began acting in a similar matter to Betty and Abigail. One of the girls, Ann Putnam, was the daughter of one of the most influential families in Salem. Her family's support of her accusations helped to legitimize the guilt of the "witches".

Other townspeople soon would be accused of engaging in witchcraft. The people within the town of Salem became hysterical. Even Rebecca Nurse, a mother of eight, would be tried and convicted of witchcraft. Several girls claimed that Nurse's apparition (ghost) tortured them and other witnesses linked her to the unusual deaths of several Salem residents (some residents of Salem used the witchcraft hysteria to settle long-standing arguments). She was even accused of having "teets" (what baby mammals suckle to obtain milk form their mother). At her trial, 39 of her neighbors signed a petition stating she was a woman of propriety (virtue or goodness). When the jury declared her not-guilty, an uprising nearly occurred. The audience was horrified that she was acquitted, and several of the judges were left unsatisfied or left the bench. The jury was forced to reconvene and the court brought a confessed witch by the name of Deliverance Hobbs to the courtroom. When asked about Hobbs, the nearly deaf Nurse replied 'she was one of us'. After hearing the words of Nurse, the jury returned a guilty verdict. Nurse later explained that she had never really heard the question, and that when saying 'she was one of us' she meant a co-defendant. Nurse was nevertheless hanged on July 19, 1692. Other accused witches were tortured until they confessed. About 25 "witches" hanged.  (See: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/history/



Thomas Jefferson


Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence and a contributor to the US Constitution.  Thomas Jefferson fought for freedom and made an American Revolution!  See:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_





Lucretia Coffin Mott (January 3, 1793 November 11, 1880) was an American Quaker minister, abolitionist, social reformer and proponent of women's rights. She is credited as the first American "feminist" in the early 1800s but was, more accurately, the initiator of women's political advocacy.  (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucretia




Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi)


In the late 1800's into the early 1910's Mahatma Gandhi was a civil rights activist in South Africa.  He worked on many projects through out his life.  Click Here for more!


Dorothea Lynde Dix

"Dorathea Dix: The Asylum Movement That same year Dix traveled in England with friends, returning home months later with an interest in new approaches to the treatment of the insane. She took a job teaching inmates in an East Cambridge prison, where conditions were so abysmal and the treatment of prisoners so inhumane that she began agitating at once for their improvement. Prisons at the time were unregulated and unhygienic, with violent criminals housed side by side with the mentally ill. Inmates were often subject to the whims and brutalities of their jailers. Dix visited every public and private facility she could access, documenting the conditions she found with unflinching honesty. She then presented her findings to the legislature of Massachusetts, demanding that officials take action toward reform. Her reports—filled with dramatic accounts of prisoners flogged, starved, chained, physically and sexually abused by their keepers, and left naked and without heat or sanitation—shocked her audience and galvanized a movement to improve conditions for the imprisoned and insane. As a result of Dix’s efforts, funds were set aside for the expansion of the state mental hospital in Worcester. Dix went on to accomplish similar goals in Rhode Island and New York, eventually crossing the country and expanding her work into Europe and beyond."

Source:  http://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/dorothea-lynde-dix

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Elizabeth Cochran aka Nellie Bly


"Working as a reporter (beginning in 1885) for The Pittsburgh Dispatch at a rate of $5 per week—and taking on the pen name by which she's best known, after the Stephen Foster song "Nelly Bly" [sic]—Bly expanded upon the negative consequences of sexist ideologies and emphasized the importance of women's rights issues. She also became renowned for her investigative and undercover reporting, including posing as a sweatshop worker to expose poor working conditions faced by women. However, Bly became increasingly limited in her work at The Pittsburgh Dispatch after her editors moved her to the paper's women's page, and aspired to find a more meaningful career." 

""...The insane asylum on Blackwell's Island is a human rat-trap. It is easy to get in, but once there it is impossible to get out. I had intended to have myself committed to the violent wards, the Lodge and Retreat, but when I got the testimony of two sane women and could give it, I decided not to risk my health -- and hair -- so I did not get violent." "...I had, toward the last, been shut off from all visitors, and so when the lawyer, Peter A. Hendricks, came and told me that friends of mine were willing to take charge of me if I would rather be with them than in the asylum, and I was only too glad to give my consent. I asked him to send me something to eat immediately on his arrival in the city, and then I waited anxiously for my release. It came sooner than I had hoped. I was out 'in line' taking a walk, and had just gotten interested in a poor woman who had fainted away while the nurses were trying to compel her to walk. 'Good-bye; I am going home,' I called to Pauline Moser, as she went past with a woman on either side of her. Sadly I said farewell to all I knew as I passed them on my way to freedom and life, while they were left behind to a fate worse than death. 'Adios,' I murmured to the Mexican woman. I kissed my fingers to her, and so I left my companions of hall 7." "...I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leaving. For ten days I had been one of them. Foolishly enough it seemed intensely selfish to leave them to their sufferings. I felt a Quixotic desire to help them by sympathy and presence. But only for a moment. The bars were down and freedom was sweeter to me than ever." "...Soon I was crossing the river and nearing New York. Once again I was a free girl after ten days in the madhouse on Blackwell's Island.""






Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass, a former slave and eminent human rights leader in the abolition movement, was the first black citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank. 1 of 17 quotes

“If there is no struggle there is no progress. . . . Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.”

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”

  “Believing, as I do firmly believe, that human nature, as a whole, contains more good than evil, I am willing to trust the whole, rather than a part, in the conduct of human affairs.”

“To educate a man is to unfit him to be a slave.”

“To deny education to any people is one of the greatest crimes against human nature. It is easy to deny them the means of freedom and the rightful pursuit of happiness and to defeat the very end of their being.”  —Frederick Douglass

In later years, Douglass credited The Columbian Orator with clarifying and defining his views on human rights. Douglass shared his newfound knowledge with other enslaved people. Hired out to William Freeland, he taught other slaves on the plantation to read the New Testament at a weekly church service. Interest was so great that in any week, more than 40 slaves would attend lessons. Although Freeland did not interfere with the lessons, other local slave owners were less understanding. Armed with clubs and stones, they dispersed the congregation permanently. With Douglass moving between the Aulds, he was later made to work for Edward Covey, who had a reputation as a "slave-breaker.” Covey’s constant abuse did nearly break the 16-year-old Douglass psychologically. Eventually, however, Douglass fought back, in a scene rendered powerfully in his first autobiography. After losing a physical confrontation with Douglass, Covey never beat him again."

And, what is the Covey family doing these days?  Working with Hyrum W. Smith and running behavior modification/slave training camps throughout the US.  Know your facts, folks!




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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley


We mention Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley because she wrote "A Vindication of the Rights of Women".  This statement was the inspiration of the women's movement in the US in the 1910's and led to women getting the vote in 1920 in the US! 

Learn more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Wolls



Elizabeth Cady Stanton

August 20th, 1920


Women get the right to vote in US!!!!

Learn more about this great woman and the movement at:




Franklin D. Roosevelt


Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for the presidency in part on a platform to repeal prohibition!  Prohibition is a ridiculous practice of infantilizing grown adults by paternalistically punishing them for exercising free will. 


Prohibition in the above statement and that was repealed in 1933 was the prohibition of alcohol.  In the 1920's illegal speak easies and underground parties reigned supreme with gangsters and bootleggers raking in big bucks for the illicit stuff.  Now, prohibition is still at work, gangs are still getting rich, politicians are still being bought, and the people are still being denied basic freedoms in the way they choose to live and what they choose to experience.



1940 NYC Air King Corp Radio Strike

We can go back further than 1940, to before rumors of Jesus Christ, to before the days of Mesopotamia and find oppression and revolt.  The picketers above were fighting for their rights.  They were fighting for living wages.  We continue that fight today!



George Hayes, Thurgood Marshall, and James Nabrit celebrating the de-segregation of schools because "separate is not equal!"  The verdict came down from the US Supreme Court in 1954

We salute all of those who have struggled and continue to struggle for equality!


Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968

Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for equality and opposed the war in Vietnam.  He was targeted by the FBI "Counter-Intelligence Program" and according to FBI documents, that agency is credited with his assassination.  See more at:


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Kent State, May 4th, 1970

Killed (and approximate distance from the National Guard):

Wounded (and approximate distance from the National Guard):

  • Joseph Lewis Jr. 71 ft (22 m); hit twice in the right abdomen and left lower leg
  • John R. Cleary 110 ft (34 m); upper left chest wound
  • Thomas Mark Grace 225 ft (69 m); struck in left ankle
  • Alan Canfora 225 ft (69 m); hit in his right wrist
  • Dean Kahler 300 ft (91 m); back wound fracturing the vertebrae - permanently paralyzed from the chest down
  • Douglas A. Wrentmore 329 ft (100 m); hit in his right knee
  • James Dennis Russell 375 ft (114 m); hit in his right thigh from a bullet and in the right forehead by birdshot - both wounds minor {died 2007}
  • Robert F. Stamps 495 ft (151 m); hit in his right buttock {died June 11, 2008}
  • Donald Scott MacKenzie 750 ft (230 m); neck wound

If you've read through the rest, you probably understand that oppression doesn't exist in a vacuum.  Human rights struggles never end.  Get involved.  Kent State can not happen again. 



In the 1980's world pressure, including from human rights activists in the US, worked to put the world's attention on the barbarism and cruelty of the Apartheid system.  There is still much improvement needed...

"Apartheid (meaning separateness in Afrikaans, cognate to English apart and -hood) was a system of legal racial segregation enforced by the National Party government of South Africa between 1948 and 1990. Apartheid had its roots in the history of colonisation and settlement of southern Africa, with the development of practices and policies of separation along racial lines and domination by European settlers and their descendents. Following the general election of 1948,[1], the National Party set in place its programme of Apartheid, with the formalisation and expansion of existing policies and practices into a system of institutionalised racism and white domination. Apartheid was dismantled in a series of negotiations from 1990 to 1993, culminating in elections in 1994, the first in South Africa with universal suffrage. The legacies of apartheid still shape South African politics and society.

Apartheid legislation classified inhabitants and visitors into racial groups (black, white, coloured, and Indian or Asian). South African blacks were stripped of their citizenship, legally becoming citizens of one of ten tribally based and nominally self-governing bantustans (tribal homelands), four of which became nominally independent states. "

For more info, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apartheid

Yes, racism, oppression, corruption, and murder still exist.  These are all social problems we must address if we hope to live peaceably in the future.




"On November 30, 1991 Elizabeth Steiner (photo)  traveled up from Florida with Richard Bradbury, David Pearson of Largo, Florida, and a fourth person to picket Straight-Atlanta.  [Photo: Don Plummer, Marietta Daily Journal, 12/1/91]  "  Photo and info provided by: http://www.thestraights.com/pickets/



This photo was taken at a protest organized by HEAL-KY Coordinator, Tony Connelly.  HEAL is taking on programs from coast-to-coast and throughout the midwest with 8 chapters in 7 states! 

We've helped parents retrieve their children from abusive programs.  We've helped prevent children from being placed in abusive programs.  And, we've helped families and survivors understand their rights.  We've also created a Teen Rights page to inform young people of the law and how it can be used in their favor to protect them from institutionalized abuse.    That's only a snippet of our big picture!


Summer 2010 (See www.stopaarc.org)

Summer 2010 (Free the Children--Fuck the Programs!)

Syeda Ghulam Fatima and the Bonded Labour Liberation Front

Against all odds, (BLLF) has achieved the release of over 80,000 bonded Pakistan from the shackles of slavery.  From January 1988 up to May 2009, men, women and children from all provinces of Pakistan. They belong to different sectors like agriculture, brick kiln, and carpet industries. 45% of them were children, 25% of them were women and 30% were men. These bonded workers were freed through Habeas Corpus applications, which were filed in High Courts as well as with the intervention of the concerned authorities, only in 2010 till date  BLLF released 523 bonded workers.

For more information, visit: http://bllfpak.org/index_files/Page572.htm

Kathryn Bolkovac
(former UN Peacekeeper and Whistleblower)

 Maiello Bolkovac disclosed the horrors of sexual enslavement of young women, trafficked mainly from Russia and the Ukraine -- also performed by UN peacekeepers in Bosnia. According to a report provided by Human Rights Watch, the "clientele" in Bosnia consisted of International Police Task Force (IPTF) members, SFOR (Stabilization Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina) staff, local police, international employees, and local citizens. Recently Bolkovac returned to UN headquarters in New York City, introducing her book The Whistleblower, the testimony that inspired the film with the same name, starring British actress Rachel Weisz. It is a moving and enlightening scripture that serves as a crucial reminder that according to a document released by the UN in March 2010, titled "Sexual Exploitation and Abuse": "sexual exploitation and abuse, in a variety of different forms, has been found to exist to a greater or lesser extent in all duty stations." Former Nebraska police investigator Kathryn Bolkovac joined the UN Police Task Force in post-war Bosnia in 1999 as an employee of the private military contractor DynCorp in order to train local police officers. She became a human rights investigator, and after blowing the whistle on the humanitarian crimes taking place, she was fired. Bolkovac sued DynCorp in a British employment tribunal, claiming she had been unfairly dismissed. The tribunal ruled in her favor.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lia-petridis/the-whistleblower-author-interview_b_2663231.html






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