An interview with Jason Miller exploring radical dissent and animal liberation
By Frank Joseph Smecker
Jason Miller, Senior Editor and Founder of the radical blog, Thomas Paine's Corner, is a tenacious forty-something vegan straight edge activist who lives in Kansas and who has a boundless passion for animal liberation and anti-capitalism. Addicted to reading and learning, he is mostly an autodidact, but he has also studied liberal arts and philosophy at the University of Missouri Kansas City.
An accomplished and prolific essayist on social and political issues, his writings have appeared on hundreds of alternative media websites over the last few years. He is also a press officer for the North American Animal Liberation Press Office and the founder of Bite Club of KC, a grassroots animal rights activist group.
Frank Joseph Smecker: You founded Thomas Paine's Corner in March of 2005 as an act of commitment to ending the unnecessary suffering of oppressed and exploited sentient beings and to the total liberation of human animals, nonhuman animals, and the Earth. Can you explain, in further depth, the content managed on the site and its relationship to the direct action that is needed to halt the dominant culture's destructive behavior?