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Jason Miller, Senior Editor and Founder of TPC, 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 studied liberal arts and philosophy at the University of Missouri Kansas City. In early 2005, he founded the radical blog Thomas Paine's Corner. 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. You can reach him at willpowerfulathotmail.com

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 19, 2010
Of Resistance and Fighting for the First Amendment My attorney, David Bell of Wyrsch, Hobbs, and Mirakian, has prepared a thorough and compelling legal brief, which asserts and substantiates our argument that shackling activists with TRO's is clearly a violation of the First Amendment.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 8, 2010
They cannot shackle the truth, gag those who speak it, or blind us from seeing it" While those with a vested interest in the ongoing torture and slaughter of billions of defenseless nonhumans portray and treat me as a criminal or potential terrorist, I am neither. I am a man who has responded to the call of conscience to become a voice, a writer, a publisher, and an activist for nonhuman animals. And so I shall remain.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 12, 2009
Direct Action, Liberation and the Need to Persist As a species, we have created layer upon layer of myths, falsehoods, delusions, and dogmas to convince ourselves of our superiority and separateness. Blinded by hubris and deluded by profound narcissism, we've convinced ourselves that we are little demigods, endowed with the right to plunder, exploit, consume, pollute, torture, and kill with virtual impunity.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 15, 2009
Death Park Slaughterer: “We euthanized 312 deer in 3 nights"” As with most forms of nonhuman animal exploitation and slaughter, it comes down to human monetary gain, “tradition,” comfort, pleasure or convenience—with an utter disregard for sentience and for the growing body of cognitive ethology studies showing that the individuals that people like you and hunters wantonly massacre lead relatively rich intellectual, emotional, and social lives.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2009
We've become our own predators". In People of the Lie, M. Scott Peck wrote a compelling argument that narcissistic people, who lack the capacity to empathize and are pathologically self-centered, are evil. What could be more narcissistic than a species of beings that believes that the planet on which they reside and the fellow creatures with whom they share that planet exist for them to use and abuse as they see fit?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 5, 2009
To dam the torrential rivers of blood and to silence the cacophony of their agonized cries.... While the corporatist state employs extreme levels of institutionalized violence to make profits, rape the Earth, and maintain social order, many oppose any counter-violence on the grounds that it is ineffective and that even limited use by a few activists turns public opinion against entire social movements. Yet there are no social justice victories in history that were won without violent tactics
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 22, 2009
To Hell with Compassion: We whack 'em and stack 'em! Shall we erect bleachers so our children can enjoy this brutal spectacle–a bloody annihilation of sentient beings? And since you're addressing the deer over-population with bullets and arrows, on days when the dog trail becomes "over-populated", will you employ lethal means to cull the canine pack? Or on days when our park becomes over-crowded with people will you send in a SWAT team to "thin the herd?"
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Heresy of the First Order: We are the "Third Chimpanzees" Because if nonhuman animals ceased to be legally and morally (according to the dominant culture) subject to our perverse desire to subjugate, dominate, objectify, and exploit nearly every other being on the planet, our diseased means by which we've organized our existence, often referred to as "civilization," would collapse in favor of a radical alternative.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 30, 2009
So who are the terrorists here? The FBI has labeled the freedom fighters of the ALF, who are engaged in extensional self-defense of nonhuman animals-sentient beings whom are being holocausted at the rate of billions per year- the "number one domestic terrorist threat." So who are the terrorists here? Animal-defending members of the ALF or ruthless animal-slaughtering corporations and their government protectors?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 10, 2009
He no longer heard the cries of the animals or saw the flowing blood.... Employing myriad tactics and strategies, those of us pursuing empty cages will prevail, and, as another steadfast ally of mine, Dr. Steve Best, stated in a speech he gave at Oxford in 2005, "wipe vivisection off the map." I yearn for that day.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Getting away with Murder: Whatever happened to 'above all, do no harm'? So why, in defiance of conscience and logic, does such a heinous and grossly ineffective research method predominate and persist? Look no further than money, the lifeblood of our pitiless, narcissistic culture of death.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 11, 2009
Prayer for the Dying: The Thing Worse than Rebellion And few exemplify the abhorrent ecocide-enabling champions of capitalist "democracy"[2] better than the craven and ill-educated person (or people) who are behind an Internet entity which calls itself "Target of Opportunity."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 23, 2009
Presence of Malice: UK Activists v. Lee Hall Due to these sundry laws and numerous injunctions, aboveground activists found that they were told where they could protest, for how long, with how many people, and what they could and could not say. Home demonstrations were prohibited, and the state placed increasingly severe restrictions on activist use of Internet sites, as those arrested for the crime of MDA have received hefty jail sentences.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 15, 2009
Feigned Indignation: Of marauding exploiters, their "ethical qualms," and a new proposal Our current form of "meat" production is rife with irresolvable problems, vegans/vegetarians are still about as rare as recent stock market success stories, and the number of people demanding to feast upon rotting flesh is rising meteorically. A head-scratching, hair pulling dilemma if ever I encountered one.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 9, 2009
Flesh, flesh everywhere, Nor any morsel to eat... We human animals fancy ourselves to be the master species, "unique" in our "superior" cognitive and communicative capacities. Yet our most noticeable characteristic is our ability to create global havoc, devastation, and misery. Therefore we have found it necessary to hide our monstrous agenda behind "traditions," acculturated and inculcated customs that grant us license to exploit, oppress and murder with impunity....
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 27, 2009
Averting the China Syndrome We do not advocate violence as a tactic so much as we argue that there are strong justifications for the use of violence, such as in a "just war," to intervene on behalf of genocide victims, or in self-defense. And we advance the concept of "extensional self-defense" to say that humans can be legitimate proxy agents for animals who rarely can defend themselves against their tormentors.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 7, 2009
Pacifism or Animals: Which Do You Love More? We are not advocating the use of physical violence as a first strike measure or pivotal tactic for animal liberation, but nor are we taking it off the table as something that has to be dogmatically excluded on fundamentalist pacifist principles alone. We prefer not to disarm this struggle against monumental evil and destruction of life in any way.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Homo rapiens be damned: Savagery is not programmed into our DNA Humanity, past and present, is filled with examples of compassionate, courageous, and decent human beings, clearly indicating that Homo sapiens remain extant, that savagery is not programmed into our DNA and that developing a more "natural equilibrium" with our surrounding environment is within the realm of possibility.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 29, 2008
The absurd persistence of domination: Of speciesism, capitalism, and shaking their foundations Our chief foe is a swarm of greed-driven, self-absorbed, mean-spirited locust-like human beings who are dedicated to "reforming" and perpetuating capitalism, the very system that has led us to this woeful state of environmental, economic, social, and political affairs.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 24, 2008
"Class is a dirty word" We are approaching an economic crisis of momentous scope. The radical reactions may not be all that progressive and rational. The unfortunate thing about corporate capitalism is that it is often advantaged by the very wretched conditions it itself creates. I am hoping that the social groups that have been activated by Obama's campaign will not go to sleep and will not let up the pressure for progressive change.

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