activist, author, former political prisoner

Non-violence and other delusions inside a culture of death

“For me, nonviolence was not a moral principle but a strategy; there is no moral goodness in using an ineffective weapon.” -Nelson Mandela Camille A. Marino April 24, 2018 Not surprisingly, as ethical vegans we are largely guided by our ethics; almost imprisoned in our own little box of moralizing while strategy and effectiveness pound…
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In Memory of John D. Watson

John D. Watson Camille Marino April 23, 2018 One afternoon in late 2014, I was served court papers in Florida summoning me to New Mexico to appear before the bench the following morning. With some change in my bank account, it was impossible to comply and, although I highly doubted there was a court in…
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Dear Nonhuman Animals…

Editor’s Note: the following parody by Nicole Huber was originally published by Non-Humans First in 2016. I’m republishing it here because it strikes me as a brilliant critique of plain, old human privilege and the corresponding hubris that permeates our community.   Dear Non-Human Animals, stop whining, will you? I know you are being tortured…
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#uncensored — excerpts from the first few reviews

Camille Marino April 13, 2018 I lay my life bare in #uncensored. And while it may be personally liberating & empowering to be transparent — to own one’s truth — I was just a little apprehensive about how this memoir would be received outside of my immediate circle. The one comment that I’ve heard repeatedly…
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Confessions of a Vivisectionist — Join us in NYC at 7 pm tonight

Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe & Activist Center 172 Allen Street New York, New York 10002 Tonight, April 11, at 7 pm Can’t wait to hear Michael Slusher‘s passionate discussion about his experiences inside animal labs. If you’re in the city, come hang out with me and get a signed copy of his book, They All Had…
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Veggie Pride 2018 – A Personal Diary

Stepping out of my comfort zone to deliver my first public speech.

#uncensored hits No. 1 in Amazon’s “Hot New Releases”

And this is how we get Animal Liberation into the hands of Jane & John Q. Public. #uncensored: inside the animal liberation movement just hit No. 1 in Amazon’s hot new releases under the category of Censorship. They can hit us with restraining orders when we protest, they can lock us up and call us…
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On Naming Names (#uncensored – Now Available in Paperback)

Camille Marino April 5, 2018 In my zeal to have everything run smoothly on my intended April 1 publication date, I made a ridiculous mess of the process. So while the Kindle version was up on time, the paperback is only finally available now. I apologize for the delay. I’ve received very warm and encouraging…
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Excerpt from John Trudell’s “The Magic Valley”

February 15, 1946 – December 8, 2015 Excerpt of “The Magic Valley” from the Spoken Word Tour 1994 “Earth’s DNA holds genetic memory Ancient spirit, sky, father sky The magic valley, earth, mother earth Childhood distances, hard to remember what was never to be forgotten Predators stalk all living things The death mask feeds on…
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Vegan Summer — sparking a revolution

Which side are you on? Going door to door to speak to vivisectors’ neighbors Camille Marino March 28, 2018 In 1966, “Vietnam Summer” was a concerted effort where resisters around the country went door to door in middle-class neighborhoods to talk to people every single day about the war.