Posts Tagged ‘strategies’

Exposure is our most lethal weapon

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Camille Marino
November 7, 2017

Despite the fact that I’ve never set foot in the state of North Carolina, I was just trespassed from my fourth university – NCSU.

Let’s understand exactly what this piece of paper means: VIVISECTORS FEAR EXPOSURE! It is the most lethal weapon we possess if we are ever going to end their reign of terror and tyranny. And I am very encouraged by my like-minded colleagues who used the readily-available public information about vivisection student Stephanie Cone, republished on this site, and exploited it to make the animals heard. Clearly, you succeeded! She not only ran to mommy and daddy, but to the police too. And I thank you for that.

After all, her victims have no one to run to. We’re it. And if it were up to the vivisectors, we would just continue to sign petitions and ask them nicely to please reconsider. Fuck that!

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the art of guerrilla activism

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

“Don’t confuse rebellion with terrorism.”

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Camille Marino
November 4, 2017

Traditional guerrilla warfare is a strategy. It is where a small group of combatants employs irregular tactics in an effort to effectively combat a larger, well-equipped military. When the US invaded Viet Nam, the northern villagers were unable to fight toe to toe with our armies. To skew the odds a bit, they might send a child into American camps to gain the trust of the soldiers at which point a bomb would be detonated. When the US invades and occupies oil-rich lands in the Middle East,  improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are commonly used — roadside bombs — to disrupt military caravans, injure and kill Americans, in response to our drones and carpet bombs that indiscriminately wipe out high-value targets and civilian families alike. War is ugly. And guerrilla warfare is a response to well-funded and well-equipped imperialist government forces.

Is the war being waged by humans on every other species so different? Inside labs and factory farms, nonhuman animals are under siege, being mutilated and murdered by the billions annually; the numbers are so astronomical that they defy our ability to truly grasp the magnitude of death and suffering. And what can we possibly do against the state-sponsored, state-enforced, and state-protected savagery being visited upon our nonhuman cousins? We will never win in courtrooms. We will never win in the media. And we will never win wasting our time talking and debating with those who hold all the power — those to whom our protestations are impotent and laughable.

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Let’s help Infectious Disease Enthusiast Drusano celebrate his 68th birthday

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Simulposted with Eleventh Hour for Animals

Time is running out so let’s put our heads together and come up with something special to help vivisector George Louis Drusano, an infectious disease enthusiast, celebrate his 68th birthday next Tuesday, August 22. 🙂

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non-combatants are fair game

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Camille Marino
July 31, 2017

In dealing with those who have no moral grounding, no compunction about deliberatly causing nonhuman animals pain, misery, and distress, it is absurd that we would walk some ethical moral tightrope to address individuals who rightly deserve to be strung up by their testicles and set on fire. And I would sit back eating popcorn while I watched them burn.

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Fri, Sept. 8 – Sun, Sept 10: Free Visions of Change Workshop in Florida

Thursday, July 27th, 2017


My Office in Wildwood, Florida (about an hour north of Orlando)

I went vegan and became an activist because I was horrified — in absolute disbelief — at the injustices animals are made to endure; it was because I wanted to create real change. That’s why every single one of us is here. Unfortunately, everyone wanted me to write a check, pay for a conference, buy a t-shirt, or eat for the animals. Very few seasoned activists would give me anything practical. What could I do? What could one person do? I now know the answer: one person can do a lot! I want to give you the tools and information you need and help you focus in on your own Vision of Change for your own community.

Spend a weekend in central Florida. Your only expenses are your own food and transportation. You’ll have free access to an Olympic-sized pool, a full gym, woods to take a walk and talk. Let’s figure out where your passion lies and how you can focus your energy most effectively. You’ll go home knowing:

  • how to research and find out what’s going on in your area;
  • who’s harming animals and where;
  • how to start a campaign and recruit supporters;
  • how to use your information effectively;
  • how to use the Internet effectively;
  • how to secure your computers, your information, and your best options for cyber communication.

There are other things I want to teach you but will not discuss it online. I want you to know how to deep research an abuser so that you know everything about them and their family; I want you to know what tactics and strategies have worked for me. And I want to help you figure out exactly what you want to be doing.

I have my own vision: to have focused, aggressive, informed, and well-equipped grassroots activists rising up in every community around the country to take personal responsibility for forcing change. I want us to learn to share our information and resources. As basic as that may sound, the AR community has a cottage industry of patriarchs and nonprofits who want you to pay to hear them talk. They don’t want you to have information because that info is how they get donations. I think it’s time to change the dynamic.

If there is any interest, I am hoping to give these workshops monthly and grow an army. Feel free to leave a comment, write me at eleventhhour@riseup.net, or text me at 352-702-5143.

 

Camille Marino
July 27, 2017

Redefining Justice

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

CamilleMarino.com
July 27, 2017

Mirriam-Webster defines “justice” as “the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments.” In fact, I couldn’t find a single definition that did not refer to the root word itself. It seems that this word should imply fairness; in the US, we use the scales of justice to to symbolize the weighing of two sides, presumably to give the illusion of equity or balance.

The criminal justice system is an adversarial one, analogous to a game of poker where the object is to play strategically to win. It has absolutely nothing to do with fairness. And like any other casino, the odds are always stacked in favor of the house. A win means a conviction. A conviction is political capital — it allows prosecutors and judges to use their conviction rate as a platform to tell a largely uninformed mainstream that they are “tough on crime,” implying safer communities. And don’t we all feel safer with the tough-on-crime orange cartoon fascist in the White House?! Another of life’s absurdities. If the state wins, by definition, the defendant loses unless, and only if, s/he has the financial resources to hire an attorney who is able to take the available facts and present them in a more persuasive manner. Never mistake this system for anything remotely resembling a search for truth; it is an arena where right will be determined by the state to satisfy everyone’s political agenda.

So, then, how do we understand the plight of animals in this paradigm? I frequently see petitions circulating screaming “GET JUSTICE” for another nonhuman who was tortured or murdered in some unspeakable manner. Animal abuse, if it is even prosecuted, is not a political hot button issue like the war on drugs. In fact, under the political guise of terrorism, an activist who protects animals is likely to be dealt with far more harshly than an abuser. And even if a conviction is achieved, 6 months probation or 30 days in jail is definitely not justice — there is nothing fair or equitable — for a deviant who carves up the innocent — whether it be an individual who chains up a dog in a backyard, an industrial abuser who puts a monkey in a cage, or a deviant hunter who stalks wild animals in their home.

Before we turn to a third party — some unseen arbiter — and grovel to them for justice, maybe we each need to define this word for ourselves. On a very objective level, fairness would seem to dictate that if one chooses to blind a cat in a laboratory, that cat’s defenders would be correct in taking that vivisector, putting him or her in a cage, and slowly and methodically carving out the offender’s eyeballs. It would appear that justice would be served by stalking Ted Nugent in his home and bringing home his trophy head to mount in your living room. It would appear that someone who chains an animal in their yard in searing heat and freezing cold is begging for justice, maybe being blown up in their bed to simply end their reign of tyranny and win liberation for their victims.

So, if we agree that justice should imply fairness, it is obvious that our criminal system is one of injustice — one that exists to protect animal abusers and prosecute anyone who seeks real justice for their victims. When we realize this, we will understand why some Animal Liberationists feel it is incumbent upon them to break unjust laws. We fight in a paradigm where ineffective feel-good action is encouraged — signing petitions, leafleting, debating — anything to waste our time and allow abusers to perpetuate their atrocities with impunity. The state has done it’s job so effectively that we have taken over where they left off, congratulating one another for our feel-good exercises; our social club where we wave signs at greyhound races one day and protest a rodeo the next. No focus, no commitment, no vision of creating actual change. I refuse to conform and resign myself to a safe model of ineffectiveness.

Let’s just consider that industrial abuse is a business enterprise. We are not going to affect anyone’s bottom line by debating the ethics of torturing animals.They already know they’re sadistic psychopaths and they know they have the full protection of the law. We are only going to change an abuser’s mind when we are willing to create the detriments that make it a liability for him or her to continue. This takes dedication. It takes an almost-obsessive focus to know the abuser, where they work, play, and worship. It takes dedication to not allow yourself to be distracted. Above all, it means that if we are honest in the pursuit of Animal Liberation, we must also be willing to focus every available internal resource on achieving this objective.