by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance In my essay, Park City is Damned: A Case Study in Civilization, I described the vicious cycle Park City, Utah is caught in and explained how the city cannot exist for much longer. There are far more humans in Park City than the land can support, … Continue reading Park City is Still Damned: What Needs to Be Done?
The purpose of this book club is to explore how to mount an effective struggle against the destruction of the planet. Currently, we are reading the book Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. Our next meeting is on May 7th at 12:00PM at the Santa Barbara Eastside Library. This meeting will cover Chapter … Continue reading May Book Club Meeting
The second meeting of the DGR Santa Barbara book club was held on Sunday, April 9th at the Eastside Library. We discussed Chapters 2 and 3 of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. The following questions were posed to inspire discussion: 1) Do you think civilization, industrial or otherwise, is redeemable? Why or … Continue reading April Book Club Meeting Recap
by Center for Biological Diversity TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, who serves as ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, today sued the Trump administration over the proposed border wall and other border security measures, calling on federal agencies to conduct an in-depth investigation … Continue reading Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Border Wall, Enforcement Program
Featured image: The last of the Kawahiva are forced to live on the run. Still image from unique footage taken by government agents during a chance encounter. © FUNAI by Survival International Survival International has learned that politicians from a notoriously violent town in Brazil are lobbying behind the scenes to open up … Continue reading Revealed: Genocidal Plot to Open Up Territory of Uncontacted Amazon tribe
Featured image: The Barro Blanco Dam in the Province of Chiriqui, western Panama. The dam is complete and will begin operation within weeks, according to the government. The Ngäbe-Bugle have been opposed to the project since its inception. Photo by Camilo Mejia Giraldo by Tracy Barnett / Intercontinental Cry PANAMA CITY, Panama – The … Continue reading Panama Meeting on Human Rights, Environmental Issues Sows Hope, Disappointment
by Helena Norberg-Hodge / Local Futures While we mourn the tragedy that fear, prejudice and ignorance “trumped” in the US Presidential election, now is the time to go deeper and broader with our work. There is a growing recognition that the scary situation we find ourselves in today has deep roots. To better understand … Continue reading Trump Trauma
It’s understandable that people who care about justice want to reject violence; many of us are survivors of it, and we know all too well the entitled psychology of the men who used it against us. And whatever our personal experiences, we can all see that the violence of imperialism, racism, and misogyny has created useless destruction and trauma over endless, exhausting millennia. There are good reasons that many thoughtful people embrace a nonviolent ethic. ... Continue reading →
>In this run of five posts, I am assessing the environmental movement using the twelve principles of strategic nonviolence conflict as described by Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler.
6. Attack the opponent’s strategy for consolidating control. This principle relates to Gene Sharp’s idea of undermining a regime’s sources of power ... Continue reading →
Quick note: our direct action training is coming up Earth Day weekend. If you’re interested in learning tactical direct action skills for strategic resistance, consider attending. We’re also prioritizing experienced activists so that we can share high-value skills and you can bring new knowledge and inspiration back to your community. Click here to register and … Continue reading Oregon’s History of Racism (Also, Register for Direct Action Training Now!)