Entitlement and the Freedom to Destroy the Planet

By Aimee Wild I find articles describing freedom of speech irritating, because they come from a place of privilege that most people do not have. Freedom of speech means owning or possessing the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. Having the ability to verbalise one’s thoughts is a key component … Continue reading Entitlement and the Freedom to Destroy the Planet

Oil Spill in The Arctic Endangers Life

Oils spills in the arctic have happened before. Fuel extraction continues to be prioritised over wellbeing and safety. Civilisations’ pathological need to maintain the post-industrial way of life means we are primed to believe oil and mining extraction is a necessary evil. By Aimee Wild The Yenisei river The Yenisei river is the fifth-longest river … Continue reading Oil Spill in The Arctic Endangers Life

Why Are People Burning Cell Phone Towers?

Arson attacks and other forms of sabotage against cell phone towers (mobile masts) have accelerated over past months. In this piece, Max Wilbert and Aimee Wild explore why people are burning cell phone towers. 6 Reasons Why Destroying Cell Towers is Justified By Max Wilbert and Aimee Wild Over the past few months, there have … Continue reading Why Are People Burning Cell Phone Towers?

Silencing Women and Girls

Under patriarchy, females are expected to be silent and to serve male interests, desires, and expectations. In this piece, Aimee Wild describes how women are socialised into silence, and how systematic subjugation of women and girls deepens and maintains the harm this causes.  Silencing Women and Girls By Aimee Wild Humans are deeply influenced by … Continue reading Silencing Women and Girls

How to Organize for Deep Green Resistance

This is an introduction to organizing for Deep Green Resistance in your community. The article is adapted from training for DGR organizers in Europe.  For more on DGR organizing, read Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the Planet. By Sue Breen and Aimee Wild As we write this, the world is in a precarious … Continue reading How to Organize for Deep Green Resistance

What Can We Learn From Coronavirus?

Those who frame coronavirus as an enemy are wrong. A virus, no matter how destructive to us and those we love, is but another part of life on this planet. Even if you accept the language of war, remember Ovid’s words: “Fas est et ab hoste doceri.” It is right to learn, even from the … Continue reading What Can We Learn From Coronavirus?

The Balance of Rage and Tenderness

By Aimee Wild I went to sleep thinking about righteous anger towards systems that are destroying Mother Earth. This anger is different from the toxic hatred that I have witnessed in recent years. I woke up from a dream with absolute clarity and a message: “There is a tenderness in letting go that will hold … Continue reading The Balance of Rage and Tenderness

In order to reach understanding one must feel understood

In order to reach understanding one must feel understood. by Aimee Wild Our beliefs and assumptions about how the world is made up and the nature of things have a complex history; hundreds, thousands of years of history on each continent, in every country, town and village. Personal, social, cultural history. Our family history is … Continue reading In order to reach understanding one must feel understood

Radical Dreamwork

By Rebecca Wildbear Cottonwood trees shaded the little river, while the rising sun brightened the blue sky and lit up the expansive slopes of the Sonoran Desert, dotted with prickly pear, saguaro, and cholla cactuses. I was in Aravaipa Canyon, a gorge in the Pinal Mountains of Southern Arizona, where I would prepare thirteen people … Continue reading Radical Dreamwork

An Open Letter to Climate Activists in the Northwoods…and Beyond

Aimee Cree Dunn / Counterpunch From a talk delivered November 1, 2019.  Northern Michigan University Sonderegger Symposium:  Anishinaabek: East, South, West, North.  Marquette, MI.  Featured image: American Progress by John Gast, ca. 1872. Overview I’m going to cut straight to the point:  averting climate change is not going stop the global collapse of the planet … Continue reading An Open Letter to Climate Activists in the Northwoods…and Beyond