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Days of Revolt: The Revolution Will Be Local – YouTube

In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges speaks with our friend, the attorney Thomas Linzey, and activist Mark Clatterbuck, about the grassroots movements rising up against the fracking industry, and the legislative and direct action necessary to resist corporate power in the absence of a true democratic system. To learn more about … Continue reading Days of Revolt: The Revolution Will Be Local – YouTube

Pesticides in paradise: how do we fight back?

The problem of pesticides The islands of Hawai’i, especially Kauai, are frequently described as “ground zero” for GMOs. As an unwilling host to parasitic chemical agriculture, the land is bombarded with pesticides and chemicals at concentrations unseen in most other places; the test and seed crops grown by agribusiness can be dosed at much higher … Continue reading Pesticides in paradise: how do we fight back?

Thomas Linzey: The Coal Trains’ Track to Nowhere

By Thomas Linzey / CELDF Four years ago, as we were leaving Spokane to help rural Pennsylvania communities stop frack injection wells and gas pipelines, this region’s environmental groups couldn’t stop talking about “stopping the coal trains.” After people in British Columbia – including NASA’s top climate scientist James Hansen – were arrested for blocking … Continue reading Thomas Linzey: The Coal Trains’ Track to Nowhere

The Climate Movement is Failing. Here are Two Models to Turn the Tide.

The great musician Lauren Hill once said, “Fantasy is what people want but reality is what they need.” And the reality is that the climate movement is failing. See this graph? That’s a measure of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere from 2005 to mid-2015. The trend is up. That means we’re losing. Until that … Continue reading The Climate Movement is Failing. Here are Two Models to Turn the Tide.

Revolutionary Lawmaking: CELDF Workshop Coming to Seattle

Note: Thomas Linzey, the director of CELDF, is a great friend of Deep Green Resistance. CELDF’s work is a revolutionary lawmaking model that puts the power in the hands of the people, and represents a direct threat to corporate oligarchy. We highly recommend you check out this workshop if you can. Communities across the country … Continue reading Revolutionary Lawmaking: CELDF Workshop Coming to Seattle

Mora County New Mexico Fracking Ban Overturned

In yet another case of corporate interests trumping environmental concerns or the ability of local communities to live with autonomy and in concert with the landbase, it is being reported that Mora County, New Mexico’s “nation’s-first ban on oil and gas drilling and fracking has been overturned by a federal judge”.  We in Deep Green … Continue reading Mora County New Mexico Fracking Ban Overturned

The Mother of All Anti-Fracking Tools

The first county in the United States to outlaw fracking has an idea that could give environmentalists the upper hand—and deliver a major setback to big oil. By: Jacob Baynham, Outside Magazine, June 2014 Mora County, New Mexico, a patchwork of prairie, foothills, and high peaks on the east flank of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, … Continue reading The Mother of All Anti-Fracking Tools

When the State Pushes Back

Editor’s Note: We speak with Kai Huschke, the NW and Hawai’i Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund—working to pass Community Bills of Rights that elevate local law and rights above corporate rights. Local initiatives he advised have recently received state-level push-backs. The backlash in Washington State, for example, overturned over 100 years of … Continue reading When the State Pushes Back

Earth At Risk: Thomas Linzey

Our planet is under serious threat from industrial civilization. Yet environmentalists have not considered strategies that might actually prevent the looming biotic collapse the Earth is facing. Until, Earth at Risk. EARTH AT RISK was a conference convened by acclaimed author Derrick Jensen, featuring seven thinkers and activists who are willing to ask the hardest … Continue reading Earth At Risk: Thomas Linzey

Mora County, NM passes ordinance banning all oil and gas extraction

By Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund Earlier today, the County Commission of Mora County, located in Northeastern New Mexico, became the first county in the United States to pass an ordinance banning all oil and gas extraction. Drafted with assistance from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), the Mora County Community Water Rights and … Continue reading Mora County, NM passes ordinance banning all oil and gas extraction