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Why Today’s Bright Green Environmentalists Won’t Save the Planet

By Lierre Keith, Derrick Jensen, and Max Wilbert “The beauty of the living world I was trying to save has always been uppermost in my mind,” Rachel Carson wrote.“That, and anger at the senseless, brutish things that were being done.” Silent Spring, which inspired the modern environmental movement, was more than a critique of pesticides, … Continue reading Why Today’s Bright Green Environmentalists Won’t Save the Planet

Civilization is Going to Crash. What Next?

Excerpted from the book Endgame: The Problem of Civilization, by Derrick Jensen. If you’ve gotten this far in this book—or if you’re simply anything other than entirely insensate—we probably agree that civilization is going to crash, whether or not we help bring this about. If you don’t agree with this, we probably have nothing to say … Continue reading Civilization is Going to Crash. What Next?

Honor and Material Support

What will it take to save the living planet? What will turn the tide of climate change and lead to forests rising again? What will defeat or transform the empire that is consuming our living world? How can we win? These are the largest and most important questions we face, and they are our mission … Continue reading Honor and Material Support

SUNDAY: Live Event with Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Chris Hedges

REMINDER: This Sunday, November 22nd, join us for a live streaming event—Drawing the Line: Stopping the Murder of the Planet—featuring Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Chris Hedges, and grassroots activists from around the world. The event will begin at 1pm Pacific (2100 UTC) and will be live streamed at https://givebutter.com/deepgreen. Event Schedule This Sunday, we ask: where … Continue reading SUNDAY: Live Event with Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Chris Hedges

Drawing the Line: Stopping the Murder of the Planet — Live Streaming Event November 22nd

Where do you draw the line? What is the threshold at which you will fight for the living planet? And how shall we fight? This November 22nd, join Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Chris Hedges, organizers from around the world, and guests for a special 4-hour live streaming event, Drawing the Line: Stopping the Murder of … Continue reading Drawing the Line: Stopping the Murder of the Planet — Live Streaming Event November 22nd

An Hour For Others: How Can You Support Action From Afar?

In this video clip Derrick Jensen talks about how to support direct action, both through loyalty and physical, material support. Derrick lists many ways people can support others on the front line, using examples such as supporting indigenous people opposing oil pipelines and the importance of using your skill set from accounting and writing to … Continue reading An Hour For Others: How Can You Support Action From Afar?

Max Wilbert and Derrick Jensen Discuss Deep Green Resistance

Max Wilbert is a third-generation organizer who grew up in Seattle’s post-WTO anti-globalization and undoing racism movement. He is a co-founder of the group Deep Green Resistance and longtime board member of Fertile Ground, a small, grassroots environmental non-profit with no employees and no corporate funding. His first book, a collection of pro-feminist and environmental … Continue reading Max Wilbert and Derrick Jensen Discuss Deep Green Resistance

On the Destruction of Discourse and the Cult of the Postmodern Left

Originally published at DerrickJensen.org. This letter was sent to a publisher with whom we signed a contract for our book Bright Green Lies. After the contract was signed by all parties the publisher unilaterally voided on the contract. The publisher voided the contract because we refuse to deny physical reality, that is, we refuse to … Continue reading On the Destruction of Discourse and the Cult of the Postmodern Left

How Sexual Violence Is Normalized in the Courts

Male violence against women is one of the most serious problems in the world. The numbers are staggering. Every year in the US, more than 230,000 sexual assaults are committed. At least 1 out of 6 American women have suffered rape or attempted rape, and 1 out of 3 women worldwide. Native American women are … Continue reading How Sexual Violence Is Normalized in the Courts

Derrick Jensen: The Politics of Violation (Part 2)

This excerpt is from Derrick Jensen’s unpublished book “The Politics of Violation.” It is part 2 in a series. Part 1 can be found here. The piece discusses the difference between what has been called lifestyle anarchism and social anarchism. The excerpt has been edited slightly for publication here. The book is in need of … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: The Politics of Violation (Part 2)