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From Radical to Mainstream

By Max Wilbert / Image by Max Wilbert We are used to being labeled radicals, and sometimes, we use that term to refer to ourselves. But we are using the word very differently than most people do. The root of the word ‘radical’ comes from the latin word ‘radix’, meaning ‘root’. Radish comes from the … Continue reading From Radical to Mainstream

Redwoods: Only The Tallest Trees Because The Rest Have Been Logged

By Max Wilbert / Images: public domain Here is a familiar fact to many people across the United States and the world: the Redwoods of Northern California are the tallest trees in the world at nearly 400 feet. This is both true and false. It’s true because right now the redwoods are the tallest trees. … Continue reading Redwoods: Only The Tallest Trees Because The Rest Have Been Logged

12 Billion Tons of Greenland Ice Melts in 24 Hours | July 2019 Hottest Month Ever

By  Max Wilbert / Image by Pierre Markuse, CC BY 2.0, shows 2019 melt ponds across the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet) Official temperature records for July 2019 show that it was the hottest July and hottest single month ever recorded globally, at 1.2°C hotter than the pre-industrial average. This comes after a June … Continue reading 12 Billion Tons of Greenland Ice Melts in 24 Hours | July 2019 Hottest Month Ever

Morality, Collapse, and Revolution

In this series of videos, DGR cadre Will Falk and Max Wilbert discuss the moral issues surrounding the Deep Green Resistance strategy, which calls for dismantling the global industrial economy by any means necessary, as rapidly as possible. This strategy is known as Decisive Ecological Warfare, or DEW. You can learn more about DEW here: … Continue reading Morality, Collapse, and Revolution

The Definition and History of Direct Action

Editors note: this text was written as an introduction to a French-language translation of the Earth First! Direct Action Manual. It has been slightly edited for publication here. by Max Wilbert The term “direct action” was first widely used by the revolutionary union IWW, or the Industrial Workers of the World, in 1910. It refers … Continue reading The Definition and History of Direct Action

The Green Flame Podcast, Episode 3: COINTELPRO and Security Culture

On this episode of the Green Flame, we speak with Claude Marks, former political prisoner and activist, director of the Freedom Archives, about COINTELPRO and state repression of revolutionary movements. We hear from Will Falk, activist, radical movement lawyer and writer, about security culture. And for our skill, we focus on operational security. This show … Continue reading The Green Flame Podcast, Episode 3: COINTELPRO and Security Culture

Unprecedented Global Heat Waves are the “New Normal”

By Max Wilbert Heat that was once unthinkable is now becoming commonplace. In the three decades I have been observing weather in my native Pacific Northwest, heat that used to come once a decade now comes every year. Most people I speak with have the same experience. As usual, climate science lags behind observations. According … Continue reading Unprecedented Global Heat Waves are the “New Normal”

The Green Flame Podcast: “Civilization and Empire”

In this episode of The Green Flame, we interview Derrick Jensen and Lierre Keith about civilization, why a critical analysis of civilization is important, and how it can shape our revolutionary work. Radical lawyer Will Falk explains why the legal system will never save the planet. And our skill for this episode focuses on building … Continue reading The Green Flame Podcast: “Civilization and Empire”

To Save The Planet, Apply Poison

True change can only be driven by revolutionary action and long-term radical organizing — not chemical collusion and compromise. By Max Wilbert / Earth Island Journal   Last year, I volunteered to plant native species at the Spencer Creek-Coyote Creek wetlands southwest of Eugene, Oregon. This site, owned by the McKenzie River Trust (MRT), is … Continue reading To Save The Planet, Apply Poison

Revolutionary Ecology: Forging the Environmental Movement into a Revolutionary Force

We are losing struggles to defend the planet. Every indicator of ecological health is plummeting. Governments, green technology, NGOs, and mass movements have shown themselves to be completely ineffective in even slowing the rate of destruction. In this video, Max Wilbert argues for a revolutionary ecology movement to reverse this trend by any means necessary.