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How to Stop Off Road Vehicles, Part 1

By Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Imagine a time when you never once worried about losing your home or your means of making a living. Imagine your community used to be prosperous and well-run, providing everything you needed. You never gave a thought to giving back to it, though you always did and … Continue reading How to Stop Off Road Vehicles, Part 1

2014 Sacred Water Tour Report-Back

Max Wilbert, Susan Hyatt, Katie Wilson, and Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition In late May 2014, members of Deep Green Resistance (DGR), Great Basin Water Network, the Ely-Shoshone Indian tribe, and others toured the valleys of eastern Nevada and western Utah targeted by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) for groundwater extraction.[1] The … Continue reading 2014 Sacred Water Tour Report-Back

Restoring Sanity, Part 3: Medicating

Originally posted on Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition:  Susan Hyatt and Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition   What was my drink My delicious addiction That led to my oppression? My drug of choice I held in my hand Was a glassful of depression. —Carol Ann F., Vashon Island, Washington If you watched any … Continue reading Restoring Sanity, Part 3: Medicating

Restoring Sanity, Part 3: Medicating – Susan Hyatt & Michael Carter

If you watched any commercial television in the early 1990s, you may remember the Old Milwaukee beer ad featuring pleased men relaxing with a couple sixpacks, agreeing that “It doesn’t get any better than this.” Advertising has a way of being more effective the more farfetched it becomes, by way of memorable slogans and images rather than accuracy. Anyone who has tasted Old Milwaukee can assure you it does get better than this. But any dubious, subjective claim might still sell something, so long as buyers can at least pretend to believe it. Capitalism needs to make—at the very least—a hypothetical promise of fulfillment and anything so hard to come by is an easy sale, especially when it’s cheap and one is poor. ... Continue reading →

Restoring Sanity, Part 2: Mental Illness as a Social Construct

Susan Hyatt and Michael Carter, DGR Southwest Coalition In 2004 the World Health Organization ranked Major Depressive Disorder as the leading cause of disability in the US among people aged fifteen to forty-four.  MDD afflicts about 14.8 million adults, 6.7 percent of the U.S. population aged eighteen and older in a given year.[1]  The US … Continue reading Restoring Sanity, Part 2: Mental Illness as a Social Construct

Restoring Sanity, Part 1: An Inhuman System – Susan Hyatt & Michael Carter

By Susan Hyatt and Michael Carter / DGR Southwest Coalition This article is the first part of a series on mental health. You can read part two: “Mental Illness As a Social Construct” and part three: “Medicating”. The environmental crisis consists of the deterioration and outright destruction of micro and macro ecosystems worldwide, entailing the … Continue reading Restoring Sanity, Part 1: An Inhuman System – Susan Hyatt & Michael Carter

Groundwater Pipeline Threatens Great Basin Desert, Indigenous Groups

nBy Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance Colorado Plateau The Pipeline Proposal The Great Basin stretches from Utah’s Great Salt Lake to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and from southern Idaho to southern California.  About seven inches of rain falls in Nevada a year, and   some areas receive less than five.  The Great Basin is a cold … Continue reading Groundwater Pipeline Threatens Great Basin Desert, Indigenous Groups

SE Utah Coalition fights oil and gas

  A group of concerned citizens opposed to the Moab-Monticello Bureau of Land Management oil & gas lease sale gathered in Moab Friday to deliver letters and petitions with 76,000 signatures from around the country, asking the BLM to protect the region’s watersheds and clean air.  The letters, drawn from around the country as well … Continue reading SE Utah Coalition fights oil and gas