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Owen Lloyd: Genocide as Progress

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance Indian people stood in the way of progress, and progress is a sort of madness that is a god to people. Decent people commit horrible crimes that are acceptable because of progress. -Linda Hogan People who are engaged in utopian projects tend to envision the world in a … Continue reading Owen Lloyd: Genocide as Progress

Interview with Anne Keala Kelly on the appropriation of Hawaiian culture

Owen Lloyd of the Deep Green Resistance News Service recently interviewed Hawaiian activist and filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly on traditional practices such as the lū‘au, hula, and giving of lei. They explore how the dominant colonizer culture has appropriated and corrupted those traditions, in part to sell a tourism industry, and as part of the … Continue reading Interview with Anne Keala Kelly on the appropriation of Hawaiian culture

Consuming Hawaiʻi: Anne Keala Kelly on the Appropriation of Hawaiian Culture

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Recently,‭ ‬the school where my wife works decided to host‭ “‬luau‭” ‬events throughout the state I live.‭ ‬When she contacted the school to tell them the events were cultural appropriation and racist,‭ ‬they quickly responded by transforming the event into a beach party.‭ ‬Calling out racism … Continue reading Consuming Hawaiʻi: Anne Keala Kelly on the Appropriation of Hawaiian Culture

Owen Lloyd: Rape is Not a Human Right

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Dear Amnesty International, As the world’s largest human rights organization [1], you can’t claim ignorance of the figures. Let’s review a few of them. Researchers, interviewing 854 prostituted people in 9 countries, the vast majority of them women [2], found that: 89% wanted out but had … Continue reading Owen Lloyd: Rape is Not a Human Right

Real Support, Real Solidarity: An Interview with Chithira Vijayakumar

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Chithira Vijayakumar is a writer living in Eugene, Oregon. Her work includes participation in a theatre group that works to encourage people to intervene against oppression, and support work for the Karuk tribe, who are fighting to restore their traditional rights to engage in ceremonies that … Continue reading Real Support, Real Solidarity: An Interview with Chithira Vijayakumar

Owen Lloyd: Moving Beyond “Paleo”

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance Eugene Over the last several years, there has been a growing recognition of the damage industrial agriculture incurs on our landbases, on human societies, and on our bodies. For example, a study last year found that over 80% of global deforestation is caused by agriculture [1]. Another report … Continue reading Owen Lloyd: Moving Beyond “Paleo”

Film Review: Noho Hewa (The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i)

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service What does it mean for a land to be under occupation? For most of us, the surest indication of an occupation is the most sensational: a strong military presence, working to intimidate and silence any and all resistance.  Along with this, we would expect to see … Continue reading Film Review: Noho Hewa (The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i)

Owen Lloyd: Gold Rush and the Invasion of California

By Owen Lloyd / DGR News Service There is a great deal of sentimentality in California around the gold rush that begun in 1848. A recent textbook described the rush as a sort of prototype for the American dream: a “dream of instant wealth, won by audacity and good luck”. [1] The cherished myth goes … Continue reading Owen Lloyd: Gold Rush and the Invasion of California

Book Review: The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Over the first dozen years of this century, Americans have experienced a particular thirst for the apocalypse. Whether the apocalypse is waged in ecological, political, religious, or economic terms, Matthew Gross and Mel Gilles suggest that “one single thought unites all Americans in these fiercely partisan … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America

Book Review: The Blood of the Earth

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance The latest work by John Michael Greer, The Blood of the Earth, synthesizes his thinking on two seemingly disparate subjects: magic, and peak oil. At this point, some cynical readers may suspect that the book is an effort at showing how magic can be used to produce oil … Continue reading Book Review: The Blood of the Earth