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Sacred Water Under Threat

Storms chased us. Great, towering thunderstorms that came sweeping out of the west, lurking behind mountain ranges and flowing out across the valleys to drop great curtains of rain that soaked into the soil. That’s what this story is about: water. We came here, a group of us from many different places and backgrounds, to see the land that Nevada developers and Las Vegas real-estate moguls have been lusting after for twenty five years. But it’s not the land they want; it’s the water falling from these thunderstorms and melting off the fresh dusting of snow on the peaks, the water that soaks deep into stone and soil, forming basin aquifers. ... Continue reading →

Restoring Sanity, Part 4: Anxiety and Civilization

Editor’s Note: The first three installments of the Restoring Sanity series are An Inhuman System, Mental Illness As A Social Construct, and Medicating. By Susan Hyatt and Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance If you don’t want any more anxiety, get rid of all your intelligence and your creativity which would be a very dull life … Continue reading Restoring Sanity, Part 4: Anxiety and Civilization

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 3: Medicating

Image by Stephanie McMillan Susan Hyatt and Michael Carter of Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition have published the third essay in their Restoring Sanity series: “Medicating.” The essay speaks to those struggling directly with or supporting loved ones caught in alcohol or drug addictions, tying these methods of escape to the oppression and stresses we … Continue reading Restoring Sanity, Part 3: Medicating

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