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Protecting Mauna Kea: History for Haoles

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance In the first essay of my Protecting Mauna Kea series, I made a mistake. I wrongfully described the ongoing, illegal American occupation of Hawai’i as an “annexation.” Hawaiian friends of mine pointed this out to me and gave me a thorough history lesson. I was referred to documents, books, and websites … Continue reading Protecting Mauna Kea: History for Haoles

Deep Green Resistance member Will Falk to report on TMT

DGR member Will Falk has written extensively on colonialism, racism, and patriarchy; the interconnections between them; effective resistance; and finding meaningful and ethical ways to live: Will Falk’s DIY Resistance series Will Falk’s Series on the Unis’tot’en Camp, an indigenous-led blockade of pipeline construction in so-called BC, Canada In a characteristically insightful and moving essay, … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance member Will Falk to report on TMT

Protecting Mauna Kea: Why the Mountain?

I am preparing to leave for Hawai’i to offer myself in support of resistance to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project that would place a large telescope and stadium-sized structure on the peak of native Hawaiians’ most sacred place – Mauna Kea. The project, funded by a partnership including the University of California, the California Institute of Technology, and the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy among others, would also place a 5,000 gallon chemical waste container above the largest freshwater aquifer on Hawai’i Island. ... Continue reading →

Drought in Washington / Shelter-Building Workshop

This past weekend, we hosted a shelter-building workshop to work on outdoor skills, grow our connection to Earth, and build community. It was a small event but we had a great time. The photo here shows what we built at the base of a mother Cedar tree. — Editorial note: this poem by our good … Continue reading Drought in Washington / Shelter-Building Workshop

Sacred Water Tour — Updates

In about two months, we’ll be helping to lead the Sacred Water Tour in eastern Nevada, on traditional lands of the Goshute and Shoshone nations. We’re in the thick of planning the trip and coordinating with activists in the area. The latest news, which we’re pleased to announce, is that our good friend and fellow … Continue reading Sacred Water Tour — Updates

DGR Members Speaking at Eugene Environmental Conference

At least 6 members of Deep Green Resistance will be speaking at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) in Eugene, Oregon this weekend, between March 7th and 8th. The PIELC Conference is widely known as an environmental conference that presents a wide range of radical views on environmental topics, and includes many grassroots activists … Continue reading DGR Members Speaking at Eugene Environmental Conference

Reflections on Despair: Walking the Trapline at Unist’ot’en Camp

By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance The snowstorm arrived at Unist’ot’en Camp a day before we did dropping over a foot of snow and stillness on the territory. The clouds cleared the second night we were there opening the skies to the silent music played by the twinkling of countless stars. While most of the … Continue reading Reflections on Despair: Walking the Trapline at Unist’ot’en Camp

Earth at Risk 2014: The Proper Diagnosis

The proper cure requires the proper diagnosis.

On November 22 and 23, the Fertile Ground Environmental Institute offered the proper diagnosis for the ecological crises we all face to over 700 attendees at Earth at Risk 2014. Focusing on environmental and social justice, the conference brought together seemingly disparate voices to weave together diverse perspectives to offer a comprehensive response to global destruction. ... Continue reading →

Gorilla Radio interviews: Will Falk and Vanessa Gray on the Unis’tot’en Camp

Liz McArthur of Victoria BC is creating a radio documentary on the Unis’tot’en Camp pipeline blockade. She interviewed two fellow volunteers who participated in the summer caravan to the Camp, and a third activist involved with defense of the Sacred Headwaters. The interviews aired on the August 4, 2014 episode of Gorilla Radio. McArthur interviews: … Continue reading Gorilla Radio interviews: Will Falk and Vanessa Gray on the Unis’tot’en Camp

Ferguson, Burnaby Mountain, and Earth at Risk

Earth at Risk This past weekend in San Francisco, an event called Earth at Risk: The Justice and Sustainability Conference was held. It brought together feminists, indigenous peoples, anti-war activists, anti-racists, and others. The event, headlined by Derrick Jensen, Vandana Shiva, Chris Hedges, and Alice Walker, united a disparate set of movements acting in solidarity … Continue reading Ferguson, Burnaby Mountain, and Earth at Risk