Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this article By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Three months ago, I packed up my 80-litre pack with my tent, sleeping bag, four t-shirts, two pairs of pants, two pairs of thermals, five pairs of underwear, my toothbrush, and six collections of poetry … Continue reading DIY Resistance: Fall in Love
By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition It is long past time we honestly assessed our capacity for violence. Violence – unconscionable violence many seem unconscious of – rages on around us. I write “unconscionable” because what other word describes the images of Palestinian children on hospital beds with half their heads caved in? … Continue reading The Decision to Die, The Decision to Kill
DGR member Will Falk has been writing a regular series on his experiences at the Unis’tot’en Camp blockade of proposed pipeline construction. We’ve highlighted some of them here already, but thought it would be useful to link to the whole series of thoughtful essays on what it takes to build a true culture of resistance, … Continue reading Will Falk series on Unis’tot’en Camp
Photo Credit: David Clow By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Each night Unist’ot’en Clan spokeswoman, Freda Huson, and her husband Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief Toghestiy fall asleep on their traditional land not knowing whether the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are going to storm their bridge in the depths of night. Each winter, when Freda … Continue reading Will Falk: What Does Solidarity Look Like?
Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this manuscript. Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Resistance is often lonely. I learn about loneliness waking up on a cold, hard storage room floor at 3 AM in a new friend’s house after a nightmare involving confronting all my old co-workers in the … Continue reading Lessons from Unist’ot’en Camp: Is Your Integrity Intact?
Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who transcribed and first published the original handwritten manuscript. Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition June 20, 2014 There is a trail we all must walk. It begins at birth. It twists and turns through lush forests and barren deserts, under clear, star-filled skies and swollen storm … Continue reading Reflecting on Unist’ot’en Camp: Living with Death
Listen to the first episode in the new Deep Green Resistance Radio show, featuring Jennifer Murnan and Kourtney Mitchell, published on April 1, 2014. This episode includes news of Mohawk protesters blockading rail lines in eastern Ontario, an interview with William Falk of DGR San Diego on police sexual violence against women, Rachel on the … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance Radio #1
Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who transcribed and first published the original handwritten manuscript. Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition June 9, 2014 Editor’s Note: Will’s first two essays about Unist’ot’en Camp are here and here. Leaving Unist’ot’en Camp was hard. As I stepped away from a group of new friends passing … Continue reading From Unist’ot’en Camp: No Word for Good-Bye
By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Not all worldviews are created equal. I thought this as I sat listening to Mel, a Wet’suwet’en man, explain the ideas behind the establishment of the Unist’ot’en Camp. It was lunch on my first day of the camp. The sun was strong and the few dozen visitors to … Continue reading Will Falk: From Unist’ot’en Camp: Responsibility, Not Rights
Will Falk, a Deep Green Resistance member in San Diego CA, tried to commit suicide a year ago, seeing that as his best chance to escape the crushing weight of student debt, relatively meaningless work, and disconnection from the natural world. Will has since found meaning in writing and in action to protect the natural … Continue reading To Be a Warrior Poet – Reflections on an attempted suicide