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Ben Barker: As Long As It Takes: Strong Ties, Strong Hearts

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin “There have been others also just as true and devoted to the cause…with such women consecrating their lives—failure is impossible!”—Susan B. Anthony As an activist and organizer, I concern myself with the work of getting people together to change the world. A necessary part of this is … Continue reading Ben Barker: As Long As It Takes: Strong Ties, Strong Hearts

Power and Pathology

The social and emotional costs of grappling with the issues of industrial collapse have been extensively documented by Kathy McMahon, a psychologist who focuses on issues of energy and collapse. She has characterized a typical set of reactions that people experience upon awakening to the cultural/ecological reality: shock, disbelief, insomnia, lack of focus, nostalgia of … Continue reading Power and Pathology

Support DGR Blockaders Arrested in White Clay

Breaking News: “For over 100 years the women of the Oglala Lakota nation have been dealing with an attack on the mind body and spirit of their relatives. We have been silenced through chemical warfare waged by the corporations who are out to exploit and make a profit off of the suffering and misery of … Continue reading Support DGR Blockaders Arrested in White Clay

Updates: Women’s Day of Peace Action in Whiteclay

Whiteclay is an unincorporated village with a population of 14 people in northwest Nebraska. The town sits on the border of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to the Oglala Lakota (also known as the Oglala Sioux Tribe). Whiteclay lies on disputed land, merely 200 feet from the official reservation border and less than 3 … Continue reading Updates: Women’s Day of Peace Action in Whiteclay

Cartoons Against Capitalism

Cartoons may seem like a questionable choice of medium for conveying complex political theory, organizational strategy, and scathing critique of mainstream movements, But then, if you feel that way, you must not have read the work of Stephanie McMillan.   McMillan, a cartoonist based out of Florida in the United States, has two main cartoons. … Continue reading Cartoons Against Capitalism

Report Back from West Coast Speaking Tour and Unis’tot’en Action Camp

View a video recording of one of the stops on this tour: A SPECIAL THANKS! to all who helped put this report back together, and an EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS! to all the wonderful people who helped us along the way with donations, roofs, and well-wishes. We couldn’t do this without your support! The frontline of … Continue reading Report Back from West Coast Speaking Tour and Unis’tot’en Action Camp

Nasa Indian elder assassinated by FARC militants in Colombia

By Survival International A 74-year-old Nasa Indian leader has been shot dead following protests against the militarization of his land in Cauca, south-west Colombia. Lisandro Tenorio, a traditional healer, was at home with his family when two unidentified men arrived, shook his hand, and shot him three times in the head. The Nasa made international … Continue reading Nasa Indian elder assassinated by FARC militants in Colombia

More than fifty gunmen attack Guarani village in Brazil, kidnap community leader

By Survival More than 50 gunmen have launched a full-scale attack on an Indian community in southwest Brazil, shooting, threatening and then reportedly kidnapping one of their leaders. The violence began on Friday, shortly after the Guarani community reoccupied part of its ancestral land, which is now occupied by ranchers. A Guarani spokesman described how … Continue reading More than fifty gunmen attack Guarani village in Brazil, kidnap community leader

Ben Barker: “Politically Correct” vs. Politically Opposed

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance In the early days of my being politicized, I spent time with people in a subculture which can be summed up with the title “anti-authoritarian punk.” A favorite activity of people in this group was to bash something they called “political correctness.” At almost every gathering I attended—without … Continue reading Ben Barker: “Politically Correct” vs. Politically Opposed

Report from the East Coast Roadshow

The roadshow crew from left: Sam, Rachel, Cooper, Xander, and Val Update: East Coast Roadshow videos available Noam Chomsky gave the dedication at the opening of the Civic Media Center, a radical bookstore and community space in Gainesville Florida, and a signed photograph of the author smiled bemusedly from the wall as myself and four … Continue reading Report from the East Coast Roadshow