An edited version of a presentation on the panel “Our Democracy in Crisis: The Rise of the Total Surveillance State and the War on a Free Press” organized by Chicago Area Peace Action at North Park University, Chicago, Thursday, August 29, 2013. The issue-packed title of this event—“Our Democracy in Crisis: The Rise of the … Continue reading Our Democracy?
Many thanks to the Biotope of Healing at Tamera Community and the Water Symposium 2013. Their experience of restoring water landscapes is reminiscent of Mikhail Kravcik’s statement: “The most important right in the world is the residential rights of a drop of water “…to return again to the cycle of life. Water is the source of … Continue reading Water: A Source of Life, Connection and Hope
The following is from Bud Nye, A Deep Green Resistance supporter in Washington State: _____________ After reading Pandora’s Seed, Why the Hunter-Gatherer Holds the Key to Our Survival (2007), by Spencer Wells, here are some of my thoughts: Early in the book I sensed a technotopian slant. Sure enough, as I read more it became … Continue reading Thoughts on "Pandora's Seed"
By Joshua Headley / Deep Green Resistance New York As a socially conscious person situated within the heart of global industrial civilization, I often experience, directly and indirectly, injustices on a daily basis. A week ago, the NYPD (via two plainclothes officers) murdered a 16-year-old boy, Kimani Gray, firing 11 shots – hitting him 7 … Continue reading Joshua Headley: Morality & (Un)sustainability
By Derrick Jensen, for Orion Magazine There isn’t a chance in hell that something like the original Wilderness Act could be passed today. Environmentalists today are too much on the defensive. Sure, there have been green platforms and policy papers, but nothing I’ve read matches the urgency of this moment. So I decided to draft … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: Self-Evident Truths
By Chris Hedges, for TruthDig Native Americans’ resistance to the westward expansion of Europeans took two forms. One was violence. The other was accommodation. Neither worked. Their land was stolen, their communities were decimated, their women and children were gunned down and the environment was ravaged. There was no legal recourse. There was no justice. … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Time to Get Crazy
By Stephanie McMillan Global capitalism is killing the planet. It is turning the living world into dead commodities by exploiting the many for the profit of a few. Ecocide is the most urgent and immediate problem we face. If we don’t solve it, nothing else will matter. Economic troubles (not to mention our personal issues) … Continue reading Stephanie McMillan: Killing Capitalism in the Name of Self-Defense
July 6th, 2011 “As Indigenous women living on occupied territories now known as Canada, who have survived over 500 years of attempted genocide, we declare: 1. We, Indigenous women, will not allow anyone or anything to break the ties that bind us. Despite the impacts of colonialism – the racism, sexism, poverty and violence … Continue reading Declaration from the Aboriginal Women’s Action Network
By Chris Hedges / TruthDig When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die. Let the seas be emptied of life. Let one useless war after another be waged. Let the masses … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Welcome to the Asylum
By Stephanie McMillan Environmental destruction is the most urgent and immediate problem we face. If we don’t solve it, nothing else will matter. I would argue that it’s the principle contradiction of the current period. Through it, the common ruin of contending classes is becoming increasingly likely, but as the economic and ecological crises converge, … Continue reading Stephanie McMillan: Land Defense and Class Struggle: Building Alliances to Defeat Capitalism