Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization

What Does “Organic” Mean?

     by Francis Thicke, introduction by Steven Gorelick / Local Futures The organic food movement suffered a major setback recently, when the US National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) voted in favor of allowing hydroponically-grown products to receive the “organic” label. This decision should not have come as a surprise to those who have watched the organic movement … Continue reading What Does “Organic” Mean?

Is the School System Redeemable? No.

     by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Last night, I dreamt that I was trapped in a box. I was in high school again, sitting at an antique desk with a wraparound writing surface (right-handed of course, for a left-handed child) and I was more bored than any person should ever be. As … Continue reading Is the School System Redeemable? No.

Oppose the Palen Solar Project—Comments Due December 11

     by Basin and Range Watch Ask for the No Action Alternative Copy letter at the end of this newsletter and send to BLM The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Riverside County, CA are seeking comments by December 11th, 2017 on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Review for the proposed Palen Solar Project … Continue reading Oppose the Palen Solar Project—Comments Due December 11

Another Indigenous Community Leader Killed by Colonos in Nicaragua

Featured image:  Cejudhcan Derechos Humanos      by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry ¡Ya Basta! A phrase known for its political and revolutionary connotations throughout much of the Spanish-speaking world, translates roughly into English as, ‘Enough is Enough!’ It is a statement of finality; a concrete call to action; a heightened call for awareness; and … Continue reading Another Indigenous Community Leader Killed by Colonos in Nicaragua

Unanswered Questions Loom Over Grand Canyon Mine

Featured image: Representatives from Haul No and the Havasupai Tribe march to the gates of the Canyon Mine which lay upon grounds sacred to many indigenous nations in the region. Photo: Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry Any day now, Energy Fuels (EFR) will resume drilling for high-grade uranium ore at the Canyon Mine … Continue reading Unanswered Questions Loom Over Grand Canyon Mine

New Trump Administration Plan for Mexican Gray Wolves Puts the ‘Lobo’ on Path to Extinction

     by Earthjustice / Ecowatch The Trump administration released on Wednesday its long-overdue recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves, one of the most endangered mammal species in North America with an estimated wild population of just over 100. However, the plan charts a course for extinction rather than recovery, cutting off wolf access to vital recovery habitat and failing … Continue reading New Trump Administration Plan for Mexican Gray Wolves Puts the ‘Lobo’ on Path to Extinction

Central Yellowstone Bison Herd in Peril

Current Management Practices Diminish Herd Viability to the Point of Hunt Closure Recommendations      by Buffalo Field Campaign WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA:  Montana and Yellowstone’s severe mismanagement of wild, migratory bison has caused a serious decline in Yellowstone’s Central bison herd.  The current management practices have diminished herd viability to the point that bison biologists … Continue reading Central Yellowstone Bison Herd in Peril

Response to Sierra Club’s Greenwashed “#ReadyFor100” Plan

The Sierra Club and other big-green organizations have a long history of making compromises and major questionable decisions that negatively impact the natural world. For example, between 2007 and 2010 they received $26 million from leaders of Chesapeake Energy, a natural gas and fracking company. These donations were hidden from the membership. During this time, … Continue reading Response to Sierra Club’s Greenwashed “#ReadyFor100” Plan

Out of the Ashes: An interview with Judith Herman

Violence and Its Aftermath      by Derrick Jensen A different version of this interview appeared in A Language Older Than Words Derrick Jensen: What is the relationship between atrocity and silence? Judith Herman: Atrocities are actions so horrifying they go beyond words. For people who witness or experience atrocities, there is a kind of silencing that … Continue reading Out of the Ashes: An interview with Judith Herman

Find Your Colorado

Featured image by Michelle McCarron      by Michelle McCarron When I was asked to tell in pictures the story of the Colorado river, I’ll admit that besides being honoured to be asked, that I also felt a little overwhelmed. How could I, an immigrant settler, tell one of the most American stories of all? … Continue reading Find Your Colorado