Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization

Stephen Jenkinson On Death, Community, and Elders

In this episode of Resistance Radio Derrick Jensen interviews Stephen Jenkinson. They discuss grief, trauma, history, death, community, living well and everything in between.   Stephen Jenkinson is a culture activist, teacher, author and ceremonialist. He is the author of numerous books, including Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble and … Continue reading Stephen Jenkinson On Death, Community, and Elders

World On Track For “Worst Case” IPCC Climate Change Scenario

In this article, originally posted by the Woods Hole Research Centre on August 3rd 2020 the “Worst case” for CO2 emissions scenario is actually the best match for assessing the climate risk, impact by 2050.  The RCP 8.5 CO2 emissions pathway, long considered a “worst case scenario” by the international science community, is the most appropriate for … Continue reading World On Track For “Worst Case” IPCC Climate Change Scenario

Migratory Fish Populations Have Dropped 76% Since 1970

A new report on migratory freshwater fish was released last month. The opening comment in the press release states that “With hydropower, overfishing, climate change and pollution on the rise, monitored populations of migratory freshwater fish species have plummeted by 76% on average since 1970.” The Living Planet Index for Migratory Freshwater Fish The Living … Continue reading Migratory Fish Populations Have Dropped 76% Since 1970

Entitlement and the Freedom to Destroy the Planet

By Aimee Wild I find articles describing freedom of speech irritating, because they come from a place of privilege that most people do not have. Freedom of speech means owning or possessing the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. Having the ability to verbalise one’s thoughts is a key component … Continue reading Entitlement and the Freedom to Destroy the Planet

Julia Beck on Lesbian Feminism and Gender

This interview with radical lesbian feminist, activist, and writer Julia Beck includes her insights on being politically homeless, girl gangs, the resilience of women (particularly women who have de transitioned), and our need for mutual respect and solidarity and support. Our skill share for this episode is a reading of DGR’s Solidarity Guidelines. Music is … Continue reading Julia Beck on Lesbian Feminism and Gender

Deadliest Year For Environmental Activists

This piece consists of excerpts from two articles. In the first one, Ashoka Mukpo discusses the report by Global Witness on the killings of environmental defenders in 2019. In the second article, Leilani Chavez describes the threats posed on environmental defenders by the current Rodrigo government. By Ashoka Mukpo/Mongabay In a new report, the watchdog … Continue reading Deadliest Year For Environmental Activists

The Wind That Shakes The Goose Wings

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Read the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh part of Will’s journey. The Wind That Shakes The Goose Wings By … Continue reading The Wind That Shakes The Goose Wings

“Wild Mind” Program for Activists & Revolutionaries

This Wild Mind Intensive program is offered by the Animas Valley Institute to Deep Green Resistance organizers, allies, and supporters. It will be held near Portland, Oregon in the United States. “Wild Mind” Intensive for Activists & Revolutionaries Those who confront oppression and destruction often struggle with profound stress and disconnection. This intensive aims to … Continue reading “Wild Mind” Program for Activists & Revolutionaries

‘Our Life is Plasticized’: New Research Shows Microplastics in Our Food, Water, Air

In this article Elizabeth Claire Alberts describes Charles Moore’s discovery of microplastics throughout the ocean, freshwater rivers and lakes, and even in mist and rain. ‘Our life is plasticized’: New research shows microplastics in our food, water, air by Elizabeth Claire Alberts / Mongabay Microplastics, plastic pieces smaller than 5 millimeters, have become increasingly prevalent … Continue reading ‘Our Life is Plasticized’: New Research Shows Microplastics in Our Food, Water, Air

Reading ‘Intercourse’ to my Husband

Trinity La Fey writes of sharing walls with abusers, of poverty and work, of finding radical feminism, and of navigating relationships in the midst of a patriarchal society. By Trinity La Fey Background is always tedious; I’ll try not to bore.  Poverty, racism and sexism were not things I gradually discovered.  I spent early years … Continue reading Reading ‘Intercourse’ to my Husband