Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization

Why Compromise Doesn’t Work

by Doug Pollock / Friends of OSU Old Growth In a recent, eloquent defense of a “no-compromise” approach to protecting our dwindling wild areas, author George Wuerthner quotes Bob Marshall, founder of the Wilderness Society: “We do not want those whose first impulse is to compromise. We want no straddlers, for, in the past, they … Continue reading Why Compromise Doesn’t Work

White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men

Indigenous teachings are thousands of years old. People born into these traditions are raised into knowledge that those born outside do not—and should not—have. Do not steal from others traditions. Instead, research your own family history and connect to your own roots. This award-winning documentary deals with the popularization and commercialization of Native American spiritual … Continue reading White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men

The Problem

The Problem by Lierre Keith From the introduction to the book Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. “You cannot live a political life, you cannot live a moral life if you’re not willing to open your eyes and see the world more clearly. See some of the injustice that’s going on. Try to … Continue reading The Problem

The Women Of Kendeng Set Their Feet In Cement To Stop A Mine In Their Lands.

The women of Kendeng set their feet in cement to stop a mine in their lands. This is their story. This article was written by Febriana Firdaus on 13 November 2020 and published originally on Mongabay.  Across Indonesia, hundreds of communities are in conflict with companies seeking control of their resources. In some cases, the … Continue reading The Women Of Kendeng Set Their Feet In Cement To Stop A Mine In Their Lands.

The Impacts Of Thacker Pass Mine

In October, DGR conducted an on-the-ground fact finding mission to the sites of two proposed lithium mines in Nevada. In this article, we look at the facts regarding the plans Lithium Nevada company has for mining and processing lithium (mainly destined for making electric car batteries) in northern Nevada, at Thacker Pass. The company, now … Continue reading The Impacts Of Thacker Pass Mine

Fuck Veteran’s Day: A Vet’s Lament

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Vince Emanuele offers the reader a systemic analysis of the culture of war, it’s purpose, and the destruction it leaves behind. by Vince Emanuele / Counterpunch “They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet … Continue reading Fuck Veteran’s Day: A Vet’s Lament

Insects In Peril

In this article, Jeremy Hance describes ongoing concerns regarding collapsing insect populations. By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay In June 2019, in response to media outcry and alarm over a supposed ongoing global “Insect Apocalypse,” Mongabay published a thorough four-part survey on the state of the world’s insect species and their populations. In four, in-depth stories, … Continue reading Insects In Peril

Land and Water Are Not Political Currency

by Blake Lavia and Tzintzun Aguilar-Izzo / Talking Wings Collective Oct 9th, 2020, Movimiento por la Defensa de la Sierra, Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico Five thousand acres of cloud forest are currently being threatened in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico. This land is, at present, being held by squatters, who, with the backing of local politicians, have claimed … Continue reading Land and Water Are Not Political Currency

Philippines: Northern Negros National Park Threatened

This article is based on communication from a comrade in the Negros province of the Philippines. There is ongoing destruction of the natural world in this area due to road construction, a planned airport, and clearing of the rainforest. The people on the front lines, being most affected, are calling for international solidarity and support. … Continue reading Philippines: Northern Negros National Park Threatened

Protect The Elliott State Forest – DEADLINE TOMORROW

via Doug Pollock / Friends of OSU Old Growth Creating a Positive Future for the Elliott State Research Forest (ESRF): It’s important to be aware of the history and shortcomings of both OSU’s forest management and the Elliott process so we can choose a more positive path going forward. I’ve provided an update on the … Continue reading Protect The Elliott State Forest – DEADLINE TOMORROW