Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization

The Horrific Human Supremacy of Jeff Bezos

By Elisabeth Robson / Art for Culture Change On May 9, 2019 Blue Origin — Jeff Bezos’ space exploration company — posted this video of Jeff Bezos speaking at the Going to Space to Benefit Earth event. One of the visions of Blue Origin, as outlined on the web site, and the focus of Mr. Bezos’ presentation is that millions of people must … Continue reading The Horrific Human Supremacy of Jeff Bezos

Geo-engineering: A wétiko experiment on the planet

By Elizabeth Robson / Art for Culture Change In the preface to Columbus and Other Cannibals, Derrick Jensen asks: “why is the dominant culture so excruciatingly, relentlessly, insanely, genocidally, ecocidally, suicidally destructive?” [1] The author of Columbus and Other Cannibals, Jack D. Forbes, goes on to answer Derrick’s question in the chapters of his remarkable … Continue reading Geo-engineering: A wétiko experiment on the planet

To Save The Planet, Apply Poison

True change can only be driven by revolutionary action and long-term radical organizing — not chemical collusion and compromise. By Max Wilbert / Earth Island Journal   Last year, I volunteered to plant native species at the Spencer Creek-Coyote Creek wetlands southwest of Eugene, Oregon. This site, owned by the McKenzie River Trust (MRT), is … Continue reading To Save The Planet, Apply Poison

Physicist: 1000 ppm CO2 Likely Unless Civilization Collapses

Editor’s Note: This 2012 research article from University of Utah physicist and researcher Timothy Garrett concludes that “If civilization does not collapse quickly this century, then CO2 levels will likely end up exceeding 1000 ppmv.” We see this as further evidence that the Deep Green Resistance strategy of purposefully accelerating a managed collapse will provide … Continue reading Physicist: 1000 ppm CO2 Likely Unless Civilization Collapses

An ancient boon is now a modern disaster

By Elisabeth Robson / Art for Culture Change The catastrophic flooding across the midwest isn’t getting much coverage on the coasts, but it is a multibillion $ disaster for multiple states and indigenous nations. Over a million wells may be contaminated. Farmers will lose their farms. The top soil is washing away. The cattle losses … Continue reading An ancient boon is now a modern disaster

Wasting time on bandaids in an insane system

A recent article in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound describes legislation to make shipping fossil fuels through the Salish Sea safer. It’s all about tug boats and the speed of ships and modeling risk. At no point in the discussion–either in the article, or in the legislature–is there any mention of whether it is sane or just … Continue reading Wasting time on bandaids in an insane system

The problem with putting a price on nature

By Beth Robson / Art for Culture Change Screenshot via New York Times Magazine I love the cover of the New York Times Magazine, by Pablo Delcan, for this week’s big story, “The Problem with Putting a Price on the End of the World.” The article discusses the challenge with pricing carbon emissions properly so … Continue reading The problem with putting a price on nature

Fighting for the Rights of Southern Resident Orcas

By Will Falk and Sean Butler / Voices for Biodiversity On December 18, 2018, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Wild Fish Conservancy threatened the Trump administration with a lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for allowing salmon fisheries to take too many salmon, which the critically endangered Southern Resident orcas depend on for food. … Continue reading Fighting for the Rights of Southern Resident Orcas

All Oppression is Connected

By Elisabeth Robson / Art for Culture Change Image: All Oppression is Connected is a wall painting by Kenyan artist Jim Chuchu, inspired by the poetry of Jamaican artist Staceyann Chin. Labeled for noncommerical reuse on baldiri Flickr. All oppression is related to resource extraction. Whether that resource is black Africans forced into slavery, a … Continue reading All Oppression is Connected

23 Reasons Not to Reveal Your DNA

Editor’s note: the following is a good reminder why privacy is so important for the average person. Revolutionaries need to take these considerations even more seriously. via Mozilla / Internet Health Report Photo “Karyotype” by Can H. (CC BY-NC 2.0). DNA testing is a booming global business enabled by the internet. Millions of people have … Continue reading 23 Reasons Not to Reveal Your DNA