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Resistance Radio: Lierre Keith on Agriculture, Part 2

Editor’s note: This is an edited transcript of Derrick Jensen’s  February 23, 2014 Resistance Radio interview with Lierre Keith.  You can read Part 1 here, and listen to the interview here. Jensen:  Let’s just use an example of the local Tolowa Indians, who lived here for at least 12,500 years. Their lifestyle was based—their food, a lot … Continue reading Resistance Radio: Lierre Keith on Agriculture, Part 2

Resistance Radio: Lierre Keith on Agriculture, Part 1

Editor’s note: This is an edited transcript of Derrick Jensen’s  February 23, 2014 Resistance Radio interview with Lierre Keith. Jensen: Today’s guest is Lierre Keith, the author of multiple books including The Vegetarian Myth and Deep Green Resistance. Jared Diamond has said that agriculture is the biggest mistake that humans ever made, and Dick Manning had … Continue reading Resistance Radio: Lierre Keith on Agriculture, Part 1

Dominick A. DellaSala: The Importance of Fire in Resilient Ecosystems

Editor’s note: The following is the testimony of Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala, Chief Scientist of Geos Institute, Ashland, Oregon, before the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, “Exploring Solutions to Reduce Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire and Improve Resilience of National Forests,” on September 27, 2017. Chairman Westerman, Ranking member Hanabusa, and subcommittee … Continue reading Dominick A. DellaSala: The Importance of Fire in Resilient Ecosystems

Amazon Indians Plead for Help After Massacre

Featured image:  A still from aerial footage from 2011 of an uncontacted Amazon tribe in Brazil near the Peruvian border. © BBC/FUNAI/Survival      by Survival International Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected. Paulo Marubo, a Marubo … Continue reading Amazon Indians Plead for Help After Massacre

New Park City Witness: The Problems With “Open Space”

Featured image: Bonanza Flats Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a multi-part series. Browse the New Park City Witness index to read more.      by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Before murdering millions during the Holocaust, the Nazis referred to Jews as rats. After murdering 17 people and lobotomizing some of his victims in … Continue reading New Park City Witness: The Problems With “Open Space”

Lummi Battle Atlantic Salmon Spill

Featured image: Still from video showing the broken pens of 300,000 Atlantic salmon that escaped from a fish farm off Cypress Island in Washington State. Vimeo/Wild Fish Conservancy      by Daniel Mesec / Indian Country Media Network The Lummi Nation, the third largest tribe in Washington State, is in a state of emergency following the … Continue reading Lummi Battle Atlantic Salmon Spill

Book Excerpt: Civilization and Other Hazards

Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Civilization and Other Hazards” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the Planet. This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay Cheap oil undergirds every aspect of industrial society. Without oil, industrial farms couldn’t grow food, consumer goods couldn’t be transported … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Civilization and Other Hazards

Landmark Talks on Uncontacted Tribe Fail to Stop Logging

Featured image: There have been confrontations between the Ayoreo and the Paraguayan authorities in recent years, as the tribe have protested against the theft and destruction of their land.© GAT/ Survival      by Survival International Landmark talks between the Paraguayan government and a recently contacted tribe have yet to reach an agreement, allowing rampant deforestation to … Continue reading Landmark Talks on Uncontacted Tribe Fail to Stop Logging

Globalization’s Blowback

Featured image: Public Health Watch      by Alex Jensen / Local Futures A recent study of air pollution in the western United States made a startling finding: despite a 50 percent drop over the past 25 years in US emissions of smog-producing chemicals like nitrogen oxides (NOx), smog actually increased during that period in the rural US … Continue reading Globalization’s Blowback

The Sápara Nation vs. The Slimy Oil Mungia

Featured image: Sápara leader Gloria Ushigua. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown      by Sarah Belle Lin / Intercontinental Cry For the Sápara Peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon, “Sinchi”, or “sacred” is the term that best describes their ancestral language and forests. Though abundant with meaning, the Sápara never had a word for “sacred”. There was … Continue reading The Sápara Nation vs. The Slimy Oil Mungia