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Is the World a Better Place Because You Were Born?

by Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance I was asked to speak about the state of the planet, and to do it in under five minutes. I can do it in three. The world is being murdered, flayed alive, poisoned, gutted, dismembered. Every biological indicator is going the wrong direction. And it’s getting worse by … Continue reading Is the World a Better Place Because You Were Born?

Headlines Should Read, “Marines to Kill Tortoises”

This spring, if all goes as planned, the Marines will kill hundreds of Desert Tortoises in southern California.. This is not the first such tortoise kill, but it could very well set a new record-high number.

This assault was originally scheduled for last spring, in 2016 (with the full approval of the Obama administration), and was put off for a year only because of a lawsuit filed by an environmentalist organization. Now, with all chances for legal appeal passed, it is set to commence in late March or April in the Mojave Desert.

So what’s the story? ... Continue reading →

Panama’s Barro Blanco Dam to Begin Operation

Featured image: Ngäbe-Bugle community members canoe on the Tabasará River. By Camilo Mejia Giraldo      by Camilo Mejia Giraldo / Mongabay For nearly a decade, Panama’s Barro Blanco dam has met with strong opposition from indigenous Ngäbe communities. It has also generated violent suppression from government forces, and attracted criticism from international organizations. An agreement on the … Continue reading Panama’s Barro Blanco Dam to Begin Operation

Fighting Pipelines Is Now Dangerous

Pipeline Resistance Dangers and Quashing Dissent in Florida–Why We Must Stop Sabal Trail Anita Stewart / Deep Green Resistance Florida The pipeline broke ground the first week of September 2016. Despite recent articles making it sound like they just began construction, according to some accounts the pipeline is 90-95% complete. The plans for this pipeline … Continue reading Fighting Pipelines Is Now Dangerous

Yellowstone Buffaloes’ Last Stand

Featured image by David Mattson       by Louisa Willcox / Grizzly Times Last Tuesday, in the shadow of Yellowstone’s Electric Peak, I watched National Park Service employees herd, prod, shock, immobilize, poke, and corral bison that had only shortly before spent their lives roaming wild. That day, 45 animals were shipped for slaughter and 62 … Continue reading Yellowstone Buffaloes’ Last Stand

Fighting Environmental Destruction

The Environmental Status Quo

Mainstream environmental organizations have largely praised the Obama administration as environmentally friendly. Ed Chen, the national communications director for the National Resources Defense Council, described Obama as “the greatest climate change-fighting president in history.” The Environmental Defense Fund hailed Obama as “a leader committed to clean energy, climate progress, and protecting our natural heritage” who “leaves a better, cleaner, more sustainable world for all of our kids.” ... Continue reading →

2.7 Million Animals Killed by Federal Wildlife-destruction Program in 2016

     by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— The highly secretive arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture known as Wildlife Services killed more than 2.7 million animals during 2016, according to new data from the agency. The multimillion-dollar federal program targets wolves, cougars, birds and other wild animals for destruction — primarily to benefit … Continue reading 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Federal Wildlife-destruction Program in 2016

What If This Is a War? | Pray for Calamity

     by Pray for Calamity The road to my land is one lane. It is gravel coated and there are no street lights, so in the late evening when I am driving home from a day in town, I cruise slowly, casually avoiding the potholes that have opened up with this winter’s heavy rains. In the … Continue reading What If This Is a War? | Pray for Calamity

Waiting For Death: Ecopsychology as Human Supremacism

So many indigenous people have told me that the levels of sustainability their traditional cultures achieved prior to the arrival of colonizers were based on lessons learned from non-humans. Implicit in these lessons is the truth that humans depend on non-humans. This dependence is not limited to the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the food we eat. This dependence sinks into our very souls. ... Continue reading →

Soy Invasion Poses Imminent Threat to Amazon

Featured image: Archer Daniels Midland soy silos in Mato Grosso. On the side of the BR-163 highway, where Amazon rainforest once dominated, one sees little except soybeans and the large silos owned by transnational commodities companies. Photo by Thaís Borges      by Sue Branford and Maurício Torres / Mongabay Over the last 40 years the north of the … Continue reading Soy Invasion Poses Imminent Threat to Amazon