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Kauai’s ongoing battle against pesticide companies

Deep Green Resistance advocates a return to land-based food systems rather than the fossil-fueled and toxic war against nature that characterizes industrial agriculture. Many homesteaders and organic farmers have proven we don’t need to douse our environment in pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers; nor deploy genetically modified organisms to force monocrops onto the aina. This … Continue reading Kauai’s ongoing battle against pesticide companies

Petition to Switzerland to stop Syngenta’s poisoning of Kaua’i

After Kaua’i residents passed an ordinance last November to provide limited protection from pesticide spraying, agrochemical companies including Syngenta sued to shut down even minimal steps towards the health of residents, including children and the hospitalized. The Hawai’i Alliance for Progressive Action (HAPA) traveled to attend Syngenta’s annual shareholders meeting and request that the company … Continue reading Petition to Switzerland to stop Syngenta’s poisoning of Kaua’i

Time is Short: Interview With An Eco-Saboteur, Part II

In 1993 Michael Carter was arrested and indicted for underground environmental activism. Since then he’s worked aboveground, fighting timber sales and oil and gas leasing, protecting endangered species, and more. Today, he’s a member of Deep Green Resistance Colorado Plateau, and author of the memoir Kingfishers’ Song: Memories Against Civilization. Time is Short spoke with … Continue reading Time is Short: Interview With An Eco-Saboteur, Part II

Lierre Keith on “Peak Moment” discussing The Vegetarian Myth

In March 2011, the popular video series “Peak Moment” interviewed Deep Green Resistance author Lierre Keith about her book The Vegetarian Myth. Keith summarizes, with well-researched eloquence, some of the primary myths of vegetarianism: Eating vegetarian is good for our bodies Eating vegetarian is good for the earth Eating vegetarian will stop world hunger Keith, … Continue reading Lierre Keith on “Peak Moment” discussing The Vegetarian Myth

Center for Biological Diversity: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Wildlife Services in 2014

For Immediate Release, April 13, 2015 Contact: Amy Atwood, (503) 504-5660, atwood@biologicaldiversity.org New Data: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Rogue Federal Wildlife Program in 2014 Ignoring Calls for Reform, Agency Shoots, Poisons and Traps Tens of thousands of Coyotes, Bears, Wolves, Foxes WASHINGTON— New data from the highly secretive arm of the U.S. Agriculture Department … Continue reading Center for Biological Diversity: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Wildlife Services in 2014

Building a relationship with the land

Originally posted by Suzanne Williams at Elephant Journal Born and bred in London, I’m a city girl through and through. But there is something fundamentally missing from city life that I believe is absolutely vital to our continued existence on this planet; a meaningful relationship with the land. However, when the ground is covered in … Continue reading Building a relationship with the land

Study finds agriculture and deforestation accelerate soil erosion 100 times faster

By Joshua E. Brown / University of Vermont A new study shows that removing native forest and starting intensive agriculture can accelerate erosion so dramatically that in a few decades as much soil is lost as would naturally occur over thousands of years. Had you stood on the banks of the Roanoke, Savannah, or Chattahoochee … Continue reading Study finds agriculture and deforestation accelerate soil erosion 100 times faster

Reflections on “Against the Grain”

    Reflections on “Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization” by bellmeadow DGR Colorado Contributor   I am reading “Against The Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization ” by Richard Manning and it is an amazing book. To begin: I have been thinking a lot lately about the issue of water and the … Continue reading Reflections on “Against the Grain”

Investigative journalist on Hawai’i’s GMO war

Jon Rappoport, a free-lance investigative journalist, has written numerous posts recently about GMOs, labeling vs banning, and the recent passing and subsequent overturning of laws in Hawai’i to ban GMOs and their attendant poisons. He provides some good insights into the corruption in the political and judicial systems, and even with big NGOs supposedly looking … Continue reading Investigative journalist on Hawai’i’s GMO war

Restoring Sanity, Part 4: Anxiety and Civilization

Editor’s Note: The first three installments of the Restoring Sanity series are An Inhuman System, Mental Illness As A Social Construct, and Medicating. By Susan Hyatt and Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance If you don’t want any more anxiety, get rid of all your intelligence and your creativity which would be a very dull life … Continue reading Restoring Sanity, Part 4: Anxiety and Civilization