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The Last Old-Growth Forests Are Being Logged in Western Canada

In this episode of Resistance Radio Derrick Jensen interviews Michelle Connolly, who is an activist living in Prince George, BC, the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation. She has spent much of her life exploring and experiencing natural forests, and has an educational background in forest ecology, although she is not a researcher and … Continue reading The Last Old-Growth Forests Are Being Logged in Western Canada

Railroad Construction Threatens Mayan Land

Chris Straquez describes plans for a 1500 km railway project in southern Mexico, the potential for environmental destruction, and how developers justify their genocide against indigenous people. The Mayan Train Project: Destruction of Indigenous Land By Chris Straquez The history of modern train industry started with the appearance of first steam engines, which enabled humanity … Continue reading Railroad Construction Threatens Mayan Land

[The Ohio River Speaks] Shitting Geese, Omega-3s, and the Arithmetic of Atrocity

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Read the first, second, third, and fourth part of Will’s journey. By Will Falk / The Ohio River Speaks Sometimes I ask … Continue reading [The Ohio River Speaks] Shitting Geese, Omega-3s, and the Arithmetic of Atrocity

[The Ohio River Speaks] Everyday Ecocide and Garden-Variety Genocide

In this writing, taken from ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk shares the history and songs of the River. Through documenting the journey with the Ohio River, Will seeks to strengthens others fighting to protect what is left of the natural world. Read the first, second and third part of Will’s journey. Everyday Ecocide and … Continue reading [The Ohio River Speaks] Everyday Ecocide and Garden-Variety Genocide

What is Permaculture and How Is It Relevant?

In this video, Boris Forkel explores five different forms of human society: agriculture, horticulture, pastoralism, hunter-gatherer, and industrial culture. By Boris Forkel In this lecture, we will cover a wide range of 10,000 years of agricultural history. Starting with the initial question “how old is human culture” we argue that humans have been living in … Continue reading What is Permaculture and How Is It Relevant?

Oil Spill in The Arctic Endangers Life

Oils spills in the arctic have happened before. Fuel extraction continues to be prioritised over wellbeing and safety. Civilisations’ pathological need to maintain the post-industrial way of life means we are primed to believe oil and mining extraction is a necessary evil. By Aimee Wild The Yenisei river The Yenisei river is the fifth-longest river … Continue reading Oil Spill in The Arctic Endangers Life

Bill McKibben is Wrong on Green Energy

Grassroots activist Suzanna Jones observes how even long-time environmentalists can become misled. Faulty: Bill McKibben’s Crisis Logic By Suzanna Jones Vermont has a reputation for producing sturdy New England farm folk – hardscrabble people who lived full lives in challenging conditions.  Our neighbors, Frank and Virginia, were prime examples.  Living well into their eighties, they … Continue reading Bill McKibben is Wrong on Green Energy

Green Technology Is Not Good For the Earth

Grassroots activist Suzanna Jones challenges the idea that green energy is good and rebukes the corporations and ideologically-captured organizations who promote it. By Suzanna Jones The recently released documentary Planet of the Humans takes direct aim at the major threat to the Earth. It does this by asking fundamental questions: can Nature withstand continued industrial extraction; can … Continue reading Green Technology Is Not Good For the Earth

Esther Figueroa, Jamaican Ecofeminist, on Aluminum Mining in Cockpit Country

Our guest for this show is Esther Figueroa. Esther is a Jamaican filmmaker, writer and advocate who in 2006 returned home to live in Jamaica after being based in Hawa’ii for 25 years. She has a long history of filmmaking, art, and community engagement to protect traditional cultures and the land. Dr. Figueroa has a … Continue reading Esther Figueroa, Jamaican Ecofeminist, on Aluminum Mining in Cockpit Country

The Urge to Master Death

Fear of death is a motivation that has driven man to attempt to control death by controlling the world. In this piece, Aurora Linnea explores the patriarchal root behind the unending drive to control and ward off death. Patriarchal Terror in the Era of Covid-19 By Aurora Linnea Man is afraid to die. In his … Continue reading The Urge to Master Death