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Should This Cruelty Be Normal?

Society must choose whether women count as human Lierre Keith / Deep Green Resistance Feminism has always been a contested area of politics. Fierce arguments centre on what it is, and why we need it. The best definition I know is from Andrea Dworkin: “Feminism is the political practice of fighting male supremacy on behalf … Continue reading Should This Cruelty Be Normal?

Statement on T.R. McKenzie, Probable Pedophile

We learned yesterday that T.R. McKenzie, a former Deep Green Resistance member, is being accused of serious crimes, including serial sexual abuse of children on the Pine Ridge reservation. These claims have been corroborated from several sources. In 2013, DGR severed its relationship with TR McKenzie on very bad terms. He caused a great deal … Continue reading Statement on T.R. McKenzie, Probable Pedophile

The Multiple Abuses of Reina Maraz

Quechua Bolivian woman unfairly sentenced to life in Argentina      by Sian Cowman / Intercontinental Cry   Reina Maraz Bejarano was the last person in the courtroom to understand that she had just been sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly murdering her husband. Maraz is from an indigenous community in Bolivia. Like many women in … Continue reading The Multiple Abuses of Reina Maraz

The War Against Women and Girls in the UK

Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK Preface Many men have asked me why Deep Green Resistance is a radical feminist organisation. “Doesn’t it distract you from your main goal?” they ask, as though the fight against ecocide is unconnected to the fight against patriarchy and its cult of toxic masculinity, which dominates most women … Continue reading The War Against Women and Girls in the UK

Decolonizing My Brown Body

By Terese Mailhot / Indian Country Today Media Network My auntie says there’s a direct connection between violence against the earth and violence against Indigenous women. I think of my own brown body when she says this, and how it was damaged in childhood and adolescence. My memories feel stolen like the land, stripped like the languages, … Continue reading Decolonizing My Brown Body

Maya Q’eqchi’ Women Survivors of Sexual Violence in Guatemala Demand Justice

By Jhonathan F. Gómez / Upside Down World All photos from Supreme Court trial by Jhonathan F. Gómez Maya Q’eqchi’ women survivors recently entered the Supreme Court in Guatemala as part of the Sepur Zarco case to demand justice for sexual violence, sexual and domestic slavery, forced disappearances and murder, crimes committed during the internal … Continue reading Maya Q’eqchi’ Women Survivors of Sexual Violence in Guatemala Demand Justice

Derrick Jensen: The Man Box and the Cult of Masculinity

     by Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance   The man box is full of proof. Except that there is no man box, the man box can never be filled, and real men don’t need proof. Let’s start with Abraham and Isaac. You know the story. God tells Abraham to slit his child’s throat. … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: The Man Box and the Cult of Masculinity

“Men Against Rape Culture” Holding Regular Meetings in Eugene

Sexual assault and violence, especially against women and children (and almost all perpetrated by men) is widespread. It’s estimated that 1 in 4 women worldwide will be raped during her lifetime, and another 1 in 5 will fend off a rape attempt. Many feminist scholars believe these numbers are underestimated due to reporting bias, confusion … Continue reading “Men Against Rape Culture” Holding Regular Meetings in Eugene

Lierre Keith: The Girls and the Grasses

Captured in a test tube, blood may look like a static liquid, but it’s alive, as animate and intelligent as the rest of you. It also makes up a great deal of you: of your 50 trillion cells, one-quarter are red blood cells. Two million are born every second. On their way to maturation, red … Continue reading Lierre Keith: The Girls and the Grasses

Protecting Mauna Kea: Why the Mountain?

I am preparing to leave for Hawai’i to offer myself in support of resistance to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project that would place a large telescope and stadium-sized structure on the peak of native Hawaiians’ most sacred place – Mauna Kea. The project, funded by a partnership including the University of California, the California Institute of Technology, and the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy among others, would also place a 5,000 gallon chemical waste container above the largest freshwater aquifer on Hawai’i Island. ... Continue reading →