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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 →

Robert Jensen: Feminism Unheeded

Robert Jensen / Nation of Change For the past year, the media have been full of discussions of the endemic sexual violence in the contemporary United States, while at the same time pop culture has been celebrating the new visibility of the transgender movement. Both of these cases — which many take to be feminist … Continue reading Robert Jensen: Feminism Unheeded

River’s Song: A Poem

Calliope Braintree is the protagonist of two novels by Anne Pyterek, whose work explores rape culture from both the personal and planetary perspective. The poem River’s Song was “written” by Calliope as a tribute to the Chicago River, poisoned and channeled by industrial humans but still living a life of her own. I am the … Continue reading River’s Song: A Poem

Deep Green Resistance Radio #1

Listen to the first episode in the new Deep Green Resistance Radio show, featuring Jennifer Murnan and Kourtney Mitchell, published on April 1, 2014. This episode includes news of Mohawk protesters blockading rail lines in eastern Ontario, an interview with William Falk of DGR San Diego on police sexual violence against women, Rachel on the … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance Radio #1

Sam Leah on Resistance Radio

Sam Leah serves on the DGR Steering Committee and is a founding member of Warrior Sisters Society, a women-run Eugene OR nonprofit providing free self defense training to women. Derrick Jensen interviewed Leah for the June 1st episode of Resistance Radio. Leah explains the realities for women of living in a rape culture, and how … Continue reading Sam Leah on Resistance Radio

William Falk: I’m Afraid of the SDPD

By William Falk / Deep Green Resistance The San Diego Police Department scares me. All police, for that matter, scare me. I’m writing this because I cannot drown out the sharp pops of a burst of police gunfire hanging on the still desert air. I heard the eerily common sound of gunshots as I watched … Continue reading William Falk: I’m Afraid of the SDPD

Owen Lloyd: Rape is Not a Human Right

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Dear Amnesty International, As the world’s largest human rights organization [1], you can’t claim ignorance of the figures. Let’s review a few of them. Researchers, interviewing 854 prostituted people in 9 countries, the vast majority of them women [2], found that: 89% wanted out but had … Continue reading Owen Lloyd: Rape is Not a Human Right

Jonah Mix: Why I Fight — A Personal Essay

By Jonah Mix / Deep Green Resistance Their blind gaze, the diminutive gold disc without expression and nonetheless terribly shining, went through me like a message: “Save us, save us.” I caught myself mumbling words of advice, conveying childish hopes. They continued to look at me, immobile; from time to time the rosy branches of … Continue reading Jonah Mix: Why I Fight — A Personal Essay

More than one in three women will suffer physical or sexual violence

By Sarah Boseley / The Guardian More than a third of all women worldwide – 35.6% – will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner, according to the first comprehensive study of its kind from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report reveals the shocking extent of attacks on … Continue reading More than one in three women will suffer physical or sexual violence

Black Autonomy Federation Spotlights Police Terrorism in Memphis

By J. G. / Deep Green Resistance Great Plains On March 15th the International Day Against Police Brutality was observed for the first time in Memphis, Tennessee by the Black Autonomy Federation. People came to the event from as far away as Iowa, Ohio, and Denver. People gathered first outside city hall and spoke. Cardboard … Continue reading Black Autonomy Federation Spotlights Police Terrorism in Memphis