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The Totalitarianism of Today — Part II

In this piece, Matej Kudláčik describes how a system that appears democratic, participatory, and free can actually conceal a profound totalitarianism. His argument has similarities to Sheldon Wolin’s conception of “inverted totalitarianism,” which Wolin described as being “all politics all of the time but politics largely untempered by the political. Party squabbles are occasionally on … Continue reading The Totalitarianism of Today — Part II

The requirements of things versus the intentions of men

Non-neutrality of technology & limits to conspiracy theory By Nicolas Casaux “For, prior to all such, we have the things themselves for our masters. Now they are many; and it is through these that the men who control the things inevitably become our masters too.” Epictetus, Discourses, Book IV, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Ed. In an … Continue reading The requirements of things versus the intentions of men

Reading Ti-Grace Atkinson’s Amazon Odyssey: Resistance Means Being Revolutionary and Radical, Not Reactionary

By Jocelyn Crawley Women all over the world should be unequivocally enraged about the ongoing abuse, degradation, and harassment that members of the male-invented class “female” continue to experience in these ostensibly “progressive, postmodern” times. They apparently are not. I suspect this is because men in power have systematically obscured information that would enable women … Continue reading Reading Ti-Grace Atkinson’s Amazon Odyssey: Resistance Means Being Revolutionary and Radical, Not Reactionary

Solving for the wrong variable

This is an excerpt from the book Bright Green Lies, P. 20 ff By Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Max Wilbert What this adds up to should be clear enough, yet many people who should know better choose not to see it. This is business-as- usual: the expansive, colonizing, progressive human narrative, shorn only of … Continue reading Solving for the wrong variable

Electric Cars and Oil Both Accelerate Us Towards Ecological Collapse: From Line 3 to Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

This article originally appeared in Protect Thacker Pass. By Max Wilbert The great poet and playwright James Baldwin wrote in 1953 that “People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction.” Perhaps never has this been truer than in this era of converging ecological crises: global warming, biodiversity collapse, desertification and soil … Continue reading Electric Cars and Oil Both Accelerate Us Towards Ecological Collapse: From Line 3 to Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Book Review of “Bright Green Lies”

Editor’s note: We are very thankful to George Price for his wonderful review of the book Bright Green Lies. Book Review: Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It By Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert By George Price, originally published on his blog learningearthways. This … Continue reading Book Review of “Bright Green Lies”

Listening To Earth

By Rebecca Wildbear I was diagnosed with cancer when I was 21. Scientifically, the odds were that I would die. They could have rolled me aside and let it happen, but doctors and loved ones did what they could to keep me alive. They tried to save my life even though they did not know … Continue reading Listening To Earth

The Spectrum of Environmentalism

This is an excerpt from the book Bright Green Lies. DEEP GREENS The living planet and nonhumans both have the right to exist. Human flourishing depends on healthy ecology. To save the planet, humans must live within the limits of the natural world; therefore, drastic lifestyle transformations need to occur at social, cultural, economic, political, … Continue reading The Spectrum of Environmentalism

The beef with Animal Rebellion and the synthetic meat revolution

Editor’s note: It’s sad and ironic how easily contemporary youth movements like Extinction Rebellion/Animal Rebellion are being coopted by neoliberal capitalism and how easily they are made to believe that big business, big tech and big agriculture can save the world. As Kim Hill points out in this article, they obviously completely lost connection to … Continue reading The beef with Animal Rebellion and the synthetic meat revolution

Derrick Jensen on Aquifers

This is an edited transcript of this Deep Green episode. Featured image: “Watershed” by Nell Parker. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about aquifers. As we know, this culture is drawing down aquifers around the world. Aquifers are underground rivers, lakes, seeps – it’s underground water and they can be anywhere from just six inches below … Continue reading Derrick Jensen on Aquifers