By Max Wilbert The Amazon Rainforest is on fire. But the fire is merely a symptom of deeper problems, not root cause. Therefore, simply putting out the fires does not solve the problem. To protect the Amazon rainforest, we need a deeper understanding of threats to it. For this, we turn to the indigenous people, … Continue reading War on the Amazon Rainforest
by Derrick Jensen When I find myself in times of trouble, I’m less interested in Mother Mary’s wisdom than I am in Joe Hill’s: Don’t mourn; organize. There’s a sense in which Trump’s election is a surprise, similar to how we somehow seem to be continually surprised when easily predictable negative consequences of this … Continue reading One Does Not Hate When One Can Despise: On Donald Trump and How We Got Here
It’s time to stop hoping lobbying will ever convince those in power to stop burning fossil fuels, polluting our air and water, and destroying nature. For decades, even “lesser of two evils” political leaders have permitted accelerated attacks on our environment. A few have put band-aids in place; none have acted to reverse our course. … Continue reading With Hope for the Environment Crushed, What Can We Do?
15 Realities of our Global Environmental Crisis By Deep Green Resistance Industrial civilization is not, and can never be, sustainable. Any social system based on the use of non-renewable resources is by definition unsustainable. Non-renewable means it will eventually run out. If you hyper-exploit your non-renewable surroundings, you will deplete them and die. Even for … Continue reading Time is Short: Reasoning to Resistance
When the will of the people spells demise for the planet By Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance The United States is not a democracy. It is more accurate to say we live in a plutocracy — a government of, by, and for the wealthy — or more accurate still, a kleptocracy — a government … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: Democracy of Destruction
By Jerome Roos / ROAR World leaders are congratulating themselves on a set of promises they will never be able to keep without taking on the immense power of the fossil fuel industry. World leaders and the international media are hailing the deal struck in Paris as a “major leap for mankind” in the fight … Continue reading Why is the Paris climate deal a fraud?
There is a lot of excitement about Jeremy Corbyn and that’s understandable, he’s certainly going to make UK politics more interesting and open up the debate. He has some sensible views for a politician, but is he electable? According to his wikipedia page – he would like to renationalise the energy and rail companies. He … Continue reading A Reasonable Labour Leader – Jeremy Corbyn
People aren’t rioting over the toxification of the total environment and their loved ones dying of cancer. They’re not rioting over the United States spending billions of dollars-billions and billions of dollars-to kill people all over the world. And, in fact, one of the smartest political moves that any politician can make is to increase … Continue reading Capitalism and Your Health
This interview was conducted by Derrick Jensen for his Resistance Radio series. Find options to listen to this interview, or any in the series, at the Resistance Radio archive. Dahr Jamail is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His work is currently focusing on Anthropogenic Climate Disruption. … Continue reading Dahr Jamail interviewed by Derrick Jensen about US Navy’s Northern Edge
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