Endgame Premises Archives: 8: The needs of the natural world are primary » Page 2

The needs of the natural world are more important than the
needs of the economic system.
Another way to put Premise Eight: Any economic or social system that does
not benefit the natural communities on which it is based is unsustainable,
immoral, and stupid. Sustainability, morality, and intelligence (as well as justice)
require the dismantling of any such economic or social system, or at the very least
disallowing it from damaging your landbase.

Open Letter to Reclaim Environmentalism

By Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen Once, the environmental movement was about protecting the natural world from the insatiable demands of this extractive culture. Some of the movement still is: around the world grassroots activists and their organizations are fighting desperately to save this or that creature they love, this or that plant or fungi, … Continue reading Open Letter to Reclaim Environmentalism

DIY Resistance: Resistance is Sexy

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this article By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance I suffer from a profound sense of loneliness. I always have. I do not know why. And, I suspect I always will. Sometimes, I wonder if I cling to some strange addiction to loneliness. There are too … Continue reading DIY Resistance: Resistance is Sexy

Lessons from Unist’ot’en Camp: Is Your Integrity Intact?

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this manuscript.  Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Resistance is often lonely. I learn about loneliness waking up on a cold, hard storage room floor at 3 AM in a new friend’s house after a nightmare involving confronting all my old co-workers in the … Continue reading Lessons from Unist’ot’en Camp: Is Your Integrity Intact?

The Unist’ot’en Camp – Preparation: Home, Language, Self

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who transcribed and first published the original handwritten manuscript. Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition May 4, 2014   I am going to the Unist’ot’en Camp in northern British Columbia. The Unist’ot’en Camp is a resistance camp built by the Wet’suwet’en people on the path of seven … Continue reading The Unist’ot’en Camp – Preparation: Home, Language, Self

An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists

The earth isn’t dying; it is being killed. And “clean energy” will only make things worse. I should probably begin by introducing myself; my name is Alex, and I’m a recovering renewable energy advocate. For years, I was a victim of desperation and hope; I petitioned and parlayed, chanted and canvassed; I brimmed with excitement … Continue reading An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists

Fracking

Frack Off gave an excellent presentation at the Earth First! Winter Moot in Feburary and explained the horrors of Fracking. A lot of this post is taken from the Frack Off website and their fracking factsheet. I’m sure to most people this gas extraction technique shows how desperate the gas supply situation is. This culture … Continue reading Fracking

Northwest Port Expansions will Fuel Coal Industry’s Contributions to Mass Extinction

In the arid Powder River Basin of Northern Wyoming and Southern Montana, the long roots of sagebrush draw water from deep beneath the soil. The ability to access water in this way makes sagebrush an important star of the Basin's biotic constellation. Species of grasses and herbs are allowed to thrive on the moisture that the sagebrush draws toward the surface. ... Continue reading →

Carl Nussbaum: Notes on Resistance

By Carl Nussbaum / Deep Green Resistance Orlando We are in the middle of the largest mass extinction in 65 million years—an extinction that many scientists have argued is the fault of human activity over the last 10,000 years. Around 200 species go extinct each day. 90% of the world’s large fish populations have been decimated … Continue reading Carl Nussbaum: Notes on Resistance

An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists

This open letter was written by a member of Deep Green Resistance Colorado, and was influenced and informed by Deep Green Resistance and the work of Paul Kingsnorth, Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Aric McBay, and Jack Forbes, among many other sources and experiences. Download a PDF version The earth isn’t dying; it is being killed. And … Continue reading An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists

Derrick Jensen: Loaded Words

By Derrick Jensen RECENTLY, I’VE BEEN THINKING about something I wrote fourteen years ago, which has become one of my most quoted passages: “Every morning when I wake up I ask myself whether I should write, or blow up a dam.” Despite having faith in my work as a writer, I knew that it wasn’t … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: Loaded Words