This post includes sections on: can capitalism be reformed, proposed reforms, do reforms protect capitalism, why reforms won’t work, and capitalism undoes reforms that benefit ordinary people. This post is critical of reforms because they mostly protect capitalism in different ways and get in the way of building transformational mass movements. But I also do … Continue reading Capitalism and reforms
By Lierre Keith, Derrick Jensen, and Max Wilbert “The beauty of the living world I was trying to save has always been uppermost in my mind,” Rachel Carson wrote.“That, and anger at the senseless, brutish things that were being done.” Silent Spring, which inspired the modern environmental movement, was more than a critique of pesticides, … Continue reading Why Today’s Bright Green Environmentalists Won’t Save the Planet
This short article explores the history of Kinder Scout, a mountain in the Peak District of England. In the 1930’s, a number of working class people gathered to walk on the mountain in an act of civil disobedience. This protest against access to countryside eventually led to a change in the law. This historic example … Continue reading Radical History
This episode of The Green Flame is a group discussion of the 2006 Ken Loach film “The Wind That Shakes the Barley.” We recommend watching the film before listening to this episode to better understand the discussion. You can view the film for free on Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/TheWindThatShakesTheBarleyFULLMOVIE The title of the film “The Wind That … Continue reading The Wind That Shakes The Barley: The Green Flame Podcast
In this piece Aimee reflects on the impact of unemployment and poverty in her community, and on the political importance of union organising and grassroots resistance. By Aimee Wild On May 1st 1981, 280 men and women left Liverpool to walk to London. My father was among them. I remember missing him badly. The People’s … Continue reading The People’s March For Jobs
In this writing Ben asks questions about a rail development that is destroying the natural world. He asks what it would take to stop the development and why we are not all talking about it. Is high speed rail the pinnacle of civilisations’ insanity? By Ben Warner Probably not, unfortunately, but it is an excellent … Continue reading High Speed Rail: The Insanity of Civilisation
Arson attacks and other forms of sabotage against cell phone towers (mobile masts) have accelerated over past months. In this piece, Max Wilbert and Aimee Wild explore why people are burning cell phone towers. 6 Reasons Why Destroying Cell Towers is Justified By Max Wilbert and Aimee Wild Over the past few months, there have … Continue reading Why Are People Burning Cell Phone Towers?
by Ben Warner The result of last week’s election was both unsurprising and, oddly helpful. It demonstrated what many of us already know; that most of the electorate are ill-informed, and incapable of making even a basic, reasonable decision. We know that the media is corporately controlled and designed to protect corporate interests. We know … Continue reading What Does The UK Election Mean?
In November 2019, DGR UK hosted an event in London titled By Any Means Necessary? Diversity of Tactics in the Fight for Life on Earth. The event featured a panel discussion between four long-time environmental and social activists: Lierre Keith, radical feminist activist and writer, co-author of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet; … Continue reading By Any Means Necessary?
Location: Conway Hall (25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL London, UK) Date: Saturday November 30th Time: 7pm-10pm (doors @ 6:30) Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/27033824321 At this pivotal moment in history, is nonviolent direct action the most effective tactic for bringing about urgent change? Should we continue to expect governments and corporations to listen and act, or has … Continue reading London, Nov. 30th: By Any Means Necessary