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DGR UK Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends, In March we facilitated a workshop at Grow Heathrow. It was a lively and interesting debate focused on Civilisation. We talked about why DGR believes the murder of the biosphere is caused by civilisation. Although not all the participants agreed, there was some support, many good questions were asked and the discussion ended … Continue reading DGR UK Autumn 2016 Newsletter

From 50 Countries Worldwide, Women Rise Up For Global Women’s Climate Justice Day of Action

SAN FRANCISCO– On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 women from fifty countries around the world took action for climate justice, gender equality, bold climate policies and transformative solutions as part of the Global Women’s Climate Justice Day of Action organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International). From Sudan to the Philippines, from Ecuador … Continue reading From 50 Countries Worldwide, Women Rise Up For Global Women’s Climate Justice Day of Action

Questioning allegiance to renewables

Deep Green Resistance recently posted a new set of FAQs on the main website, addressing the myths of Green Technology & Renewable Energy. In that same vein, here’s a first-hand observation of the impacts of supposedly “clean” wind turbines on a Scottish forest fragmented by the machines and their access roads. The article makes clear … Continue reading Questioning allegiance to renewables

Lessons From the Luddites: Strategically Smash the Machine

“if we don’t break’em, our lives they will take’em. Our croft, our cottage, our village as wello. No freedom or laughter for those who come after, But a servant and master in a factory hell.” Seize the Day: General Ludd Essay by Ben Ludd Resistance is fertile. It strengthens. It works. It never dies. We … Continue reading Lessons From the Luddites: Strategically Smash the Machine

Wind farms will create more carbon dioxide, say scientists

By Andrew Gilligan / The Telegraph The finding, which threatens the entire rationale of the onshore wind farm industry, will be made by Scottish government-funded researchers who devised the standard method used by developers to calculate “carbon payback time” for wind farms on peat soils. Wind farms are typically built on upland sites, where peat … Continue reading Wind farms will create more carbon dioxide, say scientists

Time is Short: Militant Mining Resistance

Mining is one of the most viscerally destructive and horrific ways in which the dominant culture—industrial civilization—enacts its violence on the living world. As entirely and unequivocally destructive as this society is, few other industrial activities are as horrifically confronting as mining. Whole landscapes are cleared of life as communities—most often indigenous or poor—are forced … Continue reading Time is Short: Militant Mining Resistance

Root Force: Why Wind Power is a Sham

A series of recently released studies make it clear that wind power is not going to save us—not from global warming, not from high extinction rates, and not from the system of high-energy-consumption industrial exploitation that is killing the planet.

Let’s start with the most damning findings: even the most large-scale shift to wind power cannot slow greenhouse gas emissions enough to have any positive effect on the climate, although it may manage to make things worse. Why? ... Continue reading →

Study: UK wind farms devastate peatlands, produce high carbon emissions

By Andrew Gilligan / The Telegraph Thousands of Britain’s wind turbines will create more greenhouse gases than they save, according to potentially devastating scientific research to be published later this year. The finding, which threatens the entire rationale of the onshore wind farm industry, will be made by Scottish government-funded researchers who devised the standard … Continue reading Study: UK wind farms devastate peatlands, produce high carbon emissions