Big NGOs—Greenpeace, 350.org, Avaaz, and so on—play an important role in maintaining capitalism and the status quo. These organizations protect the industrial economy and distract us from real solutions. By focusing on technological solutions (which destroy the planet, and are also lucrative industries for green businesspeople), divestment (which also represents a major investment opportunity, and … Continue reading Mainstream Environmentalism Protects Industrial Capitalism
Edited transcription of an interview by John Carico for The Fifth Column How do you feel about Dr. Jill Stein and the Green Party of America? I’m not a huge fan of the Green Party. I did a talk ten years ago at the Bioneers conference, which is about social change and environmentalism. One year … Continue reading Derrick Jensen interviewed about Deep Green Resistance, “transphobia,” and more
Eugene-based internet show Fuki Cafe recently interviewed Deep Green Resistance author and co-founder Derrick Jensen. Derrick spoke first about his weekly show on the Progressive Radio Network, titled Resistance Radio, and second about his upcoming book – The Crisis of Human Supremacy – which should be released in Spring of 2016. This wide-ranging interview is … Continue reading Derrick Jensen – Two Topics – YouTube
By Julian Langer / Deep Green Resistance UK “Man [sic] is a part of nature and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” —Rachel Carson “Are you helping to solve climate change?” asks the propaganda of the “solar revolution” bright green greenwashing. Yeah you! Reading this now. What are you personally doing … Continue reading Julian Langer: How many bright greens does it take to change a light bulb? How many dark greens does it take to smash one?
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?
By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance Indian people stood in the way of progress, and progress is a sort of madness that is a god to people. Decent people commit horrible crimes that are acceptable because of progress. -Linda Hogan People who are engaged in utopian projects tend to envision the world in a … Continue reading Owen Lloyd: Genocide as Progress
By One Struggle “That country is poor.” Translation: Your country had bountiful natural resources until we beat the hell out of you and stole everything. “Their government is incompetent. They are unable to govern themselves.” Translation: We invaded you, killed a bunch of you and set the rest at each other’s throats, and installed a dictator who’s helping us steal everything. … Continue reading Translating the Language of Imperialism
By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Modern society — industrial civilization — is built on violence. This violence goes largely unnoticed. When it is noticed, it’s often seen a series of isolated incidents, rather than a fundamental part of the dominant culture. # Here is an average morning inside of this culture. First, you … Continue reading The Everyday Violence of Modern Culture
By Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance Robert Jay Lifton noted that before you can commit any mass atrocity, you must convince yourself and others that what you’re doing is not atrocious, but rather beneficial. You must have what he called a “claim to virtue.” Thus the Nazis weren’t, from their perspective, committing mass murder … Continue reading The Ecomodernist Manifesto is a program for genocide and ecocide
Why personal change does not equal political change by Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: Forget Shorter Showers