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Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part One

This is the twelfth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side you automatically help that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part One

The Unflattering Cultural Poaching Of “Moana”

     by Anne Keala Kelly It’s a twofer. With a Thanksgiving holiday release of “Moana,” Disney’s Polynesian cartoon extravaganza can simultaneously expand its lucrative enterprise of exploiting marginalized, indigenous peoples (Pocahontas, Lilo and Stitch, Frozen) while perpetuating American amnesia. A note about Thanksgiving: Early feasts of giving thanks celebrated some notable atrocities committed against … Continue reading The Unflattering Cultural Poaching Of “Moana”

Definition of Civilization

Aric McBay Originally published at inthewake.org When some people hear that we want to “end civilization” they initially respond negatively, because of their positive associations with the word “civilization.” This piece is an attempt to clarify, define and describe what I mean by “civilization.” One dictionary definition1 reads: civilization a society in an advanced state … Continue reading Definition of Civilization

Derrick Jensen interviewed about Deep Green Resistance, “transphobia,” and more

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

BLM & the Ranching Industry: a History of Collusion

Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin Public lands ranching is destroying the Western United States. It has pushed native plant species to the brink of extinction. It causes soil to erode so quickly the land cannot keep up. Livestock are poisoning and depleting water supplies, killing perennial stream flows, and making it increasingly … Continue reading BLM & the Ranching Industry: a History of Collusion

Canadian Mining Companies Responsible for Decades of Violence in Guatemala

By Scott Price / Intercontinental Cry Featured image: Francisco Tiul Tut mourns the burning and destruction of his home in Barrio La Revolucion. On January 8th and 9th, 2007, the Guatemalan Nickel Company, local subsidiary of Canadian Skye Resources, ordered the forced eviction of five Q’eqchi’ Mayan communities around Lake Izabal in El Estor and Panzos, Guatemala … Continue reading Canadian Mining Companies Responsible for Decades of Violence in Guatemala

Doctrine of Discovery: In the Name of Christ

Film by Eclectic Reel / via Intercontinental Cry In this 43-minute documentary, you will learn about the history of the Doctrine of Discovery, its basis in Christian theology, its effects on Indigenous Peoples today, and how we might start to undo it. “Doctrine of Discovery: In the Name of Christ” features interviews with Indigenous scholars, leaders and … Continue reading Doctrine of Discovery: In the Name of Christ

The History of Piñon Pine and Juniper Logging in the Great Basin

At this point, there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that civilization, especially industrial civilization, inherently destroys the land. It’s part of the very nature of this culture. If you need any more convincing, research into the history of mining in the Great Basin will provide you evidence aplenty. Today, we bring you an … Continue reading The History of Piñon Pine and Juniper Logging in the Great Basin

Redwoods: Only The Tallest Because The Rest Have Been Logged

Here is a familiar fact to many people across the United States and the world: the Redwoods of Northern California are the tallest trees in the world at nearly 400 feet. This is both true and false. It’s true because right now the redwoods are the tallest trees. But it’s false because not long ago, … Continue reading Redwoods: Only The Tallest Because The Rest Have Been Logged

Liberalism’s Game: the Failure of Settler Solidarity in Hawai’i

Editor’s Note: For further analysis of effective resistance movements, please visit the Deep Green Resistance Book, and read about our strategy: Decisive Ecological Warfare. By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance When I am in Hawai’i, I ask everyone I meet if the United States will ever voluntarily de-occupy the Islands. No one ever says yes. … Continue reading Liberalism’s Game: the Failure of Settler Solidarity in Hawai’i