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Time is Short: No Time for Attrition

Within the radical environmental movement, it is widely acknowledged and rightly accepted that we have little time left before the earth is driven into catastrophic and runaway biotic collapse. We know that civilization is predicated on the slow dismemberment of the planet’s life support systems—a dismemberment that is increasing in speed as more efficient and … Continue reading Time is Short: No Time for Attrition

Book Review: The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Over the first dozen years of this century, Americans have experienced a particular thirst for the apocalypse. Whether the apocalypse is waged in ecological, political, religious, or economic terms, Matthew Gross and Mel Gilles suggest that “one single thought unites all Americans in these fiercely partisan … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America

Film Review: The Wind That Shakes the Barley

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Based in 1920’s British-occupied Ireland, this film is the absolute best I’ve seen in terms of what a serious, militant resistance movement might look like. It follows a chapter of the IRA (Irish Republican Army) as they recruit, build, and train an armed resistance movement to force the … Continue reading Film Review: The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Chris Hedges: Welcome to the Asylum

By Chris Hedges / TruthDig When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die. Let the seas be emptied of life. Let one useless war after another be waged. Let the masses … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Welcome to the Asylum

Film Review: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans, and the anti-Nazi resistance group the White Rose Society, is an example we all should look to in resisting the unjust and murderous culture in power. After watching the film based on their story, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days, my heart is … Continue reading Film Review: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

US prison corporations exploiting nearly a million incarcerated people with sweatshop labor

By Steven Fraser and Joshua B. Freeman / TomsDispatch Sweatshop labor is back with a vengeance. It can be found across broad stretches of the American economy and around the world.  Penitentiaries have become a niche market for such work.  The privatization of prisons in recent years has meant the creation of a small army of workers … Continue reading US prison corporations exploiting nearly a million incarcerated people with sweatshop labor

You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel- What Occupy Can Learn from the Populists

Introspection, retrospection, and learning from past movements like the Populists of the late 19th century could propel the Occupy Movement to new heights. Some strategic framework based on the lessons of history could open a world of possibilities, but the movement must first begin to challenge some of the patterns and assumptions that have defined … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel- What Occupy Can Learn from the Populists

Cultures of Resistance

The book Deep Green Resistance studies the American Civil Rights Movement, the British Women’s Social and Political Union, and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta. All these “cultures of resistance” provide loyal support for their members, so they may do the difficult work of demanding social and political change. I’ve looked into … Continue reading Cultures of Resistance

Thanksgiving is a Day of Mourning, from LAPOCC

The following is from the Liberate Austin People of Color Collective. You can click over to their original post right here, if you’d like.  It includes a statement from the LAPOCC, an article by two indigenous activists, and some links to further essays. LAPOCC is still getting their site together, so there’s not much else … Continue reading Thanksgiving is a Day of Mourning, from LAPOCC