by Charlie Mountain / Deep Green Resistance Santa Barbara The Environmental Status Quo Mainstream environmental organizations have largely praised the Obama administration as environmentally friendly. Ed Chen, the national communications director for the National Resources Defense Council, described Obama as “the greatest climate change-fighting president in history.” The Environmental Defense Fund hailed Obama … Continue reading Fighting Environmental Destruction
by Pray for Calamity The road to my land is one lane. It is gravel coated and there are no street lights, so in the late evening when I am driving home from a day in town, I cruise slowly, casually avoiding the potholes that have opened up with this winter’s heavy rains. In the … Continue reading What If This Is a War? | Pray for Calamity
So many indigenous people have told me that the levels of sustainability their traditional cultures achieved prior to the arrival of colonizers were based on lessons learned from non-humans. Implicit in these lessons is the truth that humans depend on non-humans. This dependence is not limited to the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the food we eat. This dependence sinks into our very souls. ... Continue reading →
The Women’s March took place on January 21st, the day after Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, in Washington, D.C. Upwards of 500,000 participated in the march, over twice the anticipated 200,000 and three times the estimated 160,000 in attendance at the inauguration. Sister marches also occurred throughout the U.S. and across all seven continents; a total of 673 … Continue reading Women’s March 2017: Power Concedes Nothing Without A Demand
I do not remember the first time I saw my mother’s face, though I know she remembers the first time she saw mine. It was the very beginning of my life, my birth. I do not remember the first time I saw my mother’s face, but, I do remember the first time I saw my mother’s face at what would have been the end of my life after I tried to kill myself.
This is what I’m thinking about as I hold my fifteen-month-old baby nephew Thomas while he falls asleep. ... Continue reading →
I recall a Buddhist parable involving a stick that appears from a distance to be a snake, causing fear to rise in the perceiver. As the perception shifts upon closer examination, the fear subsides and the relieved hiker continues down the path. Understanding and awareness have a lot to do with how we feel and how we act. As hosts to the dominant cultural mindset (our collective understanding of who we are in the universe), our minds play a critical part in both perpetuating our dominant way of life and also in shifting away from it. ... Continue reading →
by Renée Gerlich A New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) spokesperson has instigated an online pact against yours truly. That might flatter me, if it weren’t so effective. It’s titled “Against Human Rights” – appropriately, since it exists specifically to help negate an individual woman’s rights to further education, a voice, and a livelihood. The pact (below) misrepresents my concerns about women‘s safety and the … Continue reading Liberation or liberalism? Women, it’s time to choose!
New Books Highlight the Debate between Radical Feminism and Transgender Movement By Robert Jensen Within feminism there has been for decades an often divisive debate about transgenderism. With increasing mainstream news media and pop culture attention focused on the issue, understanding that feminist debate is more important than ever. Two new feminist books that analyze … Continue reading Some Basic Propositions about Sex, Gender, and Patriarchy
By Robert Jensen / Voice Male Magazine A few weeks after I had published online a critique of the ideology of the trans movement, I was at lunch with a friend who has long been part of various movements for racial, economic, and gender justice and works as a diversity coordinator at a nearby university. The meeting … Continue reading Is The Ideology Of The Transgender Movement Open To Debate?
By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance If fear is the mind killer, guilt is the heart killer. Experiencing guilt creates a wound. The wound is healed when the behavior producing the guilt is rectified. The scar that forms over the wound serves as a reminder to guide future behavior. Living in a state of … Continue reading Direct Action Journal: The Wound of Perpetual Guilt