Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Civilization and Other Hazards” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the Planet. This book is now available for free online. by Aric McBay Cheap oil undergirds every aspect of industrial society. Without oil, industrial farms couldn’t grow food, consumer goods couldn’t be transported … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Civilization and Other Hazards
We learned recently that Guy McPherson, with whom DGR has collaborated in the past, has been accused by multiple women of sexually predatory behavior. We have seen screenshots of comments where he calls women vile names (e.g., he calls one woman a “cum-gargling whore”). These accusations have been corroborated from several sources. At the time … Continue reading Statement on Guy McPherson
by Traditional Mi’kmag 1st & 7th District Chiefs / Intercontinental Cry Today, we traditional council chiefs from the 1st and the 7th Districts of Mi’kma’ki have gathered at the Junexit Banquet organized by the Camp by the River. We are here not only to support the occupation that has been set up on August … Continue reading Mi’kmag Traditional Chiefs Oppose Junex Projects in Gaspesie, Quebec
Featured image: There have been confrontations between the Ayoreo and the Paraguayan authorities in recent years, as the tribe have protested against the theft and destruction of their land.© GAT/ Survival by Survival International Landmark talks between the Paraguayan government and a recently contacted tribe have yet to reach an agreement, allowing rampant deforestation to … Continue reading Landmark Talks on Uncontacted Tribe Fail to Stop Logging
The cops have us figured out. Protests, soft blockades, tripods, lockboxes. Sure, all these tactics can be effective in certain situations. But when we consider the scale of the problem, they are lacking. These tactics do not generally lead to decisive outcomes. They can shape conditions and help lead to victory, but alone they are … Continue reading From Hit and Sit to Hit and Run — Expanding Our Toolbox of Nonviolent Strategies
Featured image: Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, speaks at the Oil Money Out, People Power In rally in Sacramento on May 20. Photo by Dan Bacher. by Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry On August 17, a California Indian Tribe, two fishing groups, and two environmental organizations joined a growing number … Continue reading Winnemen Wintu, Fishing Groups Sue to Block Ecosystem-Killing Delta Tunnels
The fourth meeting of the DGR Santa Barbara book club was held on Saturday, August 19th at the Santa Barbara Eastside Library. We discussed chapters 5 & 6 of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. The following questions were posed before the meeting to inspire discussion: 1) Do you agree with the 4 … Continue reading August Book Club Meeting Recap
by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance In Park City, the task is clear: Stop climate change, or the snow stops. Snowpack is the region’s freshwater supply and water is life. So, stop climate change or the community will lose life. This is not news to most Parkites. And, thankfully, many Parkites have … Continue reading New Park City Witness: How Do We Tell the Whole Truth?
Featured image: majka czapski/flickr/cc by Robert Jensen / Common Dreams Now that the violence in Charlottesville has forced “white supremacy” into our political vocabulary, let’s ask an uncomfortable question: “When will the United States transcend white supremacy?” My question isn’t, “What should we do about the overt white supremacists who, emboldened by Trumpism’s success, … Continue reading When Will the United States Transcend White Supremacy?
Featured image: Public Health Watch by Alex Jensen / Local Futures A recent study of air pollution in the western United States made a startling finding: despite a 50 percent drop over the past 25 years in US emissions of smog-producing chemicals like nitrogen oxides (NOx), smog actually increased during that period in the rural US … Continue reading Globalization’s Blowback