Beautiful Justice: No Heart Unbroken

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin I wish this was just a nightmare. My friend is gone and I want her back. She was killed several weeks ago—violently, sadistically, suddenly—and for several weeks I’ve been crying. My head keeps shaking. I whisper to myself: “No. No. No.” Over and over. More than anything … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: No Heart Unbroken

Beautiful Justice: The Abuse of Laughter

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin People laugh at anything and everything these days, and they expect you to laugh along. In this age of utter cynicism, little is sacred, little is off-limits from humor, little is safe from the cultural tide of callous abuse. What’s worse: you laugh along. You may not … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: The Abuse of Laughter

Beautiful Justice: Entitled to Defeat

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin We’ll need a miracle to save the world, and the only miracle we’re going to get is us. Right now, we—as in life on this planet we—are losing. That nobody wants to say this out loud doesn’t change its truth: we are losing, and badly. For all … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: Entitled to Defeat

Beautiful Justice: The Sexist Radical Left Versus Women

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin What makes a radical a radical is a willingness to look honestly and critically at power; more specifically, imbalances of power. We ask: Why does one group have more power than another? Why can one group harm another with impunity? Why is one group free while another … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: The Sexist Radical Left Versus Women

Beautiful Justice: An Open Letter to Liberals

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin Do you believe in a better world? Do you believe in one without the torture of poverty and slavery; without hierarchies based on dominance; without a dying planet? If you do believe in this world, what are you willing to do to help bring it about? I … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: An Open Letter to Liberals

Beautiful Justice: We Will Not Adapt, We Will Not Die

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin “There is a problem. It’s a big problem. It’s not just the kids in the inner city. It’s the average middle-class family dealing with this and suffering huge losses.” The problem is heroin. The voice quoted here belongs to a local parent who just lost two sons … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: We Will Not Adapt, We Will Not Die

Beautiful Justice: No Leaders, No Rules, No Movements

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin There’s no such thing as a functioning group of human beings existing without leadership or structure. That sentiment, while exalted by many on the radical Left, is a fallacy. Whether or not we want it to be true, human beings are by nature social creatures and we … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: No Leaders, No Rules, No Movements

Mental Health & Civilization: A Compilation

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin The dominant culture, industrial civilization, is insane. Literally. It is in direct opposition to life. We can see this by looking from any angle: an economic system based on the infinite consumption of living beings; the spiritual sickness that allows clear-cuts, rape, conquest, and oceanic dead-zones; social … Continue reading Mental Health & Civilization: A Compilation

Beautiful Justice: Prayers for Roadkill

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin I’ll tell you, if there is one instinct I just can’t get with at all It’s the urge to kill something beautiful Just to hang it on your wall —Ani DiFranco Mangled. Squished flat. The sides of roads are littered with the bodies of unexpecting mothers, brothers, … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: Prayers for Roadkill