This is the bucket wheel excavator, one of the world’s most massive pieces of mobile equipment. It’s used in mining to rip into the Earth. The soil and whatnot that is on top of, say, a coal deposit, is known as “overburden,” and a bucket wheel excavator makes short work of it. How can a … Continue reading Bucket Wheel Excavator
“What if we fight back, but lose?” Derrick Jensen’s response is something like this. There are basically three possibilities. 1. Don’t fight back. Let the dominant culture keep going. 2. Fight back, and lose. 3. Fight back, and win. In possibility 1, the dominant culture keeps going, keeps destroying anything wild and free, and everything that gives us … Continue reading We have nothing to lose.
This is from Jerry Mander’s 1991 book, In The Absence of The Sacred: The Failure of Technology & the Survival of the Indian Nations (p. 128). I am really enjoying this book. To give you a taste of what Mander has to say, I will give the “rule” and a brief passage from his longer … Continue reading Eleven Inherent Rules of Corporate Behavior
I just got back from walking the dogs in the field over by Black Star Brewery. It’s an undeveloped piece of property full of tall grasses, wildflowers, a few trees, insects, lots of birds, and a man-made pond ringed by cat tails and lily pads. Today we saw red-winged blackbirds. The sun was setting just … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance Statement of Principles
This is from Jerry Mander’s 1991 book, In The Absence of The Sacred: The Failure of Technology & the Survival of the Indian Nations (p. 49). He develops the thesis that modern technology is contributing to a mad “megatechnology,” and that we need to develop a way to assess the holistic impact of new technologies … Continue reading Ten Recommended Attitudes About Technology
Before the Deep Green Resistance organization was the book. Before the book were workshops conducted by the eventual co-authors. The workshops haven’t been offered since 2011, but here’s an archive of what they involved: Deep Green Resistance Weekend Workshops with Derrick Jensen, Aric McBay and Lierre Keith We live in the most destructive culture to … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance Workshops