Tags Archives: Privilege

Restoring Sanity, Part 1: An Inhuman System – Susan Hyatt & Michael Carter

By Susan Hyatt and Michael Carter / DGR Southwest Coalition This article is the first part of a series on mental health. You can read part two: “Mental Illness As a Social Construct” and part three: “Medicating”. The environmental crisis consists of the deterioration and outright destruction of micro and macro ecosystems worldwide, entailing the … Continue reading Restoring Sanity, Part 1: An Inhuman System – Susan Hyatt & Michael Carter

Is Professional Activism Getting in the Way of Real Change?

It’s disconcerting to find so few faces in the prominent ranks of the environmental movement that reflect the realities and experiences of those bearing the brunt of climate collapse. Estimates show that since 1990 more than 90% of natural disasters have occurred in poor countries and that, globally, communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by air, … Continue reading Is Professional Activism Getting in the Way of Real Change?

Let’s Get Free!: Radicalizing Pro-Feminist Education for Men

By Kourtney Mitchell / Deep Green Resistance The following speech was originally given at the Stop Porn Culture Conference at Wheelock College, Boston, in July 2013. Hello everyone, my name is Kourtney Mitchell and I am a political activist and a member of the group Deep Green Resistance. We are a radical organization dedicated to … Continue reading Let’s Get Free!: Radicalizing Pro-Feminist Education for Men

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

Real Support, Real Solidarity: An Interview with Chithira Vijayakumar

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Chithira Vijayakumar is a writer living in Eugene, Oregon. Her work includes participation in a theatre group that works to encourage people to intervene against oppression, and support work for the Karuk tribe, who are fighting to restore their traditional rights to engage in ceremonies that … Continue reading Real Support, Real Solidarity: An Interview with Chithira Vijayakumar

Kourtney Mitchell: Our Experiences Matter: On White Privilege and Backlash

By Kourtney Mitchell / Deep Green Resistance As a radical black male living in the most hegemonic culture to ever exist, I consistently find myself keenly aware of instances in daily life to recognize and critique white supremacy. I have experienced firsthand this culture’s systemic racism. From the racist and sexist police department which harassed … Continue reading Kourtney Mitchell: Our Experiences Matter: On White Privilege and Backlash

Ben Barker: “Politically Correct” vs. Politically Opposed

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance In the early days of my being politicized, I spent time with people in a subculture which can be summed up with the title “anti-authoritarian punk.” A favorite activity of people in this group was to bash something they called “political correctness.” At almost every gathering I attended—without … Continue reading Ben Barker: “Politically Correct” vs. Politically Opposed

“Politics of Reality” Book Review

Ben Cutbank / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory, written by Marilyn Frye in the 1980’s, is one of the most instructive books I have read to date. The succinctness of each of her essays, which cover such fundamental topics for the feminist learner as white privilege, male supremacy, … Continue reading “Politics of Reality” Book Review

Industrial Civilization is Incompatible with Life

By Rachel / Deep Green Resistance Florida Industrial civilization is systematically destroying everything on the planet that life requires in order to exist.  Since civilization demands infinitely increasing resources on a finite planet, its eventual end is unavoidable.  It follows that the faster it can be brought down, the more likely it is that any … Continue reading Industrial Civilization is Incompatible with Life

Belated Reflections on MLK Day

*Author’s note: This was written by a white person of privilege, living in a society of institutionalized racism and white supremacy. As a white member of this culture, I receive material, emotional, and psychological benefits from this unjust arrangement of power, and have undoubtedly internalized this racism. For me to speak on race is to … Continue reading Belated Reflections on MLK Day