Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance

A Brief History of Patriarchy

This article was originally a talk given in 2004 in North Carolina by historian Gerda Lerner, who was 84 years old at the time. Gerda describes the creation (social construction) of patriarchy based on hierarchy and enslavement. She describes how this system is antiquated and dangerous to men and women.  HISTORY MATTERS: A ‘Brief’ History … Continue reading A Brief History of Patriarchy

How Should We Struggle?

Jack D. Forbes (Powhatan-Renapé and Lenape) was the author of  Columbus and Other Cannibals, one of the most important books ever written. In this excerpt, edited slightly for publication, Forbes warns how the “cannibal sickness,” or wetiko disease, the spiritual illness that he describes as driving the exploitation, domination, and “consumption” of others, can sometimes … Continue reading How Should We Struggle?

[The Ohio River Speaks] Everyday Ecocide and Garden-Variety Genocide

In this writing, taken from ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk shares the history and songs of the River. Through documenting the journey with the Ohio River, Will seeks to strengthens others fighting to protect what is left of the natural world. Read the first, second and third part of Will’s journey. Everyday Ecocide and … Continue reading [The Ohio River Speaks] Everyday Ecocide and Garden-Variety Genocide

Would Defunding Police Amputate Capitalism?

This piece, republished from Counterpunch, explores the current uprising against police brutality in the context of the struggle against capitalism and asks: what are the most effective forms of struggle going forward? Join the conversation in the comments section. Amputating Capitalism by Vincent Emanuele / Counterpunch “We fought a military war; our opponents fought a … Continue reading Would Defunding Police Amputate Capitalism?

Thank You Mother Earth

Jack D. Forbes (Powhatan-Renapé and Lenape) was the author of  Columbus and Other Cannibals, one of the most important books ever written. In this writing Jack Forbes offers thanks to those living with awareness of the interconnectedness of all life.  Thank you mother earth, for holding me on your breast. You always love me no … Continue reading Thank You Mother Earth

[The Ohio River Speaks] Peace: A Song the Ohio River Sings

In this writing, taken from ‘The Ohio River Speaks‘, Will Falk describes the communication, the journey and the relationship shared.  Through documenting the journey with the Ohio River Will seeks to strengthens others fighting to protect what is left of the natural world. Read the first and second part of Will’s journey. Peace: A Song … Continue reading [The Ohio River Speaks] Peace: A Song the Ohio River Sings

How Prairie Dogs Cry for Rain

How Prairie Dogs Cry for Rain: Reflections on Shelter, Rain, and Drought By Madronna Holden “If you kill off the prairie dogs, there will be no one to cry for rain.” — Traditional Navajo warning One former prairie dog town stretched 25,000 square miles with its burrows sheltering 400 million animals.  When 20th century industry encountered … Continue reading How Prairie Dogs Cry for Rain

Epstein: The Eroticization of Domination and Women’s Fight for Freedom

Jocelyn Crawley reflects on the objectification, domination and abuse of women and girls. She highlights the importance of feminist theory and the right for women and girls to live free from abuse and dominance.  Epstein: The Eroticization of Domination and Women’s Fight for Freedom By Jocelyn Crawley Recently, a close friend of mine and I … Continue reading Epstein: The Eroticization of Domination and Women’s Fight for Freedom

Upcoming: World Localization Day | Wild Mind Workshops

This post highlights two upcoming events that are not organized by Deep Green Resistance — World Localization Day (June 21st) and a Wild Mind workshop. We support these events as being in line with some of our core principles (anti-capitalist, pro-community, and ecologically embedded), in the spirit of solidarity rather than total ideological agreement. If … Continue reading Upcoming: World Localization Day | Wild Mind Workshops

How Sexual Violence Is Normalized in the Courts

Male violence against women is one of the most serious problems in the world. The numbers are staggering. Every year in the US, more than 230,000 sexual assaults are committed. At least 1 out of 6 American women have suffered rape or attempted rape, and 1 out of 3 women worldwide. Native American women are … Continue reading How Sexual Violence Is Normalized in the Courts