We just had our latest planning meeting and this year’s Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Camp is coming together well. We’re looking forward to a great weekend sharing skills, building community, exchanging knowledge, deepening our connection to the land, and strategizing. If you plan to attend the trip and have not contacted us yet, please do … Continue reading Last Chance to RSVP for Sacred Water, Sacred Forests!
Ever since European colonial powers started disputing borders on its rivers in the seventeenth century, the vast Amazon rainforest—known simply as Amazonia—has been under siege. Amazon Peoples always resisted the colonial invasion, even after the borders were ultimately settled with the Amazon rainforest getting divided into the territories of nine states. They've had no choice. ... Continue reading →
The third meeting of the DGR Santa Barbara book club was held on Sunday, May 7th at the Eastside Library. We discussed chapter 4 of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. The following questions were posed to inspire discussion: 1) How did the “Alternative vs. Oppositional Culture” comparison affect your understanding of this … Continue reading May Book Club Meeting Recap
Over Earth Day weekend, Deep Green Resistance members in Oregon hosted an advanced direct action training in rural western Oregon. About 45 people attended from several surrounding states. The training began with several anti-oppression sessions to help foster an equitable and safe environment for facilitators and participants, especially for people of color, women, indigenous people, … Continue reading “Full of Inspiration”: 2017 Direct Action Training Report-Back
by Helena Norberg-Hodge / Local Futures While we mourn the tragedy that fear, prejudice and ignorance “trumped” in the US Presidential election, now is the time to go deeper and broader with our work. There is a growing recognition that the scary situation we find ourselves in today has deep roots. To better understand … Continue reading Trump Trauma
by Angela Nolan What will they tell the children? In the generations to come. Amerika is festering And the world festers with her. The wound is old but the boils and pus are worsening. Blood is pooling just below the surface – a dark purple snake. The orange one will quicken the fall But it … Continue reading What Will They Tell the Children?
Earth At Risk, sponsored by Fertile Ground Institute in November 2014, featured many of today’s most important activists and thinkers in environmentalism, anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism, anti-colonialism, radical feminism, and anti-racism. With keynote speakers Derrick Jensen, Alice Walker, Vandana Shiva, Chris Hedges, and Thomas Linzey; plus multiple panels, the event was full of insightful and inspiring discussions. … Continue reading Earth At Risk 2014 Videos Available
Featured image: Salomon Dunu, a Matsés man who survived the trauma of first contact, speaks to a Survival campaigner about the threat of oil exploration to his people. © Survival International by Survival International A Canadian oil company has told Survival International it will withdraw from the territory of several uncontacted tribes in … Continue reading Oil Company Pulls out of Uncontacted Tribes’ Land
On Wednesday night, DGR Oregon members hosted an Open House for all activists and community members interested in meeting active DGR members, sharing a meal, talking politics and activism, and learning how to get (more) involved. ... Continue reading →
Featured image: The Serapo Gate is one of three port of entries located on the Tohono O’odham Nation that tribal members can use to travel into Mexico. By Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan by Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan / Indian Country Media Network TUCSON, ARIZONA—The Tohono O’odham Nation Executive Branch is firm on their stance against a border wall being built. “[It’s] … Continue reading Tohono O’odham Chairman on Border Wall: ‘Not Going to Happen’