Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance » Building Alternatives

Averting the apocalypse: lessons from Costa Rica

Featured image: Monique Quesada      by Jason Hickel / Local Futures Earlier this summer, a paper published in the journal Nature captured headlines with a rather bleak forecast. Our chances of keeping global warming below the 2C danger threshold are very, very small: only about 5%. The reason, according to the paper’s authors, is that the cuts we’re … Continue reading Averting the apocalypse: lessons from Costa Rica

Response to Sierra Club’s Greenwashed “#ReadyFor100” Plan

The Sierra Club and other big-green organizations have a long history of making compromises and major questionable decisions that negatively impact the natural world. For example, between 2007 and 2010 they received $26 million from leaders of Chesapeake Energy, a natural gas and fracking company. These donations were hidden from the membership. During this time, … Continue reading Response to Sierra Club’s Greenwashed “#ReadyFor100” Plan

Indigenous-Led Resistance

Water Is Life On May 19th, 2017, members of Deep Green Resistance Santa Barbara attended the Water Is Life: Standing With Standing Rock conference hosted at UC Santa Barbara.  This conference was presented by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the American Indian & Indigenous Collective, the American Indian Student Association, the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the … Continue reading Indigenous-Led Resistance

Food Culture

by Lierre Keith / Deep Green Resistance. The food culture across the environmental movement is ideologically attached to a plant-based diet. That attachment is seriously obstructing our ability to name the problem and start working on the obvious solutions. Transition Town originator Rob Hopkins writes, “Reducing the amount of livestock will also be inevitable, as … Continue reading Food Culture

Trump Trauma

     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

An Economy of Meaning – or Bust

     by John Boik, PhD / Local Futures It’s not often that a scientist gets to use the words love, creativity, and wisdom in a paper, especially when writing about economics. Perhaps that’s because economics, the dismal science, is obsessed with dismal systems – make that abysmal systems, relative to need. To be clear, I’m not … Continue reading An Economy of Meaning – or Bust

Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future

     by David Fleming and Shaun Chamberlin This originally appeared in Local Futures What follows are some excerpts from the late David Fleming’s  Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016).  The excerpts have been chosen by the book’s editor, Shaun Chamberlin. Extensive references are given … Continue reading Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future

Encrypt text messages & voice calls with Signal

Signal is a free, easy to use app, for Android or iPhones, that replaces the default texting app. When sending to other users with Signal installed, it’ll perform end to end encryption, meaning the cell carrier and anyone else can not read the message as it passes through the system. If sending to people without … Continue reading Encrypt text messages & voice calls with Signal

Resistance Radio – Raven Gray – 12.27.15

Today we feature an interview with Raven Gray, a member of Deep Green Resistance and a visionary writer, educator and activist. A permaculture designer for over 15 years, she is a pioneer of the Transition Towns Movement. In 2007, she founded Transition US, a nonprofit that inspires the emergence of resilient communities that can thrive … Continue reading Resistance Radio – Raven Gray – 12.27.15

Derrick Jensen: To Protect and Serve

Originally published in the September/October 2012 issue of Orion. Now republished for the first time online. In an era of government-sanctioned polluters, communities must defend themselves Several years ago I spoke at a benefit for an organization working to prevent a toxic waste site from being built in their community. Yet another toxic waste site, … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: To Protect and Serve