Featured image: Dead Horse Point, Colorado River. (Clément Bardot/Wikimedia/CC-BY-SA-3.0) Editor’s note: The first Rights of Nature lawsuit in the US was filed on September 25, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. The full text of the complaint can be found here. by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance On Tuesday, September 26, the Colorado River … Continue reading Why Does the Colorado River Need to Sue For Rights?
Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a multi-part series. Browse the New Park City Witness index to read more. by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Author’s Note: A member of Park City’s city government recently asked me why I write about Park City when Park City is doing so much for the environment, … Continue reading New Park City Witness: Why Write About Park City?
Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a multi-part series. Browse the New Park City Witness index to read more. by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance In Park City, the task is clear: Stop climate change, or the snow stops. Snowpack is the region’s freshwater supply and water is life. So, stop climate change … Continue reading New Park City Witness: How Do We Tell the Whole Truth?
Oppression is not an attitude, it’s about systems of power. by Lierre Keith / Deep Green Resistance. At this moment, the liberal basis of most progressive movements is impeding our ability, individually and collectively, to take action. The individualism of liberalism, and of American society generally, renders too many of us unable to think clearly about … Continue reading Oppression and Subordination
Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”? ... Continue reading →
Peter Gelderloos, an anarchist writer, reframes the question of if tactics are violent or not, by asking if the tactics are liberating when we are meant to be obedient consumers. Does the action result in space being reclaimed and held. Examples of this are the Spanish Civil War, Greece uprising of 2008, the Oaxacan state resistance to the Mexican government in 2006, and Hamburg 1986/7. ... Continue reading →
The destruction of our world isn’t an “environmental crisis,” nor a “climate crisis.” It’s a war waged by industrial civilisaton and capitalism against life on earth–all life–and we need a resistance movement with that analysis to respond. ... Continue reading →
by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance In my essay, Park City is Damned: A Case Study in Civilization, I described the vicious cycle Park City, Utah is caught in and explained how the city cannot exist for much longer. There are far more humans in Park City than the land can support, … Continue reading Park City is Still Damned: What Needs to Be Done?
Featured image: animals steal the place of the Wretched of the Earth bloc at the People’s Climate March of Justice and Jobs. By Dominique Z Barron. This is the twentieth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK In this run of … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Five
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