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President Trump’s National Monument Rollback is Illegal and Likely to be Reversed in Court

Featured image: Supporters of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments during a rally Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 in Salt Lake City. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer      by Nicholas Bryner, University of California, Los Angeles; Eric Biber, University of California, Berkeley; Mark Squillace, University of Colorado, and Sean B. Hecht, University of California, Los Angeles / The … Continue reading President Trump’s National Monument Rollback is Illegal and Likely to be Reversed in Court

The Significance of Renewables

     by David Casey / Articulating the Future The narrative being pushed today is that renewables, particularly wind and solar, will save us. By “save us” they mean allow us to continue our way of life unhindered into the future, despite a lower (and eventually zero, they tell us) reliance on oil. This view … Continue reading The Significance of Renewables

Suzanna Jones: Betraying the Environment

     by Suzanna Jones Editor’s note: Suzanna Jones is an off-the-grid farmer who lives in Walden, Vermont. She was among those arrested protesting the Lowell wind project in 2011. This originally appeared in VTDigger; republished with permission of the author. There is a painful rift among self-described environmentalists in Vermont, a divide that is … Continue reading Suzanna Jones: Betraying the Environment

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

The Rights of Nature and the Power(lessness) of Law

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 Great Basin In the war for social and environmental justice, even the best lawyers rarely serve as … Continue reading The Rights of Nature and the Power(lessness) of Law

Why Does the Colorado River Need to Sue For Rights?

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?

New Park City Witness: Why Write About Park City?

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?

New Park City Witness: How Do We Tell the Whole Truth? 

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 and Subordination

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

Derrick Jensen: Forget Shorter Showers

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 →