Posts tagged “derrick jensen”
June 14, 2012
Come to an evening with Derrick Jensen, hosted by author and social activist Claire Cummings. Jensen is the author of The Derrick Jensen Reader: Writings on Environmental Revolution.
Thursday, June 14th, 7:30 pm
King Middle School Auditorium
1781 Rose Street
Click here for tickets ($12 advance tickets or $15 at the door)
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September 15, 2011
What does “deep green resistance” mean to you? How do you enact this in your daily life? Do you organize protests in your local community? Publish a radical eco zine? Whether through a narrative film, music video, an animation, or anything in between, now’s your chance to speak up; we’re listening!
To enter: As an individual, upload an original video no longer than 10 minutes to YouTube and tag it with #dgrcontest. Then, send an e-mail to email@example.com with “DGR Contest” in the subject line and a link to the video’s YouTube URL address.
August 11, 2011
“If you’re firmly in the nonviolence-is-the-answer camp, don’t get scared off (yet), because there is a ton of crucial information in this book. And just because they mention violence doesn’t mean it’s the best policy. You may not want to sign up to lead their underground army, but you should hear them out. Because the planet is being destroyed.” — Tara Lohan at AlterNet
June 17, 2011
“To me, Deep Green Resistance gives us all this opportunity together come as community or . . . work together in common cause to protect Earth and stop the culture of the wihtikowak. The line ‘resist as if your life depends on it’ is not a metaphor.” — R.A.G.E.
May 19, 2011
Derrick Jensen joined Orion Magazine staff and readers for a live web event on May 17, 2011. Jensen read from his essay in the May/June 2011 issue of Orion, “To Live or Not to Live,” and answered questions submitted by listeners on this and other essays he’s written for his column “Upping The Stakes.” Listen to the audio here.
May 13, 2011
We live in the most destructive culture to ever exist. In Derrick’s talks around the country he repeatedly asks his audiences, “Does anyone think this culture will voluntarily transform to a sustainable way of living?” No one ever says yes. If we really accept the seriousness of the situation, what would that mean for our strategy and tactics? This is the urgent question we will be exploring over the weekend. Topics will include: “Organizing the Resistance,” “Bringing It Down: Bottlenecks and Levers,” “Building it Up: A Culture of Resistance,” “Liberal vs. Radical: Some Conceptual Basics,” “Organizational Structures Above and Below Ground,” “Security Culture,” and a Q&A with Derrick Jensen.
May 12, 2011
“The culture of Columbus and other Europeans, Forbes says, suffer from wetiko (cannibalism) and insanity. It is cannibalistic to feed off others of the same species, even economically and emotionally, and insane to destroy the very planet one inhabits.” –The Compendium Newsletter
May 12, 2011
“I’m far more interested in stopping the tragedy before it’s too late than I am in feeling sorrow or empathy for those who cannot or will not change their destructive behavior. What’s worse is that in this human-culture-as-tragic-hero narrative, the flaw is nothing so ignoble as greed, lust, jealousy, or even indecision. Rather, the tragic flaw this culture ascribes to itself is intelligence. We’re simply too smart to allow life on the planet to continue. And of course we are unable to change, so there is nothing to be done. Cue the tears, drop the curtain.”
May 6, 2011
Will you think it—that one word: resistance? Will you notice that they’ve come for our kin of polar bears and black terns, who are right now being herded into the cattle cars of industrial civilization? Will you join the others who are yearning to action? The train can be derailed, the tracks ripped up, the bridge blown down. There is no metaphor here, as any General Officer could tell us. There is a planet being murdered, and there are also targets that, if taken out relentlessly, could stop it. So think “resistance” with all your aching heart, a word that must become our promise to what is left of this planet.
March 11, 2011
I’m not the only person who has noticed that those who are destroying the planet almost never pay any real costs themselves. What happened to Tony Hayward, CEO of British Petroleum, who among others should be held accountable for the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill? He was released from his position with a $1.6 million severance payment, as well as an annual pension of about $1 million (he also holds several million shares of BP stock). While some daring souls have boldly asked whether it might be a teensy bit appropriate to, ahem, politely request an inquiry into whether this severance package should be reduced even the tiniest bit, I’ve not seen many public calls (though I’ve heard a lot of private calls) for Hayward’s head to be paraded around New Orleans on a pike.