Posts tagged “resistance”
September 7, 2010From "Life and Productivity," Dahr Jamail's long, excellent article about Derrick Jensen and resistance at Truthout: BP's oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded in April and, for 36 hours, its flames released immeasurable amounts of toxins into the atmosphere before it sunk into the depths. We now know that the vast majority of the oil that gushed from the well was intentionally submerged by BP via heavy use of dispersants at the wellhead, so most of the oil is floating around in giant undersea plumes, one of which is ten miles long, three miles wide and 300 feet thick. They are like oil bergs - what we see on top of the water is a mere fraction of what lies beneath. This was not an oil leak. This was a volcano of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. ... Jensen, a prolific writer and author of several books, including "A Language Older Than Words" and "Endgame," summarizes the situation we face like this: "The point is that when a gold mining corporation spreads cyanide all over the mine and this hits our groundwater and wells and destroys ground waters in Montana, they are not called a terrorist, they are called a capitalist." The same can be said for BP. Exxon. Monsanto. Bayer. Dow. Lockheed Martin. It's a long list.
March 30, 2009Since 1979 Clayton Patterson has dedicated his life to documenting the final era of raw creativity and lawlessness in New York City's Lower East Side, a neighborhood famed for art, music and revolutionary minds. Traversing the outside edge he's recorded a dark and colorful society, from drag to hardcore, heroin, homelessness, political chaos and ultimately gentrification. His odyssey from voyeur to provocateur reveals that it can take losing everything you love to find your own significance. The inimitable Clayton Patterson will be at the show which benefits Collective Hardware's "Home Grown L.E.S" program and celebrates the launch of the film on Itunes, just $5 for entry.
Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay, authors of What We Leave Behind, at the Rowe Camp and Conference Center
March 13, 2009
March 13-15 at the Rowe Camp and Conference Center, with Lierre Keith. For more information or to register, please look at the Rowe website here: http://www.rowecenter.org/schedule/current/20090313_DerrickJensen&Co.html.