By Rady Ananda
From what makes an effective resister to effective resistance strategies, in Deep Green Resistance, Aric McBay, Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen lay out the reasons for and methods of bringing down industrial civilization. The goal is saving the biosphere, and with it, Homo sapiens.
In Endgame, a two-volume tome that everyone should read, Jensen writes, “Bringing down civilization means depriving the rich of their ability to steal from the poor, and it means depriving the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet.” He backs this up with his Twenty Premises.
DGR agrees: “It means thoroughly destroying the political, social, physical, and technological infrastructure that not only permits the rich to steal and the powerful to destroy, but rewards them for doing so.”
Posted in Biotechnology, Environment, Films & Books, Geoengineering, Land Rights, Monopolies, Neoliberalism, pollution, Soil, USDA, Water Rights
Tagged aric mcbay, deep green resistance, derrick jensen, drilling, edward o wilson, endgame, Gulf of Mexico, lierre keith, mass die offs, mend, nigeria, political ponerology, resistance, sabotage, the corporation, the future of life, twenty premises, war on earth
By Rady Ananda
On August 9, police shot nine farmers, killing three, who were part of a mass protest against a water pipeline project in Baur Village, 50 miles east of Mumbai, India. Police also smashed cars, fired tear gas and threw rocks at farmers as they fled the violence. This was all caught on video:
Kantabai Thakar (age 40), Moreshwar Sathe (40) and Shyam Tupe (29) were fatally shot by police. Over 100 others were injured, and nine vehicles damaged in the lethal attack on protesters, report several news outlets in India.
Posted in Environment, Land Rights, Neoliberalism, Peasants, Farmers, Ranchers, pollution, Sustainable Practices, Tribes, Water Rights
Tagged Baur Village, Dehu Road Cantonment, India, Kantabai Thakar, land grab, maharashtra, midc, Moreshwar Sathe, pavana dam, pune district, Shyam Tupe, Talegaon Municipal Council, trade liberalization