Endgame Premises Archives: 8: The needs of the natural world are primary

The needs of the natural world are more important than the
needs of the economic system.
Another way to put Premise Eight: Any economic or social system that does
not benefit the natural communities on which it is based is unsustainable,
immoral, and stupid. Sustainability, morality, and intelligence (as well as justice)
require the dismantling of any such economic or social system, or at the very least
disallowing it from damaging your landbase.

Visit the global 8: The needs of the natural world are primary archives for posts from all DGR sites.

The Ecomodernist Manifesto is a program for genocide and ecocide

12 Nov

Perhaps you’ve heard of the false promise of Bright Green Technology? If you couple that with a strong dose of human-centrism, you might have something like Ecomodernism. That’s not a good thing. Deep Green Resistance co-founder Derrick Jensen explains. The idea of a ‘good, or even great, Anthropocene’ as promised in the Ecomodernist Manifesto is […]

Nature on the Rack: Will Falk on Mauna Kea

21 Jul

Please check out this passionate, eloquent essay from Deep Green Resistance member Will Falk. Will deconstructs the issues surrounding the ongoing attempts to block construction of an 18-story astronomical observatory with an Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). We can’t add to Will’s work; we only note that western science, like so much of industrial civilization, is merely […]

Destroy the World… and Feel Good About It

8 Jul

Members of Deep Green Resistance identify as ‘radicals’.  That term, however, means that we identify and address the root causes of  our planet’s ecological and social injustices; it does not mean ‘extremist’. On the other hand, we know of those who are extremists. The following article, by Derrick Jensen, is reposted from Fair Observer. Destroy […]

Green Technology and Renewable Energy: The Deep Green Resistance Perspective

1 Jul

Few topics generate more commentary on our page than critiques of alternative energy. For many, solar, wind, and other non-fossil energy sources and technologies represent a pragmatic hope for saving the biosphere. Our position on these technologies is that they represent a false hope for a couple of reasons. One: their manufacturing processes are fossil-fuel […]

Open Letter to Reclaim Environmentalism

4 Jun

Given the events of the past few months in Castle Rock (resisting the efforts of Alberta Development to slaughter prairie dogs in the name of a mall), it seems appropriate to re-post a letter by Derrick Jensen of Deep Green Resistance: Open Letter to Reclaim Environmentalism Once, the environmental movement was about protecting the natural […]

An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists

19 Mar

This open letter was written by a member of Deep Green Resistance Colorado, and was influenced and informed by Deep Green Resistance and the work of Paul Kingsnorth, Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Aric McBay, and Jack Forbes, among many other sources and experiences. Download a PDF version The earth isn’t dying; it is being killed. And […]

Derrick Jensen: A New Declaration

3 Feb

We hold these truths to be self-evident: That the real, physical world is the source of our own lives, and the lives of others. A weakened planet is less capable of supporting life, human or otherwise. Thus the health of the real world is primary, more important than any social or economic system, because all […]