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Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change

We can follow the example of those who remembered that the role of an activist is not to navigate systems of oppressive power with as much integrity as possible, but rather to confront and take down those systems.

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“The spraying stopped”

Please allow me to introduce an excerpt from Derrick Jensen’s book Endgame in which Jensen tells of a discussion he had with a longtime activist. 153 more words

The missing pillar of sustainability: culture

Sustainability as a concept is a term that we hear all the time. But aren’t we, in fact, catastrophically poor at recognising the unsustainability that threads through our daily lives and which is rapidly increasing. 944 more words

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“Bring Down the Culture”: An Interview with Kourtney Mitchell

I felt the same way when I read The Culture of Make Believe. It is a hard read that made me cry, a lot. I thanked Derrick Jensen for that body of work and he told me he cried writing it. 108 more words

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Quote for the day - Sunday March 22

“Begging government and industry to stop destroying the planet and to stop killing people the world over is never going to work. It can’t”.

Derrick Jensen, Endgame

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Silence in the Vertical World

Here is where 99% of us live 99% of the time.

This is the horizontal world, according to Rodney Smith in Stepping Out of Self-Deception: The Buddha’s Liberating Teaching of No-Self… 787 more words

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Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change

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?

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