| Episode #651 - Deep Green Resistance
(Earth At Risk Conference)
|⌚ Sat 4 May 2013 ☻Thomas Linzey, Derrick Jensen, Aric McBay
Download Hour1 Download Hour2A trio of speakers this week, two of whom have been regular contributors to the show. We listen in on a conference that happened in California in 2011 entitled Earth At Risk. While they outline contrasting approaches to resistance, the speakers are united in their conviction that the culture of capitalist golobalisation has no mechanism for self-regulation and so Direct Action is necessary to stop its ongoing ecocide. (Earth at Risk is a yearly conference, for more information see The Earth at Risk website).
|The only miracle we're going to get is us, and this conference is about starting to make that miracle happen... Earth At Risk is a conference about fighting back.
Then we hear an introduction to the conference by Derrick Jensen. He summarizes his ideas, that should be quite familiar to long time listeners of the show. Reviewing the ongoing ecocide has asks where will you draw the line? How much ecological devastation is too much? He appeals to our love for the natural world.We conclude the show with an uncompromising Aric McBay who paints a grim picture of what awaits if "bu$ine$$ as usual" is allowed to proceed unchecked. Climate change and resource wars are likely, he opines; a very ugly future awaits us if we do not take the actions necessary to check the ongoing ecocide and exploitation of the planet's resources. McBay describes how to effectively organise underground resistance movements and how these should relate to above ground movements. Whatever risk level you are happy with, he says, deep green resistance has a place for you, whether it is raising publicity and informing people about the ongoing devastation of life on earth, protesting and shutting down industrial facilities or direct attacks on key infrastructure to bring "bu$ine$$ as usual" to as fast an end as possible.
Some of this episode's content is repeated in episode 681.
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