Are these things more important than edits to talking points? Judge for yourself.
1. Carbon pollution reaches historic highs, threatening human existence
2. The devastating impact of sequestration on kids, cancer patients and first responders.
3. Massive cuts to food stamps for the most vulnerable.
4. 1,100 workers die in a Bangladesh factory collapse, and American retailers continue business as usual.
5. 4,150 gun deaths from gun violence since Newtown.
From Earth First!’s blog:
In light of DGR’s continued assault on trans people, with language and analysis that denies the struggles of trans-people and even goes so far as to deny the value, worth and power of their existence in radical movements, labeling trans people as somehow “not real,” or as Post-Modern manifestations of individualism, the Earth First! Journal collective will no longer print or in any way promote DGR material. While we don’t need to agree with an individual or organization to find their words or actions relevant for discussion we will not continue to include those whose core expression of values continues to promote exclusion and oppression.
We may continue, from time to time, to publish articles that cover DGR actions and philosophy in order to continue the dialogue around the very serious concerns that have been raised over DGR’s organizational values and practices.
We formally request that Lierre Keith look deeper into the issues effecting trans communities in order to understand the damage her attacks on trans agency and motivations have caused and will continue to cause. Likewise, we request the same thing of all DGR organizers and furthermore request that DGR create gender inclusive workshops at future DGR gatherings.
Hundreds of pipelines crisscross Oklahoma, a state with a rich history of oil and natural gas activity, but its leaders haven’t always been friendly to the industry. In his second official act as governor after Oklahoma achieved statehood, Gov. Charles Haskell directed Washington County authorities to prevent construction of a natural gas pipeline by Standard Oil Co. in 1907. Haskell ordered the sheriff to arrest anyone who tried to “sink a spade” in Oklahoma soil, according to the Nov. 17, 1907, edition of The Daily Oklahoman. The sheriff gathered a large posse and stopped work in the pipeline within 200 feet of the Oklahoma border, according to a telegram the governor received from John Shea, of Bartlesville, who had been appointed special deputy county attorney. Standard Oil could not build the pipeline into Oklahoma before statehood because it could not secure right of way over Indian allotments. Construction of interstate pipelines was forbidden in the Oklahoma Constitution. The newspaper reported the Standard Oil pipeline would have given the company an “absolute monopoly” in exporting gas from Oklahoma. “I told the Standard Oil Co. and kindred monopolies before election that if they did not lick me at the polls I would lick them every day that I was governor until they decided to abide by the law,” Haskell said
More than 23,000 working and retired miners, and their spouses, could lose health care benefits, the report warns, especially in the wake of Patriot’s recent bankruptcy filing. “Schemes from the Boardroom: The War by Arch and Peabody On the Aging, Ill and Disabled” argues the two major coal companies moved their union workers to Patriot Coal to avoid paying health-care and other retirement benefits.
from Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance:
A Deputy from the Hughes Co Sheriffs department is full-force swinging a sledgehammer at one of Holly and Bailey’s lockdown devices. This is VERY dangerous. They are also now using a pneumatic drill.
Call the Hughes Co Sheriffs and tell them this behavior is unacceptable!
Sigh… This was in response to several trans people requesting that DGR leave the Law and Disorder conference.
Anyone else notice that there is nothing deep or resistant about the so called “Deep Green Resistance?” Shit, with it’s authoritarian marxist leanings it won’t be long before it isn’t green either. It’ll all become about economics and old left analysis the same way all the Marxist green groups eventually do.
Anyhow, transphobia, speciesism, cop-collaboration, and other nonsense run deep enough with DGR that I think they are best avoided.
Well… I’ve been reading Endgame and Jensen’s writings have been very eye opening to me but now I just want to puke on the book and throw it away.
It’s like I can’t ever find someone new to be inspired by before shortly discovering that they are a racist/sexist/transphobe/etc. Real cool.
funny how Brennan manages to track down every instance of transphobia, however obscure, and defend it. As far as I know, the bigoted and authoritarian aspects of DGR stem mostly from Lierre Keith’s involvement-I still think Jensen’s writing is worthwhile as inspiration and argument.
Episode #762: Allison and Jamie discuss CNN being sexist and ridiculous, crossover heaven, Joe Francis going to jail, fast food worker solidarity, the need for more women in tech, a heartwarming story of a principal firing armed guards and hiring art teachers, and the terrible things in your food.
Citizen Radio is a member-supported show. Visit wearecitizenradio.com to sign up and support media that won’t lead you to war!
awww heck yes, Citizen Radio covered the STL strike! my anti-coal folks at MORE have been repping at these demonstrations. solidarity, y’all