News Roundup: The Girls and the Grasses, The Colonial History of Conservation, The New McCarthyism, and more

Fight - Logging MemeLierre Keith, Deep Green Resistance co-founder, recently wrote one of the most powerful articles that we have read in a long, long time. Her piece, titled The Girls and the Grasses, is like poetry. We invite you to read it here:

Link: http://dgrnewsservice.org/2015/08/25/lierre-keith-the-girls-and-the-grasses/

Stephen Corry, the director of Survival International writes about the colonial and racist origins of the “conservation” movement. His organization helps push an alternate perspective.

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/32487-the-colonial-origins-of-conservation-the-disturbing-history-behind-us-national-parks

Retirpation: a new term to describe the local reintroduction of a species (aka the opposite of extirpation). We’d love to see this term used more widely — and more and more species being retirpated.

Link: http://www.rehuman.net/blog/2015/8/11/retirpate-toward-a-lexicon-for-reversing-extinction-trends

The New McCarthyism: DGR co-founder Derrick Jensen speaks out about deplatforming, intellectual censorship, and the culture of individualism that is destroying pluralism.

Link: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/10/liberals-and-the-new-mccarthyism/

The ecological basis for Hawaii’s deoccupation: DGR member Will Falk reports from Hawaii on the resistance to the TMT telescope on the slopes of sacred Mauna Kea, and on the center of US imperial aspirations in the Pacific.

Link: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/12/call-it-murder-the-ecological-basis-for-hawaiis-de-occupation/

The women’s alliance: prominent women in Veterans for Peace (including several DGR members) speak out about the dangers of gender identity and gender reification for women and women’s space.

Link: http://thewomensalliance.blogspot.com/

Members of Deep Green Resistance carried a massive banner across the Bridge of the Gods in the Columbia River gorge recently in protest of a proposed bottled water plant in the area.

Link: http://dgrnewsservice.org/2015/08/29/activists-march-against-nestle-on-bridge-of-the-gods/

Cathy Brennan gives a fantastic workshop on strategy for the radical feminist movement.

Link: http://genderidentitywatch.com/gender-2-0-cathy-brennans-workshop-at-michfest/

Help our friends at Warrior Sisters fundraise to provide self defense trainings to women in need!

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/warriorsisters

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