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“ Save the Planet...Buy Organic ”
“ Green smiled at me, all that compassion in his eyes, and he cupped my face in his hands, as though it were delicate, and precious. "You must never leave me,” he said solemnly. "You may take as many lovers as you want, but you must promise to always be here to make me feel like I can do all that needs to be done. ”
[close] [from wikipedia] Deep Green Resistance (DGR) is an aboveground environmental movement that views mainstream environmental activism as being largely ineffective. DGR also refers to the strategy described by the movement for saving the Earth. DGR believes that industrial civilization is endangering all life on the planet, and that a broad range of tactics are needed to achieve environmental and social justice in decisive material ways. It advocates for a radical shift in society's structure and function and calls for humans to actively fight for the Earth. DGR's goals are to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and to stop those in power from destroying the planet. DGR argues that these effects are systemic to the culture of civilization and thus aims to stop industrial civilization altogether. Ultimately, Deep Green Resistance intends for the health of landbases to be restored, for indigenous peoples to regain their cultural integrity and land rights, and for the human communities that inhabit the earth to be egalitarian, just, and sustainable. DGR has gained attention because of its controversial nature--it advocates a pragmatic approach to saving the earth, utilizing whatever means necessary to stop destruction of the natural world. DGR promotes the defense and restoration of landbases, and the recognition that most of the land belongs to indigenous peoples, who are suffering under foreign military occupation. DGR also aligns itself with radical feminist, indigenous rights, anti-colonial, anti-racist, and anti-capitalist movements, as well as other social justice issues. As an organization, it actively educates the public about the need for resistance and uses examples from past and current resistance movements, and advocates for a world where biodiversity increases from year to year. Due to security risks and surveillance, DGR maintains a strict firewall towards any possible underground.
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This reading group will focus on natural history. We will immerse ourselves within the realm of…more
[close] This reading group will focus on natural history. We will immerse ourselves within the realm of organisms as we explore the biodiversity of the planet. Discover and discuss animal species ranging from vertebrates such as birds and mammals to soft-bodied organisms such as mollusks, worms and jellies. We will journey throughout the world's biomes via ecological and evolutionary perspectives, the microscopic connections and the life histories of different species. Hopefully we will gain a better understanding of the numerous species we share the planet with. Environmental aspects and conservation measures are also important topics of interest in this group. Coral polyps "Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality."
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[close] Making a worm farm is a great way to producing your own compost for your organic garden. Get some guidelines on how to start a worm farm. http://www.howtomakeawormfarm.com
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Books and discussions about homesteading in all its forms.
[close] Books and discussions about homesteading in all its forms.
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