Fundraiser: systemic change to protect prairie dogs from developers

As we’ve reported here before, members of Deep Green Resistance Colorado, in partnership with Wildlands Defense, have been campaigning to protect a large prairie dog population from developers intent on building the largest mall in America. Many local Castle Rock, CO residents gave near-unanimous testimony on behalf of delaying construction a few months, to at least relocate the prairie dogs in a marginally humane manner before destroying their homes. Yet the town council and the developers collaborated to painfully gas the prairie dogs, to make “the problem” go away. (And to minimize the danger of any protected raptors, who predate on prairie dogs, complicating the project by being present at a required upcoming bird count.)

This behavior is unacceptable. Though the developers have already murdered many of the prairie dogs, there is still time to stop the developers from further slaughter. Equally important is the need to show that communities will impose repercussions on companies which behave in such a wantonly destructive and cruel manner, to send a message that such actions will not be profitable. If we can sufficiently damage their bottom line, it will help protect other communities against reckless corporations in the future.

To this end, prairie dog supporters have launched a fundraiser to support:

…a referendum on the zoned planning amendments that pave the way for the prospective Promenade mall. The referendum will give the people of Castle Rock the ability to decide if they want this development company, who just slaughtered in the cruelest way imaginable thousands of prairie dogs, to continue their development of the largest commercial property in the history of the town.

[…] The example in Castle Rock has the opportunity to cast a far-reaching message to all future developers that have prairie dog colonies on the land they plan to develop.

Please support this effort by visiting the prairie dog fundraiser page, spreading the word, and donating money if you possibly can.

Deep Green Resistance on reddit

Check out our new Deep Green Resistance subreddit, where we have postings from our chapter websites, Facebook pages, and the DGR News Service, plus stories submitted by visitors. Reddit provides a great platform for finding, discussing, upvoting, and sharing articles of interest, so take a look and Subscribe to the subreddit if you find it interesting. As the subreddit becomes more active, we’ll draw on it as a source for our other media channels, so it’s a great place to add anything related to radical activism and resistance to civilization which you think we should share more widely.

We look forward to growing this newest platform for Deep Green Resistance outreach!

“All These Days I” by Jamie Little and the filthy politicians

the filthy politicians, with Jamie Little, make a musical (and succinctly logical) argument for forcibly stopping the insane dominant culture, which is akin to an axe murderer frantically killing everything within reach. They reiterate a point often made by Deep Green Resistance: we need it all in this fight – propagandists and fighters, books and bullets. And those fighters on the front lines depend on supplies from a support base. There’s a place for everyone in this culture of resistance, so find yours before it’s too late for life.

Listen to this track and read the lyrics below, and hear more songs at the filthy politicians on bandcamp and at the filthy politicians on soundcloud.

all the days i threw away

it’s obvious i just don’t trust what comes my way

all the days i walked away

i never realized what controls my mind to be

check it – for every day i just threw away

now i’m grown up or so they say

all this bullshit comin my way

but i’m told this is life – til i’m old i should stay

in line like a rollerblade

but fuck that this life ain’t an arcade

do you think it’s a game to the slave who made

your i phone, blue jeans, or your microwave? no

no, and yo it’s not your fault

but we’re livin in the midst of a heist from the vault

nothin is sacred – for riches they’ll rape it

take a look around before the forest is pavement

tell me where the ice caps, whales, and their ways went

why i should give a fuck about outer space when

runnin away ain’t the answer

we can’t escape it – we need to stop the cancer

stop creatin and makin poison

stop feedin it to all the little girls and boys and

stop burning oil, stop all this toil, stop bein loyal

to the same system that destroyed the soil

to the way of life that made this pot boil

your privilege is faced with a choice to continue

keep on keepin on or do you have it in you?

to reject all their bribery

it’s not for the poor it’s for you an me so

we gotta re-imagine – we gotta fight back

and not stop until we’ve stopped their attack

it’s not abstract – it’s as clear as day

there’s an axe murderer and he’s swingin away

but with so much already gone we’ve got used to livin this way

but all we’ve ever seen is proof

that this shit won’t stop anytime soon

if we don’t act now then we seal our fate

if they have their way it’s gonna be too late so

go do what you gotta do

get a bullet or a book or a breath or a clue

this depends on me, it depends on you

life is the front line – sad but true

we don’t all have to fight

but for supplies in the night, can we depend on you?

Older but not wiser…

by Unblind

I love you Dad, I really do.

So, it kills me to feel this way about you.

There was a time when we could converse, talk late into the night about the universe.

We shared stories, sipped drinks and poked fun at the world, we agree on so much it was great to be heard.

Your opinions were from life and they were your own, you gave me advice when I felt so alone.

I valued your views and made mine the same, never could I of guessed that that would some day change…

We barely talk now when we get together, the only safe topic seems to be the weather.

The stories you share now all come from TV, there’s nothing about you, us, or your family.

Your opinions aren’t your own, in fact they’re quite sour, we can’t talk politics or we argue for hours.

Your views no longer make sense they are based on the news, we’re at odds now even my kids are confused.

I love this planet, you used to love it too. Can’t you tell from the villains and those who speak true?

You challenge every thing that I say, yet you don’t take a minute to see things my way.

It hurts to be belittled by someone you trust, I guess we’re done talking….

I’ll just leave you to rust….

Reality check on resource requirements of wind power

As we’ve pointed out in our Green Technology & Renewable Energy FAQs, so-called “clean” energy sources such as solar and wind become anything but, when harvested via industrial means. Each PV solar panel, each wind turbine, and every other proposal for generating electricity depends on mining, inherently destructive to the earth. In addition, each requires fossil fuels for mining, transportation, assembly, and installation. There’s nothing “sustainable” about any of it.

energy skeptic backs up some of our concerns with quick calculations on the reality of how many tons of what materials would be required to have wind turbines generate half of US electricity usage. Notably, it would take 52 years worth of worldwide steel production to build enough turbines. It’s interesting to look through the rest of the numbers too.

Bottom line: not only can’t we meet our current electricity usage with “renewables” like wind energy, but it’d be horribly destructive to try. It’s counterproductive, even dangerous, to hold onto fantasies of green energy saving us.