Endgame

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781583227305

Category: History

Page: 931

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Derrick Jensen's most ambitious, important, and best book to date.

Endgame, Volume 2

Resistance

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583229744

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Whereas Volume 1 of Endgame presents the problem of civilization, Volume 2 of this pivotal work illustrates our means of resistance. Incensed and hopeful, impassioned and lucid, Endgame leapfrogs the environmental movement's deadlock over our willingness to change our conduct, focusing instead on our ability to adapt to the impending ecological revolution.

Listening to the Land

Conversations about Nature, Culture and Eros

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581189

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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In this far-ranging and heartening collection, Derrick Jensen gathers conversations with environmentalists, theologians, Native Americans, psychologists, and feminists, engaging some of our best minds in an exploration of more peaceful ways to live on Earth. Included here is Dave Foreman on biodiversity, Matthew Fox on Christianity and nature, Jerry Mander on technology, and Terry Tempest Williams on an erotic connection to the land. With intelligence and compassion, Listening to the Land moves from a look at the condition of the environment and the health of our spirit to a beautiful evocation of eros and a life based on love.

What We Leave Behind

Author: Derrick Jensen,Aric McBay

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583229892

Category: Science

Page: 465

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What We Leave Behind is a piercing, impassioned guide to living a truly responsible life on earth. Human waste, once considered a gift to the soil, has become toxic material that has broken the essential cycle of decay and regeneration. Here, award-winning author Derrick Jensen and activist Aric McBay weave historical analysis and devastatingly beautiful prose to remind us that life—human and nonhuman—will not go on unless we do everything we can to facilitate the most basic process on earth, the root of sustainability: one being's waste must always become another being’s food.

Welcome to the Machine

Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control

Author: Derrick Jensen,George Draffan

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1931498520

Category: Law

Page: 285

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Jensen and Draffan look at the way machine readable devices that track our identities and purchases have infiltrated our lives and have come to define our culture.

Truths Among Us

Conversations on Building a New Culture : Interviews

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604862998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

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Interviews with 10 leading writers, philosophers, teachers and activists share their arguments against societal beliefs that corporations and governments know what is best for humanity's future, in a compendium that explores such topics as the humanity of gang members, the psychology of abuse and the limits of Western spirituality. Original.

Deep Green Resistance

Strategy to Save the Planet

Author: Derrick Jensen,Aric McBay,Lierre Keith

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609801423

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

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For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, "Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?" No one ever says yes. Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can't fix it, and shopping—no matter how green—won’t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful. It provides an exploration of organizational structures, recruitment, security, and target selection for both aboveground and underground action. Deep Green Resistance also discusses a culture of resistance and the crucial support role that it can play. Deep Green Resistance is a plan of action for anyone determined to fight for this planet—and win.

The Culture of Make Believe

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581839

Category: Philosophy

Page: 720

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Derrick Jensen takes no prisoners in The Culture of Make Believe, his brilliant and eagerly awaited follow-up to his powerful and lyrical A Language Older Than Words. What begins as an exploration of the lines of thought and experience that run between the massive lynchings in early twentieth-century America to today's death squads in South America soon explodes into an examination of the very heart of our civilization. The Culture of Make Believe is a book that is as impeccably researched as it is moving, with conclusions as far-reaching as they are shocking.

Dreams

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609801288

Category: Science

Page: 403

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Jensen's furthest-reaching book yet, Dreams challenges the "destructive nihilism" of writers like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris who believe that there is no reality outside what can be measured using the tools of science. He introduces the mythologies of ancient cultures and modern indigenous peoples as evidence of alternative ways of understanding reality, informed by thinkers such as American Indian writer Jack Forbes, theologian and American Indian rights activist Vine Deloria, Shaman Martin Prechtel, Dakota activist and scholar Waziyatawin, and Okanagan Indian writer Jeannette Armstrong. He draws on the wisdom of Dr. Paul Staments, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, sociologist Stanley Aronowitz, who discusses science's lack of accountability to the earth, and many more. As in his other books, Jensen draws heavily from his own life experience living alongside the frogs, redwoods, snails, birds and bears of the upper northwest, about which he writes with exquisite tenderness. Having taken on the daunting task of understanding one's dreams as a source of knowledge, Jensen achieves the near-impossible in this breathtakingly brave and ambitious new work.

Resistance Against Empire

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604863765

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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A scathing indictment of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, this collection of interviews gathers incendiary insights from 10 of today’s most experienced and knowledgeable activists. Whether it’s Ramsey Clark describing the long history of military invasion, Alfred McCoy detailing the relationship between CIA activities and the increase in the global heroin trade, Stephen Schwartz reporting the obscene costs of nuclear armaments, or Katharine Albrecht tracing the horrors of the modern surveillance state, this investigation of global governance is sure to inform, engage, and incite readers.

Strangely Like War

The Global Assault on Forests

Author: Derrick Jensen,George Draffan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931498456

Category: Nature

Page: 185

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"Ever since Gilgamesh cut down the ancient cedar forests of Mesopotamia, civilizations have foundered and collapsed in the wake of widespread deforestation. Today, with three quarters of the world's original forests gone and the pace of cutting, clearing, processing, and pulping ever accelerating, Jensen and Draffan lay bare the stark scenario we face - we being not only people, but the nonhuman fabric of life itself - unless deforestation is slowed and stopped. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the relationship between deforestation and our ecological crisis as well as an essential "handbook" for activists everywhere."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

How Shall I Live My Life?

On Liberating the Earth from Civilization

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604860030

Category: Nature

Page: 302

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An engaging collection of interviews in which Derrick Jensen, the renowned poet, philosopher and ecological activist, discusses the destructive nature of the dominant cultural norms, with 10 people who have devoted their work and lives to undermining it. Whether it is Carolyn Raffensperger and her radical approach to public health, or Thomas Berry on perceiving the sacred or Vine Deloria asserting that dreams convey more about the world than science ever can, these thinkers bravely present the many ways resistance can take place.

The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad

Author: Derrick Jensen,Stephanie McMillan

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 160486785X

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In this darkly comic novel, the six women of the Knitting Circle meet every week to talk, eat cake, and make fabulous sweaters. The easy-going circle undergoes a drastic change when the members realize they are all the survivors of rape—worse still, that none of their attackers suffered consequences—and the group becomes the vengeful Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad, taking punishment into their own hands via their knitting needles. As the women take their revenge, groups of men issue statements against the vigilante ladies, from the Chamber of Commerce to the sinister Men Against Women Against Rape (MAWAR), plotting to stop and punish the Knitting Circle. Featuring strong female characters, this satirical piece explores love, revenge, feminism, violence, and knitting.

The Myth of Human Supremacy

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609806794

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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In this impassioned polemic, radical environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen debunks the near-universal belief in a hierarchy of nature and the superiority of humans. Vast and underappreciated complexities of nonhuman life are explored in detail—from the cultures of pigs and prairie dogs, to the creative use of tools by elephants and fish, to the acumen of caterpillars and fungi. The paralysis of the scientific establishment on moral and ethical issues is confronted and a radical new framework for assessing the intelligence and sentience of nonhuman life is put forth. Jensen attacks mainstream environmental journalism, which too often limits discussions to how ecological changes affect humans or the economy—with little or no regard for nonhuman life. With his signature compassionate logic, he argues that when we separate ourselves from the rest of nature, we in fact orient ourselves against nature, taking an unjust and, in the long run, impossible position. Jensen expresses profound disdain for the human industrial complex and its ecological excesses, contending that it is based on the systematic exploitation of the earth. Page by page, Jensen, who has been called the philosopher-poet of the environmental movement, demonstrates his deep appreciation of the natural world in all its intimacy, and sounds an urgent call for its liberation from human domination. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Derrick Jensen Reader

Writings on Environmental Revolution

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609804058

Category: Science

Page: 640

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In an age marked by seemingly unstoppable environmental collapse and the urgent quest for solutions, environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen, the voice of the growing deep ecology movement, reveals for us new seeds of hope. Here for the first time in The Derrick Jensen Reader are collected generous selections from his prescient, unflinching books on the problem of civilization and the path to true resistance. In the acclaimed A Language Older Than Words, Jensen dissects his own abusive childhood to examine the pathology of Western culture and shares with us the power and beauty of an alliance with the natural world. He continues to use the lens of his own experience as well as the wisdom of philosophers, activists, and teachers to expose oppression and call us to action in his other early works, Listening to the Land, A Culture of Make Believe, Strangely Like War, and Walking on Water. We see his analysis deepen when he asks us to accept that the only moral response to biocide is resistance in the two-volume Endgame, a truth he explores further in Thought to Exist in the Wild, What We Leave Behind, the graphic novel As The World Burns, and in his two novels, Songs of the Dead and Lives Less Valuable. And in Dreams, Jensen's latest work, he leads us still further toward his vision for a healed planet, freeing us to see beyond the limits of our present culture to a future luminous with meaning.

Lives Less Valuable

A Novel

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604860456

Category: Fiction

Page: 193

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A city is in despair, rivers are dying, children have cancer. Vexcorp counts these lives an another expense on a balance sheet. But that is about to change. Malia is an activist who fiercely fights these atrocities. She's lost faith in the possibility of systematic reform. Dennis is a lawyer who believes that if enough people are informed, they will do the right thing. Eddie is a young street thug torn by grief over his sister's death. Larry Gordon is Vexcorp's CEO. Their lives converge in a tale of morality, survival, agency and despair.

Monsters

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1629634522

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Monsters is an illustrated collection of wild, weird, and whimsical tales with a twist. These stories are not about mythical creatures; here, the creatures speak for themselves. There's an orc who hates Tolkien, a young demon awash in teenage angst, an angel abandoned by Jesus who finds the Fates. Jensen creates a world both delicately dreamlike and all too real, where the villain is sometimes the victim and evil is not always what we thought. If stories teach us how to be human, then the stories in Monsters are the ones we need now. These are fractured fairy tales for grown-ups, where the roots of sadism are laid bare and the horrors of human supremacism are firmly faced. But as in all of Jensen's work, love is both always possible and also a call to action. By turns macabre, melancholy, and magical, these stories and their accompanying images will leave you wondering who the real monsters are and how they can be defeated.

As the World Burns

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial-A Graphic Novel

Author: Derrick Jensen,Stephanie McMillan

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583229590

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 225

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Two of America's most talented activists team up to deliver a bold and hilarious satire of modern environmental policy in this fully illustrated graphic novel. The U.S. government gives robot machines from space permission to eat the earth in exchange for bricks of gold. A one-eyed bunny rescues his friends from a corporate animal-testing laboratory. And two little girls figure out the secret to saving the world from both of its enemies (and it isn't by using energy-efficient light bulbs or biodiesel fuel). As the World Burns will inspire you to do whatever it takes to stop ecocide before it’s too late.

Songs of the Dead

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604860448

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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A non-stop thriller which deftly blends the paranormal, sci-fi and an engaging political voice. A serial killer stalks the streets of Spokane, acting out a misogynist script. Across town, a writer named Derrick has spent his life tracking the reasons, be they political, psychological or spiritual, for the sadism of the modern world. And through the grim nights, Nika, a trafficked woman, tries to survive the grinding violence of prostitution. Their lives, and the forces propelling them, are about to collide.

The Story of B

Author: Daniel Quinn

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307575234

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The Story of B combines Daniel Quinn's provocative and visionary ideas with a masterfully plotted story of adventure and suspense in this stunning, resonant novel that is sure to stay with readers long after they have finished the last page. Father Jared Osborne--bound by a centuries-old mandate held by his order to know before all others that the Antichrist is among us--is sent to Europe on a mission to find a peripatetic preacher whose radical message is attracting a growing circle of followers. The target of Osborne's investigation is an American known only as B. He isn't teaching New Age platitudes or building a fanatical following; instead, he is quietly uncovering the hidden history of our planet, redefining the fall of man, and retracing a path of human spirituality that extends millions of years into the past. From the beginning, Fr. Osborne is stunned, outraged, and awed by the simplicity and profundity of B's teachings. Is B merely a heretic--or is he the Antichrist sent to seduce humanity not with wickedness, but with ideas more alluring than those of traditional religion? With surprising twists and fascinating characters, The Story of B answers this question as it sends readers on an intellectual journey that will forever change the way they view spirituality, human history, and, indeed, the state of our present world. From the Trade Paperback edition.