You Can’t Kill a Planet and Live on It, Too by Frank Joseph Smecker and Derrick Jensen

Dandelion Salad

by Frank Joseph Smecker and Derrick Jensen
July 16, 2011

Hummingbird and flower

Image by San Diego Shooter via Flickr

Let’s expose the structure of violence that keeps the world economy running.

With an entire planet being slaughtered before our eyes, it’s terrifying to watch the very culture responsible for this – the culture of industrial civilization, fueled by a finite source of fossil fuels, primarily a dwindling supply of oil – thrust forward wantonly to fuel its insatiable appetite for “growth.”

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War of the World: How the American Empire Project Trashed a Planet for Profit, While Selling the Public Lies – An interview with Dahr Jamail By Frank Joseph Smecker

By Frank Joseph Smecker
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 6, 2010

Seven years ago, angered over the mainstream media’s flawed portrayal of the Iraq War, independent journalist Dahr Jamail took it upon himself to report from the front lines of the conflict. As one of the very few unembedded journalists dispatching from Iraq, Jamail cruised the streets of cities and villages with a local interpreter, a beat-up car and a penchant for depicting the conflict for what it really was: an illegal and brutal occupation, vanguarded by the US Empire and its corporate collaborators.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Dahr Jamail pulled a degree in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University. Before his stretch in Iraq, Jamail’s post-college travels brought him around the world, from Chile to Pakistan, Mexico to Nepal, to climbing Denali in 1996 where he decided to be a mountain guide shortly thereafter.

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