Chris Hedges: In Conflict with the Natural World + What Happened to the Labor Movement?

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Nov 23, 2019

Chris Hedges talks to author Amitav Ghosh about the natural world and sacred forces that sustain life and the conflict when treated by the human species as an inert commodity to exploit. In his novel Gun Island, Ghosh explores how these ecosystems have turned with a vengeance on the hubris and collective lunacy of modern industrialized society.

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Wolf Country by William T. Hathaway

Wolf in Lamar Valley

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by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Germany
February 6, 2016

This year marks the 20th anniversary of wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park. From 66 released originally they’ve increased to over 300 and are no longer endangered. That they thrive here is not surprising, for they are creatures of this raw land in a way that we aren’t. Wolves are fitted to this environment, and so to understand them, we have to know the country that nurtures them.

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Black Oak Down by Shepherd Bliss

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by Shepherd Bliss
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Santa Rosa, California
June 26, 2014

A loud, crashing sound startles my young farm-hand Emily Danler awake in the dark of the night. She camps out in order to start picking berries at sun-up. My dog, inside, barks. After a physically-demanding day farming, I sleep through it all.

Looking down the boysenberry field to the bottom of Kokopelli Farm the next morning, tears come to my eyes. The tall, old black oak had split right down the middle of its deep, wide trunk. I would never again see its crimson leaves announcing the beginning of Spring. Continue reading

Earthrise: Urban Farming + Haiti’s Reefs + Sustainable Energy in India

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Aug 3, 2012 by

Growing fish and vegetables symbiotically in the Mid West; training young Haitians to help protect their reefs; an Indian city embraces sustainable energy.

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Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

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Igor Kozorog on Dec 10, 2014

An art-house circuit sensation, this feature-length documentary is visually arresting and possesses a clear, pro-environmental stance. Koyaanisqatsi is composed of nature imagery, manipulated in slow motion, double exposure or time lapse, juxtaposed with footage of humans’ devastating environmental impact on the planet. The message of director Godfrey Reggio is clear: humans are destroying the planet, and all of human progress is pointlessly foolish.

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Derrick Jensen: How the West Has Won

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on Aug 28, 2011

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Peak Moment 200: “Is the world a better place because you were born?” asks author Derrick Jensen. He contrasts sustainable indigenous cultures, who enrich their habitat, with the current “dominant culture destroying everything.” He explores how industrial civilization is inherently violent, turning people into objects and the earth into stuff.

His books include A Language Older Than Words, Culture of Make Believe, and Endgame.

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Freedom in the Grace of the World by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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Truthdig
July 5, 2010

Earl Shaffer, adrift after serving in the South Pacific in World War II and struggling with the loss of his childhood friend Walter Winemiller during the assault on Iwo Jima, made his way to Mount Oglethorpe in Georgia in 1947. He headed north toward Mount Katahdin in Maine and for the next 124 days, averaging 16.5 miles a day, beat back the demons of war. His goal, he said, was to ‘‘walk the Army out of my system.’’ He was the first person to hike the full length of the Appalachian Trail.

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