Collapse: Ecology, Climate, and Civilization

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Our way of life — industrial civilization — is destroying the planet.

From coral reefs to the great forests, the last strongholds of the wild are falling. The climate is destabilizing. And we are entering the 6th mass extinction of life on Earth. Ecological collapse is here.

This unprecedented crisis demands extraordinary solutions. And yet, governments and mainstream environmental groups are failing to chart a path towards a livable future. What is to be done?

Join the philosopher poet of the deep ecology movement Derrick Jensen, radical eco-feminist author and strategist Lierre Kieth, and special guests Saba Malik and Robert Jensen for a special 3-hour live streaming event, Collapse: Ecology, Climate, and Civilization, hosted by Deep Green Resistance.

This event explored issues of collapse (ecological, climatic, and civilizational) with a focus on organized, political resistance to slow and mitigate the worst aspects of collapse and accelerate the positive impacts. There will be opportunities to ask questions and participate in dialogue.

This event is also a fundraiser, because the mainstream environmental movement is funded mainly by foundations which don’t want foundational or revolutionary change. Radical organizations like Deep Green Resistance rely on individual donors to support our work.

We are raising $25,000 to fund a national speaking tour, a community-led hydropower dam resistance campaign in the Philippines, land-defense campaigns addressing mining and biodiversity, training programs for activists around the world, and other organizational work.

Whether or not you are in a financial position to donate, we hope you will enjoy and learn from this special event



Protect Laguna Rainforests and Watersheds!

Tropical rainforests in the Laguna province, Philippines, the freshwater lake Laguna de Bay, and subsistence farming and fishing communities are under threat from planned pumped-storage hydropower dams.

DGR allies and local activists in the Laguna region are organizing a campaign of resistance to protect their land, water, and livelihoods.

The Philippines, along with many other countries in the world, is facing an energy crisis, and the construction of hydropower dams and other so-called "green energies", such as liquified gas are being built under the pretext of climate change, despite opposition from local residents.

If built, these dams will destroy wild rainforests of the Sierra Madre Mountains and adjacent farmland, pollute the lake that local people depend on for drinking water and subsistence fishing, and so jeopardize the food and water supply for more than 20,000 local residents. They will also exacerbate flooding, and harm natural pools in the area that are used for religious practices. As the dams would be built on three major fault lines, there is significant risk of catastrophic failure due to the region's frequent earthquakes.

The Philippines has been ranked the deadliest country in the world for environmental defenders. The rights of activists and people who protect their homeland are barely existent.

We need your support! We are aiming to raise USD $6,000 to resist the Ahunan and Belisama pumped-storage hydropower projects, as well as seabed quarrying in Quezon and other eco-destructive developments.

The funding will be used to conduct a series of training sessions for the communities in Laguna and Quezon provinces, to increase their capacities in terms of planning, research, engaging government institutions, advocacy, media, networking and direct action to campaign against the projects.

Activists are also working with these communities on disaster relief and preparedness, and organic gardening, to support their resistance efforts.

The people of Laguna aim to stop the construction of these mega-dams and need all the support they can gather. Thank you. Please note in your donation comment that you want to support this project in particular!

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