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An Interview with Derrick Jensen

Posted By Chelsea Green Publishing On March 18, 2005 @ 9:16 am In Nature & Environment,Politics & Social Justice | No Comments

Derrick Jensen author of Listening to the Land [1], A Language Older Than Words [2], The Culture of Make Believe [3], Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests, Walking on Water [4] and Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control [5], all published by Chelsea Green, recently was interviewed by No Compromise [6]. He talked about the destruction of the planet and the necessity of dismantling civilization.

I want to bring down civilization. It’s really clear that civilization is killing the planet. I’m interested in living in a world that has more wild salmon every year than the year before. A world that has more migratory songbirds every year than the year before. A world that has less dioxins and flame retardants in mothers’ breast milk. A world not being destroyed. A world where krill populations aren’t collapsing. A world where there are not dead zones in the oceans. A world not being systematically dismantled. I want to live in a world that is not being killed. I will do whatever it takes to get there. It is really clear that for the past 6000 years civilization has been killing the planet. It’s a way of life that systematically destroys its land base and right now it’s destroying the planet. I’m on the planet’s side.

Read the entire interview on Gorilla News Network

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URL to article: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/an-interview-with-derrick-jensen/

URLs in this post:

[1] Listening to the Land: http://www.chelseagreen.com/2004/items/listeningtotheland

[2] A Language Older Than Words: http://www.chelseagreen.com/2004/items/languageolder

[3] The Culture of Make Believe: http://www.chelseagreen.com/2004/items/cultureofmakebelieve

[4] Walking on Water: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/walking_on_water:paperback

[5] Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control: http://www.chelseagreen.com/2004/items/welcome

[6] No Compromise: http://www.nocompromise.org/

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