The Green Flame is a Deep Green Resistance podcast that brings you revolutionary analysis, practical skills, and artistic expression from the grassroots movement to dismantle global industrial civilization.
"Don't Look Up" — Brilliant Critique of Climate Deniers or Neoliberal Fairy Tale?
In this episode, Max Wilbert and Carl van Warmerdam discuss the 2021 Netflix film "Don't Look Up," an extended allegory for global warming. We discuss whether the film is an accurate satire or a pandering neoliberal fairy tale - or both.
Article: Dams Are Not Green Energy
Joshua Clinton reads the article: https://dgrnewsservice.org/civilization/ecocide/habitat-loss/bolivia-extinction-and-displacement-dams-not-green-energy/
Abortion Rights in the US with Lauren Levey
Lauren Levey has had a lifelong involvement with women's rights and lesbian rights. She is a second-wave radical feminist who is currently on the Board of Directors of the Women's Human Rights Campaign USA, and serves as its Vice President. In this episode Lauren shares her radical analysis of abortion in America and on the fight to end the subjugation and erasure of women.
Betty Ball on Ecofeminism and Judi Bari
Longtime environmental and social activist and co founder of the Mendocino Environmental Center Betty Ball reflects on ecofeminism and her relationship with Judi Bari. The music for this episode is provided by the late Gary Ball, Betty's husband and fellow co-founder of the MEC.
"Principles of Sustainable Societies" with Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth
Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth's Girls and the Grasses keynote presentation, Principles of Sustainable Societies: Matriarchy as a Radical Alternative followed by a Q&A conversation with Lierre Keith, Michelle Martin, Rebecca Wildbear, Sue Breen and Jennifer Murnan.
Check out the full event, which live streams on Saturday November 20th at 1pm Pacific, here: https://givebutter.com/girlsandgrasses
Protecting Ancient Forests — Update from the Front Lines of Fairy Creek
In this episode Max speaks with Joshua Wright, a front-line activist who was amongst the first involved in blockading access to Fairy Creek, trying to prevent ancient old-growth forests from being destroyed by logging companies. There have been over 1000 arrests making it one of the largest acts of civil disobedience in Canadian history. These on the ground activists continue to camp on site despite pressure from the loggers to endanger both the forest and its present inhabitants.
The injunction against the protestors which ran from April until the end of September of this year was not allowed to be extended. But that decision was overturned and a new interim injunction is now in place until November 15th, so this is a crucial moment in the continuation of this blockade.
We include a poem by Linda Hogan recited by Anita Stewart.
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No more cake!
This is a necessary, often insightful, and always interesting podcast. It’s ecological critique of civilization is perhaps the most significant movement in human consciousness since Marx. I have been listening to episodes haphazardly, and my favorites so far include: 10. Radical Feminism, 24. Esther Figueroa, 25. Planet of the Humans, and 40. Sergio Alexander Kochergin. There are some speakers on the podcast whose views I do not entirely agree with or would qualify; for example, I do not think rivers are persons. However, the range of views expressed is stimulating. Some suggestions for furthering the cause through this outlet would be: 1) more debate on debatable points and 2) perhaps some humor. Keep up the good work Max and Jennifer!
The Jennifer Bilek interview is pathetic
Great content, but…..
Such a bummer about Derrick and DGR’s stance on trans people. Kinda heartbreaking, as I resonate so much with everything else and it really inspired me when I was younger. I’m not into cancel culture but it’s pretty hard to just focus on the other ideas when deep green resistance releases an official statement basically saying that being trans is b.s. As a queer person this is super alienating. The people on this podcast are otherwise so rad… What gives? Why are they still working with this guy? Do they all share the same anti-trans sentiments?