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Derrick Jensen is the author of Thought to Exist in the Wild, Songs of the Dead, Endgame, Dreams, and other books. In 2008, he was named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” His Orion column is called “Upping the Stakes.”

The Victim Liked It

What the psychology of abuse can tell us about climate deniers.

Self-Evident Truths

A no-holds-barred diagnosis, and prescription, to match the urgency of our time.

Loaded Words

There can be no success if we fail to stop this culture from killing the planet.


The first step to living differently is accepting that it can be done.

This Culture Is #/?*#-+

We no longer need an outside entity to censor our most heartfelt thoughts.

To Live or Not to Live

Heroism in the age of environmental destruction is about averting tragedy, not presuming it.

The Age of Ooops

What would corporate responsibility look like if it were actually enforced?

The Tyranny of Entitlement

Having a perpetual growth economy is not only insane, it is impossible.

Mutual Aid

Stemming the sixth great extinction, one egg sac at a time.

World Gone Mad

If you survey the symptoms, the verdict is clear.

Calling All Fanatics

How can crusaders take time out to enjoy the Earth when so few people are out there fighting?

High on Progress

Does the addiction serve the addict, or vice-versa?

Resistance Resisters

A note to those who still believe that change will come without a fight.

50 Simple Ways to Get Off

A kind of love affair that won't break hearts, but might save species. With AUDIO.

Playing for Keeps

Would we listen to nature if our lives depended on it?

Side with the Living

Ice ages and asteroids are no excuse for falling out of love with nature.

Forget Shorter Showers

Why personal change is not a substitute for political change.

World at Gunpoint

How we should live our lives is precisely the wrong question.

Beyond Hope

Hope is the antithesis of action. Hope expects that someone else will do the hard work of change, that things will just...get better.