Derrick Jensen: "Civilization and Resistance"
Derrick Jensen is the most potent voice of the growing deep ecology movement.
Winner of numerous awards and honors including the Eric Hoffer Book Award and Press Action's Person of the Year, he is the author of some fifteen books, including Endgame, A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution, and the new Derrick Jensen Reader: Writings on Environmental Revolution.
Derrick Jensen is a force for the common good. His books are mandatory reading in the study of culture and change. He is a contemporary philosopher with his feet firmly on the ground". Terry Tempest Williams
"The primordial language of the universe is the language expressed in the night sky, in the dawn and sunset, in the flight of the eagle: it resonates in the song of the meadow lark, in the fragile bloom of the orchidthe mountains, the valleys, and the riversand this book." Father Thomas Berry, author
Jensen raises vital questions that must be asked, and moreover, that must be answered. In this mad venture, we are all complicit, if only in our silence. Jensen shatters this silence." Mumia Abu-Jamal
If any voice can help us break free of this culture of denial, this is it. Stunningly original, grippingly personal, this book will shock you to your core while at the same time quickening your deepest yearnings for reconnection with the Earth and all its creatures, Jensen has achieved the impossible: a book that is simultaneously horrifying and uplifting, terrifying and beautiful. I could not put it down. Passages will stay with me forever." Frances Moore Lappé
"Jensen is the ONLY person who says it right, who gets it completely right."
Claire Cummings is an author, journalist, lawyer, and lifelong social activist. Her book Uncertain Peril won the 2009 American Book Award and an award by the Society for Economic Botany. She has been honored for radio journalism and awarded a Kellogg Food and Society Fellowship.
Since graduating from U.C. Berkeley in 1965, Claire has been a life-long social activist. As a young mother she worked in the peace and civil rights movements, then for farm labor rights while living on a farm in Northern California. As a lawyer, Claire represented and advised traditional native people on cultural preservation. In Hawai'i Claire represented the Halawa Valley Coalition and The Hawai'i La'ieikawai Association opposing the H3 freeway and founded the first native Hawaiian Land Trust Hui Aina o Hana. Claire worked extensively with the Winnenmen Wintu tribe in Northern California, preventing development on Mt. Shasta and creating the first cultural conservation easement on private forest land to protect their sacred sites. She represented the Apache Survival Coalition and founded The Cultural Conservancy, a native land rights organization.
Claire has served on the board and as general counsel for many environmental groups, including The Elmwood Institute, Food First, and Earth Island Institute as well as local groups. In addition to extensive public speaking Claire writes for radio, newspapers, magazines, and blogs. Her stories focus on the relationship between people, plants, and place, and how these stories can connect us to each other and to the land. www.clairehopecummings.com
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