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Call to Action for an Earth Insurgency

Posted in Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, Environment, Revolution with tags , , on January 14, 2010 by Ⓐb Irato

We must hold onto our humanity as we collapse and renew ourselves

A call for reluctant Earth revolutionaries to unite and slay the economic growth machine consuming ecological being.

By Dr. Glen Barry, originally published on Ecological Internet, September 19th, 2009

A disease is ravaging Earth as ever more people, consume ever more, destroying natural ecosystems that are our shared habitat. In a few short centuries the violent, expansionist and deeply ecologically unsustainable Western mindset has become virtually universally accepted. The meaning of life is more, ever more of everything, at the expense of a finite biosphere. The emptiness of such a vacuous worldview is revealed through changing climate, devastating human inequities and an irredeemably corrupt economic system.

More than just a climate crisis, humanity is facing profound over-population and injustice that are spurring dozens of inter-related ecological and social crises. Billions suffer as their basic human needs go unmet, while billions more gorge themselves. Forests, prairies, streams, rivers, estuaries, wetlands, lakes, soil, oceans, air and all the rest are all life’s flesh and blood. Humanity, Earth and kindred species have entered the late stage condition of ecological overshoot — whereby our cumulative demands upon ecosystems exceed their life-giving capacity and cause them to collapse.

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