Coming Together for Radical Change

A Conversation with Derrick Jensen
Protester holding a sign that says "Systems Change not Climate Change"

“If we wish to stop the atrocities, we need merely to step away from the isolation. There is a whole world waiting for us, ready to welcome us home.”

In this episode of Earthfire Radio, Dr. Susan Eirich talks with author and activist Derrick Jensen about the need to unite in our efforts to shift global perspectives and turn the tide toward a better way of living on the Earth.

A brilliant thinker and writer, Derrick Jensen is a multi-award-winning environmental author. Named the Poet Philosopher of the Ecological Movement by Democracy Now, he was named one of Utne Reader’s 50 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World. His books include The Culture of Make Believe, Endgame, A Language Older than Words, Listening to the Land, and many others. He’s also coauthor of Deep Green Resistance. Derrick lives among the redwoods of Northern California, where he works to improve habitat for the Coho Salmon who swim upstream near his home, and for the Red-legged Frogs who sing nightly outside his windows. Press Action named him Person of the Year, writing, “The recipient of this award was never in doubt. Derrick Jensen’s Endgame… was the best work of nonfiction in 2006. Given the significance of its subject matter and the urgency of Jensen’s message, Endgame is the most important book of the decade and could stand as the must-read book of our lifetimes…. The book is likely to send you into periods of despondency over the bleak future of the planet. But Jensen explains that if enough of us stand up and work together… the crash won’t be as devastating… [and] will eventually result in an explosive renewal of all forms of life on the planet.”

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