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How activist Derrick Jensen makes it matter

Interview by Give It Mouth for their “Make It Matter” series, originally published there in two parts How do you give it mouth? I don’t want to discourage you, but this may not be my best interview ever. The reason is, normally when I give answers I seem a lot smarter than I am because […]

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Prolific author calls Crescent City home

Jessica Cejnar / The Triplicate Derrick Jensen was just a kid when he began pushing back against the status quo. His father had broken his sister’s arm and, like any youngster might, Jensen wondered why. In the second grade, when a subdivision was built on the meadow that was his playground, he asked where the […]

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Interview for The Fifth Column

Transcription of an interview by John Carico for The Fifth Column. This version edited for publishing at the DGR News Service as “Derrick Jensen interviewed about Deep Green Resistance, “transphobia,” and more” How do you feel about Dr. Jill Stein and the Green Party of America? I’m not a huge fan of the Green Party. […]

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Productive Writing: the Habits of Derrick Jensen

Interview by Terrie Schweitzer, originally published at coach.me As a reader, I first encountered Jensen when I read his searing memoir, A Language Older Than Words, a remarkable work of truth-telling that reveals how personal cycles of abuse operate on the same patterns as abuse of the environment. Jensen’s writing combines enormous passion with piercing […]

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Deep Green Forces

Interview by Jari Chevalier, originally published at terrain.org Jari Chevalier: Your books are full of truth-telling. The degree of honesty and your willingness to share your personal vision are astonishing. In my experience, the only people who speak in this manner have done a lot of inner work and have come to terms within themselves […]

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