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Hateful Sophistry: The Misguided Transphobia of Deep Green Resistance

This article is a critique of a presentation given by a member of Deep Green Resistance on their official gender politics. Deep Green Resistance (or DGR) is a US radical environmental organization founded by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Aric McBay (who is no longer associated with DGR) that advocates, among other things, the forcible […]

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Marriage or Bust? A Conversation on Marriage Equality

  Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State- and Church-begotten weed, marriage? -Emma […]

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Take Back the Land: Leonard Spears Confronting Wells Fargo

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmW5WvmBEXo]   Eviction defense is not just marked by an alliance on the eviction blockace, but instead a complete strategy of escalation.  We begin with the identification of demands, a choice on how we want to approach things.  With Leonard Spears, a person who was trying to resist an unjust foreclosure with the help […]

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Beyond Procedural Justice: Finding Our Foundations in the Worst Case Scenario

One of the foundations of foreclosure-based eviction defense tends to be a close reading of the entire mortgage history of the property.  This could include closely looking at all of the ownership records, reading through every single foreclosure document, looking up bank information, and so on.  The idea behind this is two-fold.  First, it gives […]

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Take Back the Land: The Case for Eviction Defense

Here is the story of Leonard Spears.  After remodeling his home with little money and a lot of hard work, a brief lack of income forced him into foreclosure.  Wells Fargo refused to negotiate a modification on his mortgage and then produced fraudulent documents, all to force him out of his home.  Leonard intends to […]

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