Future Primitive

September 30th, 2011

Speaking The Truth About Power

an interview with Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen is an American author and environmental activist.  Jensen has published several books questioning and critiquing modern civilization and its values, including A Language Older Than WordsThe Culture of Make Believe, and Endgame. He holds a B.S. in Mineral Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. He has also taught creative writing at Pelican Bay State Prison and Eastern Washington University.


Derrick speaks with Joanna about words and action for social change, abuse as identity in the dominant culture, the importance of naming the unspeakable, putting nature first, “to speak truth about power”, preparing the transition towards a sustainable culture…

Music: “Ancient Trees” (from On the wing) by Stephan Micus

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