Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen

Hailed as the philosopher poet of the ecological movement, Derrick Jensen is the widely acclaimed author of Endgame, A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe (a finalist for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize), and Walking on Water, among many others.

Jensen’s writing has been described as “breaking and mending the reader’s heart” (Publishers Weekly). Author, teacher, activist, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, he regularly stirs auditoriums across the country with revolutionary spirit. He lives in Crescent City, California.

Always provoking critical thought as he turns how we see the world upside down check out these Flashpoint Press imprint titles below.

Monsters
Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet (Book)
Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet (DVD)
The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad
Truths Among Us: Conversations on Building a New Culture
Mischief in the Forest: A Yarn Yarn
Resistance Against Empire
Lives Less Valuable
Songs of the Dead
How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating The Earth From Civilization
Now This War Has Two Sides (CD)

Monsters

Monsters

SKU: 9781629634364
Author: Derrick Jensen
Publisher: PM Press/ Flashpoint
ISBN: 9781629634364
Published: 9/2017
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 8 x 10
Page count: 180
Subjects: Folklore-Stories / Art-Illustration

Praise

“Derrick Jensen is a public intellectual who both breaks and mends the reader’s heart.” —Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet

“Derrick Jensen is a man driven to stare without flinching at the baleful design of our culture. . . . His analysis of our culture’s predilection for hatred and destruction will rattle your bones.”
—Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael



Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet Book

Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet (Book)

SKU: 9781604866742
Editors: Derrick Jensen and Lierre Keith
Publisher: PM Press/Flashpoint
ISBN: 9781604866742
Published: 1/2013
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 9 x 6
Page count: 264
Subjects: Politics/Activism/Nature/Environmentalism

About

The twelve people in this volume present an impassioned critique of the dominant culture from every angle: William Catton Jr. explains ecological overshoot; Thomas Linzey gives a fiery call for community sovereignty; Jane Caputi exposes patriarchy’s mythic dismemberment of the Goddess; Aric McBay discusses historically effective resistance strategies; and Stephanie McMillan takes down capitalism. One by one, they build an unassailable case that we need to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. These speakers offer their ideas on what can be done to build a real resistance movement, one that includes all levels of direct action—action that can actually match the scale of the problem.



Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet (DVD)

Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet (DVD)

SKU: 9781604866889
Editors: Derrick Jensen and Lierre Keith
Length: 7 hours
Size: 7.5 x 5.5
Language: English
DVD Format: NTSC
Format: 4 x DVD
Published: 7/2012
UPC: 760137535096
ISBN: 9781604866889
Publisher: PM Press/Flashpoint
Subjects: Politics/Activism/Nature/Environmentalism

About

The seven people in this film present an impassioned critique of the dominant culture from every angle: Thomas Linzey gives a fiery call for community sovereignty; Aric McBay discusses historically effective resistance strategies; and Stephanie McMillan takes down capitalism. One by one, they build an unassailable case that we need to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. These speakers offer their ideas on what can be done to build a real resistance movement, one that includes all levels of direct action—action that can actually match the scale of the problem. Earth at Risk includes Derrick Jensen, Arundhati Roy, Thomas Linzey,  Waziyatawin, Aric McBay, Stephanie McMillan, and Lierre Keith. This collection is sure to inform, engage, and inspire.



The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad

The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad

SKU: 9781604865967
Authors: Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan
Publisher: PM Press/Flashpoint
ISBN: 9781604865967
Published: 10/2012
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 5.5 x 8
Page count: 192
Subjects: Fiction/Relationships

Praise

“This novel is both darkly comic and deadly serious, a genre of one where Monty Python meets the SCUM Manifesto. It is a story that never gets told in rape culture: women fighting back. SPOILER ALERT: We win! Read this book and you will never look at knitting needles the same way again.”
—Lierre Keith, author of The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability



Truths Among Us: Conversations on Building a New Culture

Truths Among Us: Conversations on Building a New Culture

SKU: 9781604862997
Author: Derrick Jensen
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604862997
Published: 9/2011
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 264
Subjects: Philosophy, Politics

Praise

“The book offers a compelling account of the thoughts of these scholars, (and) on rare occasions the book takes a personal twist… lending this thought-provoking series of interviews an intimate dimension.” —Publishers Weekly

“Derrick Jensen is a rare and original voice of sanity in a chaotic world. He has wisdom and wit, grace and style, and is a wonderful guide to a good life beautifully lived.” —Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

“Jensen has compiled an ambitious compendium of truly important issues, and the book is an eye-opening and educational read.” —Political Media Review on Resistance Against Empire

“An appealing diversity of voices, each articulating a different vision of environmental activism…they promote diverse paths toward a deep connection to place and nature—a connection that could lay the basis for significant social transformation.” —The Indypendent on How Shall I Live My Life?

“Derrick Jensen is the green thinker and writer who’s out to tell us not what we want to hear but what we need to hear.”  —Utne Reader, “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World”

“Derrick Jensen is a man driven to stare without flinching at the baleful design of our culture… His analysis of our culture’s predilection for hatred and destruction will rattle your bones.” —Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael



Mischief in the Forest: A Yarn Yarn

Mischief in the Forest: A Yarn Yarn

SKU: 9781604860818
Author: Derrick Jensen • Illustrated by Stephanie McMillan
Publisher: PM Press/Flashpoint
ISBN: 9781604860818
Published: 9/2010
Format: Hardcover, ePub, PDF, mobi
Page count: 40
Size: 8.5 x 11
Subjects: Children’s Picture Book, Environmentalism

About

Grandma Johnson lives alone in the forest and loves to knit sweaters and mittens for her grandchildren in the city. One day, when returning from a visit to the city, her solitude comes to an end when her mischievous forest neighbors reveal themselves in a delightfully colorful fashion. Who took her yarn, and what have they done with it?

The colorful mystery is solved when the birds, rabbits, snakes, trees, and other dwellers of Grandma Johnson’s neighborhood are seen playing with the yarn. Suddenly the forest doesn’t seem so lonely, and the visiting grandkids take great delight getting to know the inhabitants of Grandma’s forest. This picture book is a lesson for both young and old to connect with one’s surroundings and embrace the role of good neighbors with the rest of the natural world, whether in the city or in the forest.



Resistance Against Empire

Resistance Against Empire

SKU: 9781604860467 Interviewer/Editor: Derrick Jensen
Publisher: PM Press/Flashpoint
Published: 6/2010
ISBN: 9781604860467
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Page count: 280
Size: 6 x 9
Subjects: Politics, History

Praise

“Derrick Jensen is a rare and original voice of sanity in a chaotic world. He has wisdom and wit, grace and style, and is a wonderful guide to a good life beautifully lived.” –Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

“Derrick Jensen is a man driven to stare without flinching at the baleful design of our culture… His analysis of our culture’s predilection for hatred and destruction will rattle your bones.” –Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael



Lives Less Valuable

Lives Less Valuable

SKU: 9781604860450
Author: Derrick Jensen
Publisher: Flashpoint Press / PM Press
ISBN: 9781604860450
Published: 1/2010
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Page count: 208
Size: 5 x 8
Subject: Fiction/Thriller

About

At the heart of a city, a river is dying, children have cancer, and people are burning with despair. From the safe distance that wealth buys, a corporation called Vexcorp counts these lives as another expense on a balance sheet. But that distance is about to collapse.

Malia is an activist who has fiercely fought the everyday atrocities of environmental racism. After years of watching countless children die, she’s lost faith in the possibility of systemic reform. Dennis is a lawyer who still believes that if enough people have the correct information they will do the right thing. Dujuan is a young street thug torn by a chaos of grief and rage at his little sister’s death. And Larry Gordon is Vexcorp’s CEO.

Their lives converge when Dujuan mugs Malia. Her scornful comparison of Dujuan to Vexcorp triggers a storm inside him. That storm only clears when he identifies the real agent of his pain: Larry Gordon. Injury requires justice, so Dujuan kidnaps Gordon and assembles a rough court to try him for murder. He picks Malia to be the judge because she knows the facts and because, as Dujuan says, “You want this as bad as me.” As bystanders become involved and time runs out, Malia is forced to make grueling moral decisions between survival and loyalty, safety and courage, agency and despair.



Songs of the Dead

Songs of the Dead

SKU: 9781604860443
Author: Derrick Jensen
Publisher: PM Press/Flashpoint
ISBN: 9781604860443
Published: 3/2009
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 5 x 8
Page count: 320
Subjects: Fiction, Thriller, Politics

Praise

“Derrick Jensen is a rare and original voice of sanity in a chaotic world. He has wisdom and wit, grace and style, and is a wonderful guide to a good life beautifully lived.”
–Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

“Derrick Jensen is a public intellectual who both breaks and mends the reader’s heart.”
–Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet For A Small Planet

“Derrick Jensen is a man driven to stare without flinching at the baleful design of our culture… His analysis of our culture’s predilection for hatred and destruction will rattle your bones.”
–Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael



How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating The Earth From Civilization

How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating The Earth From Civilization

SKU: 9781604860030
Author: Derrick Jensen
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604860030
Published: 7/2008
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 304
Subjects: Politics, Environment

About

Whether it is Carolyn Raffensperger and her radical approach to public health, or Thomas Berry on perceiving the sacred; be it Kathleen Dean Moore reminding us that our bodies are made of mountains, rivers, and sunlight; or Vine Deloria asserting that our dreams tell us more about the world than science ever can, the activists and philosophers interviewed in How Shall I Live My Life? each bravely present a few of the endless forms that resistance can and must take.



Now This War Has Two Sides (CD)

Now This War Has Two Sides (CD)

SKU: 9781604860078
Author: Derrick Jensen
Publisher: PM Press / Trade Root
ISBN: 9781604860078
Published: 3/2008
UPC: 877746000720
Format: Audio CD
Time: 115 Minutes
Size: 5.5 x 5.5
Subjects: Spoken Word, Politics

About

“Where will you choose to make your stand? Give me a threshold, a specific point at which you’ll finally stop running. At which you’ll finally fight back. Stand with me. Stand and fight. I am one, and we would be two. Two more might join and we would be four. When four more join we will be eight. We will be eight people fighting whom others will join. And then more people. And more. Stand and fight.”
—From the CD

Examining the premises of his latest controversial work, Endgame as well as core elements of his ground breaking book Culture of Make Believe, this two hour lecture and discussion offers both a perfect introduction for newcomers and additional insight for those already familiar with Derrick Jensen’s work.

Whether exposing the ravages of industrial civilization, relaying humorous anecdotes from his life, or bravely presenting a few of the endless forms that resistance can (and must) take, Jensen leaves his audience both engaged and enraged.



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