Max Wilbert: Dismantling The Culture Of Empire

Our culture is a life-destroying force on this planet. What is to be done in the face of the reality industrial civilization is forging on the living planet we all share? Max Wilbert and I discuss this question within the context of Max's years of work discussing and raising awareness of the large-scale ecological crisis currently unfolding on this living planet under the global system and logic of capitalist industry and Empire (under the guise of “economic prosperity” and “development”). Max has spent years organizing, educating, and actively fomenting practical and diverse forms of resistance against the structures (infrastructure) of industrial civilization, and we discuss what forms of resistance are required to effectively dismantle industrial civilization and culture.

Max Wilbert is a third-generation organizer who grew up in Seattle’s post-WTO anti-globalization and undoing racism movement. Max has a 15-year history as an organizer and revolutionary. He is a co-founder of Deep Green Resistance and longtime board member of a small, grassroots environmental non-profit with no employees and no corporate funding. His first book ‘We Choose To Speak,’ a collection of pro-feminist and environmental essays written over a six-year period, was released in 2018. Learn more about Max Wilbert and his book at his website

This is a segment of episode #137 of Last Born In The Wilderness ‘We Choose To Speak: The Living Planet & Dismantling The Culture Of Empire w/ Max Wilbert.’ Listen to the full episode: