Derrick Jensen: It's stunning, how fast the destruction proceeds. Every day that passes, the world is in worse shape.
Derrick Jensen: Industrial civilization - civilization itself, but especially industrial civilization - is not and can never be sustainable. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that any way of life that's based on the use of non-renewable resources won't last.
Derrick Jensen: So one of the reasons why we don't see a lot of the violence, is because it's exported. Another reason we don't see a lot of the violence, is that we have been so metabolized into the system that we've bought into this strange notion that it's okay to have to pay to exist on the planet.
Paul Watson: [Cpt. Watson is co-creator of Greenpeace] I personally have no use for large institutionalized environmental organisations; I think they're more of a problem than a help. They're just eco-bureaucracies.
Paul Watson: It's not strange to me when people tell me that the former president of Greenpeace now works for the logging industry of Canada. The former president of Greenpeace Australia now works for the mining industry. The former president of Greenpeace Norway works for the whaling industry. See, because it's just one corporate job to the next.
Barack Obama: If there's any doubt about the leadership our military is showing, you just need to look at this F-18 fighter and the light-armored vehicle behind it. The army and marine corps have been testing this vehicle on a mixture of biofuels, and this navy fighter jet - appropriately called the "Green Hornet" - will be flown for the first time in just a few days, on Earth Day.
Derrick Jensen: When people think about Iraq, what's the first thing they think about? Cedar forests so thick that sunlight never touches the ground? That's how it was, prior to the arrival of this culture.
Qwatsinas: [voiceover] People often say that there's a war against Nature, and that this is the third world war.
title card: They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it. - Red Cloud