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Pinyon-Juniper Forests, Pine Nuts, and True Sustainability

   by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance A windmill blade knocks the head off a Cooper’s hawk interrupting the late afternoon peace in Spring Valley, just outside Ely, Nevada. The blade tosses the hawk’s body onto yellow gravel the power company spread, over living soil, in circles around their windmills. The ever-present Great Basin … Continue reading Pinyon-Juniper Forests, Pine Nuts, and True Sustainability

Sustainability is Destroying the Earth: The Green Economy vs. The Planet

by Kim Hill, Deep Green Resistance Australia Don’t talk to me about sustainability. You want to question my lifestyle, my impact, my ecological footprint? There is a monster standing over us, with a footprint so large it can trample a whole planet underfoot, without noticing or caring. This monster is Industrial Civilization. I refuse to … Continue reading Sustainability is Destroying the Earth: The Green Economy vs. The Planet

Derrick Jensen: Forget Shorter Showers

Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”? ... Continue reading →

May Book Club Meeting Recap

The third meeting of the DGR Santa Barbara book club was held on Sunday, May 7th at the Eastside Library.  We discussed chapter 4 of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet.  The following questions were posed to inspire discussion: 1) How did the “Alternative vs. Oppositional Culture” comparison affect your understanding of this … Continue reading May Book Club Meeting Recap

Protective Use of Force: Self-Defence and Counter-Violence, Part Two

Peter Gelderloos, an anarchist writer, reframes the question of if tactics are violent or not, by asking if the tactics are liberating when we are meant to be obedient consumers. Does the action result in space being reclaimed and held. Examples of this are the Spanish Civil War, Greece uprising of 2008, the Oaxacan state resistance to the Mexican government in 2006, and Hamburg 1986/7. ... Continue reading →

“Full of Inspiration”: 2017 Direct Action Training Report-Back

Over Earth Day weekend, Deep Green Resistance members in Oregon hosted an advanced direct action training in rural western Oregon. About 45 people attended from several surrounding states. The training began with several anti-oppression sessions to help foster an equitable and safe environment for facilitators and participants, especially for people of color, women, indigenous people, … Continue reading “Full of Inspiration”: 2017 Direct Action Training Report-Back

Park City is Still Damned: What Needs to Be Done?

     by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance In my essay, Park City is Damned: A Case Study in Civilization, I described the vicious cycle Park City, Utah is caught in and explained how the city cannot exist for much longer. There are far more humans in Park City than the land can support, … Continue reading Park City is Still Damned: What Needs to Be Done?

Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Five

Featured image: animals steal the place of the Wretched of the Earth bloc at the People’s Climate March of Justice and Jobs. By Dominique Z Barron. This is the twentieth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.     by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK In this run of … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Five