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Book Excerpt: Scenario: Limited Resistance

Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Decisive Ecological Warfare” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the  Planet. This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay What if some forms of limited resistance were undertaken? What if there was a serious aboveground resistance movement combined with a small … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Scenario: Limited Resistance

Book Excerpt: Collapse Scenarios: No Resistance

Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Decisive Ecological Warfare” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the  Planet. This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Collapse Scenarios: No Resistance

Book Excerpt: Target Selection

Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Tactics and Targets” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the  Planet. This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay A good tactic used on a poor target has little effect. The Field Manual on Guerrilla Warfare identifies four “important factors related to the … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Target Selection

Book Excerpt: Underground Tactics

Featured image: power line sabotaged by the African National Congress Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Tactics and Targets” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the  Planet. This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay Some tactics can be carried out underground—like general liberation organizing and propaganda—but are more … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Underground Tactics

Book Excerpt: Aboveground Tactics and Operations

Featured image: the 1774 burning of the cargo ship Peggy Stewart, an escalation of the Boston Tea Party. Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Tactics and Targets” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the  Planet. This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay For me, nonviolence was … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Aboveground Tactics and Operations

Book Excerpt: Evaluating Strategy

Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Introduction to Strategy” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the  Planet. This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay Resistance is not one-sided. For any strategy resisters can come up with, those in power will do whatever they can to disrupt … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Evaluating Strategy

Book Excerpt: John Brown and the Harper’s Ferry Raid

Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Introduction to Strategy” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the  Planet. This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay This shift toward more militant defiance of slavery was all wonderful, of course. And it certainly increased the success of the Underground … Continue reading Book Excerpt: John Brown and the Harper’s Ferry Raid

Book Excerpt: Abolitionist Strategy

Featured image: Struggle for freedom in a Maryland barn. Engraving from William Still’s The Underground Rail Road Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Introduction to Strategy” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the  Planet. This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay The Weather Underground was far from … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Abolitionist Strategy

Book Excerpt: Resistance Strategy Success and Failure

Featured image: Weather Underground, 1969 Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Introduction to Strategy” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the  Planet. This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay The key problem with identifying successful strategies is that the context of historical resistance is different from … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Resistance Strategy Success and Failure

Book Excerpt: Grand Strategy

Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Introduction to Strategy” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the  Planet. This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay There’s one nagging thought that always returns to me when I’m studying WWII resistance strategy: resisters in Occupied Europe were brave, even … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Grand Strategy