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Morality, Collapse, and Revolution

In this series of videos, DGR cadre Will Falk and Max Wilbert discuss the moral issues surrounding the Deep Green Resistance strategy, which calls for dismantling the global industrial economy by any means necessary, as rapidly as possible. This strategy is known as Decisive Ecological Warfare, or DEW. You can learn more about DEW here: … Continue reading Morality, Collapse, and Revolution

The Green Flame Podcast, Episode 3: COINTELPRO and Security Culture

On this episode of the Green Flame, we speak with Claude Marks, former political prisoner and activist, director of the Freedom Archives, about COINTELPRO and state repression of revolutionary movements. We hear from Will Falk, activist, radical movement lawyer and writer, about security culture. And for our skill, we focus on operational security. This show … Continue reading The Green Flame Podcast, Episode 3: COINTELPRO and Security Culture

Questioning Unquestioned Beliefs: What the Lake Erie Bill of Rights Teaches Us

By Will Falk and Sean Butler Photo: 2009 algae bloom in western Lake Erie. Photo by Tom Archer. It should be clear to anyone following the events surrounding attempts by the citizens of Toledo, OH, with help from nonprofit law firm the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), to protect Lake Erie with the Lake … Continue reading Questioning Unquestioned Beliefs: What the Lake Erie Bill of Rights Teaches Us

The Green Flame Podcast: “Civilization and Empire”

In this episode of The Green Flame, we interview Derrick Jensen and Lierre Keith about civilization, why a critical analysis of civilization is important, and how it can shape our revolutionary work. Radical lawyer Will Falk explains why the legal system will never save the planet. And our skill for this episode focuses on building … Continue reading The Green Flame Podcast: “Civilization and Empire”

Fighting for the Rights of Southern Resident Orcas

By Will Falk and Sean Butler / Voices for Biodiversity On December 18, 2018, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Wild Fish Conservancy threatened the Trump administration with a lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for allowing salmon fisheries to take too many salmon, which the critically endangered Southern Resident orcas depend on for food. … Continue reading Fighting for the Rights of Southern Resident Orcas

The Legal System Will Not Save the Planet

DGR member and lawyer Will Falk explains why the legal and regulatory system is structurally incapable of defending the natural world from threats, because it was never designed to do this. His conclusion is that communities must organize around revolutionary, ecological principles to defend the land themselves. We cannot rely on government to do it … Continue reading The Legal System Will Not Save the Planet

How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River

Featured image: Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. © Michelle McCarron      by Will Falk / Voices for Biodiversity I need to come clean. When I joined Colorado River Ecosystem v. Colorado, the first-ever federal lawsuit to seek personhood and the rights of nature for a major ecosystem, my intentions were not completely sincere. The … Continue reading How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River

Last Chance: Register Now for DGR Training in Yellowstone, June 22nd to 24th

     by Deep Green Resistance Next weekend, Deep Green Resistance is hosting an advanced training in direct action, revolutionary strategy, tactics, and organizing taking place next to Yellowstone National Park. If you wish to attend, sign up now. We also have one free scholarship available that covers the cost of attending. Email us at … Continue reading Last Chance: Register Now for DGR Training in Yellowstone, June 22nd to 24th

Time to Escalate? First-Ever Rights of Nature Lawsuit Dismissed

Featured image by Michelle McCarron     by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Our first-in-the-nation lawsuit seeking personhood for the Colorado River was dismissed. After the Colorado Attorney General filed a motion to dismiss and threatened sanctions against attorney Jason Flores-Williams for the unforgivable act of requesting rights for nature, Flores-Williams withdrew our case. When I agreed … Continue reading Time to Escalate? First-Ever Rights of Nature Lawsuit Dismissed

Colorado River Dispatch #7: No Longer Innocent

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment from Will Falk as he follows the Colorado River from headwaters to delta, before heading to court to argue for the Colorado River to be recognized as having inherent rights. More details on the lawsuit are here. The index of dispatches is here.      by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Southwest … Continue reading Colorado River Dispatch #7: No Longer Innocent