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Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta

Deep Green Resistance recognizes the necessity of militant action

Excerpted from the book Deep Green Resistance — Chapter 15: Our Best Hope by Lierre Keith. 6. Deep Green Resistance recognizes the necessity of militant action. If we had enough people for a mass movement or enough time to build one, we could shut down the activities that are destroying our planet using only determined … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance recognizes the necessity of militant action

Deep Green Resistance embraces the necessity of political struggle

Excerpted from the book Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet — Chapter 15: Our Best Hope by Lierre Keith. 2. Deep Green Resistance embraces the necessity of political struggle. DGR is not a liberal movement. Oppression is not a mistake, and changing individual hearts and minds is not a viable strategy. Political struggle … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance embraces the necessity of political struggle

Skills for Resistance “Special Forces” Units

Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa. In the Niger River Delta, offshore oil platforms, drilling rigs, and processing facilities dot the landscape. As a formal colonial vassal state to the British Empire, oil extraction is headed by Shell Oil, which has extracted billions in value from the country. Nigeria has been called “the … Continue reading Skills for Resistance “Special Forces” Units

Resistance Profile: Movement for the Emancipation for the Niger Delta (MEND)

Editors note: this material is excerpted from a Deep Green Resistance  database called “Resistance Profiles,” which explores various movements, their strategies and tactics, and their effectiveness. Image credit: public domain. Movement for the Emancipation for the Niger Delta (MEND) Active: 2005 – 2013 Location: Nigeria Type: Underground Resistance Movement Success: Medium Goal Majority or total … Continue reading Resistance Profile: Movement for the Emancipation for the Niger Delta (MEND)

Delta en Revuelta – Piratería y Guerrilla Contra las Multinacionales del Petróleo

“Deja nuestra tierra o morir en ella!” Este es el mensaje del Movimiento para la Emancipación del Delta del Níger (MEND) para la industria del petróleo. La historia, las acciones y tácticas del MEND son el foco del libro publicado por el Observatorio Petrolero Sur (OPSur) titulado, “Delta es Revuelta. Piratería y de guerrillas contra … Continue reading Delta en Revuelta – Piratería y Guerrilla Contra las Multinacionales del Petróleo

Sweet Crude (Seattle Filmmaker Sandy Cioffi)

Sweet Crude is the story of Nigeria’s Niger Delta – the human and environmental consequences of 50 years of oil extraction and the members of a new insurgency who, in the three years after the filmmakers met them as college students, became the young men of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta … Continue reading Sweet Crude (Seattle Filmmaker Sandy Cioffi)

The Climate Movement is Failing. Here are Two Models to Turn the Tide.

The great musician Lauren Hill once said, “Fantasy is what people want but reality is what they need.” And the reality is that the climate movement is failing. See this graph? That’s a measure of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere from 2005 to mid-2015. The trend is up. That means we’re losing. Until that … Continue reading The Climate Movement is Failing. Here are Two Models to Turn the Tide.

DIY Resistance: Find Rock Bottom

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this article By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance The August San Diego sun was hot. I spread a white blanket on the white concrete floor of a patio behind another mental health hospital, opened the book I asked my mother to bring me – Derrick … Continue reading DIY Resistance: Find Rock Bottom

Time is Short: Resistance Rewritten, Part II

By Lexy Garza and Rachel / Deep Green Resistance Humans are storytelling creatures, and our current strategy as a movement is a story, with a beginning, middle, and end.  We need to ask whether that story matches up with reality, and with the way social change has happened throughout history. So here’s the story as … Continue reading Time is Short: Resistance Rewritten, Part II

MEND attacks oil pipeline in Nigeria owned by Italian corporation Eni

By Valentina Za and Joe Brock / Reuters A crude oil pipeline owned by Italian oil and gas group Eni was attacked on Friday in Nigeria’s onshore Niger Delta and a militant group claimed the strike. Attacks in the restive region have been fewer since an amnesty for militants in 2009, although large-scale oil theft … Continue reading MEND attacks oil pipeline in Nigeria owned by Italian corporation Eni