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DIY Resistance: I love you, Dad

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this article By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance “Your mother and I are worried about you,” my dad said looking down into the beer his hands cradled on a wood table in the Morris Inn at the University of Notre Dame. We came to Notre … Continue reading DIY Resistance: I love you, Dad

Blockading pipelines works, revisited

We posted back in June that pipeline blockades, limiting overall pipeline capacity, have a real effect in driving up costs and causing potential tar sands projects to be suspended or canceled. We got more evidence this past week that blockading pipelines works: Statoil Just Shelved Its Multi-Billion-Dollar Tar Sands Project. While the article focuses on … Continue reading Blockading pipelines works, revisited

DIY Resistance: Fall in Love

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this article By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Three months ago, I packed up my 80-litre pack with my tent, sleeping bag, four t-shirts, two pairs of pants, two pairs of thermals, five pairs of underwear, my toothbrush, and six collections of poetry … Continue reading DIY Resistance: Fall in Love

Short reflection on Unis’tot’en Camp by Justin Ellenbecker

Justin Ellenbecker, one of the DGR members who joined the July caravan to the Unis’tot’en Camp, reports back on his experience: I’ve had many opportunities over recent years to attend some of the best training in theoretical concepts and workshops. This action camp provided that and something deeper: a chance to join with those on … Continue reading Short reflection on Unis’tot’en Camp by Justin Ellenbecker

Will Falk series on Unis’tot’en Camp

DGR member Will Falk has been writing a regular series on his experiences at the Unis’tot’en Camp blockade of proposed pipeline construction. We’ve highlighted some of them here already, but thought it would be useful to link to the whole series of thoughtful essays on what it takes to build a true culture of resistance, … Continue reading Will Falk series on Unis’tot’en Camp

Will Falk: What Does Solidarity Look Like?

Photo Credit: David Clow   By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Each night Unist’ot’en Clan spokeswoman, Freda Huson, and her husband Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief Toghestiy fall asleep on their traditional land not knowing whether the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are going to storm their bridge in the depths of night. Each winter, when Freda … Continue reading Will Falk: What Does Solidarity Look Like?

Lessons from Unist’ot’en Camp: Is Your Integrity Intact?

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this manuscript.  Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Resistance is often lonely. I learn about loneliness waking up on a cold, hard storage room floor at 3 AM in a new friend’s house after a nightmare involving confronting all my old co-workers in the … Continue reading Lessons from Unist’ot’en Camp: Is Your Integrity Intact?

From Unist’ot’en Camp: No Word for Good-Bye

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who transcribed and first published the original handwritten manuscript. Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition June 9, 2014 Editor’s Note:  Will’s first two essays about Unist’ot’en Camp are here and here. Leaving Unist’ot’en Camp was hard. As I stepped away from a group of new friends passing … Continue reading From Unist’ot’en Camp: No Word for Good-Bye

Will Falk: From Unist’ot’en Camp: Responsibility, Not Rights

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Not all worldviews are created equal. I thought this as I sat listening to Mel, a Wet’suwet’en man, explain the ideas behind the establishment of the Unist’ot’en Camp. It was lunch on my first day of the camp. The sun was strong and the few dozen visitors to … Continue reading Will Falk: From Unist’ot’en Camp: Responsibility, Not Rights