Last weekend, the annual PIELC conference took place here in Eugene, Oregon (USA). Despite the name, this conference draws a wide range of grassroots activists in addition to lawyers. Our local chapter as well as members and close allies from around the region attended. On Friday, two of our members gave a talk critiquing energy … Continue reading Public Interest Environmental Law Conference 2017
On Wednesday night, DGR Oregon members hosted an Open House for all activists and community members interested in meeting active DGR members, sharing a meal, talking politics and activism, and learning how to get (more) involved. ... Continue reading →
by Erin Moberg / Deep Green Resistance Eugene On Saturday, February 4th, several members of DGR Oregon attended a day-long NVDA training in Eugene, Oregon. The event was organized by local and regional activists. Over 200 people attended, including local activists, community members new to direct action, college students, youth, retired people, … Continue reading Eugene NVDA Training
"What do we do in the face of this horror? Do we sit on our hands? Do we lift our hands to god and pray for the Messiah to come? I don’t think he’s coming. What do we do? We use our hands and our arms and our hearts and our lives and our deaths and we fight back, we resist. If you can’t fight, then run. If you can’t run, then hide. But you must resist. Must." ... Continue reading →
Our chapter is starting a book club to explore how to mount an effective struggle against the destruction of the planet. The first book we will read is Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. Subscribe to our website posts or Facebook events to get updates about the book club.
The DGR Eugene chapter has been meeting and actively organizing. We have a number of new recruits locally and are participating in DGR-wide discussions, brainstorms, and planning sessions to develop a more focused strategy for the coming year and beyond. ... Continue reading →
On Sunday, November 6th, the Santa Barbara chapter of Deep Green Resistance hosted the first stop of the Women’s Resistance Tour in Los Angeles, CA. There were approximately 25 attendees, traveling all the way from Sacramento in the north to San Diego in the south. There were two presentations in the morning: 1. … Continue reading Women’s Resistance Tour stop in Los Angeles
by Jennifer / Deep Green Resistance I have traveled to Standing Rock twice now. The first time was on September 16 – 20. On the first trip I went with my mother. We camped at Rosebud and spent a great deal of time in the kitchen preparing food and talking with members of the camp, indigenous … Continue reading Report from Standing Rock
Yesterday, Deep Green Resistance members Kyle Lee and Dave Hyde had their charges dropped in Whatcom County District Court. They were originally charged with trespassing, resisting arrest, and obstructing a train in connection with a 12-hour coal train blockade that took place on August 27th. The blockade was an attempt to directly interfere with and … Continue reading Charges Dropped in August Coal Train Blockade Case!
The burning of coal is warming the climate and contributing to a major planetary emergency. On August 27th, activists in Bellingham used non-violent action to delay a mile-long coal train headed to Vancouver for 12 hours. I, along with two other members of Deep Green Resistance, was arrested. We are very concerned that nothing is being done to keep coal in the ground. Unfortunately, with laws written by legislators who are beholden to corporate money, what options do we have? ... Continue reading →