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Fighting Pipelines Is Now Dangerous

Pipeline Resistance Dangers and Quashing Dissent in Florida–Why We Must Stop Sabal Trail Anita Stewart / Deep Green Resistance Florida The pipeline broke ground the first week of September 2016. Despite recent articles making it sound like they just began construction, according to some accounts the pipeline is 90-95% complete. The plans for this pipeline … Continue reading Fighting Pipelines Is Now Dangerous

Fighting Environmental Destruction

     by Charlie Mountain / Deep Green Resistance Santa Barbara The Environmental Status Quo Mainstream environmental organizations have largely praised the Obama administration as environmentally friendly.  Ed Chen, the national communications director for the National Resources Defense Council, described Obama as “the greatest climate change-fighting president in history.”  The Environmental Defense Fund hailed Obama … Continue reading Fighting Environmental Destruction

Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Two

This is the seventeenth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.     by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK In the next four posts I will assess the environmental movement based on the twelve principles of strategic nonviolent conflict that Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler lay out … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Two

Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part One

This is the sixteenth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.     by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK The environmental movement is up against a near-impossible task. It is also suffering from being co-opted by capitalism, so it is now more about sustaining human civilisation at … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part One

Waiting For Death: Ecopsychology as Human Supremacism

So many indigenous people have told me that the levels of sustainability their traditional cultures achieved prior to the arrival of colonizers were based on lessons learned from non-humans. Implicit in these lessons is the truth that humans depend on non-humans. This dependence is not limited to the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the food we eat. This dependence sinks into our very souls. ... Continue reading →

Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part Four

Nonviolent resistance dominates most activist groups and campaigns in industrialised countries. If it were effective as a tactic, wouldn’t things be better than they are? Perhaps many nonviolent campaigns and movements do not adequately plan out their strategy and tactics. ... Continue reading →

Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part Three

This is the fourteenth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.      by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them. Once … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part Three

One Does Not Hate When One Can Despise: On Donald Trump and How We Got Here

     by Derrick Jensen When I find myself in times of trouble, I’m less interested in Mother Mary’s wisdom than I am in Joe Hill’s: Don’t mourn; organize. There’s a sense in which Trump’s election is a surprise, similar to how we somehow seem to be continually surprised when easily predictable negative consequences of this … Continue reading One Does Not Hate When One Can Despise: On Donald Trump and How We Got Here

Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part Two

This is the thirteenth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. Problem Two with Pacifism and Nonviolence: Nonviolence and pacifism as a Religion Nonviolence fundamentalists do not deal well with the criticisms of their ideology and seem unphased by logical and practical critiques. Ward Churchill argues that … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part Two

The Destruction of Experience: How Ecopsychology Has Failed

I do not remember the first time I saw my mother’s face, though I know she remembers the first time she saw mine. It was the very beginning of my life, my birth. I do not remember the first time I saw my mother’s face, but, I do remember the first time I saw my mother’s face at what would have been the end of my life after I tried to kill myself.

This is what I’m thinking about as I hold my fifteen-month-old baby nephew Thomas while he falls asleep. ... Continue reading →