Endgame Premises Archives: 17: Don't base decisions on fence-sitters

It is a mistake (or more likely, denial) to base our decisions on whether actions arising from them will or won’t frighten fence-sitters,
or the mass of Americans.

With Hope for the Environment Crushed, What Can We Do?

It’s time to stop hoping lobbying will ever convince those in power to stop burning fossil fuels, polluting our air and water, and destroying nature. For decades, even “lesser of two evils” political leaders have permitted accelerated attacks on our environment. A few have put band-aids in place; none have acted to reverse our course. … Continue reading With Hope for the Environment Crushed, What Can We Do?

Derrick Jensen: Democracy of Destruction

When the will of the people spells demise for the planet By Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance The United States is not a democracy. It is more accurate to say we live in a plutocracy — a government of, by, and for the wealthy — or more accurate still, a kleptocracy — a government … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: Democracy of Destruction

Time is Short: Interview With An Eco-Saboteur, Part II

In 1993 Michael Carter was arrested and indicted for underground environmental activism. Since then he’s worked aboveground, fighting timber sales and oil and gas leasing, protecting endangered species, and more. Today, he’s a member of Deep Green Resistance Colorado Plateau, and author of the memoir Kingfishers’ Song: Memories Against Civilization. Time is Short spoke with … Continue reading Time is Short: Interview With An Eco-Saboteur, Part II

Time is Short: Nonviolence Can Work, But Not for Us

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on the Deep Green Resistance News Service on April 17, 2013.  We are republishing the entire Time is Short series, and invite your comments. By now we should all be familiar with what’s at stake. The horrific statistics—200 species driven extinct daily, every child born with hundreds of toxic … Continue reading Time is Short: Nonviolence Can Work, But Not for Us

Demand Crash! — A Response to Holmgren’s “Crash on Demand”

I've long admired and respected permaculture co-originator David Holmgren's thinking, so I was looking forward to reading his new "Crash on Demand," an update of his 2007 "Future Scenarios" projections for global developments. I felt especially intrigued that he has arrived at conclusions similar to my own, regarding not just the inevitability, but the desirability of a crash of the financial system as soon as possible. But the article disappointed me; I think Holmgren is soft-selling his realizations to make them palatable to a hoped-for mass movement. Interestingly, even this soft-sell is being rejected by the permaculture blogging community. ... Continue reading →

Demand Crash! — A response to Holmgren’s “Crash on Demand”

By Norris Thomlinson. Originally published at Farmer Scrub’s Blog. The situation in many third world countries could actually improve because of the global economic collapse. First world countries would no longer enforce crushing debt repayment and structural adjustment programs, nor would CIA goons be able to prop up “friendly” dictatorships. The decline of export-based economies … Continue reading Demand Crash! — A response to Holmgren’s “Crash on Demand”

Open Letter to the UK Environmental Movement from Deep Green Resistance UK

Deep Green Resistance UK (DGR UK) is the UK chapter of DGR International. We are an environmental and social justice organisation based on the book, Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. The book identifies civilisation, patriarchy, and capitalism as brutal arrangements of power which need to be dismantled if there is to be … Continue reading Open Letter to the UK Environmental Movement from Deep Green Resistance UK

Let’s Get Free!: Radicalizing Pro-Feminist Education for Men

By Kourtney Mitchell / Deep Green Resistance The following speech was originally given at the Stop Porn Culture Conference at Wheelock College, Boston, in July 2013. Hello everyone, my name is Kourtney Mitchell and I am a political activist and a member of the group Deep Green Resistance. We are a radical organization dedicated to … Continue reading Let’s Get Free!: Radicalizing Pro-Feminist Education for Men

Feel of Poppies

Words by A. Person; Music, edits and talking by Jordan B. The way you felt about Game of Thrones, when that whole family was slaughtered – oh, no! – that’s how I feel most days. That’s how anyone feels when they turn away from the screen with such regularity (and long enough) to witness the … Continue reading Feel of Poppies

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