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.

Why Compromise Doesn’t Work

by Doug Pollock / Friends of OSU Old Growth In a recent, eloquent defense of a “no-compromise” approach to protecting our dwindling wild areas, author George Wuerthner quotes Bob Marshall, founder of the Wilderness Society: “We do not want those whose first impulse is to compromise. We want no straddlers, for, in the past, they … Continue reading Why Compromise Doesn’t Work

Indigenous People Confront 350 and Sierra Club

On October 12th, 2020, Indigenous People’s Day, a group of indigenous people and allies gathered in Illahee (Portland, Oregon) to confront the Sierra Club and 350.org for their corporate ties and advocacy of false solutions as outlined in the film Planet of the Humans. These groups were informed that they had breached trust with the … Continue reading Indigenous People Confront 350 and Sierra Club

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

The Moral Argument for Ecological Revolution

Written and photographed by Max Wilbert In 1941, as World War II thundered across half the planet, my grandfather was drafted into the United States military. Faced with the prospect of being sent overseas to kill other young men in World War II, his morality rebelled. He refused to join the military and applied for … Continue reading The Moral Argument for Ecological Revolution

Trees Felled in India and Nepal Amid Protests

By Salonika Neupane / Photos: Jalpesh Mehta (Empower Foundation) via Let India Breathe Deforestation has been a major contributing factor towards environmental problems. Trees, in addition to providing oxygen, also sequester carbon. By cutting down trees, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases sharply, contributing to the problem of greenhouse effect. Despite these … Continue reading Trees Felled in India and Nepal Amid Protests

Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams

Editors note: The Columbia River has been turned into a slave of civilization, forced to provide hydroelectricity, barge transport, and irrigation water to cities and big agribusiness. It is shackled in concrete and dying from  dams, from overfishing, from toxins, from nuclear waste, from acoustic barrages and armored shorelines and logging and endless  atrocities. We … Continue reading Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams

Unpacking Extinction Rebellion — Part I: Net-Zero Emissions

Editors note: “Green technology” has become the policy centerpiece of the mainstream climate movement. But the idea that technology will solve global warming is a dangerous lie. And as Kim Hill explains in this piece, it is also highly profitable. This is no accident. We offer this article to those who suspect XR is engaging … Continue reading Unpacking Extinction Rebellion — Part I: Net-Zero Emissions

Toward the Formation of a Transnational Alliance of Working and Oppressed Peoples

Editor’s note: We have never believed that the Deep Green Resistance strategy alone is sufficient to end empire. Our movement has one part to play in a much broader struggle. This call to action speaks to the necessity of internationalist, cross-movement solidarity between working and oppressed people. In these times, the more solidarity we can … Continue reading Toward the Formation of a Transnational Alliance of Working and Oppressed Peoples

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