Endgame Premises Archives: 18: Our sense of self is unsustainable

Our current sense of self is no more sustainable than
our current use of energy or technology.

How to Develop Resistance Leadership Skills

Leadership is incredibly important for resistance movements. Yet many of us mistrust leaders—with good reason. What exactly is a leader? Are there leadership models that align with our ethics? How can one develop resistance leadership skills? This piece, excerpted from internal Deep Green Resistance training materials, explores these topics. By Fred Gibson Why Leadership is … Continue reading How to Develop Resistance Leadership Skills

Revolutionary Discipline with Vince Emanuele

Vincent Emanuele is a writer and organizer born and raised in America’s Rust-Belt. A former US marine and Iraq War veteran, Vince refused orders for a third deployment in 2005 and immediately began working with the anti-war movement during the Bush years. In the following excerpt from “Resistance Radio” with Derrick Jensen, Vince shares his … Continue reading Revolutionary Discipline with Vince Emanuele

Rights of Nature and Breaking Illusions: A Conversation with Will Falk

In this episode of The Green Flame, we speak with Will Falk. Will is a writer, lawyer, environmental activist and former collaborator of Deep Green Resistance News Service. The natural world speaks and Will’s work is how he listens to Nature. In the fall of 2013, he began traveling to support environmental causes he felt … Continue reading Rights of Nature and Breaking Illusions: A Conversation with Will Falk

Deepen Your Ecological Perception

by Rebecca Wildbear The first time I was invited to speak to nature in my late twenties, I walked into the oak-hickory forest near the Blue Ridge Mountains, skeptical but eager. A former Outward Bound guide and a Wilderness Therapist, I loved nature and preferred being there to anywhere. I biked and backpacked, kayaked and … Continue reading Deepen Your Ecological Perception

Trust Nothing

     by John Steppling / Counterpunch “Utilizing the power of celebrity (an unprecedented phenomenon for the expansion of capital in the west), today’s global influencers such as Thunberg, are fully utilized to create a sense of urgency in regard to the climate crisis. The unspoken reality is, they are the very marketing strategy to save … Continue reading Trust Nothing

Derrick Jensen: Forget Shorter Showers

Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”? ... Continue reading →

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 →

The Ecomodernist Manifesto is a program for genocide and ecocide

By Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance Robert Jay Lifton noted that before you can commit any mass atrocity, you must convince yourself and others that what you’re doing is not atrocious, but rather beneficial. You must have what he called a “claim to virtue.” Thus the Nazis weren’t, from their perspective, committing mass murder … Continue reading The Ecomodernist Manifesto is a program for genocide and ecocide

Suzanne Williams: While I’m Alive, I’d Like to Talk About Death

By Suzanne Williams One of my favourite things to think about is death. However, for some reason, in our industrialised culture, it seems to be the elephant in the room that will one day sit down, right where we are standing, and squish us into nothingness. Apart from vaguely being addressed by religion, there seems … Continue reading Suzanne Williams: While I’m Alive, I’d Like to Talk About Death

Restoring Sanity, Part 4: Anxiety and Civilization

Editor’s Note: The first three installments of the Restoring Sanity series are An Inhuman System, Mental Illness As A Social Construct, and Medicating. By Susan Hyatt and Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance If you don’t want any more anxiety, get rid of all your intelligence and your creativity which would be a very dull life … Continue reading Restoring Sanity, Part 4: Anxiety and Civilization