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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

Rubber: The Achilles Heel of Industrialization

Editor’s note: large sections of this article are inspired by Without Rubber, the Machines Stop by Stop Fossil Fuels. Deep Green Resistance does not endorse their organization or their analysis but it’s worth reading. by Liam Campbell It’s easy to take rubber for granted. Without it, most of the world’s vehicles would literally grind to … Continue reading Rubber: The Achilles Heel of Industrialization

Protective Use of Force: Self-Defence and Counter-Violence, Part Two

Peter Gelderloos, an anarchist writer, reframes the question of if tactics are violent or not, by asking if the tactics are liberating when we are meant to be obedient consumers. Does the action result in space being reclaimed and held. Examples of this are the Spanish Civil War, Greece uprising of 2008, the Oaxacan state resistance to the Mexican government in 2006, and Hamburg 1986/7. ... Continue reading →

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

Featured image: animals steal the place of the Wretched of the Earth bloc at the People’s Climate March of Justice and Jobs. By Dominique Z Barron. This is the twentieth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. via Deep Green Resistance UK In this run of five posts, I … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Five

Distinguishing Categories of Violence

It’s understandable that people who care about justice want to reject violence; many of us are survivors of it, and we know all too well the entitled psychology of the men who used it against us. And whatever our personal experiences, we can all see that the violence of imperialism, racism, and misogyny has created useless destruction and trauma over endless, exhausting millennia. There are good reasons that many thoughtful people embrace a nonviolent ethic. ... Continue reading →

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

>In this run of five posts, I am assessing the environmental movement using the twelve principles of strategic nonviolence conflict as described by Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler.

6. Attack the opponent’s strategy for consolidating control. This principle relates to Gene Sharp’s idea of undermining a regime’s sources of power ... Continue reading →

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

This is the eighteenth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. via Deep Green Resistance UK In this run of five posts, I am assessing the environmental movement using twelve principles of strategic nonviolence conflict. [1] The principles are designed to address the major factors that contribute … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Three

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. via 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 in their book … 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. via 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 the comfort level … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part One