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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. via 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 you study and really get … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part Three

Firearms Training for Revolutionaries and Activists

"What do we do in the face of this horror? Do we sit on our hands? Do we lift our hands to god and pray for the Messiah to come? I don’t think he’s coming. What do we do? We use our hands and our arms and our hearts and our lives and our deaths and we fight back, we resist. If you can’t fight, then run. If you can’t run, then hide. But you must resist. Must." ... Continue reading →

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

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

This is the twelfth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side you automatically help that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part One

Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and Sabotage

This is the eleventh installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. via Deep Green Resistance UK Deep Green Resistance advocates for the sabotage of infrastructure. Some nonviolent advocates discuss the use of sabotage in relation to nonviolence. In The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Gene Sharp does not … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and Sabotage

Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence in Practice and Who is Advocating For It

This is the tenth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.  via Deep Green Resistance UK The aim of this post is to inform those interested in researching how to strategically confront the state using nonviolent direct action or force; and how this information might be applied … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence in Practice and Who is Advocating For It

Protective Use of Force: What Are the Advantages of Nonviolent Methods?

This is the ninth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. via Deep Green Resistance UK Advocates of nonviolent methods argue that their approach holds a number of advantages over using force. One argument often made is that “violence” or the use of force weakens the movement, … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: What Are the Advantages of Nonviolent Methods?

Protective Use of Force: What is Nonviolent Resistance? Part Three

This is the eighth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. via Deep Green Resistance UK Srdja Popovic, one of the organisers of Otpor, the nonviolent group that challenged Slobodon Milosevic in Serbia, now offers nonviolence training through the The Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: What is Nonviolent Resistance? Part Three

Protective Use of Force: What is Nonviolent Resistance? Part Two

This is the seventh installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. via Deep Green Resistance UK Lierre Keith, author of Deep Green Resistance, has very clear views on using nonviolent direct action. These views have been strongly influenced by Gene Sharp’s work. She states that the first … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: What is Nonviolent Resistance? Part Two