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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.      by Adam Herriott / 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 … 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 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.      by Adam Herriott / 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 … 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.      by Adam Herriott / 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 … 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.      by Adam Herriott / 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 … 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.      by Adam Herriott / 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. … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: What is Nonviolent Resistance? Part Two

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

Gene Sharp is perhaps the most important modern advocate of nonviolence. In his 1973 three-volume book Politics of Nonviolent Action, he describes the theory behind the power of nonviolence, the categories of nonviolent actions, nonviolence strategy and organisation, and problems nonviolent campaigns and movements will need to overcome. The focus of his work is to encourage populations in countries with dictators to use nonviolent strategies and tactics to transition them into democracies. ... Continue reading →

Protective Use of Force: Defining Nonviolence and Pacifism

This is the fifth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.      by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK Gene Sharp, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, a non-profit dedicated to the study of nonviolent action, defines nonviolence as “the belief that the exercise of … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Defining Nonviolence and Pacifism