Tags Archives: Nonviolence

The Decision to Die, The Decision to Kill

By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition  It is long past time we honestly assessed our capacity for violence. Violence – unconscionable violence many seem unconscious of – rages on around us. I write “unconscionable” because what other word describes the images of Palestinian children on hospital beds with half their heads caved in? … Continue reading The Decision to Die, The Decision to Kill

We All Must Become Zapatistas

By Chris Hedges The Zapatistas’ Subcomandante Marcos on horseback in the resort city of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in 2006. AP/Israel Leal Subcomandante Marcos, the spokesman for the Zapatistas (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, or EZLN), has announced that his rebel persona no longer exists. He had gone from being a “spokesman to a distraction,” he … Continue reading We All Must Become Zapatistas

Time is Short: Resistance Rewritten, Part II

By Lexy Garza and Rachel / Deep Green Resistance Humans are storytelling creatures, and our current strategy as a movement is a story, with a beginning, middle, and end.  We need to ask whether that story matches up with reality, and with the way social change has happened throughout history. So here’s the story as … Continue reading Time is Short: Resistance Rewritten, Part II

Time is Short: Nonviolence Can Work, But Not for Us

By now we should all be familiar with what’s at stake. The horrific statistics—200 species driven extinct daily, every child born with hundreds of toxic chemicals already in their bodies, every living system on the planet in decline—haunt us as we go about our work in a world that refuses to hear, listen, or act … Continue reading Time is Short: Nonviolence Can Work, But Not for Us

Cultures of Resistance

The book Deep Green Resistance studies the American Civil Rights Movement, the British Women’s Social and Political Union, and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta. All these “cultures of resistance” provide loyal support for their members, so they may do the difficult work of demanding social and political change. I’ve looked into … Continue reading Cultures of Resistance

Occupy Seattle: Open Letter Regarding Non-violence vs. Diversity of Tactics Debate

Diversifying tactics does not mean that our movements have to polarize around the “violent/nonviolent” debate. This letter from a member of Decolonize/Occupy Seattle frames the debate well. It might give you some ideas for clarifying this debate at your local General Assembly. Open Letter to Decolonize / Occupy Seattle Originally published at Occupy Seattle I … Continue reading Occupy Seattle: Open Letter Regarding Non-violence vs. Diversity of Tactics Debate