Tags Archives: Occupy Movement

A New Declaration

Featured image: Occupy Wall Street. Wikipedia      by Derrick Jensen We hold these truths to be self-evident: That the real world is the source of our own lives, and the lives of others. A weakened planet is less capable of supporting life, human or otherwise. Thus the health of the real world is primary, … Continue reading A New Declaration

On leaderlessness and strategy: reflections on Occupy Wall Street

Deep Green Resistance believes strongly that for a social movement to be effective, it must have a strategy: a clear path to get from where we are now to where we want to be instead. Effective leadership is also necessary, and should be nurtured. Jo Freeman’s classic essay “The Tyranny of Structurelessness” addresses the folly … Continue reading On leaderlessness and strategy: reflections on Occupy Wall Street

“Racism has to be challenged”: An Interview with Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin

By J. G. / Deep Green Resistance Great Plains Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin is a veteran community and anti-racist, anti-colonialist, and anti-prison organizer. He was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, The Black Panther Party, and is a founding member of the Black Autonomy Federation. Lorenzo is the author of the underground classic, Anarchism … Continue reading “Racism has to be challenged”: An Interview with Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin

Occupy Monsanto blockades Seminis seed distribution facility, shuts it down

By Occupy Monsanto On Wednesday, September 12 activists calling themselves the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU) shut down shipping and receiving access points at Monsanto’s Oxnard seed distribution facility located at 2700 Camino Del Sol. By peacefully blockading the exit and access points the group effectively shut down the distribution of genetically engineered (GMO) seeds for … Continue reading Occupy Monsanto blockades Seminis seed distribution facility, shuts it down

Tars Sands Blockade working to physically stop Keystone XL pipeline construction

By Will Wooten / Waging Nonviolence One year after more than 1,200 people were arrested in front of the White House during two weeks of sit-ins against the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, a coalition of Texas landowners and activists will attempt to physically halt its construction. Led by veteran climate justice organizers, participants … Continue reading Tars Sands Blockade working to physically stop Keystone XL pipeline construction

Quick Review, NATO Protests

The excitement of all the protests over the past week are starting to settle down, and there has been so much going on in Chicago it’s hard to keep up.  The Can/G8  folks did a remarkable job of putting the march on, and getting everyone out. I heard it was the largest anti Nato protest … Continue reading Quick Review, NATO Protests

Stephanie McMillan Wins RFK Journalism Award

Stephanie McMillan wins the RFK Award for her Code Green comics and her newillustrated report on the Occupy Movement, The Beginning of the American Fall Our good friend Stephanie McMillan has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice Cartoons! Here’s an excerpt from the Washington Post article about Stephanie’s award: McMillan — … Continue reading Stephanie McMillan Wins RFK Journalism Award

Call for Action Against Extraction on May 19th

Activists draw a line in the sand in the fight against fracking (Photo originally posted here) On Saturday, May 19th, participants in the Occupy Well Street campaign against fracking are calling for a Day of Direct Action Against Extraction. We invite all who are opposed to the widespread use of energy extraction methods such as … Continue reading Call for Action Against Extraction on May 19th

“Occupy the Farm” coalition takes over land tract near Berkeley to feed local community

By Jeff Conant / AlterNet Invoking the spirit of international peasant farmer movements La Via Campesina and Brazil’s Movimento Sem Terra, hundreds of people entered a five-acre plot of land at the Berkeley/Albany border on Sunday April 22, in one of this spring’s first high-profile actions of the Occupy movement. Their goal? To farm the … Continue reading “Occupy the Farm” coalition takes over land tract near Berkeley to feed local community

Occupy the Machine Houston Action Postponement

Dear friends and supporters, Occupy the Machine organizers have made a very difficult decision. We have decided to postpone our refinery blockade action until further notice. We did not make the decision lightly. We are extremely disappointed that we have to postpone this action, but very comfortable that we made the right choice. Of the … Continue reading Occupy the Machine Houston Action Postponement