Tags Archives: Organizing strategies

Extinction Rebellion Ireland: Symbolic Versus Pragmatic Actions

Image by Tim Gouw (example of a purely symbolic action) by Liam Campbell Most Deep Green Resistance Cadre are more experienced than me, but I’ve had my fair share of action; having spent around 17 years attending and organising activist actions, ranging from anti-war protests to anti-fracking blockades, I’ve seen a wide range of tactics … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion Ireland: Symbolic Versus Pragmatic Actions

Extinction Rebellion: Security Analysis of Ireland’s Movement

Editor’s note: DGR acknowledges that Extinction Rebellion and Extinction Rebellion Ireland are valuable and necessary contributors to a broader ecosystem of activism. The analysis in this article is relevant for many movements and it’s republished from Medium with permission from the author. Image credit: Truthout.org on Flickr by Roderick Campbell Extinction Rebellion Ireland (XRI) is … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion: Security Analysis of Ireland’s Movement

Strategic Analysis: “Spiral Theory”

Editor’s note: this article is republished from an internal DGR community discussion.  by a DGR member Definition: “Spiral theory” is a strategic approach adopted by some revolutionary movements in which violent acts are undertaken against state targets with the intention of provoking an indiscriminate repressive response against an associated social group that is relatively uninvolved with … Continue reading Strategic Analysis: “Spiral Theory”

Lessons from the Irish Republican Army’s Green Book

Editor’s note: this article contains extensive excerpts from the Irish Republican Army’s Green Book, one of their key training documents during their 20th-century struggle against British occupation. Written by Liam Campbell “Don’t be seen in public marches, demonstrations or protests. Don’t be seen in the company of known Republicans, don’t frequent known Republican houses. Your … Continue reading Lessons from the Irish Republican Army’s Green Book

Anti-Racist Strategy for a World in Crisis

     by Max Wilbert / Counterpunch In his book Capitalism and Slavery, Trinidadian historian Dr. Eric Williams writes that “Slavery was not born of racism: rather, racism was the consequence of slavery.” Williams, like many others, argues that racism was created by the powerful to justify subjugation that was already in progress. In other … Continue reading Anti-Racist Strategy for a World in Crisis

Book Excerpt: Goals, Strategies, and Tactics

Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “A Taxonomy of Action” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the  Planet.  This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay And here yet another temptation asserts itself. Why not wait until our cause becomes vivid and urgent enough, and our … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Goals, Strategies, and Tactics

Zapatista Women Convoke International Women’s Gathering

Featured image:  Zapatista women convoke International Women’s Gathering.     by Chiapas Support Committee CONVOCATION of the FIRST INTERNATIONAL GATHERING of POLITICS, ART, SPORTS, and CULTURE for WOMEN in STRUGGLE Communiqué of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee, General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army To the women of Mexico and the World: To the … Continue reading Zapatista Women Convoke International Women’s Gathering

Time is Short: Towards a Revolution

     by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance According to an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in July, the planet is in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event. Strikingly, the scientists who wrote the article call this a “biological annihilation.” This isn’t a random sequence outcome of a natural societal … Continue reading Time is Short: Towards a Revolution

From Hit and Sit to Hit and Run — Expanding Our Toolbox of Nonviolent Strategies

The cops have us figured out. Protests, soft blockades, tripods, lockboxes. Sure, all these tactics can be effective in certain situations. But when we consider the scale of the problem, they are lacking. These tactics do not generally lead to decisive outcomes. They can shape conditions and help lead to victory, but alone they are … Continue reading From Hit and Sit to Hit and Run — Expanding Our Toolbox of Nonviolent Strategies

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.     by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK In this run of … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Five