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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

Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Four

>In this run of five posts, I am assessing the environmental movement using the twelve principles of strategic nonviolence conflict as described by Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler.

6. Attack the opponent’s strategy for consolidating control. This principle relates to Gene Sharp’s idea of undermining a regime’s sources of power ... Continue reading →

Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Three

This is the eighteenth 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 five posts, I am assessing the environmental movement using twelve principles of strategic nonviolence conflict. [1] The principles are designed to address the major … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Three

Fighting Environmental Destruction

The Environmental Status Quo

Mainstream environmental organizations have largely praised the Obama administration as environmentally friendly. Ed Chen, the national communications director for the National Resources Defense Council, described Obama as “the greatest climate change-fighting president in history.” The Environmental Defense Fund hailed Obama as “a leader committed to clean energy, climate progress, and protecting our natural heritage” who “leaves a better, cleaner, more sustainable world for all of our kids.” ... Continue reading →

Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Two

This is the seventeenth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.     by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK In the next four posts I will assess the environmental movement based on the twelve principles of strategic nonviolent conflict that Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler lay out … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Two

Book Review: “Resistance to Tyranny” by Joseph P. Martino

For resistance forces to have any chance at success in the fight against the ecocidal corporate state and forces aligned with white supremacy and misogyny, they must be skilled. It is with this skilling in mind that we review the book “Resistance Against Tyranny” by Joseph P. Martino. ... Continue reading →

Chiapas communities organize to protect sacred lagoon from tourist highway

Featured image: Candelaria residents erect a fence around the Suyul Lagoon to help protect it from intruders. (Waging Nonviolence/Sandra Cuffe) By Sandra Cuffe / Waging Nonviolence The reeds and grasses are as tall as Sebastián Pérez Méndez, if not taller. The vegetation is so thick it’s hard to see the water in the Suyul Lagoon … Continue reading Chiapas communities organize to protect sacred lagoon from tourist highway

Sustaining a strategic feminist movement

This is the second part of a series.  Read the first part at Toward Strategic Feminist Action. By Tara Prema / Gender is War Developing an effective response to the worldwide crisis of male violence Strategic Feminism is a framework for collective action against patriarchal violence. The framework is based on acknowledging that the struggle … Continue reading Sustaining a strategic feminist movement

Derrick Jensen interviewed about Deep Green Resistance, “transphobia,” and more

Edited transcription of an interview by John Carico for The Fifth Column How do you feel about Dr. Jill Stein and the Green Party of America? I’m not a huge fan of the Green Party. I did a talk ten years ago at the Bioneers conference, which is about social change and environmentalism. One year … Continue reading Derrick Jensen interviewed about Deep Green Resistance, “transphobia,” and more

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