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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

Resilient, Life-Supporting Resistance Communities

Marilyn Linton / Deep Green Resistance Eugene Derrick Jensen interviewed Stella Strega Scoz, a DGR member in the Canary Islands, for the December 6th episode of Resistance Radio. Scoz heads the Integral Permaculture Academy, which takes a radical approach to permaculture practice and teaching. Balanced resistance movements have both the outward action and the inward … Continue reading Resilient, Life-Supporting Resistance Communities

Chris Hedges on Resistance Radio

Chris Hedges, one of the great intellectuals of our time, opens this important interview with two quotes. James Baldwin says of the rebel and the artist that it’s not so much that they have a vision, but that they’re propelled by it. Hannah Arendt writes of people who resist that “It’s not those who say … Continue reading Chris Hedges on Resistance Radio

DGR UK Summer 2015 Newsletter

Dear friends, DGR UK has had an exciting year so far. With numbers growing, DGR UK had a strategy meeting in May with an interesting discussion on where to focus our energy. We decided on three broad areas: 1. attending UK protests and marches to show our solidarity and support for the events 2. start … Continue reading DGR UK Summer 2015 Newsletter

A Case Study in Activism and Resistance: The Castle Rock Prairie Dog Campaign

The DGR Southwest Coalition recently held their annual Southwest Gathering, sharing skills & good food, strengthening interpersonal bonds, and engaging in many valuable discussions & strategy sessions. As part of the gathering, Deanna Meyer of Deep Green Resistance Colorado joined Brian Ertz of Wildlands Defense to discuss the recent campaign against a Castle Rock mega-mall … Continue reading A Case Study in Activism and Resistance: The Castle Rock Prairie Dog Campaign

15 Points on Organizing

A good friend recently reminded me that there is a big difference between activism and organizing. Activism is to be involved at some level in political struggle; organizing is to make that struggle effective by planning for success. Organizing requires attention to the smallest details and the broadest overview. It takes a great deal of … Continue reading 15 Points on Organizing