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Native Youth Movement Statement on Social Media

The Native Youth Movement has written an important statement, targeted to other native youths, but a valuable read for everyone. It lays out their vision: “to raise babies who are Independent of other humans and machines, knowing the land & water, how to sustain themselves with real skills, working with the Natural Law, Food Harvesting, … Continue reading Native Youth Movement Statement on Social Media

Ben Barker on Resistance Radio

Every Sunday, Derrick Jensen interviews an activist for Resistance Radio, asking great questions about their work, how they got into it, and how other people can get involved. Last Sunday, Jensen interviewed Ben Barker, a writer, activist, and farmer from West Bend, WI. He is currently writing a book about toxic qualities of radical subcultures … Continue reading Ben Barker on Resistance Radio

Is Professional Activism Getting in the Way of Real Change?

It’s disconcerting to find so few faces in the prominent ranks of the environmental movement that reflect the realities and experiences of those bearing the brunt of climate collapse. Estimates show that since 1990 more than 90% of natural disasters have occurred in poor countries and that, globally, communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by air, … Continue reading Is Professional Activism Getting in the Way of Real Change?

50 Ways to Prepare for Revolution

50 Ways to Prepare for Revolution The people of the United States are currently unprepared to seize a revolutionary moment. We must fix that. How can we raise our levels of revolutionary consciousness, organization and struggle? Raise consciousness 1) Raise consciousness with the purpose of building organization and raising the level of struggle. 2) Investigate … Continue reading 50 Ways to Prepare for Revolution

Recruitment: An excerpt from Deep Green Resistance

Chapter 10Recruitmentby Aric McBayWhen they asked for those to raise their hands who’d go down to the courthouse the next day, I raised mine. Had it high up as I could get it. I guess if I’d had any sense I’d’ve been a little scared, but what was the point of being scared? The only … Continue reading Recruitment: An excerpt from Deep Green Resistance

The moral and organizational strength of the EZLN

From Intercontinental Cry: http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-moral-and-organizational-strength-of-the-ezln/ “Next 1st of January will mark the first 18 years of the armed uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). A country that was on the threshold of modernity was surprised that thousands of insurgents, mostly indigenous, had taken up arms as a last resort, to fight for a … Continue reading The moral and organizational strength of the EZLN

Organizational Structures – An excerpt from Deep Green Resistance

BASIC ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES From Deep Green Resistance, by Lierre Keith, Aric McBay, and Derrick Jensen Page 293-296 Within both aboveground and underground activism there are several templates for basic organizational structures. These structures have been used by every resistance group in history, although not all groups have chosen the approach best suited for their situations … Continue reading Organizational Structures – An excerpt from Deep Green Resistance

The Tyranny of Structurelessness

By Jo Freeman; reposted from jofreeman.com During the years in which the women’s liberation movement has been taking shape, a great emphasis has been placed on what are called leaderless, structureless groups as the main if not sole- organizational form of the movement. The source of this idea was a natural reaction against the over-structured … Continue reading The Tyranny of Structurelessness

How Can Young People Fight Back?

Certainly there are good reasons for us to fight back. We have had the misfortune of being born into a devastated world, a desecrated world, a world robbed of meaning and community and life. Instead of a world that has been watched over by our ancestors, we have been born in a time when we … Continue reading How Can Young People Fight Back?