Tags Archives: Privilege

Eugene NVDA Training

       by Erin Moberg / Deep Green Resistance Eugene On Saturday, February 4th, several members of DGR Oregon attended a day-long NVDA training in Eugene, Oregon. The event was organized by local and regional activists. Over 200 people attended, including local activists, community members new to direct action, college students, youth, retired people, … Continue reading Eugene NVDA Training

Derrick Jensen: Culture of Plunder

Featured image: Mining in Seite Suyos, Bolivia. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons user Mach Marco) By Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance When living the dream means others will die I want to tell you three stories of winning and losing, of selfishness and sacrifice, of this culture. Story one. Last spring I gave a talk in a small farming … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: Culture of Plunder

Sorry, Dudes: Exclusion from Femininity is Privilege, Not Oppression

by Jonah Mix, Deep Green Resistance Some days, queer theory feels like an elaborate practical joke. I’m writing this after a good four hours spent in a marathon Twitter exchange, so forgive me if I’m a little short. The man in question was your average trans dude, berating women for their refusal to accept his … Continue reading Sorry, Dudes: Exclusion from Femininity is Privilege, Not Oppression

Liberalism’s Game: the Failure of Settler Solidarity in Hawai’i

Editor’s Note: For further analysis of effective resistance movements, please visit the Deep Green Resistance Book, and read about our strategy: Decisive Ecological Warfare. By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance When I am in Hawai’i, I ask everyone I meet if the United States will ever voluntarily de-occupy the Islands. No one ever says yes. … Continue reading Liberalism’s Game: the Failure of Settler Solidarity in Hawai’i

Frank Coughlin: The Humility of Love: A Lesson from Chiapas

By Frank Coughlin / Deep Green Resistance New York Humility. An important word you rarely hear in our culture anymore. Our culture seems to be going in the opposite direction, everything with a superlative. Everything bigger, faster, better, stronger. Everything new, shiny, pretty, expensive. But never humble. “Dude, love that car. It’s so humble.” Yeah, … Continue reading Frank Coughlin: The Humility of Love: A Lesson from Chiapas

DIY Resistance: Develop a Sense of Urgency

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this article By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition We are losing badly. The dominant culture is destroying what is left of the world and, right now, our resistance is simply ineffective. I cannot pretend to know exactly how we’re going to turn things … Continue reading DIY Resistance: Develop a Sense of Urgency

DIY Resistance: Recover Empathy

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this article By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition The dominant culture kills our ability to empathize. Faucets deliver water over great distances silencing the voices of rivers. Super-markets place meat on chilled display shelves hiding the sacred ceremonial relationship between hunter and prey. … Continue reading DIY Resistance: Recover Empathy

Will Falk: What Does Solidarity Look Like?

Photo Credit: David Clow   By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Each night Unist’ot’en Clan spokeswoman, Freda Huson, and her husband Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief Toghestiy fall asleep on their traditional land not knowing whether the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are going to storm their bridge in the depths of night. Each winter, when Freda … Continue reading Will Falk: What Does Solidarity Look Like?

Restoring Sanity, Part 1: An Inhuman System – Susan Hyatt & Michael Carter

By Susan Hyatt and Michael Carter / DGR Southwest Coalition This article is the first part of a series on mental health. You can read part two: “Mental Illness As a Social Construct” and part three: “Medicating”. The environmental crisis consists of the deterioration and outright destruction of micro and macro ecosystems worldwide, entailing the … Continue reading Restoring Sanity, Part 1: An Inhuman System – Susan Hyatt & Michael Carter

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?