Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance

Derrick Jensen: The Politics of Violation (Part 2)

This excerpt is from Derrick Jensen’s unpublished book “The Politics of Violation.” It is part 2 in a series. Part 1 can be found here. The piece discusses the difference between what has been called lifestyle anarchism and social anarchism. The excerpt has been edited slightly for publication here. The book is in need of … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: The Politics of Violation (Part 2)

Questions and Answers

An upcoming episode of The Green Flame podcast will focus on answering listener questions. Do you have questions for us? Want us to break down an issue that is bothering you, or that you want clarification on? What are you wondering about Deep Green Resistance, our analysis, our work, or how to get involved? This … Continue reading Questions and Answers

Derrick Jensen: The Politics of Violation (Part 1)

This excerpt is from Derrick Jensen’s unpublished book “The Politics of Violation.” It has been edited slightly for publication here. The book is in need of a publisher. Please contact us if you wish to speak with Derrick about this. By Derrick Jensen For more than two thousand years, a war has been waged over … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: The Politics of Violation (Part 1)

Racism and Feminism: The Issue Of Accountability by bell hooks

In this excerpt from Ain’t I Woman: Black Women and Feminism, author bell hooks describes the insidious nature of racism and sexism and the links between patriarchy and white supremacy. Understanding this type of analysis is critical to understanding how oppression functions within civilization as a tool of social control. While hooks uses the term … Continue reading Racism and Feminism: The Issue Of Accountability by bell hooks

How to Develop Resistance Leadership Skills

Leadership is incredibly important for resistance movements. Yet many of us mistrust leaders—with good reason. What exactly is a leader? Are there leadership models that align with our ethics? How can one develop resistance leadership skills? This piece, excerpted from internal Deep Green Resistance training materials, explores these topics. By Fred Gibson Why Leadership is … Continue reading How to Develop Resistance Leadership Skills

Resistance Movements Need Two Things

Resistance movements need two things: loyalty, and material support. — Lierre Keith As you read this, DGR organizers in Manila, Kathmandu, Auckland, Denver, Paris—all over the world—are building a resistance movement to defend the living planet and rebuild sustainable human communities. To do our work, we need sustainable funding. We need to sign up at … Continue reading Resistance Movements Need Two Things

How To Begin Creating Ecological Economies

What will come after industrial capitalism? In this piece, Kara Huntermoon envisions how to begin creating ecological economies through adaptation to place. Ecological Economies by Kara Huntermoon Humans are ‘culture creatures.’ That means we evolve on two levels: biological and cultural. Biological evolution is physical adaptation to environmental stresses. All life on Earth evolves biologically. … Continue reading How To Begin Creating Ecological Economies

How Do You Define Violence?

In this excerpt from his book Endgame: The Problem of Civilization, author Derrick Jensen explores how limited the English language is when considering different aspects of “violence.” By Derrick Jensen I do think we need more words in English for violence. It’s absurd that the same word is used to describe someone raping, torturing, mutilating, … Continue reading How Do You Define Violence?

Silencing Women and Girls

Under patriarchy, females are expected to be silent and to serve male interests, desires, and expectations. In this piece, Aimee Wild describes how women are socialised into silence, and how systematic subjugation of women and girls deepens and maintains the harm this causes.  Silencing Women and Girls By Aimee Wild Humans are deeply influenced by … Continue reading Silencing Women and Girls

The Impact of ‘Civilization’ on Endemic Communities.

In this piece, Suresh discusses the impact of civilization on endemic communities and their right to live in isolation. Suresh tells us how these indigenous people have had their land, rights and identities stripped by encroaching industrial civilization. The Impact of Civilization on Endemic Communities By Suresh Balraj In a world characterised by information, there … Continue reading The Impact of ‘Civilization’ on Endemic Communities.