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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This excerpt is from Derrick Jensen’s unpublished book “The Politics of Violation.”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This excerpt is from Derrick Jensen’s unpublished book “The Politics of Violation.”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)

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 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?

How to Support Front Line Resistance

Right now, Deep Green Resistance organizers are at work building a political resistance resistance movement to defend the living planet and rebuild just, sustainable human communities. In Manila, Kathmandu, Auckland, Denver, Paris—all over the world—we are building resistance and working towards revolution. We Need Your Help Not all of us can work from the front … Continue reading How to Support Front Line Resistance

Revolutionary Discipline with Vince Emanuele

Vincent Emanuele is a writer and organizer born and raised in America’s Rust-Belt. A former US marine and Iraq War veteran, Vince refused orders for a third deployment in 2005 and immediately began working with the anti-war movement during the Bush years. In the following excerpt from “Resistance Radio” with Derrick Jensen, Vince shares his … Continue reading Revolutionary Discipline with Vince Emanuele

How to Organize for Deep Green Resistance

This is an introduction to organizing for Deep Green Resistance in your community. The article is adapted from training for DGR organizers in Europe.  For more on DGR organizing, read Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the Planet. By Sue Breen and Aimee Wild As we write this, the world is in a precarious … Continue reading How to Organize for Deep Green Resistance

Earth Day 2020: Fifty Years of Not Enough

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration. In this piece, Paul Feather describes how hope and optimism live alongside knowledge of the destruction of Mother Earth. He brings it home with the need for direct action, ceremony, and love of the self, family and the wild, natural world.   Today I … Continue reading Earth Day 2020: Fifty Years of Not Enough