Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance

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.

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

How To Do Indigenous Solidarity Work

All around the world, indigenous people are on the front lines of fights to protect the land. For those asking “how to do indigenous solidarity work,” these Indigenous Solidarity Guidelines developed by Deep Green Resistance are a first step. Land is central to indigenous culture. By aligning ourselves with indigenous peoples, especially traditional and radical … Continue reading How To Do Indigenous Solidarity Work

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 Patriarchy Works: The Power of Naming

Andrea Dworkin (1946-2005) was a radical feminist theorist, writer, and campaigner. In this excerpt from her book Pornography: Men Possessing Women, Dworkin discusses the power of naming. In her analysis, the development of the culture of patriarchy has empowered men with almost sole access to the power to define language. This control over language allows … Continue reading How Patriarchy Works: The Power of Naming