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Black Abolitionists Believed in Taking Up Arms

Long before the Civil War, black abolitionists shared the consensus that violence would be necessary to end slavery. Unlike their white peers, their arguments were about when and how to use political violence, not if. By Randal Maurice Jelks / Boston Review Reviewing “Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence,” by Kellie Carter Jackson. … Continue reading Black Abolitionists Believed in Taking Up Arms

Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Actions #ShutDownCanada

By Max Wilbert Featured image: solidarity actions initiated by Deep Green Resistance in Eugene, Oregon shut down multiple Chase Bank locations in the area on February 13th. Photo: Max Wilbert. Solidarity actions in the wake of a Canadian government raid on an indigenous community resisting pipeline construction are paralyzing the Canadian economy, shutting down factories, … Continue reading Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Actions #ShutDownCanada

Radical Dreamwork

By Rebecca Wildbear Cottonwood trees shaded the little river, while the rising sun brightened the blue sky and lit up the expansive slopes of the Sonoran Desert, dotted with prickly pear, saguaro, and cholla cactuses. I was in Aravaipa Canyon, a gorge in the Pinal Mountains of Southern Arizona, where I would prepare thirteen people … Continue reading Radical Dreamwork

Lake Erie Bill of Rights: Time for Direct Action

By Will Falk Featured image: Harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie in 2017. Public domain photo via NASA. On Tuesday, January 28, at 10 AM, a hearing will be held in the United States District Courthouse in Toledo, OH in the case Drewes Farms Partnership v. City of Toledo. At stake in this case is … Continue reading Lake Erie Bill of Rights: Time for Direct Action

We Provide Training For Resistance Groups

One of the biggest barriers to effective resistance today is that most people who want to resist don’t have the knowledge or skills. That’s why Deep Green Resistance offers trainings and workshops to aspiring organizers and revolutionaries. Our trainings are tailored to your needs and adapted to your specific situation. These trainings aim to move … Continue reading We Provide Training For Resistance Groups

Strategies for Resistance: Decisive Ecological Warfare

Decisive Ecological Warfare (DEW) is the strategy of a movement that has too long been on the defensive. It is the war cry of a people who refuse to lose any more battles, the last resort of a movement isolated, co-opted, and weary from never-ending legal battles and blockades. The information in the DEW strategy … Continue reading Strategies for Resistance: Decisive Ecological Warfare

A Taxonomy of Action, Part 3: Direct Conflict and Confrontation

This post is excerpted from the book, Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. Click here to buy a copy of the book or read it online. The book includes a detailed exploration of the morality of different forms of resistance, and is highly recommended reading. This is part 3 in a series. Part … Continue reading A Taxonomy of Action, Part 3: Direct Conflict and Confrontation

The Woman Who Hunts Poachers

Photo credit: Kinessa Johnson and True Activist Editor’s Note: DGR does not endorse Kinessa Johnson or VETPAW, and views significant parts of their work as problematic (e.g. pervasive use of nationalistic propaganda, an implicit white saviour narrative, and echoes of imperialism). However, this phenomenon is interesting and worth discussing. by Liam Campbell Kinessa Johnson is … Continue reading The Woman Who Hunts Poachers

Resistance Profile: Earth Liberation Front

Editors note: this material is excerpted from a Deep Green Resistance  database called “Resistance Profiles,” which explores various movements, their strategies and tactics, and their effectiveness. We encourage you to study all social movements to learn from their successes and failures. Goal Stop the exploitation and destruction of the environment. Strategy Stop environmentally destructive businesses … Continue reading Resistance Profile: Earth Liberation Front