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Lessons from the Irish Republican Army’s Green Book

Editor’s note: this article contains extensive excerpts from the Irish Republican Army’s Green Book, one of their key training documents during their 20th-century struggle against British occupation. Written by Liam Campbell “Don’t be seen in public marches, demonstrations or protests. Don’t be seen in the company of known Republicans, don’t frequent known Republican houses. Your … Continue reading Lessons from the Irish Republican Army’s Green Book

The Art of Rebellion, Part 1: Of Martial Traditions

Editor’s Note: this piece on the Art of Rebellion was published anonymously under the name “Seaweed” in 2008. We don’t agree with every detail (most notably, although we support autonomous localized uprisings, we don’t believe that these will be sufficient to halt the murder of the planet. We call for a more coordinated form of … Continue reading The Art of Rebellion, Part 1: Of Martial Traditions

India: With Just Sickles And Sticks, Adivasi Women Save A Forest

Featured image by Souparno Chatterjee     by Chandan Sarma / Youth Ki Awaaz Hakim Sinan village, Ranibandh Block, Bankura District, West Bengal: It was getting dark in the forest. At a distance, light was gleaming from oil lamps in the village. “Did you breastfeed these Saal trees? Why are you stopping us from cutting them down?” growled the … Continue reading India: With Just Sickles And Sticks, Adivasi Women Save A Forest

“Guardians of the Amazon” Seize Illegal Loggers to Protect Uncontacted Tribe

Featured image: Guardians of the Amazon from the Guajajara tribe: “We patrol, we find the loggers, we destroy their equipment and we send them away. We’ve stopped many loggers. It’s working.” © Guardians of the Amazon      by Survival International Members of an Amazon tribe patrolling their rainforest reserve to protect uncontacted relatives from illegal loggers … Continue reading “Guardians of the Amazon” Seize Illegal Loggers to Protect Uncontacted Tribe

Underground Action Calendar refreshed

Our Underground Action Calendar lists attacks from as far back as the 1970s, to inspire and serve as a research tool. We include a variety of actions from around the world, some carried out by individuals, some by organized militant groups. Targets range from local earth-destroying construction equipment to networks of oil wells and pipelines. … Continue reading Underground Action Calendar refreshed

Distinguishing Categories of Violence

It’s understandable that people who care about justice want to reject violence; many of us are survivors of it, and we know all too well the entitled psychology of the men who used it against us. And whatever our personal experiences, we can all see that the violence of imperialism, racism, and misogyny has created useless destruction and trauma over endless, exhausting millennia. There are good reasons that many thoughtful people embrace a nonviolent ethic. ... Continue reading →

Firearms Training for Revolutionaries and Activists

"What do we do in the face of this horror? Do we sit on our hands? Do we lift our hands to god and pray for the Messiah to come? I don’t think he’s coming. What do we do? We use our hands and our arms and our hearts and our lives and our deaths and we fight back, we resist. If you can’t fight, then run. If you can’t run, then hide. But you must resist. Must." ... Continue reading →

Plutocracy: Political Repression in the USA

Scott Noble of Metanoia Films has released part I of an important video history of class struggle in the US. Combining historic photos and video with reflections drawn from a range of historians, the film covers uprisings and revolts most of us never heard of in our history classes. As Deep Green Resistance emphasizes, a … Continue reading Plutocracy: Political Repression in the USA

Sweet Crude (Seattle Filmmaker Sandy Cioffi)

Sweet Crude is the story of Nigeria’s Niger Delta – the human and environmental consequences of 50 years of oil extraction and the members of a new insurgency who, in the three years after the filmmakers met them as college students, became the young men of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta … Continue reading Sweet Crude (Seattle Filmmaker Sandy Cioffi)

Rang De Basanti: a modern inspiration for direct action

Review by Parag Dalal / Deep Green Resistance Spoiler alert: important pieces of the movie plot revealed below. Rang De Basanti opens with a British officer in pre-independence India walking along prison cells and finally entering one. The man inside, reading a book, instructs “Wait a moment, Mr. McKinley, one revolutionary is meeting another.” Thus … Continue reading Rang De Basanti: a modern inspiration for direct action