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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

Waorani warriors attack, shut down oilfield in Ecuador

By Mongabay Indigenous leaders are calling for the release of six tribesmen implicated in a raid on an oilfield in Eastern Ecuador that left six soldiers injured, reports Andina and El Comercio. According to Ecuador’s defense ministry, on January 6th a group of Waorani (Huaorani) tribesmen armed with spears, bows and arrows, blowguns, and firearms … Continue reading Waorani warriors attack, shut down oilfield in Ecuador

Frank Coughlin: The Humility of Love: A Lesson from Chiapas

By Frank Coughlin / Deep Green Resistance New York Humility. An important word you rarely hear in our culture anymore. Our culture seems to be going in the opposite direction, everything with a superlative. Everything bigger, faster, better, stronger. Everything new, shiny, pretty, expensive. But never humble. “Dude, love that car. It’s so humble.” Yeah, … Continue reading Frank Coughlin: The Humility of Love: A Lesson from Chiapas

Sam Leah on Resistance Radio

Sam Leah serves on the DGR Steering Committee and is a founding member of Warrior Sisters Society, a women-run Eugene OR nonprofit providing free self defense training to women. Derrick Jensen interviewed Leah for the June 1st episode of Resistance Radio. Leah explains the realities for women of living in a rape culture, and how … Continue reading Sam Leah on Resistance Radio

Resistance forces in Philippines storm mining company, torch heavy equipment

By Mindanao Examiner New People’s Army rebels on Saturday raided a mining firm in the southern Philippine province of Agusan del Norte, reports said. Reports said the rebels swooped down on Philippine Alstron Mining Company on the village of Tamamarkay in Tubay town and overpowered the security guards without firing a single shot before they … Continue reading Resistance forces in Philippines storm mining company, torch heavy equipment

Mapuche attack occupation helicopters used to deforest territory

By The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu What can only be described as an act of defiance against the State of Siege imposed by the Chilean State was carried out this morning (December 31st), against the Chilean occupation and its Capitalist plunder in the province of Malleco. The events took place nearby the … Continue reading Mapuche attack occupation helicopters used to deforest territory