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Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part One

This is the sixteenth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.     by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK The environmental movement is up against a near-impossible task. It is also suffering from being co-opted by capitalism, so it is now more about sustaining human civilisation at … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part One

Vincent Emanuele: The Indiana Democratic Party is Dead

     by Vincent Emanuele /  Z Communications  Tonight, I attended a town hall meeting featuring John Zody, the utterly uninspiring and banal Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. The meeting was as informative and inspiring as it was frustrating and sad. Without doubt, the Indiana Democratic Party is in serious trouble. In a county that’s 48% … Continue reading Vincent Emanuele: The Indiana Democratic Party is Dead

Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part Four

Nonviolent resistance dominates most activist groups and campaigns in industrialised countries. If it were effective as a tactic, wouldn’t things be better than they are? Perhaps many nonviolent campaigns and movements do not adequately plan out their strategy and tactics. ... Continue reading →

Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part Three

This is the fourteenth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.      by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them. Once … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part Three

One Does Not Hate When One Can Despise: On Donald Trump and How We Got Here

     by Derrick Jensen When I find myself in times of trouble, I’m less interested in Mother Mary’s wisdom than I am in Joe Hill’s: Don’t mourn; organize. There’s a sense in which Trump’s election is a surprise, similar to how we somehow seem to be continually surprised when easily predictable negative consequences of this … Continue reading One Does Not Hate When One Can Despise: On Donald Trump and How We Got Here

Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part Two

This is the thirteenth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. Problem Two with Pacifism and Nonviolence: Nonviolence and pacifism as a Religion Nonviolence fundamentalists do not deal well with the criticisms of their ideology and seem unphased by logical and practical critiques. Ward Churchill argues that … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part Two

Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part One

This is the twelfth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side you automatically help that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part One

Regenerative Agriculture: Our Best Shot at Cooling the Planet?

If we want to stay below the upper ceiling of 2 degrees, we still have a shot. But it’s going to take a monumental effort. Anderson and his colleagues estimate that in order to keep within this threshold, we need to start reducing emissions by a sobering 8-10% per year, from now until we reach “net zero” in 2050. If that doesn’t sound difficult enough, here’s the clincher: efficiency improvements and clean energy technologies will only win us reductions of about 4% per year at most. ... Continue reading →

Book Review: “Resistance to Tyranny” by Joseph P. Martino

For resistance forces to have any chance at success in the fight against the ecocidal corporate state and forces aligned with white supremacy and misogyny, they must be skilled. It is with this skilling in mind that we review the book “Resistance Against Tyranny” by Joseph P. Martino. ... Continue reading →

The Rights of Nature: Indigenous Philosophies Reframing Law

Indigenous battles to defend nature have taken to the streets, leading to powerful mobilizations like the gathering at Standing Rock. They have also taken to the courts, through the development of innovative legal ways of protecting nature. In Ecuador, Bolivia and New Zealand, indigenous activism has helped spur the creation of a novel legal phenomenon—the idea that nature itself can have rights. ... Continue reading →