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Park City is Still Damned: What Needs to Be Done?

     by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance In my essay, Park City is Damned: A Case Study in Civilization, I described the vicious cycle Park City, Utah is caught in and explained how the city cannot exist for much longer. There are far more humans in Park City than the land can support, … Continue reading Park City is Still Damned: What Needs to Be Done?

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

Featured image: animals steal the place of the Wretched of the Earth bloc at the People’s Climate March of Justice and Jobs. By Dominique Z Barron. This is the twentieth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.     by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK In this run of … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Five

Trump Trauma

     by Helena Norberg-Hodge / Local Futures While we mourn the tragedy that fear, prejudice and ignorance “trumped” in the US Presidential election, now is the time to go deeper and broader with our work. There is a growing recognition that the scary situation we find ourselves in today has deep roots. To better understand … Continue reading Trump Trauma

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 →

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

>In this run of five posts, I am assessing the environmental movement using the twelve principles of strategic nonviolence conflict as described by Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler.

6. Attack the opponent’s strategy for consolidating control. This principle relates to Gene Sharp’s idea of undermining a regime’s sources of power ... Continue reading →

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

This is the eighteenth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.     by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK In this run of five posts, I am assessing the environmental movement using twelve principles of strategic nonviolence conflict. [1] The principles are designed to address the major … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Three

Fighting Environmental Destruction

The Environmental Status Quo

Mainstream environmental organizations have largely praised the Obama administration as environmentally friendly. Ed Chen, the national communications director for the National Resources Defense Council, described Obama as “the greatest climate change-fighting president in history.” The Environmental Defense Fund hailed Obama as “a leader committed to clean energy, climate progress, and protecting our natural heritage” who “leaves a better, cleaner, more sustainable world for all of our kids.” ... Continue reading →

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

This is the seventeenth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.     by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK In the next four posts I will assess the environmental movement based on the twelve principles of strategic nonviolent conflict that Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler lay out … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and the Environmental Movement, Part Two

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