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Unpacking Extinction Rebellion — Part I: Net-Zero Emissions

Editors note: “Green technology” has become the policy centerpiece of the mainstream climate movement. But the idea that technology will solve global warming is a dangerous lie. And as Kim Hill explains in this piece, it is also highly profitable. This is no accident. We offer this article to those who suspect XR is engaging … Continue reading Unpacking Extinction Rebellion — Part I: Net-Zero Emissions

Extinction Rebellion Ireland: Symbolic Versus Pragmatic Actions

Image by Tim Gouw (example of a purely symbolic action) by Liam Campbell Most Deep Green Resistance Cadre are more experienced than me, but I’ve had my fair share of action; having spent around 17 years attending and organising activist actions, ranging from anti-war protests to anti-fracking blockades, I’ve seen a wide range of tactics … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion Ireland: Symbolic Versus Pragmatic Actions

Why has environmental activism been ineffective?

by Liam Campbell Humanity has a long history of environmental activism, likely extending far beyond the reaches of recorded history. It’s easy to imagine warring tribes of indigenous peoples struggling against exploitative and excessively greedy neighbours. Competing tribes probably used violence to prevent each other from overconsuming fisheries, harvestable plants, and driving game to extinction. … Continue reading Why has environmental activism been ineffective?

Lessons from Fidel Castro and Cuba’s Revolution

Editor’s note: this article references Spiral Theory, which is a strategic approach adopted by some revolutionary movements in which violent acts are undertaken against state targets with the intention of provoking an indiscriminate repressive response against an associated social group that is relatively uninvolved with the action itself. This repressive response is sought for its … Continue reading Lessons from Fidel Castro and Cuba’s Revolution

Weaponising Europe’s General Data Protection Regulations

by Liam Campbell What Is GDPR? GDPR is a European legal framework intended to protect personal data, provide greater data transparency, and give people greater control over their data. It requires any group that stores or processes data to follow strict policies to ensure security. It also entitles individuals to request personal data reports and … Continue reading Weaponising Europe’s General Data Protection Regulations

Review of Assata: An Autobiography

By Norris Thomlinson / Originally published on DGR Hawaii / Featured image by Angela Davis, CC BY 4.0 Once you understand something about the history of a people, their heroes, their hardships and their sacrifices, it’s easier to struggle with them, to support their struggle. For a lot of people in this country, people who … Continue reading Review of Assata: An Autobiography

Extinction Rebellion: Security Analysis of Ireland’s Movement

Editor’s note: DGR acknowledges that Extinction Rebellion and Extinction Rebellion Ireland are valuable and necessary contributors to a broader ecosystem of activism. The analysis in this article is relevant for many movements and it’s republished from Medium with permission from the author. Image credit: Truthout.org on Flickr by Roderick Campbell Extinction Rebellion Ireland (XRI) is … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion: Security Analysis of Ireland’s Movement

Strategic Analysis: “Spiral Theory”

Editor’s note: this article is republished from an internal DGR community discussion.  by a DGR member Definition: “Spiral theory” is a strategic approach adopted by some revolutionary movements in which violent acts are undertaken against state targets with the intention of provoking an indiscriminate repressive response against an associated social group that is relatively uninvolved with … Continue reading Strategic Analysis: “Spiral Theory”

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

A Look at Protracted People’s War

Editor’s Note: Revolutionaries must study each revolutionary tradition and learn from it. We don’t believe that PPW is a “magic bullet” for current pre-revolutionary conditions, but it is worth studying. By JP Protracted People’s War (PPW) is a military theory developed by Mao Zedong during the Chinese Civil War and the war against the Japanese … Continue reading A Look at Protracted People’s War