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Book Review: The Blood of the Earth

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance The latest work by John Michael Greer, The Blood of the Earth, synthesizes his thinking on two seemingly disparate subjects: magic, and peak oil. At this point, some cynical readers may suspect that the book is an effort at showing how magic can be used to produce oil … Continue reading Book Review: The Blood of the Earth

Book Review: Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Lester Brown’s exhaustively researched book, Plan B 4.0 – Mobilizing to Save Civilization, is a bold and impressive effort to chart a course to ecological sustainability, one of very few books that attempts this worthwhile goal. Brown lists 4 steps that Plan B 4.0 focuses on to achieve … Continue reading Book Review: Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists

This open letter was written by a member of Deep Green Resistance Colorado, and was influenced and informed by Deep Green Resistance and the work of Paul Kingsnorth, Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Aric McBay, and Jack Forbes, among many other sources and experiences. Download a PDF version The earth isn’t dying; it is being killed. And … Continue reading An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists

You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel- What Occupy Can Learn from the Populists

Introspection, retrospection, and learning from past movements like the Populists of the late 19th century could propel the Occupy Movement to new heights. Some strategic framework based on the lessons of history could open a world of possibilities, but the movement must first begin to challenge some of the patterns and assumptions that have defined … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel- What Occupy Can Learn from the Populists

Derrick Jensen: Loaded Words

By Derrick Jensen RECENTLY, I’VE BEEN THINKING about something I wrote fourteen years ago, which has become one of my most quoted passages: “Every morning when I wake up I ask myself whether I should write, or blow up a dam.” Despite having faith in my work as a writer, I knew that it wasn’t … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: Loaded Words

Occupy the Machine – Stop the 1% Has Begun

Our Bodies Will Be Our Demand Photo Credit: Not a DGR Action. Earth First and Rising Tide blockaded a gas-fired power plant construction site in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2008. Occupy the Machine is an ad hoc umbrella group using serious, sustained direct action campaigns to shut down major targets that destroy the land … Continue reading Occupy the Machine – Stop the 1% Has Begun

Occupy Seattle: Open Letter Regarding Non-violence vs. Diversity of Tactics Debate

Diversifying tactics does not mean that our movements have to polarize around the “violent/nonviolent” debate. This letter from a member of Decolonize/Occupy Seattle frames the debate well. It might give you some ideas for clarifying this debate at your local General Assembly. Open Letter to Decolonize / Occupy Seattle Originally published at Occupy Seattle I … Continue reading Occupy Seattle: Open Letter Regarding Non-violence vs. Diversity of Tactics Debate

My Name is Emma Murphy-Ellis and I Support Ecosabotage

By Emma “Usnea” Murphy-EllisCourtesy of EarthFirst! Journal Ski lodge in Vail, Colorado set ablaze by ELF (Originally posted here) I state without fear— but with the hope of rallying our collective courage—that I support radical actions. I support tools like industrial sabotage, monkey wrenching machinery and strategic arson. The Earth’s situation is dire. If other … Continue reading My Name is Emma Murphy-Ellis and I Support Ecosabotage

Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Waziyatawin, Aric McBay Speak at Occupy Oakland

Watch Derrick Jensen, Waziyatawin, Lierre Keith, and Aric McBay speak at Occupy Oakland to a welcoming audience! Lierre Keith [The Occupy] movement has staked a claim on being the 99%. I think that’s self-evident. Capitalism is the 1% taking from the 99%. But add this. 98% of the old growth forests are gone. 99% of … Continue reading Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Waziyatawin, Aric McBay Speak at Occupy Oakland

From Derrick Jensen’s book Dreams:

“Frankly I’m starting to remind myself of some of the pacifists who’ve ‘communicated’ with me.  It always goes the same.  They tell me that ‘resistance is never possible, so when you say “organize and resist” what do you mean?  I’m already riding my bike and composting.  What do you want us to do?’  Then when … Continue reading From Derrick Jensen’s book Dreams: