Categories Archives: Strategy & Analysis

Time is Short: No Time for Attrition

Within the radical environmental movement, it is widely acknowledged and rightly accepted that we have little time left before the earth is driven into catastrophic and runaway biotic collapse. We know that civilization is predicated on the slow dismemberment of the planet’s life support systems—a dismemberment that is increasing in speed as more efficient and … Continue reading Time is Short: No Time for Attrition

Recruitment: An excerpt from Deep Green Resistance

Chapter 10Recruitmentby Aric McBayWhen they asked for those to raise their hands who’d go down to the courthouse the next day, I raised mine. Had it high up as I could get it. I guess if I’d had any sense I’d’ve been a little scared, but what was the point of being scared? The only … Continue reading Recruitment: An excerpt from Deep Green Resistance

Time is Short: Twenty Years of Sabotage & Agenda 21

It is important to note that this analysis and perspective is not meant to be authoritative on, nor instructive towards the objectives, organization and operation of Agenda 21; those are always their own to determine, as they see fit. This is definitively an outsider’s perspective, gleaned from publicly available information, and is undoubtedly lacking insight … Continue reading Time is Short: Twenty Years of Sabotage & Agenda 21

Time is Short: Principles of War and Strategy

Why are we losing? Why, after 40 years of struggle, education, petitions, letters to the editor, reusable coffee mugs, marches, protests, direct action and even sabotage, are we still losing?  Why do mountains, old growth and glaciers keep disappearing? Why are children born with 200 toxic compounds in their bodies? Why do the levels of … Continue reading Time is Short: Principles of War and Strategy

Courage: excerpt from Derrick Jensen’s Endgame

Excerpted from Endgame vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization , by Derrick Jensen. Page 317-319. Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. William S. Burroughs I learned about e-bombs from one of my students—Casey Maddox, an excellent writer—at … Continue reading Courage: excerpt from Derrick Jensen’s Endgame

Organizational Structures – An excerpt from Deep Green Resistance

BASIC ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES From Deep Green Resistance, by Lierre Keith, Aric McBay, and Derrick Jensen Page 293-296 Within both aboveground and underground activism there are several templates for basic organizational structures. These structures have been used by every resistance group in history, although not all groups have chosen the approach best suited for their situations … Continue reading Organizational Structures – An excerpt from Deep Green Resistance

Time is Short: Cyber-sabotage in Saudi Arabia

Civilization is not a static force. It has metastasized across the world by accelerating its own development, by transforming the blood and corpses of its victims into new weapons with which to wage its relentless war against all life Grasslands become grain monocultures feeding armies, conquering forests and mountains that become ships and swords that … Continue reading Time is Short: Cyber-sabotage in Saudi Arabia

Time is Short: Systems Disruption and Strategic Militancy

The industrial machine dismantling the planet is incredibly vast, made as it is of the activity of hundreds of millions—billions—of people. Chainsaws and feller-bunchers topple forests, dams and canals drain wetlands and kill rivers, excavators tear apart mountains, dragnets scrape the ocean(s) sterile, the prairies plowed and paved over, and everything everywhere poisoned as we … Continue reading Time is Short: Systems Disruption and Strategic Militancy

Time is Short: Reports, Reflections & Analysis on Underground Resistance

The modern environmental movement began some 40 years ago, and by virtually every metric, the state of the planet has spiraled horrifically into catastrophe since then. Air, the world over, is more polluted and congested with poisons than ever before. Water available to ecosystems and people is reduced every year as more and more is … Continue reading Time is Short: Reports, Reflections & Analysis on Underground Resistance

Derrick Jensen: Self-Evident Truths

By Derrick Jensen, for Orion Magazine There isn’t a chance in hell that something like the original Wilderness Act could be passed today. Environmentalists today are too much on the defensive. Sure, there have been green platforms and policy papers, but nothing I’ve read matches the urgency of this moment. So I decided to draft … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: Self-Evident Truths