Survey: Why did you choose aboveground work?

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Land defense and social justice work are necessary for healthy human and non-human communities, but any victories will be irrelevant if industrial civilization makes the planet literally unlivable. The system must be stopped before it triggers irreversible runaway climate change and ecological collapse, and only strategic underground attacks against critical infrastructure will stop it. There are many hard working activists in the aboveground struggle, though we can always use more. Unfortunately, as far as we can tell, vanishingly few people are carrying out the necessary attacks against industrial bottlenecks and weak points in infrastructure. Underground promotion remains the most important work for those of us in the aboveground.

To help us better understand the barriers to formation of an underground, we’re surveying those who have committed to aboveground work. If you’ve joined a radical aboveground group, publicly stated your support of ecosabotage, engaged in environmental civil disobedience, or otherwise drawn attention to your strong enviro-political beliefs, we want to learn the reasons behind your decision.

Please take a few minutes to let us know why you chose an aboveground path, rather than underground work. You can fill out the short anonymous survey below, email us, or leave a comment. Thanks!

3 thoughts on “Survey: Why did you choose aboveground work?”

  1. Dear Derrick and Lierre,

    If ever you come to India , I’d like to meet you folks.

    However, I’d like to talk to Premadasi and Aric as well.

    More importantly, your response to CounterPunch and the issue of Transphobia.

    With jerks at both ends of the spectrum – from mercenary to missionary – the final outcome has, indeed, remained the same throughout human history.

    With regards,


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