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Redwoods: Only The Tallest Because The Rest Have Been Logged

Here is a familiar fact to many people across the United States and the world: the Redwoods of Northern California are the tallest trees in the world at nearly 400 feet. This is both true and false. It’s true because right now the redwoods are the tallest trees. But it’s false because not long ago, … Continue reading Redwoods: Only The Tallest Because The Rest Have Been Logged

Gentrification in Seattle

Over the past 10 years, development and increased population in Seattle has been sparked by a huge influx of high-paid, mostly white, mostly tech-sector employees into the city. Amazon.com is a large driver of this change. Because of this influx (about 14,000 new residents per year), rent has skyrocketed, house availability has declined greatly, and … Continue reading Gentrification in Seattle

Seattle Teachers Strike: Revolution AND Reform

We aren’t that interested in personal purity. Of course we should all try to be good people, but politically it’s more important that we band together and use our power to force political and social change. This can happen in all sorts of different ways, but one of the most time-tested is the strike: workers … Continue reading Seattle Teachers Strike: Revolution AND Reform

Reading Group for Deep Green Resistance forming in Seattle

Have you read, or wanted to read, Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet? For those grappling with the tough questions of how to win battles for social and environmental justice, it’s necessary reading that explores strategy, tactics, movement history, and what might be effective for our movement to win. With that in mind, … Continue reading Reading Group for Deep Green Resistance forming in Seattle

What do we do when mass movements fail? #sHellNO #SaveTheArctic

Here in Seattle, we’ve been participating in and supporting the #sHellNO actions against the Arctic Drilling rig, Polar Pioneer, that has been parked at the Port of Seattle for weeks. As of yesterday morning, the rig is finally on the move, heading north on it’s way to the Arctic. Two dozen kayakers were detained and … Continue reading What do we do when mass movements fail? #sHellNO #SaveTheArctic

Report-Back from #ShellNO Protest

As many of you no doubt know, the Port of Seattle is currently hosting Shell Oil Company’s enormous arctic drilling rig. In several weeks, the rig will leave Elliot Bay and be towed to the Arctic Ocean, where Shell plans to begin oil drilling operations. The chances of an oil spill occurring due to rough … Continue reading Report-Back from #ShellNO Protest

Photos from Outdoor Skills Workshop

This past weekend, Deep Green Resistance Seattle held our first ever outdoor skills workshop. It was a great success. We had around 10-15 participants ranging from just a few years old to middle-aged who came out for the event. We discussed wild foods and medicines, finding clean water, bows and tools, friction fires, and a … Continue reading Photos from Outdoor Skills Workshop

Seattle Event: People’s Tribunal on the US Juvenile Justice System

There is a state of emergency for our youth of color in the United States. Ending the Prison Industrial Complex [EPIC] is responding to this state of emergency by organizing a People’s Tribunal on the US Juvenile Justice System. A people’s tribunal is a people’s court. Folks most impacted by the Prison Industrial Complex and … Continue reading Seattle Event: People’s Tribunal on the US Juvenile Justice System

DGR Seattle Hosts a Series of Outdoor Skills Workshops

Learn WILDERNESS SURVIVAL. Heal yourself with HERBAL MEDICINE. Read the landscape as a NATURALIST. Join the Seattle chapter of Deep Green Resistance just outside the city on the flanks of Squak Mountain for a half-day informal workshop on outdoor skills. Each day’s activities will depend on the weather and group. DATES: Saturday, March 14 at … Continue reading DGR Seattle Hosts a Series of Outdoor Skills Workshops