Deep Green Resistance

Deep Green Resistance believes our current civilization needs to be dismantled and replaced by thousands of cultures that are fully integrated into their local ecosystems. Deep Green Resistance has a plan of action for anyone determined to fight for this planet—and win.

"Artists and writers have a proud tradition of being at the forefront of resistance, of stirring emotions and inspiring action. Today we must create an onslaught of judgmental, opinionated, brash and partisan work in the tradition of anti-Nazi artists John Heartfield and George Grosz, of radical muralist Diego Rivera, filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, feminist artists the Guerrilla Girls, novelists like Maxim Gorky and Taslima Nasrin, poets like Nazim Hikmet and Kazi Nazrul Islam, musicians like The Coup and the Dead Kennedys.

The world cries out for meaningful, combative, political art. It is our duty and responsibility to create a fierce, unyielding, aggressive culture of resistance. We must create art that exposes and denounces evil, that strengthens activists and revolutionaries, celebrates and contributes to the coming liberation of this planet from corporate industrial military omnicidal madness.

Pick up your weapon, artist.”

from Stephanie McMillan’s essay “Artists: Raise Your Weapons”

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Why Deep Green Resistance?

1. Industrial civilization is killing all life on our planet, driving to extinction 200 species per day, and it won’t stop voluntarily. Global warming is happening now, at an astounding speed. The only honest solution is to stop industrial civilization from burning fossil fuels.

2. Most consumption is based on violence against people (human and non-human) and on degrading & destroying landbases across the planet.

3. Life on Earth is more important than this insane, temporary culture based on hyper-exploitation of finite resources. This culture needs to be destroyed before it consumes all life on this planet.

4. Humanity is not the same as civilization. Humans have developed many sane and sustainable cultures, themselves at risk from civilization.

5. Most people know this culture is insane and needs radical change, but don’t see any way to bring the change about.

6. Unlike most environmental and social justice organizations, Deep Green Resistance questions the existence and necessity of civilization itself. DGR asks “What if we do away with civilization altogether?”

7. Unlike most environmental and social justice organizations, DGR asks “What must we do to be effective?”, not “What will those in power allow us to do?”

8. DGR offers organized, reliable ways to promote sane ways of living and surviving the ongoing crisis.

9. DGR has a realistic plan to stop the insanity, Decisive Ecological Warfare.

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"If we have any true love for the stars, planets, the rest of Creation, we must do everything we can to keep the white man away from them. They who have appointed themselves our representatives to the rest of the Universe. They who have never met any new creature without exploiting, abusing and destroying it. They who say we poor and colored and female and elderly blight neighborhoods, while they blight worlds. What they have done to the Old, they will do to the New. Under the white man every star would become a South Africa and a Palestine, every planet a Vietnam."

~Alice Walker,  Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Color Purple. 

An activist all of her adult life, Ms. Alice Walker is a staunch defender not only of human rights, but of the rights of all living beings. She is one of the world’s most prolific writers, yet tirelessly continues to travel the world to literally stand on the side of the poor, and the economically, spiritually and politically oppressed. She also stands, however, on the side of the revolutionaries, teachers and leaders who seek change and transformation of the world. 

Ms. Walker will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Earth At Risk 2014 Conference in San Francisco, Nov 22-23 - along with Vandana Shiva, Gail Dines, Derrick Jensen, Doug Zachary, Freda Huson, Jeannette Armstrong, Yuly Chan, Sarah Meghan Mah,  Chief Caleen Sisk, Cherry Smiley, and many other phenomenal activists.  This grant-funded conference has earlybird tickets at $40 for the whole weekend!  Do you know the way to San Francisco???  For more info:  http://ift.tt/1xOIQmY http://ift.tt/1r8jyR0

"If we have any true love for the stars, planets, the rest of Creation, we must do everything we can to keep the white man away from them. They who have appointed themselves our representatives to the rest of the Universe. They who have never met any new creature without exploiting, abusing and destroying it. They who say we poor and colored and female and elderly blight neighborhoods, while they blight worlds. What they have done to the Old, they will do to the New. Under the white man every star would become a South Africa and a Palestine, every planet a Vietnam."

~Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Color Purple.

An activist all of her adult life, Ms. Alice Walker is a staunch defender not only of human rights, but of the rights of all living beings. She is one of the world’s most prolific writers, yet tirelessly continues to travel the world to literally stand on the side of the poor, and the economically, spiritually and politically oppressed. She also stands, however, on the side of the revolutionaries, teachers and leaders who seek change and transformation of the world.

Ms. Walker will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Earth At Risk 2014 Conference in San Francisco, Nov 22-23 - along with Vandana Shiva, Gail Dines, Derrick Jensen, Doug Zachary, Freda Huson, Jeannette Armstrong, Yuly Chan, Sarah Meghan Mah, Chief Caleen Sisk, Cherry Smiley, and many other phenomenal activists. This grant-funded conference has earlybird tickets at $40 for the whole weekend! Do you know the way to San Francisco??? For more info: http://ift.tt/1xOIQmY http://ift.tt/1r8jyR0

Solidarity!

Deep Green Resistance recognizes that non-indigenous people are occupying stolen land in an ongoing genocide that has lasted for centuries. We must affirm our responsibility to stand with indigenous communities who want support and give everything we can to protect their land and culture from further devastation; they have been on the frontlines of biocide and genocide for centuries, and as allies, we need to step up and join them.

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Inspector Peck is the canary in the coal mine, warning us of a possible catastrophe at Diablo Canyon before it’s too late. We agree with him that Diablo Canyon is vulnerable to earthquakes and must be shut down immediately.

Whence will come the political will to do this? All nuclear plants are unsustainable and fossil-fuel dependent monstrosities that have systems in place for senior engineers to proceed with immediate dismantling if necessary for any reason.

This excerpt is from the United Nations Environment Programme:

"Closing and Decommissioning
Nuclear Power Reactors
Citation from page 37-38.

"Immediate dismantling: All equipment, structures and other parts of a facility that contain radioactive contaminants are removed (or fully decontaminated) so that the site can be treated as uncontaminated for either unrestricted or more restricted use (sometimes referred to as a “greenfield” site). This internationally agreed approach has the advantage that experienced operational staff from the facility are still available who know the history of the site, including any incidents in the past that could complicate the decommissioning process. Immediate dismantling also avoids the unpredictable effects of corrosion or other degradation of the reactor parts over an extended period, eliminates the risk of future exposure to radiation, and removes a potential blight on the landscape.

A disadvantage of this approach is that levels of radioactivity in the reactor parts are higher than in the case of deferred dismantling. This means that greater precautions must be taken during dismantling, and that larger volumes of decommissioning waste will be classified as radioactive.”

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Patriarchy takes a group of people who are biologically male and turns them into a social class of people called “men” who are expected to dominate, i.e., act like “men.” Masculinity has nothing to do with biologically what you are or aren’t. This is a political arrangement. It’s not natural, it was not created by somebody’s God. It’s a corrupt and brutal arrangement of power.

Sexism is biased against women as a class - and no amount of adjustment can ‘balance’ that, without re-designing human society. And that starts with actually seeing the patterns, and how they operate: class analysis. With this class analysis, pro-feminist men must work every day to acknowledge our privilege, overcome our entitlement, and offer real solidarity to women by confronting other men, and dismantling patriarchy within our personal lives and political lives.

Deep Green Resistance is a pro-woman, radical, social-justice environmental organization. Ecocide & misogyny are inherently connected. Dismantle Patriarchy!

To learn more about how a pro-feminist male solidarity, check out these guidelines written by the men of DGR with the guidance of the DGR Women’s Caucus: http://ift.tt/1nOTnZI http://ift.tt/1toFRnG

"You are born into a racist society. You have to be taught to racist - and like anything else if you can learn it you can unlearn it. What we’re dealing with here is mental illness, racism is mental illness. Racism is the number one mental health problem among children in the United States."

~ Jane Elliott, 1992

White-privileged people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that: it’s an abusive system of white supremacy, and an insidious cultural disease. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another.

White Supremacy is a system of power that is as active today as any time in this culture’s history. As white activists, we have been socialized into a culture of domination and often carry, practice, and reproduce racism in our own work. Racism is a threat to the health and continuation of all communities, including political ones. We therefore ask all white activists to commit themselves in every aspect of their lives, political or otherwise, to dismantling racism, personally and culturally. Communities of color alone cannot change white communities from the outside, nor is it their responsibility.

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Assiniboine and Sioux people of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation stood up to the bullying of powerful entrenched interests for the sake of defending Yellowstone bison, a significant biological and cultural species. It was a bold act that serves as an example for earth warriors and resistance leaders everywhere.

The Tribes of Fort Peck persevered at a time when state and federal agencies refused to do so out of fear of controversy. For these reasons, on September 18, Fort Peck Tribal Chairman Rusty Stafne will receive Defenders’ Wildlife Conservation Award, celebrating exceptional commitment to wildlife conservation. Chairman Stafne will accept the award on behalf of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation, which in 2012 took a leadership role in restoring wild Yellowstone bison to the heart of their historic Great Plains habitat.

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Methane releases from melting permafrost are different than releases from the eastern Atlantic seaboard which mostly dissolves in the ocean before reaching the surface. The total amount of gas is also much smaller than sources on land, such as cows or gas drilling. “It’s probably on the order of a feedlot of methane,” However, some shallow-water seeps could vent methane to the surface, and researchers expect that future surveys will uncover even more shallow seeps.

The point is that all methane releases in the earth’s crust are boosting the planet’s greenhouse gas levels in a time when industrially accelerated global warming and climate catastrophe. This is all the more reason to stop the industrial economy.

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