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What is Deep Green Resistance?

Deep Green Resistance is an analysis, a strategy, and the only organization of its kind.

 As an analysis, it reveals civilization as the institution that is destroying life on Earth. As a strategy, it offers a concrete plan for how to stop that destruction. As an organization, Deep Green Resistance is implementing that strategy.

The goal of DGR is to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. This is a vast undertaking but it needs to be said: it can be done. Industrial civilization can be stopped.

DGR is an aboveground organization that uses direct action in the fight to save our planet. We also argue for the necessity of an underground that can target the strategic infrastructure of industrialization. But these actions alone are never a sufficient strategy for achieving a just outcome. Any strategy aiming for a livable future must include a call to build direct democracies based on human rights and sustainable material cultures.

Which means that the different branches of a resistance movement must work in tandem: the aboveground and belowground, the militants and the nonviolent, the frontline activists and the cultural workers. We need it all.

And we need courage. The word “courage” comes from the same root as coeur, the French word for heart. We need all the courage of which the human heart is capable, forged into both weapon and shield to defend what is left of this planet. And the lifeblood of courage is, of course, love.

So while DGR is about fighting back, in the end this organization is about love. The songbirds and the salmon need your heart, no matter how weary, because even a broken heart is still made of love. They need your heart because they are disappearing, slipping into that longest night of extinction, and the resistance is nowhere in sight. We will have to build that resistance from whatever comes to hand: whispers and prayers, history and dreams, from our bravest words and braver actions. It will be hard, there will be a cost, and in too many implacable dawns it will seem impossible. But we will have to do it anyway. So gather your heart and join with every living being. With love as our First Cause, how can we fail?

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  4. Don Harris

    I got your name and mission from a book called Savage Run by C.J. Box.
    Page 247
    I would like to learn more.

    1. Norris Thomlinson

      Thanks for stopping by, Don, and thanks for that reference. I don’t think any of us knew about DGR being mentioned in that book. Out of curiosity, what was the nature/context of the mention?

      In case the book wasn’t clear, it’s important to point out that we are an aboveground group, committed to only taking actions which are legal, with the exception of nonviolent civil disobedience. We do advocate for the formation of an underground to carry out strategic and moral acts to disrupt industrial civilization and its destruction of the earth, but we are not directly involved with such actions, nor do we know people carrying out such actions.

      The best place to learn more about us is at the official DGR website, and/or by reading the Deep Green Resistance book. If you have further questions after looking through the website, you can always email contact@deepgreenresistance.org

      Thanks again for your interest!


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