What is Deep Green Resistance?

Deep Green Resistance is an environmental and social justice organization for anyone who wants to fight for the planet– and win. It is based in part on the book Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. The book identifies civilization, patriarchy, and capitalism as the brutal arrangements of power that need to be dismantled for the earth to survive. Deep Green Resistance argues for a concerted, focused, and serious resistance movement that can stop the murder of the planet before it’s too late.

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 will require defending and rebuilding just and sustainable human communities nestled inside repaired and restored landbases. This is a vast undertaking but it can be done. Industrial civilization can be stopped.

DGR is made up of many different people from many varied backgrounds, but we have one goal: to defend this planet that is our only home. Our tactics include the full range of nonviolent, direct-action techniques. We are also committed to education and cultural work.  Such work is crucial as a sustainable future will demand strong local communities that embrace direct democracy, economies of support, universal human rights, and the rights of nature.

We recognize, however, that the life of our planet is in crisis: another two hundred species went extinct today, while across the planet climate change is wreaking havoc. The dedicated work of above ground organizers will not be enough, not in time. Our planet needs a separate but parallel underground organization, dedicated to resisting in ways that fall outside the bounds of legal challenges and civil disobedience.

As above ground organizers, we don’t have any connection with an underground and we don’t want one. For the safety of all involved, a firewall must be maintained between above and underground activists. Support can only be given in the realm of public opinion, but DGR believes in giving that support by arguing for the necessity of a serious, strategic and coordinated underground.

DGR Central Valley is currently recruiting individuals who are ready to be part of a serious effort to save the planet. Not a serious effort at collective delusion. Not a serious effort to feel better,  and not a serious effort to save you and yours. But an actual strategy to stop the destruction of everything worth loving. Will you join us?

If your answer feels as imperative as instinct, then welcome home.


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