Time is Short: Reports, Reflections & Analysis on Underground Resistance

14 Jan

Cross Posted from Deep Green ResistanceImage by Paul Nicklen / National Geographic

The modern environmental movement began some 40 years ago, and by virtually every metric, the state of the planet has spiraled horrifically into catastrophe since then.

The death machine of industrial civilization speeds ever apace, accelerating daily as it dismantles the living systems of earth. If it is to be stopped, we cannot afford any qualms about using any and all means available to halt it in its bloody tracks. Time is short, and militant,  is required if we are to decisively stop the powerful from exploiting the marginalized and destroying the planet. Attacks on the physical infrastructure of this corrupt arrangement of power—the oil, electric, and industrial infrastructure that prop it up and keep it functioning—are the surest route to a livable, desirable future.

But such serious and determined resistance doesn’t appear in a vacuum; it grows from an uncompromising culture of resistance, a culture that not only embraces the need to fight back, but that makes resistance its mandate.

Deep Green Resistance is working to build that culture of resistance, and as one small part of that, we’re introducing Time is Short: Reports, Reflections & Analysis on Underground Resistance, a weekly column dedicated to promoting and normalizing underground resistance, as well as dissecting and studying its forms and implementation.

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2 Responses to “Time is Short: Reports, Reflections & Analysis on Underground Resistance”

  1. Acção Popular Libertária January 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Reblogged this on ACÇÃO POPULAR LIBERTÁRIA.

  2. austen January 15, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    Please stop promoting DGR!

    Lierre Keith of Deep Green Resistance is transphobic and as far as I know DGR is unwilling to address her statements and behavior.

    Aside from that, there are many problems with their organizational structure: it’s authoritarian, requires participants to sign on to a code of conduct, etc, etc. The book “Deep Green Resistance” on which they base their organization also is terrible, it’s full of advocacy for hierarchical forms of organizing and while claiming to advocate militant forms of resistance, looks towards the Weather Underground as a model. It barely even talks about the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and never talks about Earth First! (two groupings worth talking about if you are going to talk about strengthening militant environmental resistance). Aside from that, they pretty much attack everyone and everything with snide dismissals with Lierre Keith even arguing that past movements failed because young people’s brains aren’t fully developed.

    These folks shouldn’t get any press from the anti-authoritarian wing of the movement.

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