Deep Green Resistance Campaigns

In order for the planet to survive, we must act in its defense. This is why Deep Green Resistance is organizing actions to confront the power structures—patriarchy, capitalism, and civilization—largely responsible for the plunder of land and people.

As an aboveground organization, our direct action is strictly limited to nonviolent civil disobedience. We maintain a firewall between our members and any groups or individuals who may be engaged in underground action. For an explanation of why this is necessary, see our Security page.

We are in Phase I of our operations as an aboveground organization, which means we are focused on networking, mobilization, and recruitment. Before our aims can grow and take on larger targets, we need a solid foundation—an organization and community that can be resilient and adaptive. From there, we move to Phase II.

DGR Action Priorities

Indigenous Solidarity

We stand with traditional indigenous people who seek to preserve and expand traditional lifeways. We recognize that many of us are living on stolen land.

Read Indigenous Solidarity Guidelines.

Feminism

The Women’s Caucus leads the fight against male violence, domination, and entitlement. Men within DGR work to dismantle masculinity, improve personal behavior, and systematically fight against patriarchy.

Read Feminist Solidarity Guidelines.

Anti-Racism

The People of Color’s Caucus leads the fight against white supremacy, institutionalized racism, and racialized violence. White people within DGR work to support these efforts, fight internalized racism, and dismantle the systems of white supremacy.

Read White Ally Guidelines.

Resistance Education

We believe in the strategic necessity of education geared toward a goal of transforming material conditions. The DGR book, for instance, is an attempt at education, but it's ultimately a call for direct confrontations with power. We promote strategic resistance through outreach, community education, public speaking, video, and whatever other methods may be effective.

Land Restoration

Agriculture is the process that undergirds civilization. That is the destruction that must be repaired. Acre by acre, the living communities of forests, grasslands, and wetlands must be allowed to come home. We must love them enough to miss them and miss them enough to restore them. The best hope for our planet lies in their restoration. Perennial plants build soil, and carbon is their building block. That repair should be the main goal of the environmental movement. As such, DGR members and chapters work to restore land whenever and wherever such efforts are possible.

Download Landbase Action Plan template.

Direct Action

We engage in aboveground campaigns using whatever nonviolent tactics will be most effective in any given situation (ranging from community organizing and nonviolent direct action to legislative change and collective withdrawal of support). It is our understanding, given the timeline we face and the numbers we have, that aboveground work will not be enough to dismantle civilization, capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, and other oppressive systems of power.

Promoting Underground Resistance

Because of this, we focus all of our work here: on the need for a militant underground to physically dismantle the infrastructure of these systems and stop perpetrators from continuing their crimes. We work to build a culture that normalizes and promotes militant resistance.

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Mon, Mar 04 2024
What Will Be Left To Carry Forward?
Editor’s note: DGR believes that it is necessary for organizers to be strategic and efficient in organizing against ecocide. This also includes using technology as a tool for organizing. Therefore, we do not engage in “virtue signalling” [...]

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Sat, Mar 02 2024
How AI Impacts Child Pornography: Editorial
Editor’s Note: On Tuesday I logged into Chat GPT for the first time, a chatbot driven by artificial intelligence technology. With search engines like Google showing mostly affiliate marketing links, it seems as there’s less and less [...]

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Mon, Feb 26 2024
Event Alert: The Struggle for Human and Nonhuman Guardians
Editor’s Note: Deep Green Resistance promotes a biocentric worldview. We believe in the dignity of the lives of every creature of the world, and nature herself. Human and nonhuman alike are a part of nature, and should live in harmony with her, not [...]

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Fri, Feb 23 2024
Species Lost at a Faster Rate Than Rediscovery
Editor’s note: We all know the word mammal, but not many people may have heard about tetrapod species. This group of wild animals includes amphibians, birds and reptiles in addition to mammals. Most people love jaguars and monkeys, but an ecosystem is [...]

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Fri, Feb 16 2024
8 Steps Used By Offshore Wind to Create Agreements
Editor’s note: While this article could have been written about any extractive industry, it has focused on offshore wind turbine farms. These destructive projects should require at least as much scrutiny as an offshore oil rig, but they are not. [...]

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Fri, Feb 16 2024
Ecuador Court Orders Stolen Land Returned to Siekopai People
Editor’s Note: Last November, an Ecuadorean appeals court ruled to return the land back to the ownership of Siekopai People. Since the early 20th century, the Siekopai have suffered due to rubber plantation, drawing of an international border through [...]

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Wed, Feb 14 2024
War Is a Result of Competition for Land – Letter to Editor
Editor’s Note: The following is a response we got on our recent article Ways to Fight Reliance on the Violent War Economy. We believe that discourses and discussions are important to further our analysis. In order to encourage that, we encourage our [...]

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Mon, Feb 12 2024
Grizzly Delisting: First as Tragedy, Now as Farce
Editor’s note: Grizzly bears weigh around 700, the female up to 800 pounds according to the National Wildlife Federation. In contrast to what one might think they are omnivores and eat insects, grass, berries, roots and other plants in addition to [...]

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Thu, Feb 08 2024
Prince Harry Charity Linked to Horrific Abuses in Africa
Editor’s note: As a director of conservation organisation African Parks, Prince Harry is an elite philantropist whose “good” intentions turn evil. The charity is complicit in beating to death, raping and torturing indigenous people who went [...]

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Wed, Feb 07 2024
Stop State Grant for Copper Mining Porcupine Mountains
Editor’s Note: This is an update to a story that we published about the proposed copper mining in Porcupine Mountains. Michigan Strategic Fund is considering a grant for the Copperwood project – a project that will destroy the natural habitat in [...]

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