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Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet by Aric McBay and Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen
Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet

millipede, January 20, 2012

Deep Green Resistance is the first book in the history of the environmental movement to offer a "strategy to save the planet" that both matches the severity of the ecological crisis and correctly identifies agro-industrial civilization as the root of the problem. Fans of Derrick Jensen's previous work know that this is not just another "50 Simple Things" or "Plan B" book that claims to provide solutions while failing to offer anything beyond the usual "renewable energy, more efficient cars, technology and human ingenuity will save us" mantra. DGR lays the foundation for organizing a serious resistance movement - a movement to disrupt and eventually shut down industrial resource extraction and the fossil fuel based economy in order to stop the destruction of the Earth's biological communities and return to truly sustainable ways of living. Interwoven with Aric McBay's strategic blueprint is a rich history of successful resistance movements both past and present, from resistance against the Nazis during World War II to modern-day organizations such as the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). Lierre Keith provides a scathing critique - both humorous and serious - of the state of the environmental movement and its roots in the "alternative" subcultures of the past few centuries. She illuminates the differences between liberal and radical politics, and the difference between an alternative culture and a genuine culture of resistance. DGR is essential reading for anyone who mourns the destruction of the natural world and despairs at the well-intentioned but ineffective strategies and tactics of today's eco-activists. Above all, it is an urgent call to revolutionary action. Join the resistance!
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