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Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planetby Aric McBay and Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen
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For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, "Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?" No one ever says yes.
Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can't fix it, and shopping — no matter how green — won't stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful. It provides an exploration of organizational structures, recruitment, security, and target selection for both above-ground and underground action. Deep Green Resistance also discusses a culture of resistance and the crucial support role that it can play.
Deep Green Resistance is a plan of action for anyone determined to fight for this planet — and win.
Book News Annotation:
Prominent environmental and social justice activists Aric McBay, Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen team up to provide a handbook to the Deep Ecology Movement offering strategies for fighting back against the corporate-led destruction of the natural world. The chapters, authored individually, cover organization, recruitment, decision making, and tactics, providing both inspirational expositions of the goals of the Deep Ecology Movement as well as practical advice for building the movement and carrying out direct action. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A manifesto and manual on how to build a resistance movement that will bring down industrial civilization and save the planet.
About the Author
Aric McBay is a writer, activist, and small-scale organic farmer living in Ontario, Canada. His first book was Peak Oil Survival: Preparation for Life After Gridcrash. His most recent book is What We Leave Behind, co-written with Derrick Jensen.
Lierre Keith is a writer, small farmer, and radical feminist activist. She is the author of two novels, as well as The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, which has been called "the most important ecological book of this generation." She's also been arrested six times. She lives in Humboldt County, CA.
Hailed as the philosopher poet of the environmental movement, Derrick Jensen is author of fifteen books, including Endgame and A Language Older Than Words. He holds degrees in creative writing and in mineral engineering physics, has taught creative writing, and has worked as a beekeeper.
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