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Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet

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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.

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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 (


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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millipede, January 20, 2012 (view all comments by millipede)
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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Mikey C, January 17, 2012 (view all comments by Mikey C)

Aric McBay, Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen have, with their book Deep Green Resistance, done what no other author or group of authors has ever done. Indeed no sane author would even think about doing what these three have done. They have written the very last book that needs to be written. After this everyone needs to put all of their books neatly on the shelf and turn their backs on them. I am a lifelong reader. I have loved reading ever since I was 3 years old. My goal in grade school was to read every book in the library. I have read and enjoyed thousands of books so for me to say put the books away is not something I say lightly.
Reading Deep Green Resistance is like standing on a cliff above a deep pool of water. You want to jump because it looks fun and exciting but what if there is something just beneath the surface? What if there is a rock or the pointed end of a long dead tree? What if you were smashed to bits on that rock or impaled on the tree? What if, what if...? Put the book away or give it to someone you love. Turn around. Open your eyes and jump. It's our only hope.
It is time for all the readers to put down their books. It is time for all the writers to turn off their computers. It is time for all the radio hosts to turn off their microphones. It is time for all the TV show hosts to shut off the lights. It is time for all the documentary film makers to put down their cameras. We have all the information we need. We don't need to know, anymore, why the banks are bad, we don't need to know what shenanigans the politicians are up to, we don't need to know who wins The Biggest Loser. Truth be told if we don't act now we will all be the biggest losers.
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yon yonson, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by yon yonson)
This lays out the only plausible solution for our environmental and cultural predicament. Read if you care about Mother Earth.
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Product Details

Strategy to Save the Planet
Aric McBay and Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen
Jensen, Derrick
Keith, Lierre
McBay, Aric
Seven Stories Press
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Environmental Conservation & Protection
General Nature
Environmental Studies-Environment
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Trade Paper
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9 x 6 in

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