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Deep Green Resistance: Strategies to Save the Planet

Deep Green Resistance: Strategies to Save the Planet

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By (author) Derrick Jensen, By (author) Aric McBay, By (author) Lierre Keith

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  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 229mm x 41mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 21 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1583229299
  • ISBN 13: 9781583229293
  • Sales rank: 101,875

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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 aboveground 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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Activist, philosopher, teacher, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, DERRICK JENSEN holds degrees in creative writing and mineral engineering physics. In 2008, he was named one of the "Utne Reader"'s "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World," and in 2006 he was named Press Action's Person of the Year for his work on the book "Endgame." He lives in California. Writer, activist, and small-scale organic farmer ARIC MCBAY works to share information about community sufficiency and off-the-grid skills. He is the author of "Peak Oil Survival: Preparation for Life after Gridcrash" and creator of "In the Wake: A Collective Manual-in-Progress for Outliving Civilization" (www.inthewake.org). LIERRE KEITH is a writer, small farmer, and radical feminist activist. She is the author of two novels, as well "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.

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By Deep Green Resistance 20 Nov 2011 5

Deep Green Resistance is now a movement with a plan of action for anyone determined to fight for this planet-and win. Learn more here: http://deepgreenresistance.org. If you've ever been inspired by Derrick's work, then here's where the solutions are, including excerpts from Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet co-authored by Derrick. Subscribe to the website, give feedback, and let others know. Action information is available. No more ineffective actions - piecemeal, reactive, and sad. Now our despair and anger can be matched by an even deeper joy, beyond compare, the joy of beginning to fight back, effectively. Learn more about the strategy and the action groups forming now:
deepgreenresistance.org