Deep green resistance Strategy to save the planet

Aric McBay

Book - 2011

In their long-awaited how-to guide for the deep green ecology movement, Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen make the case that technology won't fix the environmental problems we face, and consumption, no matter how green, is only accelerating the earth's decline. But there is a way to save the planet, the authors contend, if we are brave enough to accept it: we must join together and dismantle the industrial economy. Rich with historical examples of successful resistance movem...ents, a clear-sighted analysis of the pitfalls of pop environmentalism, and a comprehensive presentation of strategic options from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, Deep Green Resistance is a plan of action for anyone ready to stop waiting for change and start fighting for it. --Book Jacket.

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Published
New York : Seven Stories Press c2011.
Language
English
Physical Description
556 p. ; ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 539-556).
ISBN
9781583229293
1583229299
Main Author
Aric McBay (-)
Other Authors
Lierre Keith (-), Derrick Jensen, 1960-
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A radical assessment argues that resistance is the only way to heal the world's environment and lays out action plans for both aboveground and underground resistance--from nonviolent actions all the way to guerilla warfare. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In their long-awaited how-to guide for the deep green ecology movement, Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen make the case that technology won't fix the environmental problems we face, and consumption, no matter how green, is only accelerating the earth's decline. But there is a way to save the planet, the authors contend, if we are brave enough to accept it: we must join together and dismantle the industrial economy. Rich with historical examples of successful resistance movements, a clear-sighted analysis of the pitfalls of pop environmentalism, and a comprehensive presentation of strategic options from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, Deep Green Resistance is a plan of action for anyone ready to stop waiting for change and start fighting for it.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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)

Review by Publisher Summary 4

A manifesto and manual on how to build a resistance movement that will bring down industrial civilization and save the planet.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

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.