Deep Green Resistance is an analysis, a strategy, and a movement for anyone who wants to fight for the planet — and win.

The goal of DGR is to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. This will require defending and rebuilding just and sustainable human communities nestled inside repaired and restored landbases. This is a vast undertaking but it needs to be said: it can be done. Industrial civilization can be stopped.

DGR’s strategy involves two separate parts of the movement – an aboveground and an underground. We are working to organize and mobilize the aboveground resistance here in Colorado.

We are mothers, brothers, sons, daugthers, sisters and lovers, and we are farmers, artists, activists, organizers, singers, dancers and laughers, and we’re living on stolen Ute and Cheyenne lands. We’re sick and tired of watching forests slaughtered, mountains raped, and rivers killed. We’re sick and tired of feeling helpless as humans & nonhumans imprisoned, tortured and violated. We’re sick and tired of living in a way that alienates each of us from everything and everyone else; a way that is killing us and those we love. We’re sick and tired of being told that WE are the problem; that everything would be okay if we used less toilet paper; of failed activism that acccomplishes nothing.

We’re sick and tired of watching the world burn, and we’re sick and tired of being sick and tired.  

We will settle for nothing less than a healthy, living world; a world with bison, salmon, grizzly bears, monarch butterflies, douglas firs, ponderosa pines and columbines. All people — human and nonhuman — have a fundamental right to live in such a world. Industrial civilization must be stopped by any means necessary, and we need a serious resistance movement to make it happen. The militant and the nonviolent, the aboveground frontline activists and the cultural workers; we need it all.

And we need courage. The word “courage” comes from the same root as coeur, the French word for heart. We need all the courage of which the human heart is capable, forged into both weapon and shield to defend what is left of this planet. And the lifeblood of courage is, of course, love.

So while DGR is about fighting back, in the end this movement is about love. The songbirds and the salmon need your heart, no matter how weary, because even a broken heart is still made of love. They need your heart because they are disappearing, slipping into that longest night of extinction, and the resistance is nowhere in sight. We will have to build that resistance from whatever comes to hand: whispers and prayers, history and dreams, from our bravest words and braver actions. It will be hard, there will be a cost, and in too many implacable dawns it will seem impossible. But we will have to do it anyway. So gather your heart and join with every living being. With love as our First Cause, how can we fail?

*Note: We are strictly an aboveground movement. We will not answer questions regarding anyone’s personal desire to be in or form an underground. We do this for the security of all involved with Deep Green Resistance

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