Join Deep Green Resistance
Deep Green Resistance is open to all people who agree with our analysis and strategy, and who are willing to organize and struggle for our objectives.
We are also developing relationships with progressive and revolutionary supporters and allies. If you wish to volunteer in some capacity, (assisting with translations, creating content, supporting propaganda efforts, outreach, events and actions, or doing research) or become an ally, contact us.
We refer to our new recruits as “Guardians.” Guardians are the organizing base of Deep Green Resistance. Guardians gain access to private community channels, trainings, and events, organize more complex actions, and actively build the movement.
The most committed Guardians may be invited to become Cadre, the leadership circle of Deep Green Resistance, or to join other specialized formations. These individuals choose take on a rigorous, inspiring, and life-long process of education, training, organization building, and political struggle.
Are you ready?
To begin, provide your name and email address below and then complete the email application that we send to you:
Click here for other ways to contact us, including via encrypted communications.
NB: Do not contact us if you are involved in underground action or are considering taking such actions. This is not safe for you or for us. Instead, read up on security culture and the importance of the firewall using a secure and anonymous internet connection.
Other Ways to Take Action
Organize & Build Alliances
- Organize meet-ups to discuss deep green ideas, plan actions, and build a supportive community.
- Offer services and solidarity to activist groups and communities in struggle, without trying to co-opt them.
- Organize fundraising events.
- Meet, talk with, and begin to work with feminist, anti-racist, immigrant rights, indigenous, farm workers rights, labor, environmental activists and others.
- If applicable, organize solely with women, people of color, or other groups around the issues you face.
- Build alliances with radical activist groups.
- Build community self-sufficiency and mutual aid in your area.
- Mobilize people to undertake civil disobedience or related tactics for current struggles in your area.
Take Direct Action
- Attend local events and actions.
- Get involved in regional campaigns.
- Make a landbase action plan for your region that documents the major ecological threats and how to combat them, and implement it.
- Participate in direct action against planned and existing infrastructure through protests, mobilizing public opinion, frightening investors, legal intervention, and/or non-violent civil disobedience.
- Carry out pranks, stunts and creative actions such as those of The Yes Men, Reverend Billy, Tim deChristopher, and Jonathan Moylan.
- Be relentless.
Material support is the lifeblood of a healthy resistance movement.
- Consider donating a percentage of your monthly income.
- Use your skills to provide material support to those on the front lines: grow food, make clothing, provide housing, etc.
- Offer material supplies for camping/climbing, electronics, or other goods that could be useful for resistance.
- Read books & articles and view films from our resource list.
- Watch our videos at Deep Green Resistance YouTube.
- Read news articles from Deep Green Resistance News Service, the Deep Green Resistance subreddit, and other alternative sources.
- Get to know your landbase and the other creatures who live on it.
- Learn how the industrial system works in your region. Where does your water, electricity, fuel and food come from? Where does the waste go? Where does the money go?
- Learn about historical resistance movements
- Link from your blog, website, or social media to our websites.
- Share content from our social media pages such as DGR Facebook and DGR Twitter.
- Request that libraries and bookstores in your region carry Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet and other radical titles.
- Share radical movies, literature, and interviews, such as our Decisive Ecological Warfare pamphlet or the movie END:CIV – Resist or Die (bittorrent magnet links).
- Take DGR fliers and literature to local activist gathering spaces, protests, and events. (Read tips for distributing fliers.)
- Recommend media from our resource list to friends and acquaintances.
- Hold discussions around film screenings and book readings.
- Host a DGR speaking event.
- Host workshops and teach-ins, inviting experienced people to present.
- Campaign your school to include environmental, feminist, anti-racist and indigenous studies in the curriculum.
- Invite guest speakers to speak to your class on these topics.
- Talk to family, friends, and acquaintances about Deep Green Resistance and the issues we address. Voice support for underground action.
- Write articles on your blog or website speaking out in favor of DGR and underground action.
- Attend local events, question mainstream approaches to the problems of civilization, and advocate for strategic action.
- Present at public events and hearings in support of underground action.
- Post comments in support of underground action on news articles, blogs, and forums.
- Create music and art to build a culture of resistance.
- Write articles or letters to the editor in support of underground action and submit to newspapers, magazines and online publications.
- Write fictional stories about underground action.
Support Underground Action
- Run a Tor relay or bridge to support anonymous online browsing.
- Normalize privacy and encryption by using tools such as Signal or Session to encrypt communications, GPG with Thunderbird to encrypt email, and other options described at PRISM BREAK.
- Write letters and send care packages to prisoners, and organize letter writing parties.
- Contribute to legal defense campaigns for activists who are caught and facing charges.
50 Ways to Prepare for Revolution
From our friend Stephanie McMillan: 50 ways to prepare for revolution
The people of the United States are currently unprepared to seize a revolutionary moment. We must fix that.
How can we raise our levels of revolutionary consciousness, organization and struggle?
1) Raise consciousness with the purpose of building organization and raising the level of struggle.
2) Investigate before forming opinions. Research how the world and the system function.
3) Read foundational and historical works about revolution, by those who have participated in and led them.
4) Analyze the system’s current condition and trajectory.
5) Learn about the resistance, uprisings and revolutions going on in the world today.
6) Read the material that currently active groups are issuing and discussing.
7) Continuously develop, elaborate upon and refine principles, theories and strategies for our movement.
8. Raise our voices. Articulate revolutionary ideas, and give them a public presence.
9) Listen and speak in the spirit of mutual clarification.
10) Participate in discussion, to develop our ideas and hone our skills in expressing them, and to help others do so.
11) Figure out how to use all our various talents, positions, energy and resources as effectively as possible, to expose the system’s evil, irredeemable and unreformable nature.
12) Analyze and explain the many ways the system dominates and exploits.
13) Stand with the dominated, exploited, invaded, colonized, threatened and oppressed.
14) Display a revolutionary spirit and celebrate it in others.
15) Exercise patience in winning over reluctant potential allies and supporters.
16) Ridicule and discredit the enemy.
17) Create revolutionary culture. Make videos and art, speak, sing, and write blogs, books, comments, leaflets, rhymes, stories, and articles about the enemy’s crimes and the people’s resistance.
18) Exchange ideas locally, nationally and (within the law or safe channels) globally.
19) Encourage others to participate in the revolutionary process.
20) Organize as a way to raise consciousness more broadly and to build struggle.
21) Start with people we know.
22) If our friends discourage us, make new friends.
23) Network sensibly with people online. Find local people online who express similar ideas, and meet with them.
24) Find a group that we basically agree with. Work with it.
25) If there’s no local group we want to work with, start one.
26) Write a leaflet with contact info. Pass it out in public to find potential comrades.
27) When we meet people, assess our points of agreement. If we agree on basic essentials, decide how to work together. If not, say goodbye for now.
28) Build strong ties locally and nationally, and build solidarity globally.
29) Define allies according to overall outlook and goals.
30) Don’t let secondary differences prevent cooperation. Handle differences between allies non-antagonistically.
31) Do not tolerate oppressive (sexist, racist, homophobic etc.) dynamics within the movement. Confront their expression and put a stop to it.
32) Refrain from saying anything aloud, on the phone or electronically that we wouldn’t want to hear played back in court.
33) Keep illegal drugs away from our political life.
34) Research and practice good security culture.
35) Prioritize the wellbeing of our organizations over personal benefit.
36) Ready our ranks to seize on any breaks in the legitimacy of the system.
37) Use struggle to spread revolutionary consciousness and build organization.
38) Collectively determine what we want, and declare our demands.
39) Act as far as possible within our capacity, not either beyond or below our capacity.
40) Continuously strive to expand and consolidate our capacity and strength.
41) Assert our rights and our responsibilities.
42) Bring our revolutionary perspective into struggles already occurring.
43) Defend, support, and encourage our allies.
44) As opportunities arise, weaken the enemy and its ability to rule.
45) Obey the small laws. Don’t get taken out of the game for something unworthy.
46) For illegal acts, make sure you can trust your comrades with your life and the lives of everyone connected to you.
47) Avoid being distracted and diverted into symbolic action-for-action’s sake.
48) Don’t expect the enemy to act against its nature. It has no mercy and can not be reasoned with.
49) Turn every attack by the enemy into an opportunity to speak out, organize, and grow more powerful.
50) Be willing to work hard. Be smart. Be brave. Remember we are all in this together.