Monmouthshire NP16 6BE
DGR UK members will be running a workshop at the Green Gathering titled “Diversity of Tactics: Identifying appropriate Goals, Strategies and Tactics in Environmental Activism.”
The mainstream environmental movement’s current tactics include lifestyle changes, petitions, lobbying, strengthening regulations, demonstrations and non-violent direct action. These are not proving effective as the destruction of our world increases. We are running out of time so we need to re-evaluate the assumption that only non-violence will be enough. The sabotage of infrastructure that is causing the damage to the biosphere is not violence, it’s self defence. We need to start thinking like a resistance movement that employs a diversity of tactics based on clear goals and strategies, rather than an environmental movement hoping for the best. This workshop will explore the range of tactics that are morally justifiable.