Deep Green Resistance UK would like to invite you to a free day of talks and workshops on Sat 22 November in Willesden, NW London. This will give people the chance to hear more about and discuss our radical analysis, to learn about our strategy and to talk about the kind of tactics we think are necessary to save life on earth. For more information see the event flyer or the facebook event page. Please share with your networks.
DGR is requesting support for a documentary promoting strategic, effective resistance. Please visit the fundraiser page for ‘On the Side of the Living’ to learn more and help fund or promote the project.
DGR UK members have had a busy summer.
Two members ran a stall and a workshop at the Green Gathering at the end July. Read the report-back. The Artist Taxi Driver interviewed one of us at the stall. Watch the video and visit the Deep Green Resistance youtube channel for many more videos.
In August, DGR members helped with organising the Reclaim the Power gathering that resulted in thirteen actions against the fracking industry. One of us was part of the Earth First Summer Gathering collective and, with DGR supporter Helen Moore, ran a workshop on building a culture of resistance. We will be running this workshop again at the DGR London event on November 22nd.
One of us presented on the DGR analysis/strategy at the Green Party Conference at the start of September as part of a Resisting Together event. Two others ran a DGR UK stall at the London Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday 18th October.
A number of us will be meeting for a Resisting Together camping gathering near Frome on October 31st to November 2nd.
Love and rage,
DGR UK team
Keith Farnish has recently produced the excellent book Underminers: A Practical Guide for Radical Change. You can download it for free at his website or buy a hard copy. He has also recently launched the Underminers Network here for people to meet and discuss these ideas. At DGR UK, we’re obviously sympathetic to the notion of Undermining – our works complement each other well and we’re looking forward to seeing how we can work together in the future.
For more information about Undermining see the text below from the Underminers website:
Industrial Civilization is likely to be the last great empire humanity will ever see. If it is allowed to continue in its ravenous way then there is no future for humanity, for the natural systems and processes that allow humans to exist on Earth are the very things that Industrial Civilization is destroying. In fact, no form of civilization has ever been sustainable nor ever will be. In order for humanity to continue on Earth then civilization has to stop, and people allowed to return to a way of living that is connected to the real world.
We are not able to do this. At least not until we become Underminers. The industrial system depends, for its survival, on humans being disconnected from the real world and mentally attached to the machine that we fuel with our civilized lives. The Tools of Disconnection keep us in that state, and the only way to prevent us from being responsible for our demise is to undermine those Tools of Disconnection. Once we are free from the grip of the machine and reconnected with the real world then the myth of Industrial Civilization will die, and humanity will be able to continue.
Underminers is the timely follow-up to Time’s Up! An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis. It takes up where that book left off, with a detailed, highly practical approach to the process of undermining in all its many hues. At once entertaining, shocking and inspiring, Underminers draws on the author’s own experience dealing at first hand with the lies of the industrial machine, and that of a wide range of other people who have their own unique take on the swath of topics covered in the book.
From the reasons we are unable to act, to the nitty-gritty of keeping ourselves and others safe during the undermining process, the first half of the book is an invaluable guide to navigating the industrial system and becoming a fully-formed Underminer. The second half details, with surprising openness how the reader can utilize their abilities and new-found determination to be an effective Underminer; whether that be undermining the advertising industry or the political machine, turning symbolic protestors into real activists, building self-determined communities or simply being ourselves – connected, free human beings.
We are the Underminers, and this is our time.
Go and check it out for yourself – then decide what you’re going to do about it all…