The Deep Green Resistance Abridged Book

”This book is about creating a culture of resistance. And it’s about creating an actual resistance. It’s about creating the conditions for salmon to be able to return, for songbirds to be able to return, for amphibians to be able to return.

This book is about fighting back.

And this book is about winning.”

— Derrick Jensen, Preface to Deep Green Resistance


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.

This is an abridged version of the book Deep Green Resistance by Aric McBay, Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen. It is available in three formats: one for screens, one for mobile devices and one suitable for printing. It is meant to be distributed widely, so please share.