The Deep Green Resistance Book

“A must-read for anyone seeking effective strategies to address environmental and social crises. Deep Green Resistance lays out a plan with an actual chance of success, Decisive Ecological Warfare. Aboveground activists must rebuild local, sustainable, democratic communities while underground activists disable the physical infrastructure destroying our planet. It’s a tall (and intimidating!) order, but the authors make a passionate and convincing case for its feasibility and its necessity.” 

– Norris Tomlinson


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.

Read the Book

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Physical copy book price: $23 — includes free shipping (only within the U.S.).

Abridged Book

You can also read online or download the abridged form of Deep Green Resistance for free.