We are the chapter of Deep Green Resistance covering the Seattle area, as well as Renton, Kent, Shoreline, Lynnwood, Federal Way, Tacoma, Everett, Bainbridge, Vashon, Bremerton, the Eastside, Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, and all surrounding regions. This is occupied land of the Duwamish, Suquamish, Muckleshoot, Snoqualmie, Tulalip, and Puyallup nations.
Deep Green Resistance Seattle is about stopping the destruction of the planet. We work to stand in solidarity with oppressed communities. If you’re interested in joining our collective, participating in our organizing work, or supporting in any other ways, get in touch. For ongoing news, check out our blog.
Seattle has a long history of social struggle and revolutionary politics that spans many decades. The indigenous people resisted European colonization in several wars in the 1800′s, including the Puget Sound War. Labor struggles have been a huge part of the history of this city, as have been immigration issues, especially in Chinese, Japanese, and other Asian communities. In the 1960′s and 70′s, the second strongest chapter of the Black Panther Party — after Oakland — was built here.
We need warriors, healers, communicators, supporters. We need you. Contact us to get involved in DGR Seattle, or to learn more about our work.
What is Deep Green Resistance?
Deep Green Resistance is an analysis, a strategy, and the only organization of its kind. As an analysis, it reveals civilization as the institution that is destroying life on Earth. As a strategy, it offers a concrete plan for how to stop that destruction. As an organization, Deep Green Resistance is implementing that strategy.
The goal of DGR is to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. This is a vast undertaking but it needs to be said: it can be done. Industrial civilization can be stopped.
DGR is an aboveground organization that uses direct action in the fight to save our planet. We also argue for the necessity of an underground that can target the strategic infrastructure of industrialization. But these actions alone are never a sufficient strategy for achieving a just outcome. Any strategy aiming for a livable future must include a call to build direct democracies based on human rights and sustainable material cultures.
Which means that the different branches of a resistance movement must work in tandem: the aboveground and belowground, the militants and the nonviolent, the frontline activists and the cultural workers. We need it all.
And we need courage. The word “courage” comes from the same root as coeur, the French word for heart. We need all the courage of which the human heart is capable, forged into both weapon and shield to defend what is left of this planet. And the lifeblood of courage is, of course, love.
So while DGR is about fighting back, in the end this organization is about love. The songbirds and the salmon need your heart, no matter how weary, because even a broken heart is still made of love. They need your heart because they are disappearing, slipping into that longest night of extinction, and the resistance is nowhere in sight. We will have to build that resistance from whatever comes to hand: whispers and prayers, history and dreams, from our bravest words and braver actions. It will be hard, there will be a cost, and in too many implacable dawns it will seem impossible. But we will have to do it anyway. So gather your heart and join with every living being. With love as our First Cause, how can we fail? Contact us to join the Deep Green Resistance movement today.