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Resistance: Do the Ends Justify the Means? – April 26, 2013

Excerpts from Chapter 28 of State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible

Has the time come for a massive wave of direct action resistance to accelerating rates of environmental degradation around the world—degradation that is only getting worse due to climate change? Is a new wave of direct action resistance emerging, one similar but more widespread than that sparked by Earth First!, the first avowedly “radical” environmental group?

tar sands protestPhoto by Elizabeth Brossa
It is not necessary to hold an anarchist or anti-civilization ideology to wonder if electoral politics, lobbying and educational efforts, or litigation-based strategies are enough.

The radical environmental movement, which was formed in the United States in 1980, controversially transformed environmental politics by… more

by: Bron Taylor

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