Deep Green Resistance New York member Frank Coughlin is part of Woodbine, a group of revolutionary minded folks in Queens working on the questions of autonomy in NYC. Just before New Year's 2016, they released "A Resolution", one in a series of videos aiming to change the mythology around the need for struggle.
DGR's Decisive Ecological Warfare strategy lays out two primary goals:
To disrupt and dismantle industrial civilization; to thereby remove the ability of the powerful to exploit the marginalized and destroy the planet.
To defend and rebuild just, sustainable, and autonomous human communities, and, as part of that, to assist in the recovery of the land.
The short clip echoes these twin goals, and is right in line with our efforts towards building a culture of resistance:
If we respect ourselves ― if we respect the world ― it is time to get organized. It's not just going to be alright. And it isn't just - "Hey what are you going to do?" It is urgent that a new, historical force rise up: now.
This force must do two things:
- Build new forms of life to replace our dying one
- Fight, and win.
"A Resolution" is a powerful call to organized action. We hope you'll take heed, joining DGR or another group to make the changes we all need.