Code of Conduct

Deep Green Resistance Code of Conduct

Civilization, especially industrial civilization, is fundamentally destructive to life on earth. Organized political resistance is the only hope for our planet. Our task is to create that resistance movement.

With this goal in mind, we agree to adhere to the following Code of Conduct in our organizing groups:

1. Political Action: DGR groups will only engage in aboveground, non-violent activities. These can include legal demonstrations as well as civil disobedience.

2. Solidarity: Non-indigenous members of DGR remember that we are living on stolen land in the midst of an ongoing genocide. The task of the non-indigenous is to build solidarity with indigenous people in defending the land, preserving traditional cultures, and protecting sacred ceremonies from exploitation.

3. Justice: We are enmeshed in overlapping systems of sadistic power built on stolen wealth, white privilege, misogyny, and human supremacism. As individuals, it is our responsibility to acknowledge those systems, overcome our entitlement, and make alliances with the dispossessed. Collectively, it is our task to bring those systems down.

4. Liberty: DGR groups have a zero-tolerance policy for abuse of anyone, human or nonhuman. Physical integrity and emotional safety are basic human rights that DGR is sworn to defend. DGR will banish any members who rape, batter, or abuse any living creature. Masculinity, with its militarized psychology and its violation imperative, has to be abandoned personally and dismantled globally.

5. Character: DGR is a serious undertaking that requires loyalty, commitment, integrity, and courage. Members are expected to treat everyone with respect.

6. Security: All DGR members are required to abide by principles of security culture and to address breaches directly. Both lax security and paranoia are dangerous to our movement. All non-political illegal activity puts everyone at risk and is inappropriate for members. DGR groups are required to educate new members on security culture.

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All DGR Aboveground groups and their members are required to adhere to the Statement of Principles and Code of Conduct in order to call themselves Deep Green Resistance. Any aboveground person or group calling themselves DGR-Aboveground and acting against the Statement of Principles and/or Code of Conduct does not have the support, collaboration, consent, or approval, of DGR-Aboveground or anyone associated with DGR-Aboveground and will not be allowed to call themselves DGR.

If you have questions about why we require agreement with the Code of Conduct and Statement of Principles, please read Why Do I Need to Adhere to a Code of Conduct and Statement of Principles to Be DGR?