Endgame Premises Archives: 4: Civilization is based on hierarchy

Civilization is based on a clearly defined and widely accepted
yet often unarticulated hierarchy. Violence done by those higher on the hierar-
chy to those lower is nearly always invisible, that is, unnoticed. When it is
noticed, it is fully rationalized. Violence done by those lower on the hierarchy
to those higher is unthinkable, and when it does occur is regarded with shock,
horror, and the fetishization of the victims.

Is Casteism Dead in Nepal?

Caste-based discrimination and violence has been prevalent in Nepalese society for a long time. Although both have been made illegal, Salonika explains why incidents occur, highlighting the harmful system that maintains the violence.  Is Casteism dead in Nepal? By Salonika May 23, 2020 marks the nine-year anniversary of the day when the parliament passed a … Continue reading Is Casteism Dead in Nepal?

Equipment for Scouting and Action

Rage and violence are exploding in the streets of the United States. Eleven people have been killed, hundreds injured, and thousands arrested over the last week. Police are running wild, attacking and injuring non-violent protesters, journalists, and bystanders in their rush to protect private property. A revolt on this scale has not seen since the … Continue reading Equipment for Scouting and Action

George Floyd’s Murder: An Act Of White Supremacy

The United States is built on a foundation of slavery and indigenous land theft. Racism is deep in the bones of this country. Where there is oppression, there is resistance: the ongoing Minneapolis rebellion against the white supremacist state and police murder has spilled out across the U.S. Deep Green Resistance stands in solidarity with … Continue reading George Floyd’s Murder: An Act Of White Supremacy

Racism and Feminism: The Issue Of Accountability by bell hooks

In this excerpt from Ain’t I Woman: Black Women and Feminism, author bell hooks describes the insidious nature of racism and sexism and the links between patriarchy and white supremacy. Understanding this type of analysis is critical to understanding how oppression functions within civilization as a tool of social control. While hooks uses the term … Continue reading Racism and Feminism: The Issue Of Accountability by bell hooks

Authoritarian vs. Democratic Technology

In this 1965 thesis, Lewis Mumford describes the organizational structure and functioning of industrial civilization. Mumford warns that the modern systems of technology (technics) ultimately undermine human freedom and the biological integrity of life on Earth. Authoritarian and Democratic Technics. by  Lewis Mumford “DEMOCRACY” is a term now confused and sophisticated by indiscriminate use, and … Continue reading Authoritarian vs. Democratic Technology

Silencing Women and Girls

Under patriarchy, females are expected to be silent and to serve male interests, desires, and expectations. In this piece, Aimee Wild describes how women are socialised into silence, and how systematic subjugation of women and girls deepens and maintains the harm this causes.  Silencing Women and Girls By Aimee Wild Humans are deeply influenced by … Continue reading Silencing Women and Girls

How Patriarchy Works: The Power of Naming

Andrea Dworkin (1946-2005) was a radical feminist theorist, writer, and campaigner. In this excerpt from her book Pornography: Men Possessing Women, Dworkin discusses the power of naming. In her analysis, the development of the culture of patriarchy has empowered men with almost sole access to the power to define language. This control over language allows … Continue reading How Patriarchy Works: The Power of Naming

The Rise of Coronavirus Surveillance

Coronavirus is leading to expansions in surveillance around the world. This article discusses implications and what we can do to protect ourselves. By Max Wilbert & Salonika Fear is a powerful force. Fear is not just an emotion: it is a state of heightened physiological arousal. Fear lowers our immunity. Fear makes careful decision-making difficult. … Continue reading The Rise of Coronavirus Surveillance

Against Conspiracy Theories: Why Our Activism Must Be Based In Reality

Editor’s Note: There if no doubt that the ruling class lies regularly. For examples we must only look at the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the claims about weapons of mass destruction in the lead-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Project TP-Ajax, or the aborted Operation Northwoods. Lying is the modus operandi for governments, politicians, … Continue reading Against Conspiracy Theories: Why Our Activism Must Be Based In Reality

The Black Community as Internal Colony: Afeni Shakur, 1970

Afeni Shakur is best known as the mother of the hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur. What is less well known is that she was a member of the Harlem chapter of the Black Panther Party, a dedicated revolutionary who served time in jail for her political activities. Freedom Archives says her work “shaped the political discourse … Continue reading The Black Community as Internal Colony: Afeni Shakur, 1970