Endgame Premises Archives: 3: Civilization is based on violence

Our way of living—industrial civilization—is based on,
requires, and would collapse very quickly without persistent and widespread
violence.

Birth Without Violence

This excerpt is taken from the 1974 book Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer. Leboyer was a French obstetrician opposed to the violence and harm the medical model enacted on women and babies at birth. In Birth Without Violence, Leboyer describes the violence of birth, offering the babies perspective. He demonstrates how traumatic and distressing … Continue reading Birth Without Violence

Deadliest Year For Environmental Activists

This piece consists of excerpts from two articles. In the first one, Ashoka Mukpo discusses the report by Global Witness on the killings of environmental defenders in 2019. In the second article, Leilani Chavez describes the threats posed on environmental defenders by the current Rodrigo government. By Ashoka Mukpo/Mongabay In a new report, the watchdog … Continue reading Deadliest Year For Environmental Activists

The Wind That Shakes The Goose Wings

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Read the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh part of Will’s journey. The Wind That Shakes The Goose Wings By … Continue reading The Wind That Shakes The Goose Wings

[The Ohio River Speaks] There Must Be Settler Colonialism in the Water

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Read the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth part of Will’s journey. Red Oak Memories On the banks of the … Continue reading [The Ohio River Speaks] There Must Be Settler Colonialism in the Water

The Last Old-Growth Forests Are Being Logged in Western Canada

In this episode of Resistance Radio Derrick Jensen interviews Michelle Connolly, who is an activist living in Prince George, BC, the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation. She has spent much of her life exploring and experiencing natural forests, and has an educational background in forest ecology, although she is not a researcher and … Continue reading The Last Old-Growth Forests Are Being Logged in Western Canada

The Minneapolis Uprising [Green Flame]

Simmering rage fueled by racism exploded when the Minneapolis Police Department murdered George Floyd on May 26, 2020. Since then, protests have taken place in more than 2000 U.S. cities and towns and 60 countries. More than 22 people are dead and more than 11,000 have been arrested as demonstrations have escalated to violence. To … Continue reading The Minneapolis Uprising [Green Flame]

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