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.

What If This Is a War? | Pray for Calamity

     by Pray for Calamity The road to my land is one lane. It is gravel coated and there are no street lights, so in the late evening when I am driving home from a day in town, I cruise slowly, casually avoiding the potholes that have opened up with this winter’s heavy rains. In the … Continue reading What If This Is a War? | Pray for Calamity

Tuahka Indigenous Leader Shot and Killed in Nicaragua

The climate of violence endemic to the ongoing resource wars, illegal occupation, violent siege, and politically motivated land grabs of Nicaragua’s North Caribbean Autonomous Region, is continuing to escalate.

On Wednesday evening, January 25, the death of a well-known Tuahka Indigenous leader was confirmed – Camilo Frank López was shot in the forehead and killed while leaving a local bar with his cousin. López was the current Tuahka Indigenous Territorial Government Prosecutor. ... Continue reading →

Racism in the UK

The UK has never stopped being a racist country, but the vote to leave the EU has given more confidence to many racists. Racist attacks are on the rise. Now more than ever, “white people” like me need to use our privileges to support groups like Black Lives Matter. ... Continue reading →

Massacre in Nicaragua

Mayanga family slaughtered by illegal colonizers while planting food on traditional land  Warning: this article includes graphic images that some readers may find disturbing.      by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry In a shocking escalation of the ongoing violent conflict devastating the Indigenous binational autonomous nation of Moskitia, a Mayanga family of three was … Continue reading Massacre in Nicaragua

Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Violence

This is the fourth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more.      by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK It is difficult to find a clear, well-reasoned list of arguments against resistance movements using “violence” or force. Some critics argue that it’s authoritarian, but then … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Violence

Water Protectors Attacked at Barricade

On November 20th at approximately 6PM CST over 100 Water Protectors from the Oceti Sakowin and Sacred Stone Camps mobilized to a nearby bridge to remove a barricade that was built by the Morton County Sheriff's Department and the State of North Dakota. This barricade, built after law enforcement raided the 1851 treaty camp, not only restricts North Dakota residents from using the 1806 freely but also puts the community of Cannon Ball, the camps, and the Standing Rock Tribe at risk as emergency services are unable to use that highway. ... Continue reading →

Panamanian Police Assault Indigenous Dam Protesters

Featured Image: Police clashes. Credit: Frenadeso By Richard Arghiris / Intercontinental Cry Panama’s national police left approximately 20 indigenous Ngäbe protesters injured last week in what one medic described as an “absurd and irresponsible act.” The protesters, all residents of Gualaquita, mobilized against the Barro Blanco hydro dam after the project’s owner and operator, Honduran-based Generadora … Continue reading Panamanian Police Assault Indigenous Dam Protesters

Olympics: Tribe facing “genocide” defies ranchers after baby’s death

Featured image:  The Guarani have a deep sense of connection to their land, but have seen most of it stolen and destroyed by intensive agriculture.  © Fiona Watson/Survival International By Survival International On the eve of the Olympics, a tribe in Brazil has made a powerful statement to the ranchers who are destroying their land … Continue reading Olympics: Tribe facing “genocide” defies ranchers after baby’s death

Definition of Civilization

Aric McBay Originally published at inthewake.org When some people hear that we want to “end civilization” they initially respond negatively, because of their positive associations with the word “civilization.” This piece is an attempt to clarify, define and describe what I mean by “civilization.” One dictionary definition1 reads: civilization a society in an advanced state … Continue reading Definition of Civilization

17 percent of Colombian political killings environmental and indigenous activists

Featured image: Adelina Gómez Gaviria, an anti-mining activist in the Colombian department of Cauca, was killed in 2013. Photo courtesy of Movimiento Nacional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado. By Camilo Mejia Giraldo / Mongabay 534 political activists were assassinated across Colombia between 2011 and 2015, around 17 percent of them indigenous-rights or environmental activists. A … Continue reading 17 percent of Colombian political killings environmental and indigenous activists