Endgame Premises Archives: 2: Civilization destroys traditional communities

Traditional communities do not often voluntarily give up or
sell the resources on which their communities are based until their commu-
nities have been destroyed. They also do not willingly allow their landbases to
be damaged so that other resources—gold, oil, and so on—can be extracted.
It follows that those who want the resources will do what they can to destroy
traditional communities.

Are Humans Inherently Destructive?

By Max Wilbert / Featured Image: San People in southern Africa making friction fire. Photo by Isewell, used under the CC BY-SA 2.5 license. Are humans inherently destructive? Are we, as a species, some sort of  cancer on the planet? Are we “destined” to destroy the planet because we are “too smart” and  “too successful”? … Continue reading Are Humans Inherently Destructive?

War on the Amazon Rainforest

By Max Wilbert The Amazon Rainforest is on fire. But the fire is merely a symptom of deeper problems, not root cause. Therefore, simply putting out the fires does not solve the problem.  To protect the Amazon rainforest, we need a deeper understanding of threats to it. For this, we turn to the indigenous people, … Continue reading War on the Amazon Rainforest

Defending Earth Now More Dangerous Than Some War Zones

By Jayalaxshmi Mistry / Republished from The Conversation, CC license. Despite centuries of persecution, indigenous groups still manage or have tenure rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface. Often inhabiting these lands as far back as memory extends, they share a deep and unique connection to their environment. Recently released figures … Continue reading Defending Earth Now More Dangerous Than Some War Zones

Thousands of Gold Miners Invade Yanomami Territory

From Survival International / Photo: Cmacauley, CC BY 3.0 Up to 10,000 goldminers have invaded Yanomami lands in northern Brazil, spreading malaria in the region and polluting many of the rivers with mercury. Although most Yanomami are in contact with non-indigenous society, one uncontacted group is known to live in the area being invaded, and … Continue reading Thousands of Gold Miners Invade Yanomami Territory

Mexico: Communique from CIPOG-EZ After Two More Members Are Assassinated

Communiqué from the Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ) on the recent murder of its members, Bartolo Hilario Morales and Isaías Xanteco Ahuejote. May 2019, Lower Mountains of the State of Guerrero. To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation To the National Indigenous Congress To the Indigenous Governing Council To the People of Guerrero … Continue reading Mexico: Communique from CIPOG-EZ After Two More Members Are Assassinated

156 Fourth World Nations Have Suffered Genocide Since 1945

     by Rudolph C. Rÿser / Intercontinental Cry Ever since the German Nazis committed horrendous mass murders of Jews, homosexuals, Roma, and Catholics, many commentators, analysts and scholars have made the mistake of associating “genocide” with “executions and gassing” of people en masse. The originator of the term “genocide” attorney and author Raphael Lemkin’s analysis essentially … Continue reading 156 Fourth World Nations Have Suffered Genocide Since 1945

Colonial frontlines in the city: urban Indigenous organizing

In so-called Canada, urban Indigenous organizers are re-energizing a decades-old struggle by redefining Indigenous sovereignty in the city streets. By Natalie Knight originally published on roarmag.org featured image by Sharon Kravitz “I brought you all some water,” I said to the ragtag crew of six holding our “All Nations Unite With Wet’suwet’en” banner across the … Continue reading Colonial frontlines in the city: urban Indigenous organizing

There are Hundreds of Thousands of Indigenous Children in Residential Schools Around the World Today

     by Jo Woodman and Alicia Kroemer / Intercontinental Cry On September 30, communities across Canada will be commemorating ‘Orange Shirt Day’, an annual event that is helping Canadians remember the thousands of Indigenous children who died in Residential Schools, and to reflect on the intergenerational trauma that was caused by the Residential school system. Similar school systems … Continue reading There are Hundreds of Thousands of Indigenous Children in Residential Schools Around the World Today

Kenya: UN Says Lake Turkana is Endangered

Featured image: Lake Turkana and the River Omo, a lifeline to many tribal peoples, are drying up due to mega dam. © Nicola Bailey/ Survival International, 2015      by Survival International UNESCO added Kenya’s Lake Turkana to its World Heritage Site Endangered List in June, a sign it believes the iconic lake’s survival is at … Continue reading Kenya: UN Says Lake Turkana is Endangered

Buffalo Defenders Lock to Capture Facility, Stop the Yellowstone Park from Slaughtering Last Wild Buffalo

     by Wild Buffalo Defense Media Contact: Talon BringsBuffalo, 646-352-2126 An hour before sunlight on march 5th two members of the Wild Buffalo Defense collective named Cody and Crow descended from the hills onto Yellowstone National Park’s Stevens Creek buffalo trap and using a steel pipe, locked themselves to the bars of the “Silencer”, … Continue reading Buffalo Defenders Lock to Capture Facility, Stop the Yellowstone Park from Slaughtering Last Wild Buffalo