Endgame Premises Archives: 1: Civilization can never be sustainable

Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is espe-
cially true for industrial civilization.

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

Are Indigenous People Backwards?

Are indigenous people backwards? Do they really need to be ‘rescued’ from their primitive way of life and introduced to this wonder of human civilization? Or is this a racist simplification? In this piece Chris challenges the notion that civilization is the ultimate way of life — a notion that has been used to justify … Continue reading Are Indigenous People Backwards?

Lockdown Leviathan, Liberate Nature: A Report from Bangalore

How is the coronavirus crisis affecting Bangalore? In this piece, Suprabha Seshan considers the fragrances of lockdown, the clearing of beautiful skies in the heart of one of India’s biggest cities, and the brief halt to the concrete machinations of industrial living. Locking Down Leviathan By Suprabha Seshan / Counter Currents The streets of Jayanagar, … Continue reading Lockdown Leviathan, Liberate Nature: A Report from Bangalore

The Plastic Bag Distraction

By Joey Moncarz / Deep Green  Bush-School The banning of single-use plastic bags is the latest in a never-ending parade of distractions meant tolull us into thinking that modern civilisation is becoming more “environmentally friendly” and that the elite, corporations and their bureaucrat servants are capable of doing the right thing. It’s also meant to … Continue reading The Plastic Bag Distraction

Trees Felled in India and Nepal Amid Protests

By Salonika Neupane / Photos: Jalpesh Mehta (Empower Foundation) via Let India Breathe Deforestation has been a major contributing factor towards environmental problems. Trees, in addition to providing oxygen, also sequester carbon. By cutting down trees, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases sharply, contributing to the problem of greenhouse effect. Despite these … Continue reading Trees Felled in India and Nepal Amid Protests

Renewable Energy Guarantees Extinction: Civilizations, Ecological Stupidity, and Historical Ignorance

Joey Moncarz is the co-founder and principal of the Deep Green Bush-School in Auckland, Aoeteroa (AKA New Zealand). Featured image: solar panels at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Public domain. By Joey Moncarz The climate crisis and the global ecological crisis are the direct results of severe ecological ignorance; in other words, generations of people … Continue reading Renewable Energy Guarantees Extinction: Civilizations, Ecological Stupidity, and Historical Ignorance

Dahr Jamail: Abrupt Climate Change & The End of Ice—Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio—June 30, 2019

Dahr Jamai is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His most recent book is about abrupt climate change, called The End of Ice. Browse all of our Resistance Radio interviews at https://ift.tt/2mXE10f https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PxEi3Nh38Y&feature=youtu.be

Arctic Is Thawing So Fast Scientists Are Losing Their Measuring Tools

by Dahr Jamail / Truthout – reprinted with permission / Image: NSIDC I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around God, around the primordial tower. I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I … Continue reading Arctic Is Thawing So Fast Scientists Are Losing Their Measuring Tools

Massive Utah Oil Shale Project Threatens Public Health, Water Supply

Featured image: Uintah Basin oil field      by Center for Biological Diversity SALT LAKE CITY— Conservation groups today formally opposed the Trump administration’s plan to facilitate the first commercial oil shale development in the United States, a massive Utah project that would generate enormous greenhouse gas and deadly ozone pollution in regions already exceeding federal air-pollution … Continue reading Massive Utah Oil Shale Project Threatens Public Health, Water Supply

Sustainability is Destroying the Earth: The Green Economy vs. The Planet

by Kim Hill, Deep Green Resistance Australia Don’t talk to me about sustainability. You want to question my lifestyle, my impact, my ecological footprint? There is a monster standing over us, with a footprint so large it can trample a whole planet underfoot, without noticing or caring. This monster is Industrial Civilization. I refuse to … Continue reading Sustainability is Destroying the Earth: The Green Economy vs. The Planet