Endgame Premises Archives: 8: The needs of the natural world are primary

The needs of the natural world are more important than the
needs of the economic system.
Another way to put Premise Eight: Any economic or social system that does
not benefit the natural communities on which it is based is unsustainable,
immoral, and stupid. Sustainability, morality, and intelligence (as well as justice)
require the dismantling of any such economic or social system, or at the very least
disallowing it from damaging your landbase.

The Green Deceit of Deep Sea Mining

Editor’s note: Already threatened by overfishing, acidification, overheating, the collapse of coral reefs, declining plankton populations, plastic pollution, and deep sea oil drilling, the world’s oceans now face a new threat: mining, disguised as “green.” This piece, originally published in Counterpunch, describes the threat of deep sea mining. If you want to help protect the … Continue reading The Green Deceit of Deep Sea Mining

Transcript of Diane Wilson on Resistance Radio

Florence Nightingale, the English pioneer of modern nursing is quoted as saying, “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.”  Editors note: Never give up your agency. If your goal is to save life on the planet, sometimes you have to sink your own boat.   Derrick Jensen This is Resistance … Continue reading Transcript of Diane Wilson on Resistance Radio

First Nations unite to fight industrial exploitation of Australia’s Martuwarra

This story first appeared in Mongabay. By Nick Rodway The Fitzroy River in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, one of the country’s most ecologically and culturally significant waterways, is facing proposals of further agriculture and mining development, including irrigation and fracking. In response, First Nations communities in the region have developed different methods to … Continue reading First Nations unite to fight industrial exploitation of Australia’s Martuwarra

Rare Southern California Butterfly Protected as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

This story first appeared in Center for Biological Diversity. SAN DIEGO, Calif.— After nearly 30 years of petitions and lawsuits by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected one of Southern California’s rarest butterflies, the Hermes copper butterfly, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The agency also designated 35,000 … Continue reading Rare Southern California Butterfly Protected as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

Paths Forward: In Defense of “Utopian” Creativity (Part 2)

This story was first published in Learning Earthways. By George R Price. [Part 1 of this essay can be found here.] The points in time at which various ancient human societies began to go the wrong way (whether by force from outsiders, or by bad decisions made from within) are numerous and span thousands of … Continue reading Paths Forward: In Defense of “Utopian” Creativity (Part 2)

Indigenous community saves Colombia’s poison dart frog from coca and logging

This story first appeared in Mongabay. Editor’s note: This is what environmental justice looks like. Not NGOs dictating what lands will be set aside for 30×30, which is just greenwashing colonialism. It is the people whose land it is making those decisions and the governments enforcing them. By Maxwell Radwin An Indigenous community in southwest … Continue reading Indigenous community saves Colombia’s poison dart frog from coca and logging

Whales Will Save the World’s Climate—Unless the Military Destroys Them First

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. By Koohan Paik-Mander The U.S. military is famous for being the single largest consumer of petroleum products in the world and the largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Its carbon emissions exceed those released by “more than 100 countries combined.” Now, with the Biden administration’s mandate to slash carbon … Continue reading Whales Will Save the World’s Climate—Unless the Military Destroys Them First

Two Climate Activists Halt Operations at World’s Largest Coal Port

Editor’s note: The preferred method to stop a coal port for hours or days would be anonymously, so as to “live to fight another day”. But this action does highlight the fact that this port exports 158 million tonnes of coal a year. This action shows just how vulnerable the system is. It can be … Continue reading Two Climate Activists Halt Operations at World’s Largest Coal Port

Indigenous Leaders Hail Biden’s Proposed Chaco Canyon Drilling Ban as ‘Important First Step’

Editor’s note: We would hope that this action would be a turning point where the United States stops its management planning philosophy of “natural resources” and focuses on the protection of all living beings. Yet how tenative only 10-mile buffer for only 20 years and does not include all extractive industries. Basically less than undoing what Trump … Continue reading Indigenous Leaders Hail Biden’s Proposed Chaco Canyon Drilling Ban as ‘Important First Step’

Human Rights Depend on a Thriving Natural World

This article first appeared in The Revelator. Editor’s note: It would seem like these rights would be self evident birth rights unrequiring of institutions agency. Unfortunately like all UN resolutions this carries no enforcement, see Palestine. How can enviromental justice come about? Rich nations must stop outsourcing their luxury lifestyle. This does not mean NIMBY Not … Continue reading Human Rights Depend on a Thriving Natural World