Endgame Premises Archives: 13: Those in power rule by force

Those in power rule by force, and the sooner we break
ourselves of illusions to the contrary, the sooner we can at least begin to make
reasonable decisions about whether, when, and how we are going to resist.

The Totalitarianism of Today — Part II

In this piece, Matej Kudláčik describes how a system that appears democratic, participatory, and free can actually conceal a profound totalitarianism. His argument has similarities to Sheldon Wolin’s conception of “inverted totalitarianism,” which Wolin described as being “all politics all of the time but politics largely untempered by the political. Party squabbles are occasionally on … Continue reading The Totalitarianism of Today — Part II

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

Struggle endures for Philippine community pitted against gold miner

This story first appeared in Mongabay. By Karlston Lapniten Editor’s note: And the Struggle endures. “I do not fight fascists because I will win. I fight fascists because they are fascists.” ― Chris Hedges, Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt Australian-Canadian mining firm OceanaGold was recently granted a renewal of its permit to … Continue reading Struggle endures for Philippine community pitted against gold miner

Indigenous Environmental Defenders Shut Down Peruvian Crude Oil Pipeline

This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. By JULIA CONLEY “Not a single drop of oil is going to come out of the Amazon until the government takes care of us,” said campaigners. Demanding stronger social and environmental support in northern Peru’s Loreto region, about 200 Indigenous protesters on Wednesday announced a strike two days … Continue reading Indigenous Environmental Defenders Shut Down Peruvian Crude Oil Pipeline

How Modern Video Surveillance Works

By Dave Maass and Matthew Guariglia / November 19, 2020 / Electronic Frontier Foundation A few years ago, when you saw a security camera, you may have thought that the video feed went to a VCR somewhere in a back office that could only be accessed when a crime occurs. Or maybe you imagined a … Continue reading How Modern Video Surveillance Works

Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

Communal house of uncontacted Indians inside the Uru Eu Wau Wau territory, photographed in 2005. © Rogério Vargas Motta/IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources). Survival International / October 14, 2020 The survival of several uncontacted tribes is now at risk after fires were set inside their territories. Activists have described this year’s … Continue reading Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

BREAKING: Wet’suwet’en Women Occupy Pipeline Drillsite To Stop CGL from Drilling Beneath Their Sacred Headwaters

via Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gidimt’en Territory: BREAKING: Wet’suwet’en Women Occupy Pipeline Drillsite To Stop CGL from Drilling Beneath Their Sacred Headwaters As Coastal GasLink attempts to destroy our homelands, we are surveilled, harassed, and criminalized even when we pray for our yintah. Our rights are being trampled and our future is at risk. We … Continue reading BREAKING: Wet’suwet’en Women Occupy Pipeline Drillsite To Stop CGL from Drilling Beneath Their Sacred Headwaters

Philippine’s Autocrat Passes Draconian “Anti-Terrorism” Law

In this article, Salonika and Max expose how the Covid-19 pandemic has enforced suppression of political dissent in the Philippines due to a bill known as the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 which places resistance movements in a pinch. You can also read this piece on the increased surveillance during the CoVid crisis. Deep Green Resistance … Continue reading Philippine’s Autocrat Passes Draconian “Anti-Terrorism” Law

An Introduction to Security for Activists, Organizers, and Revolutionaries

The modern surveillance state is unparalleled. Many people are legitimately afraid of state repression. But this fear can easily become paranoia and paralysis. As a result, some people will not get involved in radical organizing at all. Others will stay involved, but their paranoia will drive people away. The result? Our movements die. How do … Continue reading An Introduction to Security for Activists, Organizers, and Revolutionaries

Would Defunding Police Amputate Capitalism?

This piece, republished from Counterpunch, explores the current uprising against police brutality in the context of the struggle against capitalism and asks: what are the most effective forms of struggle going forward? Join the conversation in the comments section. Amputating Capitalism by Vincent Emanuele / Counterpunch “We fought a military war; our opponents fought a … Continue reading Would Defunding Police Amputate Capitalism?