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 Moral Argument for Ecological Revolution

Written and photographed by Max Wilbert In 1941, as World War II thundered across half the planet, my grandfather was drafted into the United States military. Faced with the prospect of being sent overseas to kill other young men in World War II, his morality rebelled. He refused to join the military and applied for … Continue reading The Moral Argument for Ecological Revolution

The Legal System Will Not Save the Planet

By Max Wilbert As the world moves further into a state of climate crisis, it’s imperative that we study and critique the strategies being proposed to address greenhouse gas emissions, and develop our own strategies based on rigorous assessment of their effectiveness. Many of the strategies currently being pursued by the mainstream environmental movement hinge … Continue reading The Legal System Will Not Save the Planet

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

Response to Armed Attack on ICE Facility

In mid-July, an armed attack on ICE facilities in Tacoma, Washington took place. Here’s a  brief summary of what happened: Will Van Spronsen… was killed [on July 13th] while carrying out a raid against a migrant concentration camp in Tacoma, Washington State. Van Spronsen is thought to be the first person killed attempting to take … Continue reading Response to Armed Attack on ICE Facility

The Firewall: Assata on This Essential Security Measure

Here at Deep Green Resistance, we are an “aboveground” organization with a firewall between us and underground action. That means that our primary work is legal (although this varies depending on national laws). Our members also take part in non-violent direct action of the sort common among aboveground movements. This is in contrast with “underground” … Continue reading The Firewall: Assata on This Essential Security Measure

Understanding The Yellow Vests Movement and Its Stakes From an Ecological Perspective

By Black Ouioui, a French DGR sympathizer / Image: Norbu Gyachung, CC BY 4.0 The yellow vests movement has been struggling for six month now. Half a year. This is a record-breaking movement in France by its length. Commentators no longer refer to the May 1968 movement, but go back to several democratic protests that … Continue reading Understanding The Yellow Vests Movement and Its Stakes From an Ecological Perspective

A Look at Protracted People’s War

Editor’s Note: Revolutionaries must study each revolutionary tradition and learn from it. We don’t believe that PPW is a “magic bullet” for current pre-revolutionary conditions, but it is worth studying. By JP Protracted People’s War (PPW) is a military theory developed by Mao Zedong during the Chinese Civil War and the war against the Japanese … Continue reading A Look at Protracted People’s War

Oil & Gas Corporation Suing Activists in Personal Capacity

     by Jason Flores-Williams Denver, CO–In an unprecedented and direct assault on First Amendment rights, Extraction Oil & Gas, the fracking corporation responsible for the massive Bella Wells extraction site–the largest fracking site next to a public school in the United States–filed suit on March 23, 2018 against Cullen Lobe in his personal capacity.  … Continue reading Oil & Gas Corporation Suing Activists in Personal Capacity

City Councillor and Leading Rights Activist Shot Dead in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

Featured image: Marielle Franco speaking at a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. Photo: Mídia Ninja/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0      by Fernanda Canofre / Global Voices Less than two hours before she was murdered on the evening of March 14, Rio de Janeiro city councillor Marielle Franco was speaking at a roundtable of black … Continue reading City Councillor and Leading Rights Activist Shot Dead in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

Harsh Sentencing of Aymara Leader Reveals the Politics of Criminalization in Peru

Featured image: Aymara people outside the courthouse in Puno on June 28, 2017, during final hearings of the trial.  Walter Aduviri was sentenced to seven years for protesting against a Canadian mining project.      by  Sian Cowman and Aldo Orellana López / Intercontinental Cry This past month, eighteen Aymara community leaders endured the final stages of a trial … Continue reading Harsh Sentencing of Aymara Leader Reveals the Politics of Criminalization in Peru