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.

Against Conspiracy Theories: Why Our Activism Must Be Based In Reality

Editor’s Note: There if no doubt that the ruling class lies regularly. For examples we must only look at the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the claims about weapons of mass destruction in the lead-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Project TP-Ajax, or the aborted Operation Northwoods. Lying is the modus operandi for governments, politicians, … Continue reading Against Conspiracy Theories: Why Our Activism Must Be Based In Reality

The Black Community as Internal Colony: Afeni Shakur, 1970

Afeni Shakur is best known as the mother of the hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur. What is less well known is that she was a member of the Harlem chapter of the Black Panther Party, a dedicated revolutionary who served time in jail for her political activities. Freedom Archives says her work “shaped the political discourse … Continue reading The Black Community as Internal Colony: Afeni Shakur, 1970

Reconciliation Is Dead: A Strategic Proposal

Editor’s note: this piece began circulating in the wake of the raids on Wet’suwet’en territory. We have covered these topics and  discussed strategic approaches to escalation in recent weeks. This piece contributes to this ongoing discussion. Featured image via Unist’ot’en Camp. #ShutDownCanada #ReconciliationIsDead #RevolutionIsAlive. As with all cross-posts, sharing this does not imply that Aphonika … Continue reading Reconciliation Is Dead: A Strategic Proposal

Black Abolitionists Believed in Taking Up Arms

Long before the Civil War, black abolitionists shared the consensus that violence would be necessary to end slavery. Unlike their white peers, their arguments were about when and how to use political violence, not if. By Randal Maurice Jelks / Boston Review Reviewing “Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence,” by Kellie Carter Jackson. … Continue reading Black Abolitionists Believed in Taking Up Arms

BREAKING: Militarized Police Raid Wet’suwet’en First Nation

February 7th updates from Unist’ot’enCamp and Gidimten: The RCMP raid continues today as militarized, heavily-armed police backed up with K9 dogs, heavy equipment, and helicopters move further into Unist’ot’en territory. As we write this federal police are currently raiding the Gidimt’en checkpoint at 44km. 6:15pm: We are hearing that 30 RCMP are surrounding #Wetsuwetsuweten Hereditary … Continue reading BREAKING: Militarized Police Raid Wet’suwet’en First Nation

U.S. Court Rejects “Our Children’s Trust” Youth Climate Lawsuit

🌏🔥 I'm glad anytime youth speak out and organize, but the U.S. Court rejection of the #YouthvGov #JulianavUS climate lawsuit is predictable. Courts can be an important defensive battleground, but are fundamentally colonial + corporate institutions.https://t.co/CN6dUT6qzP — Max Wilbert (@MaxWilbert) January 19, 2020 via Common Dreams: “In a ruling taken as a devastating blow for … Continue reading U.S. Court Rejects “Our Children’s Trust” Youth Climate Lawsuit

Against Imperialist War

Following the U.S. assassination of prominent Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last Friday, Iran has launched a missile strike against U.S. military bases in Iraq. It is unclear what will happen from here, but there is a possibility of escalation and the potential of a major war. This would be a disaster for the people of … Continue reading Against Imperialist War

Rights for Lake Erie? Why Corporate Rights and Preemption Must Go

by Sean Butler and Will Falk / Featured image: an aerial photograph showing harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie in August of 2017. These are believed to be caused by the effluent runoff from factory farms in the watershed. Public domain photo by NOAA. Rights of nature advocates often repeat the words, “The structure of … Continue reading Rights for Lake Erie? Why Corporate Rights and Preemption Must Go

Activists fighting for their lands swept up in Philippines crackdown

by Mongabay.com A security crackdown in the Philippines targeting an armed communist insurgency has swept up environmental and land defenders in a raid on Oct. 31. International humanitarian and church groups have also been included in the military’s list of “legal front groups” of the outlawed New People’s Army and tied to terror financing. Security … Continue reading Activists fighting for their lands swept up in Philippines crackdown

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