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.

Let’s Get Free!: We Have The Means, Now Do What’s Necessary

By Kourtney Mitchell / Deep Green Resistance On June 28, 1964, Malcolm X gave a speech at the Founding Rally of the Organization for Afro-American Unity (OAAU) at the Audubon Ballroom in New York. In the speech, he stated what became his most famous quote: We declare our right on this earth to be a … Continue reading Let’s Get Free!: We Have The Means, Now Do What’s Necessary

Free Will – Derrick Jensen

It is almost impossible to talk about free will without talking about insanity. Most of us are by now, of course, almost completely insane. Force is an expensive and inefficient way to exploit. This is as true on the grand social level as it is on the familial. From the perspective of those in power, … Continue reading Free Will – Derrick Jensen

Jonah Mix: Civilization is a Pragmatic Vampire

By Jonah Mix / Deep Green Resistance Salish Sea Henry Ford is a shining example of two great American traditions: Amoral, hardheaded industrialism and unapologetic racial hatred. He hated Jews; his pamphlet The International Jew was singularly responsible for the anti-Semitism of Hitler Youth Leader and mass murderer Baldur von Schirach, while the Holocaust’s chief … Continue reading Jonah Mix: Civilization is a Pragmatic Vampire

Beautiful Justice: An Open Letter to Liberals

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin Do you believe in a better world? Do you believe in one without the torture of poverty and slavery; without hierarchies based on dominance; without a dying planet? If you do believe in this world, what are you willing to do to help bring it about? I … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: An Open Letter to Liberals

Time is Short: Misdirection & Target Selection, Part 1

By Alex Rose / Deep Green Resistance Colorado We’re up against a lot. With hundreds of species going extinct every day, with the oceans being vacuumed of life, with the last vestiges of wild forests being felled or burned and the heart of the planet being torn up to poison the air, civilization is driving … Continue reading Time is Short: Misdirection & Target Selection, Part 1

Mining corporation making fast friends with right-wing coup regime in Paraguay

By Dawn Paley / Vancouver Media Co-op Paraguay’s major newspaper is reporting today that the government of Paraguay–which came to power after a coup on June 22–has agreed to resume negotiations with Montreal-based Rio Tinto Alcan for a $4 billion aluminum plant. The announcement follows a coup that led to the deposition of President Fernando Lugo, … Continue reading Mining corporation making fast friends with right-wing coup regime in Paraguay

Carl Nussbaum: Notes on Resistance

By Carl Nussbaum / Deep Green Resistance Orlando We are in the middle of the largest mass extinction in 65 million years—an extinction that many scientists have argued is the fault of human activity over the last 10,000 years. Around 200 species go extinct each day. 90% of the world’s large fish populations have been decimated … Continue reading Carl Nussbaum: Notes on Resistance

Cultures of Resistance

The book Deep Green Resistance studies the American Civil Rights Movement, the British Women’s Social and Political Union, and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta. All these “cultures of resistance” provide loyal support for their members, so they may do the difficult work of demanding social and political change. I’ve looked into … Continue reading Cultures of Resistance

Chicago prepares for G8 protests with aerial surveillance, face shields, and sniper rifles

By Yana Kunichoff Each time a new measure that the city of Chicago is preparing for the coming NATO and G8 summits is unveiled, the tension in the city ratchets up a notch. The latest news comes in the form of reports that Chicago has purchased face shields, and may be considering the implementation of … Continue reading Chicago prepares for G8 protests with aerial surveillance, face shields, and sniper rifles

Colombian police violently removes anti-dam protestors

By Polinizaciones ESMAD (riot police) in Huila, Colombia began the forced removal of the fisher-people, campesinos, miners, day laborers and others who have been blocking the diverting of the Magdalena River for the Quimbo Dam early Tuesday morning. The diverting of the river was being blocked by a peaceful occupation of the area known as Domingo … Continue reading Colombian police violently removes anti-dam protestors