Endgame Premises Archives: 5: Property is more valuable than lives

The property of those higher on the hierarchy is more valuable
than the lives of those below. It is acceptable for those above to increase the
amount of property they control—in everyday language, to make money—by
destroying or taking the lives of those below. This is called production. If those
below damage the property of those above, those above may kill or otherwise
destroy the lives of those below. This is called justice.

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

The New Deal, racism and war

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” ― George Orwell, 1984 Editor’s Note: All Empires are evil and they all fall, the sooner the better. A socialist society can be just as ecological destructive as a capitalist one. Better option to the development intensive Green New Deal would … Continue reading The New Deal, racism and war

1st letter from political prisoner Jessica Reznicek

Free Jessica Reznicek 15m BREAKING: As Joe Biden talks of being a climate leader at #COP26 in Glasgow we received our first letter & update from #JessicaReznicek for the people. Jessica is a climate / water protector political prisoner in the U.S. who was labeled a terrorist just months ago by the US government for her … Continue reading 1st letter from political prisoner Jessica Reznicek

The disturbing history of how conservatorships were used to exploit, swindle Native Americans

This story first appeared in The Conversation. By Andrea Seielstad. Pop singer Britney Spears’ quest to end the conservatorship that handed control over her finances and health care to her father demonstrates the double-edged sword of putting people under the legal care and control of another person. A judge may at times deem it necessary to … Continue reading The disturbing history of how conservatorships were used to exploit, swindle Native Americans

Deep Sea Mining Threatens More Than The Seafloor

As industrial civilization devours the natural resources of the Planet, it leaves destruction in it’s wake. Since this system always depletes the land rather than operating on sustainable yield, it necessitates imperialism of new lands. This piece examines a new frontier in the war being waged against the planet: deep sea mining. Deep Sea Mining … Continue reading Deep Sea Mining Threatens More Than The Seafloor

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?

Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

This piece was anonymously authored by a former cop from California and originally published on June 6th, 2020 in response to recent police violence. Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop By Anonymous / Medium I was a police officer for nearly ten years and I was a bastard. We all were. This essay has been … Continue reading Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

Equipment for Scouting and Action

Rage and violence are exploding in the streets of the United States. Eleven people have been killed, hundreds injured, and thousands arrested over the last week. Police are running wild, attacking and injuring non-violent protesters, journalists, and bystanders in their rush to protect private property. A revolt on this scale has not seen since the … Continue reading Equipment for Scouting and Action

How Can We Hold Corporations Accountable?

Corporations are driven by a necessity to privatize profits and externalize costs. In this article, Suresh Balraj highlights how the concept of limited liability further reduces the accountability of corporations to the consequences of their actions, and asks “how can we hold corporations accountable?” The Myth of Limited Liability By Suresh Balraj Prof. Nicholas Murray, … Continue reading How Can We Hold Corporations Accountable?