Endgame Premises Archives: 5: Property is more valuable than lives » Page 2

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.

75% of the World’s Mining Companies are Based in Canada

While working on a piece I wrote last month about a Canadian gold mine being shut down by protesters in Kyrgyzstan, I came across a statistic that I thought must have been a mistake. With all of the noise and criticism both domestically and internationally of Alberta’s Tar Sands, it seemed to me shockingly underreported … Continue reading 75% of the World’s Mining Companies are Based in Canada

Oil and gas infrastructure poisoning Texas with 30,000 tons of toxic chemicals a year

By Environment News Service Flares, leaking pipelines and tanks emitted 92,000 tons of toxic chemicals into the air during accidents, break-downs and maintenance at Texas oil and gas facilities, refineries and petrochemical plants over the past three years, finds a report released today by the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project, EIP. Based on data from the … Continue reading Oil and gas infrastructure poisoning Texas with 30,000 tons of toxic chemicals a year

WikiLeaks release shows Stratfor surveilled activists for DHS, Dow Chemical, and Coca-Cola

By Allison Kilkenny / In These Times Rolling Stone’s Michael Hastings last night posted a story on an internal DHS report entitled “SPECIAL COVERAGE: Occupy Wall Street,” dated October of last year. The five-page report, part of five million newly leaked documents obtained by Wikileaks, sums up the history of the movement and assesses its … Continue reading WikiLeaks release shows Stratfor surveilled activists for DHS, Dow Chemical, and Coca-Cola