Tags Archives: History

Amnesia & Lack of Accountability Reign as Wall Street Celebrates Halliburton’s 100-year anniversary

     by Lauren Smith When it comes to the ruling elite’s corporate plunder and crimes against humanity, the U.S. national memory’s short and no one, not even its political henchmen, assume blame or suffer real consequences: take Halliburton and former chief executive and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney for example.  Not only did Cheney … Continue reading Amnesia & Lack of Accountability Reign as Wall Street Celebrates Halliburton’s 100-year anniversary

Book Excerpt: John Brown and the Harper’s Ferry Raid

Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Introduction to Strategy” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the  Planet. This book is now available for free online.      by Aric McBay This shift toward more militant defiance of slavery was all wonderful, of course. And it certainly increased the success of the Underground … Continue reading Book Excerpt: John Brown and the Harper’s Ferry Raid

The Definition Of Black Consciousness: December 1971, South Africa

Editor’s note: This is the paper produced for a South African Student Organisation Leadership Training Course in December 1971.      by Steve Biko We have defined blacks as those who are by law or tradition politically, economically and socially discriminated against as a group in the South African society and identifying themselves as a … Continue reading The Definition Of Black Consciousness: December 1971, South Africa

I Write What I Like: The Legacy of Steve Biko and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

     by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance “Deep down, every liberationist is an optimist.” – Steve Biko Steve Biko was a South African anti-apartheid activist and organizer who was murdered by the secret police in 1978. He was 32 years old when he was tortured and beaten, resulting in his death. “I Write … Continue reading I Write What I Like: The Legacy of Steve Biko and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

Why Agriculture? An Excerpt from “Against the Grain” by Richard Manning

Agriculture did not arise from need so much as it did from relative abundance. People stayed put, had the leisure to experiment with plants, lived in coastal zones where floods gave them the model of and denizens of disturbance, built up permanent settlements that increasingly created disturbance, and were able to support a higher birthrate … Continue reading Why Agriculture? An Excerpt from “Against the Grain” by Richard Manning

Book Excerpt: Russian Collapse and Iranian Birth Control

Featured image: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Other Plans” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the Planet.  This book is now available for free online.     by Lierre Keith / Deep Green Resistance Russia is a country with a negative population growth caused by “a collapse of the … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Russian Collapse and Iranian Birth Control

Time is Short: Towards a Revolution

     by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance According to an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in July, the planet is in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event. Strikingly, the scientists who wrote the article call this a “biological annihilation.” This isn’t a random sequence outcome of a natural societal … Continue reading Time is Short: Towards a Revolution

Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part One

This is the twelfth installment in a multi-part series. Browse the Protective Use of Force index to read more. Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side you automatically help that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Pacifism and Nonviolence, Part One

The Unflattering Cultural Poaching Of “Moana”

     by Anne Keala Kelly It’s a twofer. With a Thanksgiving holiday release of “Moana,” Disney’s Polynesian cartoon extravaganza can simultaneously expand its lucrative enterprise of exploiting marginalized, indigenous peoples (Pocahontas, Lilo and Stitch, Frozen) while perpetuating American amnesia. A note about Thanksgiving: Early feasts of giving thanks celebrated some notable atrocities committed against … Continue reading The Unflattering Cultural Poaching Of “Moana”

Definition of Civilization

Aric McBay Originally published at inthewake.org When some people hear that we want to “end civilization” they initially respond negatively, because of their positive associations with the word “civilization.” This piece is an attempt to clarify, define and describe what I mean by “civilization.” One dictionary definition1 reads: civilization a society in an advanced state … Continue reading Definition of Civilization