Civil Disobedience Archive

  • If we wish to live in a world free of war, exploitation, oppression and ecological devastation, then we must embrace the reality that the global capitalist industrialized economic system – which serves the small ruling class – must be dismantled. There is no other way. And this is the unabated truth that McKibben and his disciples (think Greenpeace, RAN, NRDC, and on and on the list goes) choose to ignore. These groups, funded by the industrial machine itself, believe in the system; therefore they support the atrocities being committed in the name of profit. Ironically, the very groups that bask in the halo of non-violent civil disobedience are the very ones who constitute the authoritarian social relationships that prop up and defend violence.

    Unravelling the Deception of a False Movement

    If we wish to live in a world free of war, exploitation, oppression and ecological devastation, then we must embrace the reality that the global capitalist industrialized economic system – which serves the small ruling class – must be dismantled. There is no other way. And this is the unabated truth that McKibben and his disciples (think Greenpeace, RAN, NRDC, and on and on the list goes) choose to ignore. These groups, funded by the industrial machine itself, believe in the system; therefore they support the atrocities being committed in the name of profit. Ironically, the very groups that bask in the halo of non-violent civil disobedience are the very ones who constitute the authoritarian social relationships that prop up and defend violence.

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  • "Ours must be a leadership democracy, administered by the 'intelligent minority' who know how to regiment and guide the masses. The common interests very largely elude public opinion entirely, and can be managed only by a specialized class whose personal interests reach beyond the locality.… If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it." – Edward Bernays, nephew of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, considered the father of the field of public relations

    Obedience – A New Requirement for the "Revolution"

    "Ours must be a leadership democracy, administered by the 'intelligent minority' who know how to regiment and guide the masses. The common interests very largely elude public opinion entirely, and can be managed only by a specialized class whose personal interests reach beyond the locality.… If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it." – Edward Bernays, nephew of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, considered the father of the field of public relations

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  • Omali Yeshitela vividly illustrates the picture of the profound contradictions that exist under the colonial domination of Africans and the benefits White people have received as a result of that colonial domination. He calls on Whites to take a philosophical, ideological and moral stand against the the privileges that have been lain in their laps as a result of the repression of the rest of the people of world to achieve western luxuries and amenities.

    Chairman Omali on Parasitism & Genocide

    Omali Yeshitela vividly illustrates the picture of the profound contradictions that exist under the colonial domination of Africans and the benefits White people have received as a result of that colonial domination. He calls on Whites to take a philosophical, ideological and moral stand against the the privileges that have been lain in their laps as a result of the repression of the rest of the people of world to achieve western luxuries and amenities.

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  • Planting seeds assumes an infinite model of change, but world scientists insist we have only a finite amount of time before crossing the tipping point where climate change wreaks havoc on this earth and makes life hellish at best and impossible at worst. The neo-Johnny Appleseed’s of the world will grow a tree for every rainforest leveled, and convert one person to veganism for every thousand new carnivores China churns out every day. Do the math. It doesn’t add up in our favor.

    Plant Seeds or Plant Bombs?

    Planting seeds assumes an infinite model of change, but world scientists insist we have only a finite amount of time before crossing the tipping point where climate change wreaks havoc on this earth and makes life hellish at best and impossible at worst. The neo-Johnny Appleseed’s of the world will grow a tree for every rainforest leveled, and convert one person to veganism for every thousand new carnivores China churns out every day. Do the math. It doesn’t add up in our favor.

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  • What are the underlying motivations and loyalties of the social and political forces involved in the Tar Sands Action campaign, and, indeed, the bourgeois environmental movement as a whole? In our inability to avert an oncoming ecological collapse, coupled with what appears to be an insurmountable climate genocide, we must understand how the forces we seek to resist constantly absorb opposition, through compromised NGOs and other means. Never underestimate the strategies and mechanisms of the global elites for retaining their power, control, and domination of Earth and her inhabitants.

    Tar Sands Action and the Paralysis of a Movement | Part One

    What are the underlying motivations and loyalties of the social and political forces involved in the Tar Sands Action campaign, and, indeed, the bourgeois environmental movement as a whole? In our inability to avert an oncoming ecological collapse, coupled with what appears to be an insurmountable climate genocide, we must understand how the forces we seek to resist constantly absorb opposition, through compromised NGOs and other means. Never underestimate the strategies and mechanisms of the global elites for retaining their power, control, and domination of Earth and her inhabitants.

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  • Early last night, numerous women from the Blood Nation (Alberta, Canada) have courageously parked in front of Murphy Oil’s fracking development site vowing not to move until plans of fracking for oil and gas are stopped. The women are part of the Kainai Earth Watch and have been active advocates to stop the fracking due to the major threat to human health, wildlife and livestock and the irreversible damage to the land and water on the Blood Reserve and surrounding areas. They feel this is the only choice left to them to stop the operations as plans for construction begin today.

    BREAKING: Murphy Oil faced with Women of Blood Nation Blockading Fracking Site

    Early last night, numerous women from the Blood Nation (Alberta, Canada) have courageously parked in front of Murphy Oil’s fracking development site vowing not to move until plans of fracking for oil and gas are stopped. The women are part of the Kainai Earth Watch and have been active advocates to stop the fracking due to the major threat to human health, wildlife and livestock and the irreversible damage to the land and water on the Blood Reserve and surrounding areas. They feel this is the only choice left to them to stop the operations as plans for construction begin today.

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  • North American pacifist Blase Bonpane: In the liberating world armed struggle is required because “passivity can co-exist nicely with repression, injustice and fascism. ... Unfortunately, we have been brought up on parlor games, where the participants discuss whether or not they are “for” or “against” violence. Can you picture a similar discussion on whether we are for or against disease? Violence, class struggle, and disease are all real. They do not go away through mystification... those who deny the reality of violence and class struggle - like those who deny the reality of disease - are not dealing with the real world.”

    In the World of Real Activism: Activists asks for protection after death threats, murders

    North American pacifist Blase Bonpane: In the liberating world armed struggle is required because “passivity can co-exist nicely with repression, injustice and fascism. ... Unfortunately, we have been brought up on parlor games, where the participants discuss whether or not they are “for” or “against” violence. Can you picture a similar discussion on whether we are for or against disease? Violence, class struggle, and disease are all real. They do not go away through mystification... those who deny the reality of violence and class struggle - like those who deny the reality of disease - are not dealing with the real world.”

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  • Why We Wrote the “Statement of Apology” | Statement by the Indigenous Women of the Movement

    "We believe in honouring the dreams of women, in freeing ourselves from judgement and bias, decolonizing our minds and our hearts. We believe in being action-oriented, not paper-oriented. We don’t need Canada’s approval or consent, and we don’t need government or corporate funding. We have always had what we will always need: the Kaianerenkowa, the Medicine Wheel, our teachings, our clan systems, our languages, our ceremonies. We can empower ourselves, we don’t need to wait for an NGO or a suit to tell us how to feel empowered. We aren’t the ones who need “non violence training”, the ones who need to stop using violence are the ones in power: police, government and corporations."

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  • Collective Continuity of Dissonance

    "As I look back over the last 20 years of my "environmentalism," I cannot help but think that at least those years were not wasted in vain. Every now and then, I feel like I am wasting my time, advocating our very delicate, and sensitive issue to certain major environmental groups that seem to turn off the moment we tell them we are not going to allow ourselves to be part of a fund raising campaign." ...

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  • “I don’t call it rioting, I call it an insurrection of the masses, of the people. [...] That is the nature of the historical moment.”

    British columnist: ‘I don’t call it rioting, I call it an insurrection’

    “I don’t call it rioting, I call it an insurrection of the masses, of the people. [...] That is the nature of the historical moment.”

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