Category Archives: Warrior Survivor
By Nafeez Ahmed, The Guardian, May 29th, 2014
Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA’s Prism system has been fed into the Five Eyes intelligence alliance whose members also include the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
But why have Western security agencies developed such an unprecedented capacity to spy on their own domestic populations? Since the 2008 economic crash, security agencies have increasingly spied on political activists, especially environmental groups, on behalf of corporate interests. This activity is linked to the last decade of US defence planning, which has been increasingly concerned by the risk of civil unrest at home triggered by catastrophic events linked to climate change, energy shocks or economic crisis – or all three. Read the rest of this entry
A new study sponsored by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution. Read the rest of this entry
John Kane, Two Row Times, February 25, 2014
I really like the expression, “Remove the Dust.” Its most basic meaning evokes the image of sweeping away the dust accumulated over years of neglect from our wampum belts or any other reminders of our shelved knowledge. We use it as an expression that is generally associated with maintaining our culture. But at some point the line between the survival of our culture, distinction and autonomy and just plain survival will be brushed away like a line drawn in the very dust we seem covered in now. Read the rest of this entry
by Warrior Publications, Jan 5, 2014
A Bug Out Bag (BOB) is a pre-packed bag of personal survival items that can be grabbed when you must quickly depart a location during an emergency. The bag must be light enough for you to carry over long distances, yet contain enough items to sustain you for up to at least 72 hours (3 days). The typical weight of such a pack is between 30 to 40 pounds. Once you have assembled the bag, take it out on hikes and camping trips to ensure that it works, that it’s light enough to be carried over rough terrain, and that the items contained in it are both durable and necessary. Read the rest of this entry
Richard Duncan, formerly of the World Bank and chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Mgmt., says America’s $16 trillion federal debt has escalated into a “death spiral, “as he told CNBC. And it could result in a depression so severe that he doesn’t “think our civilization could survive it.” Read the rest of this entry
B.C. shipwreck survivor recalls 10 days lost at sea
A Haida fisherman, one of three stranded on a B.C. island for 10 days in May, is now talking about the shipwreck and how he and his friends survived.
Jesse Brillon was prawn fishing with friends and brothers Brian and Dave Martynuik, south of Prince Rupert, B.C., on May 9, 2012 when their 15-metre fishing boat capsized. Read the rest of this entry
Mother Earth is in for a destructive ride into the future, according to the full report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released this week called “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation,” or SREX for short. Tribal nations and Indigenous Peoples, who generate fewer greenhouse emissions than any other group, could be among communities hit the hardest. Read the rest of this entry