Will Prayers and Ceremonies Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline?
By Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, December 23, 2016
Over the last few months there’s been a lot of noise made about the power of peaceful prayers and ceremonies in resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. According to many participants, it was this emphasis on prayer that stopped the pipeline dead in its tracks, and paved the way for a historical victory. Read the rest of this entry
Oh great… here come those pacifists again…
Original painting by Robert Griffing entitled “The View from the Castle.”
Beware of the movement police…
Movement police come in all shapes and sizes, from tribal officials to New Age spiritualists. They work to control and pacify our people’s resistance.
Non-violence Training Teaches White Paternalism at Camp Standing Rock
by Wrong Kind of Green, September 16, 2016
What the white man seeks to destroy and what the non-profit industrial complex is financed to carry out: the destruction of the Indigenous Warrior culture. This is not news to native people, however, this reality is all but lost on today’s white “left”. [Further reading: Part II of an Investigative Report into Tar Sands Action & the Paralysis of a Movement, September 19, 2011]
The following comment is from a film director who just returned from the camp at Standing Rock. What she witnessed is the historical paternalism that is reminiscent of the ‘Indian schools’ where proper comportment was wholly identified as the ability to assimilate into Anglo structures. We thank this person for recognizing and sharing what she witnessed. That this took place on native land – shows egotism and white paternalism still very much exists, is being taught/modeled (via NGO “training”/*NVDA dogma), has no bounds – and no shame. (*non-violent direct action) Read the rest of this entry
Why the CIA Wants You to Be a Pacifist
Psychological Operations (PSYOP) or (as it has been known since 2010) Military Information Support Operations (MISO) are CIA operations geared towards conveying selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals – both inside and outside the United States. Read the rest of this entry
Review: The Failure of Nonviolence: from the Arab Spring to Occupy
by Peter Gelderloos, Left Bank Books, Seattle 2013
Review by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, August 11, 2013
The basic premise of this book is that advocates of pacifism have lost the debate over tactics and strategies used by social movements, and only those that have used a diversity of tactics have been successful. A promising premise and even more promising title, considering the recent manifestations of revolt and protest that characterized the Arab Spring and Occupy movements, and the “official” pacifist narrative that portrays these as victorious examples of nonviolence. Since these two movements are both recent and have served as inspiring examples for a new generation (including, it could be argued, the Idle No More wave of protests), the task of unraveling the false narratives pushed by pacifists seems both timely and highly relevant. Read the rest of this entry
Smash Pacifism; A Critical Analysis of Gandhi and King
Smash Pacifism; A Critical Analysis of Gandhi and King is a 72 page, 8×11, zine critiquing pacifism and the legacies of Gandhi and Martin Luther King.