PUBLISH All The Facts:
Where anybody wandering by might see them.
For any town that became a city and decided to think about trails and paths and sidewalks ... are there any outdoor landing spots for bugs and pollenators ... ?
And what about refugees from neighboring spaces?
How many prisons and prison camps have corrupt Republicans opened?
We at the Ecostead would eventually like a more official yard sign for Mark Charles 2020 campaign, too. #AllThePeople
Mother's Day is a hard one, people. The genocidal history of the colonization of Turtle Island involved neither courage nor sacrifice; these things go back much further than 500 years.
"Many historians who acknowledge the exceptional one-sided colonial violence attribute it to racism. Grenier argues that rather than racism leading to violence, the reverse occurred: the out-of-control
momentum of extreme violence of unlimited warfare fueled race hatred. "Successive generations of Americans, both soldiers and civilians, made the killing of Indian men, women, and children a defining element of their first military tradition and thereby part of a shared American identity. Indeed, only after seventeenth- and early-
eighteenth-century Americans made the first way of war a key to being a white American could later generations of 'Indian haters,' men like Andrew Jackson, turn the Indian wars into race wars." By then, the Indigenous peoples' villages, farmlands, towns, and entire nations formed the only barrier to the settlers' total freedom to acquire [corrupt colonist dollars]. Settler colonialists again chose their own means of conquest. Such fighters are often viewed as courageous heroes, but killing the unarmed women, children, and old people and burning homes and fields involved neither courage nor sacrifice."
[Edit] Sorry , reading so many elders' writing, I accidentally credit author name wrong:
_An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States_
On #recovering from colonialism this Mother's Day...
it's not cool that Turtle Island got... how shall we say this... polluted with colonists' Euro-centric places named after British royalty and queens. The settlers' ideas about the "greatness" of a pioneer heritage is pretty messed up.
You know who asks for all those English town names? In the US, it's called The "National Association of Realtors", (monarchy) and all of its hideous churches (patriarchal oligarchy).
Turtle Island has never needed either one; it will always be better off without both.
Europeans brought toxic industrialization, rents, exploitation, greed, and disease along with their churches and overwrought promises. Their sickness spread many places, as expected, binding to the colonists' continued refusal to acknowledge the indigenous landkeepers as humans. Stop using the word "steward".
Colonists desecrated and destroyed sacred sites with bulldozers and printed phony books about how great they were, teaching their children to believe many delusions.
What have you done in your life to change that? What are you doing today?
Sometimes when #dismantling an infrastructure, it needs to have all the rot and stupidity removed literally.
Epegwit'g does not honor or sustain the monarchies of Europe; it is not called "Prince Edward Island", nor does it have need for a settler state named "Charlottesville". It does not have neighbors known as "New Brunswick" or "Nova Scotia", and it most definitely never wanted or needed Unma'gi named anything else.
There really is no word for "Saint" in Algonquin languages, so that route won't get you anywhere.
Demanding #justice for crimes committed 500+ years ago: turn off all the colonists trying to further their economic agendas, and see the invasion on the pre-Columbian settlements and residents, whose #MMIW are the real story just about everywhere.
From the files: another perverted colonist who perverted indigineous culture in #Wabanaki region:
Decolonization requires both the literal and figurative takedown of dudes who brutally murder other humans.. How many stupid and self-righteous tourists are with this guy?
"For about 20 years, thousands of locals and tourists have passed by this statue every day. It has been photographed countless times. Though it is on private land owned by the Garibaldi Maritime Museum, it's seen by all who traverse the Oregon Coast’s main artery.
Gray is widely hailed as the “discoverer” of the Columbia River, though for 12,000 years previous to his arrival, it was one of the most populated regions in North America, home to tens of thousands of members of the Chinook, Clatsop, Multnomah, Clackamas and Cascade nations. Gray is also credited with being the first to circumnavigate the globe in 1790. Many Pacific Northwest geographical features, high schools, scholarships, harbors and roads are named after him.
But, as with many American monuments, there is an untold story.
Gray has been linked to the infamous South Carolina triangle slave trade, having worked for slave traders Crowell Hatch and Samuel Brown. Following the abolition of that horrific trade, Gray outfitted a sailing ship bound for the Pacific Northwest, seeking sea otter furs. By many eyewitness accounts, his dealings with many Pacific Northwest tribes from Vancouver Island to Tillamook Bay was brutal and rife with murder, theft and the torching of villages.
In one well-documented instance, Gray kidnapped the son of the chief of the village of Opitsaht in British Columbia and ordered the entire village of 200 ornately carved ancestral homes burnt to the ground. "
Melg'puguasit, we stand with Wet'suwet'en. Decolonize: "Traditional Ecological Knowledge" (TEK) is the only thing that can help humans as a colonized planet continues to sink deeper into the chaos and destruction of broken, inequitable, and faulty systems that value money over Earth's many forms of life. European place names, words and languages and accounting systems don't belong on Turtle Island.
. #LivingWalls, not border walls.