This is a peaceful gathering for Portland Police to "divest, defund and reinvest" taxpayers' dollars into the community.

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It's interesting that the generation that would be celebrating graduating high school right now... this generation that has for its whole existence been neck-deep as unwitting participants ("lab rats") in the biz model of neurosis-based advertisment assault by corrupt for-profit "social media" machines... this generation that has been psychologically profiled with individually-tailored and targeted political messages, coerced into being more disposable (brainwashed thinking in default terms of "u gotta rent and buy disposable everything") ... it's interesting that this generation is taking the biggest risks to overthrow the capitalistic machine that is enslaving us all.

In and , the PNW Youth Liberation Front[1] organized vigils and protests (including the 2000+ person lay-down on Burnside Bridge). Is it working? Is it going to work?

Did you know that HALF of Los Angeles' city budget goes to funding militant police forces and cops?[2]

Generational pushback can't happen soon enough, it seems. Every new crop of youth helps... but seriously: How many generations have to scream that we don't want the racist, sexist, patriarchal garbage of the delusional settler colonialism of the 20th century ... how many voices[3] before the supposed adults running the country start to listen?

I've studied system dynamics as a hobby pretty much my whole life, and I dont have the answer. I do, however, have observation from many iterations of restrospective: it takes a LOT of time, energy, effort, money, and people to hold up broken and defective systems. Those most invested in keeping the broken things have the most to lose when they break.

[1]mediaite.com/tv/watch-thousand

[2] losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/0

[3] radical-guide.com

[Edit repost to fix missing source / link]

Institutionalized white supremacy is the root of the problem...

"On June 1, after a weekend of protests regarding the murder of George Floyd, independent candidate Mark Charles spoke about the need to abolish slavery in the US Constitution as the first and most important step to reforming our nation's broken criminal justice system. Mark also discussed the dynamics of power and authority as well as the dangers of allowing this confrontation to turn into a power struggle."

youtu.be/kZKOUOOdqmQ

All the cultures on Turtle Island have similar concepts in spiritual teachings... found another gem earlier today:

sixthsunridaz.com/

Webserver admin / Meta (halp!) 

What is going on here w/all these timeouts?

Tryin' to keep this server clean and light, wtf.

"Deconstructing Patriarchy" is probably about 60 percent dismantling and 40 percent obliteration of broken systems.

Sometimes really broken things can't be dismantled; they need swept off the maps.

Enjoyed this perspective on IGG:

web.archive.org/save/https://w

Gray overcast sky, alternating intensities, cycling gentle rains on a mid-spring day ... Earth provides many refuges for the small ones.

Pics from a recent visit to the site where /ngij/ (my mom's) ashes rejoined water, where her beauty can help coastal wildflowers grow.

@Manred2020

Strange how none of my "facebook friends" (back in 2018 when checking fb occasionally was something I did) happened to get the news that the bronze statue of that TYRANT CORNWALLIS was finally, finally, FINALLY REMOVED FROM the PREMISES!!! In 2018? Why did it take so long to make this known?

The harder they try holding back the truth, the harder it hits them in the face...

Getting rid of colonist and tyrant names and namesakes on "place names" is about the smartest thing any community that desires decolonization can do.

"The removal of the statue, which was installed by the Canadian National Railway in 1931, came after increasing controversy over Cornwallis’s so-called scalping proclamation that offered a cash bounty to anyone who killed a Mi’kmaw person.

“It’s important for us to have the statue removed because white supremacist groups were rallying around the beliefs and ideologies Cornwallis had perpetuated hundreds of years ago,” said Patles.

“And we believe the scalping proclamation … is the seeds of missing and murdered Indigenous women.”

A municipal staff report last week recommended removing the statue in the name of public safety.

The report stated there could have been attempts during Sunday’s rally to tear down the statue as well as possible violent clashes between protesters.

Last year, on Canada Day, a group of protesters demonstrating in front of the statue was confronted by a smaller group called the Proud Boys. While the confrontation didn’t become violent, the incident intensified the debate about the statue."

warriorpublications.wordpress.

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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. We encourage you to join us on a better path as we build and participate in an Ecological Democracy that includes #AllThePeople as envisioned by Mark Charles, a Navajo Nation member running as an Independent candidate for President. #LivingWalls, not border walls. The Earth does not sustain white supremacists.