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Catholics are still trying to kill the Indian to save the Man.

catholicphilly.com/2020/07/com

This article is assimilationist propaganda from the Catholic Church.

"Kill the Indian, save the Man" was the conceit behind the platform of Capt. Richard H. Pratt, the creator of the Carlisle school, the model for the US residential school program.

From Captain Pratt: "We are just now making a great pretence of anxiety to civilize the Indians"

From the article: "The fractionated patchwork of land remaining with its restrictions is a major obstacle to housing and business development."

historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4929/

I had no clue Native families paid so much into the residential school system!

inthesetimes.com/article/22564

(The residential school system here in America, specifically St. Joseph's, is the mechanism that tore apart my maternal family.)

87% of US primary schools don't include any history of Native Americans after 1900.

27 US states don't require learning the name of a single Native American

youtube.com/watch?v=B5FrNpG1pC

Invisibility is of the crucial mechanisms of racism against Native Americans.

Server admin, meta. Also: Redskins news 

Sorry about the downtime folks, didn't realize we were offline! We're back though.

Something leftover and evil from main fork of masto's use of Docker was writing too many logs, killing our sweet little Linode setup with OOM attacks.

Anyway, sorry for interruption. Let's celebrate the RETIREMENT of the Redskins as a brand. W00t!!!!!!!!

scroll.in/field/967394/america

seattlepol ++++++ 

SEVEN of our city council members have said that they are in favor of the demand to cut the police budget in half!!!!!!!!

That is a VETO PROOF MAJORITY.

Humanity and anti-racism are WINNING.

If your logic is to stay on facebook because "all your friends are there", wake up to reality. You are COMPLICIT in perpetuating white supremacy.

Right now a share of FB should be worth about $20 or $25. Instead, it's being traded at 10X that, because all the fragile white boys have big egoes and zero courage.

All you gotta do is look at the numbers. How does a company with LITERALLY NO ASSETS EXCEPT THE FICKLE OPINIONS OF IDIOTS go around claiming to be worth 690 billion?

Because it overprices everything. Overpricing is built into its business model.

Furthermore... a portion of all facebook-based charity fundraisers go to enabling white supremacy; facebook itself is is funded by and enables white supremacy.

If you haven't figured it out by now, you never will. There is no hope for you.

Tens of thousands of advertisers are abandoning the platform, and yet the stock price goes up by 2 or 3 percent? They are so afraid of losing... can't admit they lost long ago.

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Three part interview series from indianz.com showing the allies and action that supports the sovereign rights of indigenous peoples and the LEGAL TREATIES that the US Gov't (which claims to be a law-oriented entity) is _required_ to honor.

Part One: youtube.com/watch?v=vyzoPKPwYk

Part Two:
youtube.com/watch?v=tz4ZDrL4ME

Part Three:
youtube.com/watch?v=mkIGPcnBnr

Trump's goons and paid by dirty colonist money antagonizers (
They didn't mention anywhere that Trump or his supporters are allowed to trespass... ). Hey military bros and sistahs: Taxpayers aren't paying you guys to protect a murderer!

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Decolonize Invasive Species ...

Some strangulation bitch ivy (English Ivy is NOT native to this continent) was suffocating an old tree at a park in SW .

We can describe it with perfect metaphor for the Europeans on this land: the tree being colonized and suffocating (yeah; think "I can't breathe") is exactly what happens here, as native land being colonized.

Three full mornings of wrestling work (+hella sore muscles and nearly bleeding fingertips) later, am a little over halfway done. First did what they call the "life saver" ring (second pic). Am not tall enough to get the top ivy off, but it's not necessary to remove it all, as long as the roots are removed.

One or two more days, and will have what I hope will end up being the recommended minimum 6' clearance of invasive species around the trunk.

Roots were extensive and deep, everywhere. Three huge piles already...

First photo shows thickness of ivy rope... tree has been suffering a long time against this monster. Next two pics are "after" some clearing, and last pic is a "before" image of one side of the tree.

English ivy and its aggressive strangling relatives no belong on Isla Torta. This my small donation to the grandmothers.

Beautiful reclaimed wood used as siding, art, and floors ... cool idea.

The project has fallen way behind schedule ... architect plans for roof design were co-opted by truss building company's expertise. Still working it out, will post updates soon.

Construction jobs, like plants, require people who care.

Related issues (indigenous land reclamations and anti-fascism) have the same enemy: white supremacy, and the colonists that enable white supremacy.

The goal of white supremacist-enabling colonists is to frame native peoples as a common "threat" or enemy to immigrants and PoC. They think that by redirecting the narrative they can maintain control (illusion of control). They think that their safety is "guaranteed" if they enable oppression.

The smart ones don't fall for it...

The whole "United we stand, divided we fall" thing applies whenever external forces try to divide PoC. EVERYBODY focusing on the one problem we can fix the quickest solves the problem the quickest.

Stop your squabbling, folks.

We can take down white supremacists ... there are more of us than there are of them, and Turtle Island has no borders.

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It has been brought to my attention that a user has been bullied off the Fediverse by malicious actors.

Be strong, friends; please don't cave to the oppressors (as if you needed another reason to leave fascistbook and instacopgram permanantly!)

From: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations:

"Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums. "

dgrnewsservice.org/civilizatio

Great interview with Nick Tilsen (NDN Collective) about how the Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River people are making it known that they explicitly prohibit the colonist's "President" from trespassing and intruding on their sovereign sacred territory. He does not have permission at this time.

The colonial state of South Dakota's "governor" Kristi Noem recently stared her hideous face and vacant, dead eyes into a TV camera and insisted that neither masks nor social distancing would be required the rally Trump wants there.

As Covid-19 cases have been accelerating in several states, the idiocy of colonist leaders cannot be underestimated.

Lots of love to the indigenous people of the region; keep yourselves safe.

youtu.be/tz0bz1k2CWc

ndncollective.org

Stiffening 10% of the nation's roads every year could prevent 440 megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions over the next five decades. That amount equals how much CO2 you'd spare the planet by keeping a billion barrels of oil in the ground. Or by growing seven billion trees, for a decade.

reddit.com/r/science/comments/

Feeling so happy because I did food bank deliveries again today. I was paired up with an extremely badass lady with a trailer and together we delivered 220 POUNDS OF FOOD to 9 households.

Our route took us to a lot of apartment buildings with elders whose English was variable. There's often a second language listed in the information we get, but for Chinese speakers, no dialect is specified.

Today we relied on kids or neighbors to help get the message across.

Are you using Zoom? I have found some pretty disturbing info on the platform and wonder why activists are still using it... I posted some links to news items that you should see...
freescholar.net/

This group is buying up land in the SF Bay and giving it back to the Ohlone people:

sogoreate-landtrust.org

fucking rad!

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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.