by Kristi Eaton, Associated Press, Feb 28, 2013
Armed participants at the 40th anniversary of Wounded Knee.
WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. — A Pine Ridge Indian Reservation resident who found herself in the middle of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation said Wednesday amid ceremonial gunfire and chants that little has changed since the fatal standoff. Continue reading
Participants in the 1974 armed occupation of Anicinabe Park, near Kenora, Ontario.
- reprinted from Oh-Toh-Kin, Volume 1 Number 1, Winter/Spring 1992
The following interviews with Lyle Ironstand and Louis Cameron have been reprinted from Paper Tomahawks: From Red Tape to Red Power by James Burke, published in 1976 by Queenston House Publishing. Continue reading
PDF: Wretched of the Earth Frantz Fanon
Frantz Fanon was born in 1925 on the Caribbean island of Martinique, then a French colony. He served in the French army during WW2, and after attended the University of Lyon in France, where he studied medicine and psychiatry. From 1953-56 he served as the head of psychiatry at Blida-Joinville Hospital in Algeria, which was then part of France. He joined the Algerian liberation movement in 1954 and in 1956 became an editor of its newspaper, El Moudjahid, published in Tunis. Continue reading
Thoughts on Idle No More & Critical Infrastructure
Six Nations, 2006.
by Shiri Pasternak, The Media Coop, January 14, 2013
News reports are ablaze with reports of looming Indigenous blockades and economic disruption. As the Idle No More movement explodes into a new territory of political action, it bears to amplify the incredible economic leverage of First Nations today, and how frightened the government and industry are of their capacity to wield it. Continue reading
by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, January 12, 2013
Warrior at Oka, 1990, standing on top of abandoned & over turned police car.
“Unbelievable how chicken the police are to remove these people from blocking the railway. If it was anybody but natives they would have been arrested a week ago.”
Letter posted by Gerry, Jan 2, 2013, “First Nation blockade in Sarnia coming down,” Canadian Press, Jan 2, 2013
Any time there is a significant Native blockade or occupation, there are demands for its immediate removal by angry citizens. During Oka, 1990, and Six Nations 2006, for example, mobs of non-Natives rallied and sometimes rioted demanding that the military intervene to end the disputes. Continue reading
Statue of Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada, vandalized in Kingston, Ont, Jan 10, 2013.
The Canadian Press, Friday, Jan. 11 2013
Police in Ontario are investigating after a Sir John A. Macdonald statue was vandalized overnight, saying it may have been politically motivated.
The sculpture, located in a park in Kingston, Ont., was splattered with red paint and the words “This is stolen land,” “murderer” and “colonizer” were sprayed on the statue’s base. Continue reading
by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, January 4, 2013
Flash mob in Edmonton mall, December 2012.
There are three entities currently struggling for control over the grassroots Native mobilization that has spread across the country: the Idle No More’s (INM) middle-class founders, Indian Act chiefs, and chief Spence herself. It is in our interests as grassroots people that all of them fail in their efforts and that the autonomous, decentralized self-organization of our movement become more widespread. Continue reading
MNN. JAN. 1, 2013. Corporate band and tribal councils are falling. A new day is
Members of Westbank band council; are they our “leaders”?
coming. Out with individualism. In with collectivism. The fraudulent corporations of Canada and the United States of America are duly put on notice that you will be soon dissolved. Your shareholders will be liable for all their crimes. The strategy of corruption, deceit and death through their band and tribal council apparatus is over. They are all going down. There will no longer be a means to apply the genocide program on us and everyone else in the world through this fraudulent corporate business plan. Continue reading
Compañeros and compañeras:
This past December 21, 2012, in the pre-dawn hours, tens of thousands of indigenous Zapatistas mobilized and we took over, peacefully and in silence, 5 municipal seats in the Mexican southeastern state of Chiapas. Continue reading