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Settlers, Oppressed Nations, Indigeneity

A friend recently wrote me, asking me “after how many years/generations do new settlers become Indigenous to a land? So, for example, are the Boers descendants today in S. Africa, African?” It’s a question i’ve had a number of conversations about, not because i’ve any kind of special standing on the …

Montreal: Perspectives on Racism, Colonialism, and Police Violence

Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00pm 1590 Dr. Penfield (Samuel Bronfman Building, Concordia University), corner Côte-des-Neiges Police violence is everywhere. It is visible not just in police killings, but also in everyday practices of surveillance, profiling, harassment, and coercion. In all of this, racism and colonialism are close by – though not always …

Sexual Violence Against Indigenous Women

i am reposting this horrific news, without commentary except to say that obviously i do not share the authors’ insistence on nonviolence, but equally obviously that is not the most important thing here in this post. Sexual violence, from India to Turtle Island, has always been used by the powerful …

Canadian Counterinsurgency vs. Indigenous Resistance: Doug Bland’s Predictions

Counterinsurgency hype [tripe] from one of Canada’s white warriors: Conditions ripe for major aboriginal uprising, academic says Young first nations people are largely poor, uneducated, prone to crime and live near vulnerable resource areas, ex-Forces officer argues By Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver SunMarch 11, 2010 Canadians and their political leaders are …

Adoptees of Color: Statement on Haiti

The following is an important statement from Adoptees of Color, regarding the current hype about [mostly white] people in imperialist countries rescuing Black and Brown people in the neocolonies, in the current instance Haiti. Statement on HaitiJanuary 25, 2010 This statement reflects the position of an international community of adoptees …

A Moment of Silence by Emmanuel Ortiz

Before I begin this poem, I’d like to ask you to join me in a moment of silence in honor of those who died in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001. I would also like to ask you to offer up a moment of silence …

The Golden Rule of Genocide: Admit Nothing

“We [Canadians] have no history of colonialism.”—Stephen Harper at the G20 in Pittsburgh Gee,what a relief. Someone should go tell the Indians, i s’pose. (thx to Firewitch for posting this.)