Posts tagged resistance

Posted 4 weeks ago
winnememwintuvoice:

Tyendinaga Mohawks begin blockade for missing/murdered women
via warriorpublications.wordpress.com
By Krystalline Kraus, Rabble.ca,  March 3, 2014
As of Sunday, roughly 70 members and supporters of the Mohawks of Tyendinaga erected a blockade on Shannonville Road, pushing for the Canadian government to host a genuine inquiry into the disappearances and deaths of Indigenous women across Canada — thus stating their dissatisfaction of the Oppal Inquiry.
As of reports from Sunday night, “two large fires are going across the street and vehicles are parked, blocking Shannonville Road.”
The federal government has already insisted that it is willing to commit $25 million to the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains. While this is a start, the mandate is not specific to why First Nations women are at a higher risk of violence due to historical and socio-economic factors.
This blockade should not be a surprise to anyone, since Tyendinaga Mohawk resident Shawn Brant had already warned the federal government — and especially Stephen Harper — that the government had until the end of February 2014 to start a campaign of direct action if an inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women was not called.
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winnememwintuvoice:

Tyendinaga Mohawks begin blockade for missing/murdered women

via warriorpublications.wordpress.com

By Krystalline Kraus, Rabble.ca,  March 3, 2014

As of Sunday, roughly 70 members and supporters of the Mohawks of Tyendinaga erected a blockade on Shannonville Road, pushing for the Canadian government to host a genuine inquiry into the disappearances and deaths of Indigenous women across Canada — thus stating their dissatisfaction of the Oppal Inquiry.

As of reports from Sunday night, “two large fires are going across the street and vehicles are parked, blocking Shannonville Road.”

The federal government has already insisted that it is willing to commit $25 million to the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains. While this is a start, the mandate is not specific to why First Nations women are at a higher risk of violence due to historical and socio-economic factors.

This blockade should not be a surprise to anyone, since Tyendinaga Mohawk resident Shawn Brant had already warned the federal government — and especially Stephen Harper — that the government had until the end of February 2014 to start a campaign of direct action if an inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women was not called.

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Posted 7 months ago
lakotapeopleslawproject:

POVERTY IS NOT NEGLECT!
Recently the South Dakota legislature redefined neglect, putting at risk many low-income families and skyrocketing the amount of native children placed in Foster Care.
Testimonies we have received from Native families in South Dakota provides evidence that often times DSS workers view poverty as neglect.
7 of the 11 poorest counties in the U.S. are made up mostly of reservation land in South Dakota. All on the western side of the state.
Every year, roughly 743 Native children are seized from their family and tribe. Of the children who are not returned to their families, only about half will be placed in foster homes at all. The other half will reside in state institutions.
HELP US INVESTIGATE SOUTH DAKOTA’S TREATMENT OF NATIVE CHILDREN AND FOSTER CARE SERVICES
SIGN THE PETITION HERE NOW! lakotalaw.org/mette-petition
*links are currently under construction (as they have been hacked >.<) BUT please still share and get the message out there. & try the link in the next couple of days! WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT!!

lakotapeopleslawproject:

POVERTY IS NOT NEGLECT!

Recently the South Dakota legislature redefined neglect, putting at risk many low-income families and skyrocketing the amount of native children placed in Foster Care.

Testimonies we have received from Native families in South Dakota provides evidence that often times DSS workers view poverty as neglect.

7 of the 11 poorest counties in the U.S. are made up mostly of reservation land in South Dakota. All on the western side of the state.

Every year, roughly 743 Native children are seized from their family and tribe. Of the children who are not returned to their families, only about half will be placed in foster homes at all. The other half will reside in state institutions.

HELP US INVESTIGATE SOUTH DAKOTA’S TREATMENT OF NATIVE CHILDREN AND FOSTER CARE SERVICES

SIGN THE PETITION HERE NOW! lakotalaw.org/mette-petition

*links are currently under construction (as they have been hacked >.<) BUT please still share and get the message out there. & try the link in the next couple of days! WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT!!

Posted 10 months ago

Jerry Resists

Gerald “Jerry” Koch, a New York City anarchist and legal activist, has been subpoenaed for the second time to a federal grand jury investigating the same event. He was found in contempt of court on May 21, 2013, and is currently being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, NY.

WRITE TO JERRY

Gerald Koch
# 68631-054
MDC BROOKLYN
METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTER
P.O. BOX 329002
BROOKLYN, NY 11232

Letter writing guidelines

Jerry is in immediate need of letters, cards, and photographs. He is currently being held in the special housing unit and, as far as we know, at this time has no access to his commissary. He needs our support and our strength as a community.

Posted 2 years ago

OWS news roundup: “First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you”

jhameia:

downlo:

Push-back from the Right, including an actual agent provocateur:

After Relentlessly Promoting Tea Party Protests, Fox Attacks Wall Street Protesters

Fox News has begun attacking participants of the “Occupy Wall Street” protests across the country, claiming they are “deluded” and have “absolutely no purpose or focus in life.” Fox’s attacks stand in stark contrast with its relentless promotion and support of the tea party protests of 2009 and 2010.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY): Do Not Allow Any Legitimacy For Wall Street Protests, Or It Will Be Like 1960s Again

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, blasted the media for providing fair coverage to the Occupy Wall Street protests. “They have no sense of purpose other than a basically anti-American tone,” he said.

King also explained that he is “old enough to remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy.” He added, “We can’t allow that to happen”:

Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street ‘Trying To Destroy Jobs

“What they’re trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city,” Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show, adding that the protests “aren’t productive” and weren’t good for tourism.

“If the jobs they are trying to get rid of in this city — the people that work in finance, which is a big part of our economy — go away, we’re not going to have any money to pay our municipal employees or clean our parks or anything else.”

Bloomberg’s comments coincided with the announcement that 700 NYC education workers will be laid off to close a budget gap and recently released census data that reveals NY’s poverty level is now 20.1%—the highest it’s been in more than a decade.

As Marines Occupy Wall Street, Republican Rep. Paul Broun [R-GA] Calls Protests ‘An Attack Upon Freedom’

“Well, if you look at what they’ve been telling in the media, they don’t know why they’re there, they’re just mad,” Broun said. “And I see people angry in my district too, but this attack upon business, attack upon industry, attack upon freedom, and I think that’s what this is all about. Now, the unions seem to be weighing in and trying to subvert that anger into a political power to try to reelect a president whose policies are just totally ignorant and incompetent about the economy and how to create jobs and how to create freedom in this country.”

Conservative journalist says he infiltrated, escalated D.C. museum protest

A conservative journalist has admitted to infiltrating the group of protesters who clashed with security at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on Saturday — and he openly claims to have instigated the events that prompted the museum to close.

That last newsbit reminds me of the “Why Misogynists Make Great Informants” piece.

Posted 2 years ago

8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

newwavefeminism:

Liberals Are Cool: 8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

Hit the link for the details - but more about why I doubt there can be a successful uprising with America’s youth. 

1. Student-Loan Debt. 

2. Psychopathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance. 

3. Schools That Educate for Compliance and Not for Democracy. 

4. “No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top.”

5. Shaming Young People Who Take EducationBut Not Their SchoolingSeriously. 

6. The Normalization of Surveillance. 

7. Television. 

8. Fundamentalist Religion and Fundamentalist Consumerism.


(Source: alternet.org)