Abby Martin: Native American Genocide + The Unist’ot’en Camp are Blocking Pipelines From Crossing Their Land


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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Nov 20, 2015

Each November, Americans celebrate a mythical version of U.S. history. Thanksgiving Day’s portrayal of the experience of Native Americans under the boot of settler-colonialism is one of the Empire’s most cherished falsehoods.

To hear about the true story of native peoples’ plight – from genocide to reeducation – Abby Martin interviews Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, renowned indigenous scholar and activist, about her most recent book An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.


Note: replaced video Aug. 27, 2016

The Unist’ot’en Camp are blocking pipelines from crossing their land in British Columbia

AJ+ on Nov 18, 2015

Since 2009, the Unist’ot’en clan and its supporters have occupied a camp that is blocking proposed oil and gas pipelines in northern British Columbia, Canada. In the summer of 2015, oil company workers regularly attempted to enter the indigenous group’s territory, and a growing police presence raised tensions about the possibility of a raid on the camp.

from the archives:

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz: Pre-Colonial Socialism and the Effects of Genocide

Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress by Howard Zinn

The Indian Uprising — The Fall of Empire by William T. Hathaway

Dennis Kucinich – Prez on the Rez Forum, Cabazon, CA (video; Native Americans)

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  14. Wild horses could not keep me from commenting here!

    This is truly the most important issue in the Americas. As this narrative changes, so the consciousness of the world will follow suit; real knowledge must engage with the implications of accepting that we have been taught lies, fed toxic fables of righteous dominance by psychopathic elites with twisted motives.

    Unless we listen and learn, this story of endemic deceit will never end, but it must end; & change it will.

    I could listen to this wonderful scholar all day. Great kudos to Abby for presenting her work to us. Let those who have ears, hear. Please share this. With true knowledge comes responsibility. We have a duty of care to act upon these truths.

    As Fazal Rahman has indicated on previous posts, we must face up to the cultural and psychological consequences of our epigenetic inheritance, of generations of social conditioning. This means, coming to terms with the way we have been bred to believe things that are totally false. Whether they be “religious” stories or epic dramas of “heroic” colonial enterprise. Epigenetic legacies internalise error and transmit these debilitating falsehoods.

    Roxanne does not talk about Canada here. I strongly recommend that serious followers of DS acquaint themselves with the horrors that have been unleashed by extractive fanaticism North of the border. It is a gut-wrenching and despicable saga of expropriation and systematic, fascistic industrial-poisoning, beyond my powers to describe adequately…maybe Justin Trudeau’s contemporaries can begin to make a real difference now that Harper has been shown the door….

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