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Stop the Genocide!
End all U.S. Aid to Israel!
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The United States should end military aid to Israel. 1. Military Aid to Israel is unnecessary. Israel is a very prosperous country and more than capable of paying for its own military. 2.Military aid to Israel is a security risk to the United States. Israel has been selling American developed military technology to China for more than a decade. These sales have been instrumental in the modernization of China's military. 3.Military aid to Israel is a diplomatic liability, 4, Military aid to Israel is illegal under American law. Israel's human rights violations disqualifies Israel from receiving military aid under the Leahy law and Israel's refusal to allow inspections of its nuclear sites or sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty makes any aid to Israel illegal under the Symington Amendment.
2 days ago
@mahtowin1 , co-leader of United American Indians of New England (UAINE), gave this talk at the National Day of Mourning held Nov. 23 in Plymouth, Massachusetts:
Looking out over Plymouth Harbor, it is so beautiful. It’s hard, though, not to think about the environmental destruction the Pilgrims and subsequent waves of settlers brought with them. For example, just down the road from here, there is a now-decommissioned nuclear power plant called Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Holtec — the company that owns the power plant — has been planning for a long time to dump more than a million gallons of radioactive wastewater into Cape Cod Bay, and there has been widespread opposition to that.
Meanwhile, Holtec has been releasing some of that radioactive water into the air in the form of gas, and they clearly plan to release more in that manner. Yet they are not stopped.
The slogan “Land Back” is on everyone’s lips now, but that feeling has been there for centuries, hasn’t it? It’s time to dismantle the colonial structures that have stolen our lands and keep us in poverty. Tribes in Massachusetts — the Mashpee and Aquinnah Wampanoag, Nipmuc and other tribes — need Land Back to be able to bring their people back to their homelands.
As Indigenous people, we understand firsthand that to be a colonized person is to exist under constant violence — physical, cultural and psychological. We call what is happening in Palestine genocide, because that is what it is. You can’t take a pause in genocide. Nor is this a war, nor are there two armies. We see the same features of manifest destiny and white supremacy that we have experienced weaponized against Palestinians.
Read full talk at workers.org/?p=75231
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4 days ago
54th National Day of Mourning demands: ‘Land Back, from Turtle Island to Palestine!’ (NDOM news article)
On National Day of Mourning, ‘The ongoing barbaric violence of settler colonialism’ (Mahtowin’s speech)
Palestinian struggle reflects strength and solidarity of women (Monica Moorehead commentary)
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Once again on so-called “Thanksgiving Day,” United American Indians of New England and our supporters are gathered on this hill to observe a National Day of Mourning for the Indigenous people murdered by settler colonialism and imperialism, from Turtle Island to Palestine. Today marks the 54th time we have gathered here to mourn our ancestors, tear down settler mythologies, and speak truth to power.
The National Day of Mourning came into existence 53 “Thanksgivings” ago when my grandfather, an Aquinnah Wampanoag man named Wamsutta Frank James, was invited by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to speak at a banquet celebrating the 350th anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims…
In his speech, Wamsutta not only named atrocities committed by the Pilgrims, but also reflected upon the fate of the Wampanoag at the hands of the settler invaders. Wamsutta’s speech contained a powerful message of Native American pride…
When state officials saw an advance copy of Wamsutta’s speech, they refused to allow him to deliver it, saying that the speech was too “inflammatory.” They told him he could speak only if he were willing to offer false praise of the Pilgrims. The organizers even offered to write a speech for him, one which would better fit with their settler narrative. But Wamsutta refused to have words put into his mouth.
His suppressed speech was printed in newspapers across the country, and he and other local Native activists began to plan a protest. The flier for this protest, which was circulated nationwide, read: “What do we have to be thankful for? The United American Indians of New England has declared Thanksgiving Day to be a National Day of Mourning for Native Americans.”
Read full talk at workers.org/?p=75082
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✍️ Kimimilasha James, co-leader of UAINE
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Water is Life!
National Day of Mourning
November 23, 2023 ... See MoreSee Less
Palestinians were free. Isreal left in 2005. Hamas took a potentially rich area like Gaza and drove it into the ground. So quit acting like the stooges of the political class and supporting terrorists that started a war.
7 days ago
Indigenous leader: ‘Carrying on tradition of National Day of Mourning’
By K. James posted on November 24, 2023
These slightly edited remarks were given by Kimimilasha James (Aquinnah Wampanoag), co-leader of the United American Indians of New England, on Cole’s Hill, at the 54th annual National Day of Mourning, Nov. 23, 2023.
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2 weeks ago
For the past 53 years, United American Indians of New England (UAINE) and supporters have gathered on so-called Thanksgiving Day in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to ask these questions, confront settler mythologies, and commemorate a National Day of Mourning for the Indigenous people murdered by settler colonialism and imperialism worldwide, from Turtle Island to Palestine.
Protesters will gather on Cole’s Hill on so-called Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23) this year as they have for the past 53 years. This year marks the first time that there will be a Palestinian speaker at National Day of Mourning, affirming Native American solidarity with the Indigenous Palestinians as they resist 75 years of settler occupation, apartheid, oppression and genocide. Other key issues that will be addressed include the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit People (MMIWG2S+) epidemic, the ongoing anti-colonial struggle in Puerto Rico, and clemency for long-time Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier.
Read full article at workers.org/?p=74867
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