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I can never disentangle the ancap idea of “homesteading” from settler colonialism in my head, it’s such an intrepid white man’s myth, as if you have just dropped into an abandoned landscape with nothing but your wits and guile and so you set off to ‘tame’ nature or whatever, ahistorical bullshit with a side order of dispossession and genocide denial

Seattle- On February 2nd, the King County Council is set to proclaim February 7th as Native American Expulsion Remembrance Day.

On February 7th 1865, the newly formed Seattle Board of Trustees passed an ordinance to ban Native peoples from the cities limits. The passage of the ordinance came just ten years after area tribes signed the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliot, which ceded most of their lands to non-Indian settlers.

After the signing of the treaty, many members of those tribes continued to live in their traditional homelands and in places other than the reservations. Anti-Indian racism drove immigrant settlers to demand that Native peoples be removed from the cities limits. In response the Seattle Board of Trustees passed Seattle Ordinance No. 5.

Section 1 of Seattle Ordinance No. 5 stated:

Be it ordained by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Seattle, That no Indian or Indians shall be permitted to reside, or locate their residences on any street, highway, lane, or alley or any vacant lot in the town of Seattle, from a point known as the South side of Chas. Plummer’s ten acre lot to a point known as the South side of Bell’s land claim.

Since the large majority of the labor force for businesses in Seattle was Indian laborers an additional section was written; Section 2 of Seattle Ordinance No. 5 stated:

All persons having in their employ any Indian or Indians within the corporate limits of said town shall provide lodgements or suitable residences for the said Indians during the time of said employment, on, or immediately attached to their own place of residence.

It is widely known that the first European settlers to the Seattle area in 1852 survived because of the support of Chief Si’ahl of the Duwamish. Settlers had first attempted to settle the area now known as West Seattle, where extreme weather patterns make winter settlement difficult. Having taken pity on the settlers, Chief Si’ahl helped the settlers relocate across the waters to the area that is now downtown Seattle.

Waves of European settlers to the region brought increased hostilities towards the Duwamish and other area tribes to the point where Duwamish longhouses and villages were burnt to the ground in effort to drive the Duwamish from their homelands. It is estimated that between the years 1855 to 1904, 94 Duwamish longhouses were burnt to the ground by white settlers. This accounted for all 17 known Duwamish villages.

The 1865 Seattle Ordinance No. 5 was a further attempt by white settlers to drive primarily Duwamish and other tribal peoples from the City of Seattle.

In effort to give remembrance to the horrific ordinance to expel Native peoples from the City of Seattle, the King County Council, the county Seattle is located in, has proposed a proclamation to name February 7th as “Native American Expulsion Remembrance Day.”

The proposed proclamation comes on the heels of the historic vote by the Seattle City Council to abolish Columbus Day in Seattle and replace it with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”.

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Crowdsourcing Suggestions

I’m getting started on my 30 Before 30 list and would love some suggestions to help me out. 

  • What new games (board games, “get together games”) do you love playing with friends? (I already know and love Cards Against Humanity and please no Settlers of Catan.)
  • New Yorkers: What spa do you enjoy going to? Where should I get my first facial?
  • Any fun ideas for a random holiday to celebrate?
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Well… Like I said awhile back, I already had one of every other Dominion race available, so I may as well complete the set…

AND SO HERE HE IS: MY ROBUTT.

Still settling on a name for him, though. For now, I’m just calling him Tekno Vero. I won’t be touching this guy again until patch 1.2.0, so I can enjoy the (supposedly) improved leveling and all those glorious settler path changes.

(also dat color scheme doe)

The West today is preoccupied with a feeling of guilt about the use of power. That’s why the Jews, in their state, are now held up in the press and elsewhere as the prime example of the abuse of power. That’s why for so many the global villain, as portrayed in newspapers and on TV, is none other than the Jewish soldier, or the Jewish settler. This is not because the Jewish settler or soldier is responsible for more harm than anyone else on earth – no sane person would make that claim. It is rather because these are the heirs to the Jewish banker or Jewish commissar of the past. It is because when moral failure raises its head in the Western imagination, the head tends to wear a skullcap.

One would expect the growing scale and complexity of the conflict in the Middle East over the past decade to have eclipsed the fixation on Israel in the eyes of the press and other observers. Israel is, after all, a sideshow: The death toll in Syria in less than four years far exceeds the toll in the Israel-Arab conflict in a century. The annual death toll in the West Bank and Jerusalem is a morning in Iraq.

And yet it is precisely in these years that the obsession has grown worse.

This makes little sense, unless we understand that people aren’t fixated on Israel despite everything else going on – but rather because of everything else going on. As Maurras wrote, when you use the Jew as the symbol of what is wrong, “all things fall into place and are simplified.”

The last few decades have brought the West into conflict with the Islamic world. Terrorists have attacked New York, Washington, London, Madrid, and now Paris. America and Britain caused the unraveling of Iraq, and hundreds of thousands of people are dead there. Afghanistan was occupied and thousands of Western soldiers killed, along with countless civilians – but the Taliban are alive and well, undeterred. Ghaddafi was removed, and Libya is no better off. All of this is confusing and discouraging. It causes people to search for answers and explanations, and these are hard to come by.

It is in this context that the Cult of the Occupation has caught on. The idea is that the problems in the Middle East have something to do with Jewish arrogance and perfidy, that the sins of one’s own country can be projected upon the Western world’s old blank screen. This is the idea increasingly reflected on campuses, in labor unions, and in the media fixation on Israel. It’s a projection, one whose chief instrument is the press.

As one BBC reporter informed a Jewish interviewee on camera several weeks ago, after a Muslim terrorist murdered four Jewish shoppers at a Paris supermarket, “Many critics of Israel’s policy would suggest that the Palestinians suffered hugely at Jewish hands as well.” Everything, that is, can be linked to the occupation, and Jews can be blamed even for the attacks against them. This isn’t the voice of the perpetrators, but of the enablers.

The voice of the enablers is less honest than that of the perpetrators, and more dangerous for being disguised in respectable English. This voice is confident and growing in volume. This is why the year 2015 finds many Jews in Western Europe eyeing their suitcases again.

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on the Solutrean hypothesis?

I am less interested in whether peoples immigrated to the “American” continents and more interested in why theories like the Solutrean hypothesis exist. Discussions on the Bering Strait theory and the Solutrean hypothesis typically lead to or is used to justify the genocide of indigenous peoples, and that European settlers had/have a right to these lands because they may have been some of the first to immigrate. I do not believe in the Solutrean hypothesis or the Bering Strait Theory. I believe these theories are used to justify racism and genocide. 

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Israeli settlers - who live illegally on Palestinian land and shouldn’t be there in the first place - regularly destroy and uproot olive trees belonging to Palestinians, often striking at night to go unnoticed.

Olive trees are a livelihood for many families, and a key component of the Palestinian economy. That’s how they are meant to survive. 

These attacks are by no means limited to agriculture. They also burn and vandalize churchesmosques, homescars and… cemeteries

I saved the worst for last. Israeli soldiers escort Israeli settlers to attack Palestinians then stand by and watch, if not join in too. 

According to the UN the annual rate of Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians has almost quadrupled in eight years.

GIFs from 5 Broken Cameras (2011)

Many people misunderstand the nature of the struggle for Palestine. They consider Palestine to be contested land between Israelis and Palestinians. The facts about the struggle are simple: 
1. There was no entity called Israel before 1948 
2. There was no Israelis before 1948 
3. There is no meaningful verifiable connection between modern Israeli and the Israelites of the Bible. Modern Israelis are not Semitic and came to Judaism through conversions.Also, the Hebrew Bible, the only source of the mythology about Israel and the Israelites, is unreliable. 
4. European colonial settlers transported mainly from Europe settled and colonized historic Palestine by force and without the consent of the indigenous population, the Palestinians. 
5. The settler colonists established Israel in Palestine in 1948 by Jews of Jews for Jews with the active support of western colonial powers after ethnically cleansing the majority of the Palestinians, destroying more than 530 Palestinian towns and city sections, and committing scores of heinous crimes against Palestinian civilians to bring about their expulsion. 
6. Since 1948 Israel created an elaborate apartheid system that favors Jews, discriminates against the Palestinians, and is designed to maintain control and dominance of Israeli Jews over Palestinians by using genocidal methods and preventing their return, equality and normal living conditions. 
Palestine is not a contested territory. Palestine has its rightful owners, the Palestinians.Palestine is settled, colonized, and occupied by a foreign population..!

The women were lounging about the houses, some cleaning fish, others pounding rice; but they do not care for work, and the little money which they need for buying cloes they can make by selling mats or jungle fruits.
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some English lady who spent 5 weeks in Malaya in 1879 that Syed Hussein Alatas quotes in The Myth of the Lazy Native. The joke practically writes itself, but Alatas says it for us: “We may ask the author what is meant by work here? Is cleaning fish and pounding rice not work? Work here means wage earning outside the home. Are making mats and selling fruits not work? It is clear that work here means that activitiy introduced by colonial capitalism. If the ladies became coolies or servants of British planters or firm officials, she would then have considered them as working.”

So when the settler colonials say Indigenous people are lazy, they really mean “they won’t work for us to help us engineer their economy for our benefit”.

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A list of all massacres of Indigenous Australians that happened in Victoria. I feel this information needs to be shared as people don’t know nearly enough about Indigenous Australians and do not know how horribly we were and still are treated. Nothing else needs to be said as the list tells it all. Click the photos to save a bigger image for reading the list clearly. 

Photo/display credit: Brambuk - The National Park & Cultural Centre.

Aboriginal rights protest disrupts Australia Day Parade in Melbourne

Hundreds of people marching for Aboriginal rights have disrupted official Australia Day celebrations in the Melbourne CBD.

The group – holding Aboriginal flags and chanting “always was, always will be Aboriginal land” – followed the parade down Swanston Street, flanked by police.

The rally that followed was lead by two organisations: Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance and First Nations Liberation.

Organiser Meriki Onus, 27, said the group had earlier gathered at the steps of parliament house to lay flowers in commemoration of Aboriginal people who were killed during white settlement, the Stolen Generation and Aboriginal deaths in custody.

She said January 26 was a day of mourning for Aboriginal people.

"We don’t celebrate Australia Day, because Australia Day celebrates genocide," Ms Onus said.

"Today is Invasion Day for Aboriginal people."

As the vocal group marched from Parliament to town hall and on to Birrarung Marr, people chanted “No pride in genocide” and “Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.”

Placards carried in the procession included “End the NT intervention” and “Stop deaths in custody”.

The rally came to a brief halt at the intersection of St Kilda Road and Flinders Street as members of the crowd burned gum leaves.

Ms Onus said the turnout for the rally was far greater than she had expected.

Djuran Bunjileenee, from First Nations Liberation, said it was important for the wider community to remember the events of January 26.

"Australia Day is the day our land was physically occupied by invaders," Mr Bunjileenee said.

The Palestine movement is NOT AN ANTI-JEWISH MOVEMENT. To conflate anti-Zionism with anti-Jewish sentiment is to buy into the Zionist conflation of “Israel” with “Jewish.” That in and of itself is anti-Jewish: not all Jewish people are Israeli, not all Jewish people believe in Israeli colonization, and there were Jewish people before the state of Israel was founded and there will still be Jewish people after apartheid is smashed.