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The Srebrenica Massacre, which is also commonly known was the Srebrenica Genocide, was the genocide of approximately 8,000 Bosniak men and children in Srebrenica in Bosnia. It was committed by the Army of Republika Srpska during the Bosnian War and was the worst act of mass murder in Europe since WWII. Around 5,600 victims of the massacre have been identified thanks to DNA analysis.

anonymous asked:

but why the flag burning?

Well, since you asked anon, let’s make this a resource post for the atrocities committed in the name of this flag: 

Feel free to add any other reasons to have every bit of contempt for the American Flag and everything it stands for! Burn away! 

anonymous asked:

friendly reminder that Israel is fucking terrible and is partaking in the genocide of Palestinians ????

actually Arabic people living in Israel are treated equally and there are affirmative action policies in place to protect them. 

hamas wishes to wipe israel off the map and calls for the destruction of all Jews. 

it’s literally there. in black and white. fight me.

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Stephen Harper Continues Canada’s Legacy of Genocide and Denial

By Pamela Palmater

Institutionalized racism in Canada is perpetuating the crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women. 

Seven years ago Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized for the assimilatory residential school policy which sought to “kill the Indian in the child” and caused so much suffering for generations of Indigenous peoples. However, the following year in September 2009, Harper declared to the world, “We also have no history of colonialism.” Apparently, Harper forgot about the rape, torture, and abuse of Indigenous children in those schools. He forgot that this policy of assimilation treated Indigenous children like inmates, tied them to electric chairs, conducted medical experiments on them, and saw over 7,500 children die in those schools. If ever there was evidence of colonialism in Canada, the death camps in residential schools would be it.

But this isn’t the first instance where Canada’s Prime Minister has shown signs of a deluded reality when it comes to the disastrous effects of colonialism on Indigenous peoples. On May 7, 2014, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous peoples noted Canada’s long history of “devastating human rights violations” and called on Canada to address the current crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women recommending a “comprehensive, nation-wide inquiry.” Harper’s response to the numbers of Indigenous women that kept being murdered was: “We should not view this as a sociological phenomenon. We should view it as crime.” As a result, there was no commitment for a national inquiry, nor was action taken to protect our women.

In December of 2014, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found a direct link between Canada’s discrimination against Indigenous women, their poor socio-economic status and the disproportionate rates of violence they suffer. IACHR concluded that police failures to prevent and protect Indigenous women, and Canada’s failure to address their impoverished socio-economic conditions both make Indigenous women vulnerable to violence. Harper’s immediate response was that a national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls “isn’t really high on our radar, to be honest.”

But Canada’s failure to act did not go unnoticed. In March 2015, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women issued a report finding Canada guilty of “grave violations” of human rights for Canada’s “protracted failure” to take action on discrimination against Indigenous women, police misconduct, impoverished socio-economic conditions, and  inter-generational trauma from colonization which all make Indigenous women more vulnerable to violence. Again, Canada failed to take any substantive action on the crisis.

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Another transwoman murdered. that makes 12 confirmed so far this year. That is the same number as all of last year, only this year we have managed to reach this number in a mere 6 months.

Let’s stop and think about what this means. 2014 was hailed as a landmark year for the movement towards Transgender equality, and an end to Transphobia. Why then, has the murder rate of transwoman doubled? Was it already not bad enough that transwomen face a 1 in 12 chance of being murdered in their lifetimes? What could possibly be behind this sudden 100% increase in our murder rate?

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The extinction of black, brown, yellow and beige: The extinction of the black race in Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: Well, it’s a conversation that many people don’t seem to want to have. Depending on where you live in Brazil, the title of today’s piece may seem absurd, ridiculous or an exaggeration. But really, is it? In all honesty this thought has crossed this writer’s mind often throughout the years during my travels across the country. Is it possible that the black race in Brazil, descendants of the millions of Africans forcibly brought to the South American country to provide free labor in the construction of the nation, could be headed toward extinction? How could this be possible? Again, if one bases this question on Bahia, it may not be as easy to notice, although not as difficult as it appears. You see, Bahia is one of the three blackest states in Brazil, so the presence of persons of the darker skin tones of the black race isn’t rare. But even so, if one spends any time with black families throughout the state, one is sure to note how the skin color of numerous families has lightened over the generations with hair textures becoming progressively straighter.

If one ventures further south this pattern becomes even more obvious because of the fact that southern states such as Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sulreceived millions of European immigrants between the years 1870 and 1940. This is also very clear in the southeastern and most populous Brazilian state, São Paulo. In the city of São Paulo, some days, it seems difficult to find black couples among masses of white and mixed couples. This becomes even more challenging if one considered only black couples of approximately the same skin tone. During travels, this writer has noted the same pattern in Paraná and, according to contacts, the situation is similar in Rio Grande do Sul. Many friends confirm the trend in the city of Rio although perhaps not as drastic as, percentage wise, the black population is much larger there than in the aforementioned southern states.

Should this really be a surprise? Numerous writers of the material on this blog have voiced opinions that among black men, there is a clear preference for white/blond women. This ideology of whiteness also affects black women (see here and here). And while these views are often brushed off as the rants and raves of angry, black female militants, if one enters any social network or comment sections of websites that discuss racial issues, they will note that all of these opinions can be attributed to only black women, as we see in the following comment…

Antonio: “I work in a luxury hotel that promotes sports events mainly of São Paulofutebol clubs and until today I still haven’t seen a rich, black futebol player with a black woman at his side. It’s striking of the base and starting players, all of them are married or dating blonds with light eyes and after they complain of racism? Stop blaming whites for everything because you are ashamed of your own race, taking the garotas de programas (call girls) from the whorehouses (and) marrying them but not dating black women. BLACKS ARE THE WORST RACISTS.” – (‘The Guardian fala sobre racismo no Brasil da Copa.’ July, 2014)

It would be absurd for someone to honestly believe the rates of mixed relationships in Brazil are simply love beyond borders of skin color. Why? The fact is that, as has been pointed in several previous pieces, Brazilian elites planned and socially engineered this trend with the objective of the extinction of the black race. Having participated in numerous online debates on the topic, I find it a bit contradictory that so many Brazilians can point out the fact that the citizens of the US (that they consider to be blatantly racist because of the fact that interracial unions are far fewer there) are so racist nut don’t perceive how race has played out in their own backyard. Americans don’t mix that much because the history of that country was and still is based on segregation. In the same way, Brazil was set on a path of miscegenation with the clear objective of the disappearance of the “black stain” from the country and as such, this pattern also holds true today. True racial diversity would be a reality when ALL racial groups are accepted as they are rather that certain groups being made to feel ashamed of who they are and what they look like, thus, as an exit strategy, attempt to escape their racial characteristics by mixing with the very group that propagated these views within their community. Again, a number of blatantly honest articles on this blog expose how racism, racist jokes and feelings of inferiority have contributed heavily to these sentiments.

When we add to this the shocking rates of murders of black youth throughout the country, less access to health care, sterilization and historic events such as the 19th century Guerra do Paraguai (War of Paraguay), we see numerous mechanisms that have led to massive deceases in the Afro-Brazilian population and a widespread lightening of the overall skin complexion of the average Brazilian. Orembranquecimento (whitening) as this process is known. Of course there will be those who will deny the facts, define this thought as reactionary of conspiratorial but, as we can see, there are people who are seeing it and calling it what it is.

See the full report here: The extinction of black, brown, yellow and beige: The extinction of the black race in Brazil

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Yaquis: The Story of a People's War and a Genocide in Mexico
A 60-minute film about the longest-running armed struggle in Mexico's history, presented in two parts

TeleSUR presents “Yaquis: The Story of a People’s War and a Genocide in Mexico.”

In this 60-minute film, the Mexican writer, novelist and political activist Paco Taibo II travels to the territory of the Yaqui Peoples to remember the longest-running armed struggle in Mexico’s history (1867-1909); a righteous struggle that was dragged to its end, in Paco Taibo’s own words, through a malignant ten year program of “Systematic military destruction” that used “multiple mechanisms of violence, torture, mass murder [and] enslavement of a community.”

Despite the brutal hardship, the 42-year war immortalized the will of the Yaqui Nation for all days to come. Even now, more than 100 years after this forgotten history the Yaqui continue to struggle for their most basic human rights.

Today, the Yaqui may no longer carry arms, nevertheless, their struggle–like that of  all Indigenous Peoples and Nations around the world–is one that can only truly end in Justice.

anonymous asked:

So many countries throughout human history have been founded at the expense of its native people, but /Israel/ is the one that shouldn't exist. I wonder what that's about.

A chunk of it is scapegoating Israeli Jews for their own sense of guilt. It’s easy to dehumanize Jews, the world at large has quite a bit of practice. People who live on colonized lands or who live in countries that have benefitted from colonialism honestly need to consider the circumstances of indigenous people where they live now or who they have exploited. They also need to consider that a large chunk of the reason Israel exists in the first place is because their countries kicked their Jews out, oppressed them, and/or murdered them en masse. If your country did any of that, criticizing Jews who fled to the only country that would take them in takes a lot of chutzpah. But of course those countries do so because they’d rather feel that the Jews deserved what happened to them rather than take any accountability for helping to create the current situation. If your country is presently unsafe for Jews *cough* France, Belgium, Ukraine, Turkey, South Africa *cough* ask yourself, if you are against Israel’s Right To Exist, why the hell are you giving legitimacy to Theodor Herzl’s case? A world without an Israel needs to be a world free of anti-semitism, otherwise these people are advancing the cause of anti-semitism, and that needs to stop. 

So much of the “Israel shouldn’t exist” rhetoric is ultimately useless, anyway. Israel does exist. Its creation displaced hundreds of thousands of people. These are the issues that need to be addressed. Annihilationist rhetoric is divisive and pushes away from the core issue which is, one way or the other, Israeli Jews and Palestinians need to be able to find a way to live together as neighbors. That is the real problem. How do we get there?

Dear White People,

You didn’t steal America from the Indigenous peoples through peaceful means. You didn’t steal almost half of the US from Mexican people through peaceful means. You didn’t maintain apartheid through peaceful means. You didn’t bomb Nagasaki and Hiroshima with “compassion” and nonviolence. You didn’t colonise, invade, or seize most of the world through peaceful protests and “love.” You didn’t appeal to the humanity of Suddam Hussein or Osama bin Laden or Gaddhafi. You didn’t fight the tyrannical oppression of England through “nonviolence” and peaceful protest… So why do you insist that we–Black people–continue to be peaceful as we’re raped, murdered, brutalised, and decimated by America’s White supremacy and its modern-day, star-spangled gestapo?

Where were these “nonviolent” ideals when 9/11 happened, or when the bombing of the Boston Marathon happened? America was founded on violence, and has furthered itself and its imperialism through violence. Stop telling us to be peaceful when you have yet to show us any peace.

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White Supremacy Continues to Provide Protection for Imperialism

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report

The history leading up to the so-called American ‘Revolution’ is riddled with US imperial deception. The rebellion was actually a counter-revolution by slave owners and land pirates who feared the British Crown would not allow their profitable white supremacist enterprise to continue. The result was the creation of the world’s first genocidal, ever-expanding white settler republic.