“Arrest warrants have been issued for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka.
The pair are facing misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief after they spray-painted bulldozers during a protest Tuesday, according to the Morton County sheriff’s department in North Dakota.
Stein and Baraka were participating in a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
The Stein campaign confirmed that the Green Party candidate did spray-paint “I approve this message” on a bulldozer. According to the sheriff’s office, video also shows Baraka painting the word “decolonization” as part of the sentence “we need decolonization.”
Stein is not apologizing, though.
“I hope the North Dakota authorities press charges against the real vandalism taking place at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation: the bulldozing of sacred burial sites and the unleashing of vicious attack dogs,” she said in a statement. “Our campaign supports the courageous Indigenous leaders who are taking a stand to protect future generations from the deadly greed of the fossil fuel industry.”
why are you posting about brazilians and native americans? this is supposed to be a BLACK AFRICAN blog am i wrong?
This is a BLACK AFRICAN blog. Largely due to the Transatlantic Slave Trade, The African Diaspora reaches practically every corner of the world:
Believe it or not, there are afro-brazilians,
the list is endless… It is not just limited to Africa and the USA. We have followers from all over the world and we try to post and reblog stories that address and fairly represent everyone in our community. A simple google search on the african diaspora should answer any more of your questions.
Using little more than the shirts on their backs, award-winning Canadian band A Tribe Called Red just sent a bold message: Native Americans aren’t here for your entertainment.
The shirt is part of the continuing controversy over the use of Native American imagery for the logos of professional sports teams like the Washington Redskins. Simultaneously sarcastic and witty, the shirt — a play on Chief Wahoo and the Cleveland Indians logo — draws attention to franchise names and mascots that demean Native Americans while simultaneously lampooning the creators and perhaps the most vocal supporters of such team mascots: Caucasians.
Sadly, the backlash to the band’s creative statement has already begun, as music festivals across Canada have reportedly been flooded by emails calling for A Tribe Called Red’s removal from the lineup. In an ironic twist, many of these critics claim that the t-shirt is “racist” against white people.
Let’s be very clear. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as “reverse” racism.
do u ever post any information on native american lives/will u ever/have you ever because there are 250k of us left being shot down fast by police but no one spreads major shit for us??? 250k of 3+million left of the founders of america & silence ??
“why arent you a black person talking about Native American problems” anyways! don’t message this again this is so stupid
The very people who killed the Native Americans are messaging me telling me not to use terms like ‘spirit animal’ so that their culture and religion will be completely lost and erased. That is what all of you are. You are killing a culture. You are killing a belief. You are killing a people.