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November 20th 1969: Occupation of Alcatraz begins

On this day in 1969, the occupation of Alcatraz in San Francisco by the Indians of All Tribes movement began. The occupation lasted for nineteen months, ending on June 11th 1971. Inspired by wider civil rights efforts in the 1960s, the Red Power movement advocated the cause of American Indians. Activists argued that Alcatraz island, site of a disused penitentiary, belonged to indigenous Americans by an 1868 treaty between the US government and Sioux. A small group first occupied the island, for only four hours, on March 8th 1964; they offered to pay the government the same as was offered the Sioux - just under $10 for the whole island. However, the long-term occupation did not begin until November 20th 1969 when fourteen activists (79 tried to get to the island but were blocked by the Coast Guard) took the island. They intended to reclaim the island and establish Native American museums and research centres. Supporters brought food and supplies to the occupiers and some joined the group, with 400 protestors at the occupation’s height. Public support for the occupation eventually dwindled and protestors began to leave, allowing the government to come in and remove the remaining fifteen protestors. While immediately unsuccessful, the occupation of Alcatraz helped draw international attention to the situation of American Indians and promoted the rise of indigenous activism. Between 1970 and 1971, the Nixon administration increased funding for Indian health care and scholarships. The occupation of Alcatraz is commemorated today with the island’s ‘Unthanksgiving Day’ which celebrates the rights of indigenous Americans.

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Originally posted by jengkook

“I’m immune.”


Y/N held her clasped hands behind her head as the guards flooded down, a collective swarm of she’s immune? coming out of each of their mouths. Their guns pointed straight to her head as her tired eyes focused into blank space, her heart heavy and blood splattered all over her face and clothes.

One of the guards took cautious steps towards her, his gun held firmly in his hand and pointed right at her forehead.

“You’re immune, huh?” His gruff voice was slightly muffled by his helmet, the plastic face mask shielding his face. Taking a deep breath, Y/N nodded her head, her knees beginning to hurt from kneeling on the dirt ground. Another guard picked up her gun, examining it closely before an unarmed person walked out in the open.

“What the hell’s going on?!” he shouted, his black hair falling into his eyes. Y/N’s wearily looked up at the boy who came rushing out, eyeing his young face – the was no way he was over twenty years old, but the way he held himself up made him seem much, much older. Stepping back to stand beside the boy dressed in all black, the guard whispered – quite loudly due to the face mask – the situation that was unfolding before everyone.

“She-she says she’s immune, sir.” The guard’s voice faltered in the presence of authority. The boy’s eyebrows furrowed as his eyes flickered to Y/N’s direction, their gazes meeting and colliding. Tension hung around the air as silence fell upon the crowd. Taking rushed steps towards Y/N, the boy squatted in front of her, meeting eye-to-eye.

“Prove it to me,” he uttered, his elbows resting casually on his knees, “Or I can just kill on the spot.”

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BLM folks that have been occupying the LAPD headquarters need help!!

they’re good on food, water, warm supplies, games & toys but what they really need now is a portable comode to sustain their protest!!

if you can hook it up, please contact Melina Abdullah at professorabdullah@yahoo.com!

they’ll be here through the 40 degree weekend! come out and help occupy, drop off some hot food (some peeps r vegan) hot cocoa, juice!! hand warmers, portable battery chargers, come say hi!

can’t wait for the good ol’ days where we didn’t need no stinkin’ rules about the treatment of POWs and civilians in occupied areas or the right to food and medical supplies