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On This Day of Thanks and Mourning, a Call to Demilitarize the US Border

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/11/28/day-thanks-and-mourning-call-demilitarize-us-border

The same racist mindset that directs and profits from the border crimes, political lies, racist and environmental/animal atrocity border wall, and for-profit prisons/facilities are the same as perpetrated the Native American genocides!

Today and all month we should reflect of those hideous crimes of genocide still killing native peoples today! The environmental destruction rampant is a continuation of the rape of the Earth by greed and power-driven forces of exploitation and pollution - forces that value and worship money as they continue to destroy the critical stewardship of the Earth so central to native American cultures - to all indigenous peoples in the Americas! That genocide is being perpetrated NOW in Bolivia, and Amazonia, as it is in North Dakota!

Today when some people celebrate “thanksgiving”, remember the atrocities perpetrated then and now, of tribal peoples, The Wild and Natural World, life-sustaining water being polluted, accelerating rape of Mother Earth, and the arrogant stupidity, astonishing ignorance and mental illness emanating, metastasizing, from the odious trump & his regime of destruction and death!

“Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realize we cannot eat money.” - Cree prophesy

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Yesterday was Hawaiian Independence Day! First started on November 28, 1843 when an Anglo-Franco Proclamation officially acknowledged the independence and sovereignty of the Hawaiian people. Only to be lost through annexation in 1893 by the USA! So fitting on Thanksgiving day, another propaganda holiday based on lies and twisted tales. I call out to my brothers and sisters on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, stay strong, keep believing, and don’t ever give up the fight for indigenous people’s rights. World wide struggle, Peace now!

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