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Saturday, December 10, 2011

TONIGHT: De-Occupy O'odham Lands, Sat, Dec. 10, 2011

Dry River Radical Resource Center hosts speakers for O'odham VOICE Against the Wall

By Dry River Collective
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TUCSON -- Noted Writers and Academics to Speak at Benefit For Traditional O’odham Resistance and Anarchist Collective Activist and scholar Ward Churchill, writer and speaker John Zerzan, and Professor of Religious Studies/Classics at the University of Arizona Dr. Julian Kunnie will speak at the Dry River Radical Resource Center on December 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to benefit O’odham VOICE Against the WALL, which since 2003 has organized and advocated for the traditional O’odham leaders and O’odham communities, and the Dry River Collective, a center for anarchist organizing in Tucson for almost seven years.
The event, “De-Occupy O'odham Lands!”, is a reminder that O’odham remain on onlya third of their original lands and remain in resistance to the illegal occupation of O’odham lands by the United States and Mexico.
Ward Churchill is a prolific American Indian writer, a member of the Rainbow Coalition Council of Elders, and on the leadership council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. In addition to his numerous works on indigenous history, he has written extensively on U.S. foreign policy and the repression of political dissent. Five of his more than 20 books have received human rights writing awards. Former Chair of the Ethnic Studies Department, until July 2007 Ward Churchill was a tenured full Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado/Boulder, where he received numerous awards for his teaching and service. In April 2009 a jury unanimously found that he had been fired by CU in retaliation for his observations on 9/11 and in violation of the First Amendment. Professor Churchill is currently litigating to have that verdict upheld.
John Zerzan has been active in the anti-authoritarian movement from the ‘60s on and has articulated a critique of technology and civilization that has deepened and sharpened hostility to capitalism. In recent years he has been published in the theory journal TELOS, the Detroit publication Fifth Estate, Eugene’s Green Anarchy, and Species Traitor (an anarcho-primitivist journal). His books include Elements of Refusal (1988, 1998), Future Primitive (1994), Against Civilization (1999), Running on Emptiness (2002), Twilight of the Machines (2008), and Origins: A John Zerzan Reader (2010). Future Primitive Revisited will appear in Spring 2012. His weekly Anarchy Radio broadcast streams live on KWVA radio, Eugene. Oregon, USA; past shows are available at www.johnzerzan.net.
Julian Kunnie is a Professor of Religious Studies/Classics at the University of Arizona He is the author of numerous articles in various internationally recognized journals and books. His books include Indigenous Wisdom and Power: Affirming our Knowledge Through Narratives (2006), Is Apartheid Really Dead? Pan Africanist Working Class Cultural Critical Perspectives (2000), and Models of Black Theology; Issues of Class, Culture, and Gender (1994). His forthcoming book is Globalization and Its Victims: Wars Against the Earth and the Impoverished of the World (Rowman and Littefield). He is currently working on a prison research project that interrogates issues of race, class, and gender and is geared toward preventing the incarceration of youth, particularly those of color, entitled Enchained Humanity: A Comparative Study of the Infliction of Incarceration on Persons in United States and South African Prisons.
The event will be held at Dry River, 740 N. Main (University and Main). It is open to the public. A delicious vegetarian meal will be served at 6:00 p.m. and speakers will begin at 7:00.
Donations of $10 to $20 are requested, but no one will be turned away. The Dry River Radical Resource Center is a community space offered by anarchists for live music, free services from clothing to computer access, and fundraising for a wide array of popular causes.
Since 2005 it has hosted musicians, filmmakers, writers and political organizers from all over the world. Run by volunteers, it is sustained entirely by donations.

Mohawk Nation News 'Rats Desert Sinking Ship'

RATS DESERT SINKING SHIP
By Mohawk Nation News
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MNN.  Dec. 9, 2011. Our canoe continues to float and move forward.  The invaders’ ships with their mighty masts are sinking.  The rats aboard are feeble and abandoning ship. 

The invaders came to Great Turtle Island temporarily.  The poor were sent here.  The rich came for more riches.  They murdered and exploited us.  

Figures reveal that one out of three will be indigenous here within a generation.    The visitors will have to work and share. They can’t do that. So they’re leaving. 

These unnatural people have been conditioned to serve their ruling secret cabal which is now re-directing them to other places.

They do strange things like drink another mammal’s milk without getting sick. They are separated from their mother at birth. They are put in separate rooms to become individuals and alone in the world. Then they are taught the first great white lie, that there is a Santa Claus. Then they know it’salright to lie, first to their parents and than to lie just like them. 

White males say they have no future in the US; laws once protected their underhanded activities. The loopholes they needed got closed. It’s harder to brutalize, rob and enslave us. 

They have difficulty finding love, marriage or companionship. They don’t want to take care of anybody. Their preference is finding compatibility on the internet or having a foreign spouse they can abandon. 

Over 5 million students and workers are living abroad. 

Almost 10% of US households are planning to leave. Another 10% are planning to live outside on a part-time basis.   

They say the tax man is chasing them away, taking their money, investment and jobs with them.  

Manufacturing has already gone to China and administration to India. 

They put their money in off shore accounts to avoid taxes.  Expat Americans are classified as terrorists, arms dealers and money launderers so their US bank accounts can be frozen.  Many are renouncing their citizenship.

These professionals and skilled go where there are other Caucasians to start businesses and have a congenial life. Mostly, they go where their employees work for less, have no unions and can get a full time housekeeper or personal assistant for $50 a month. 

The American dream is a tired joke.  US politicians are corrupt toothy cutouts looking for deals to enrich themselves.  They swindled the future, leaving a pilfered cupboard and a trail of lies.

US life is small and worthless.  Lawless overlords blare ghetto trash, rap, Jerry Springer, whores, criminal culture, guns, perversion, child abuse, drug kings, sports, celebrities and CSI. 

Rundown cities are controlled by the rulers, run by police and military.
 
46 million are on food stamps. The homeless, hungry, unwashed masses are lost.  When they think there is no more opportunity, they self-destruct, abandoning their responsibilities. 

Americans can go almost anywhere in the world if they bring money.  We feel sorry for the people who will Inherit them.  

They have no clans, no nation, no close family and no allegiance but to themselves and their rulers. 

They have no borders or bonds to anywhere other than to opportunities. 

They’re getting resistance to the injustice and oppression they commit on us and our land.  The natural world won’t allow us to be uprooted from our birthright.  

The rats are moving on.  The money they got from exploiting us should be dumped at our feet so we can set it on fire.

Along time ago elder Kanietahawi said, “One day we will tell our children that once upon a time there used to be white skinned people here.  Now they’re gone!”

When the last one leaves, take your stars and stripes rag with you.

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