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standwithpalestine:

Keep Palestinians living in Gaza in your prayers. They are looking under rubble for their loved ones or burying them all while watching the skies for their own safety.

Remember those in West Bank and present-day Israel, some of whom are living in fear of being kidnapped and burned alive, like 17-year-old Mohamed Abu Khdeir was, or attacked simply for being Palestinian. 

The above photos were taken today after family homes were pounded as Israel continued its aerial bombardment of Gaza, killing at least 15 Palestinians - including children - and wounding 100.

Never stop searching for the truth and never stop spreading it once you find it. Hell will freeze over before Western media does so it’s down to us.

(Photos: Mohammed Salem / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters)

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blua:

This point can never be repeated often enough.

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girljanitor:

lolitapop09:

sipala:

ruthhopkins:

Boarding schools used Native appropriation to embarrass, degrade & exercise control over Native children. Native appropriation is an extension of the federal government’s assimilation and termination policies to ‘kill the Indian and save the man.’

gross

Those nuns’ smug faces contrasted against the children’s. It breaks me.

In case anyone was wondering why this post isn’t so much funny as it is just horrifyingly true
Or kind of like how I spent probably like 2000 bucks so white men could teach me the history of my own fucking people
Or how I had to explain to my own fucking white sister why it wasn’t okay for her to make money dressed up like an “Indian Princess”
Or how my white ex-in-laws fucking accused me of being a pothead for smudging my fucking room and used that for grounds to kick me out (with no other place to go), which was traumatic enough that I never fucking did it again
Or how last week at work I had someone literally tell me they thought addiction to tobacco was Native American’s “revenge” for genocide, because we’re extinct now or almost because “you don’t see a lot of them these days”, and killing “us” with cigarettes is “their” revenge
This photo is a picture of what it feels like to be a ghost
A fucking ghost in your own native land.
nitanahkohe:

MISSING from her home in Shiprock, New Mexico 6/26/14 around 4:15 am Thursday morning. Last seen in a 2006 White Chevy Malibu LT with Marine Corps Simper Fi stickers located on the back window (windows are not tinted). Her name is Jada Dawn Fox, 13 years old, 5’3” and 160-170 lbs. Please call the Navajo Nation Police Dept. (505) 368-1364, 911 or Police Authorities if you see her.

Scuffle Over Native Warbonnet Leads to Unreasonable Detainment at Giants Game

SIGNAL BOOST

bffphumanrights:

durkin62:

reclaimingthenativetag:

Tonight was Native American Heritage Night at AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants vs Padres game. There was a group of mostly white guys that were passing around a headdress. I went over to one guy and asked him to take it off, and after much convincing that is was disrespectful he agreed to take it off. Minutes later, another guy in the group has it on. Another native guy sitting next to me went over with me and as we were attempting to explain to the group of drunk guys why it wasn’t ok - especially on Native Heritage Night - security gets calls. I started crying because I was so upset that people are idiots/the genocide of our people/cultures and the guy asks/yells at me because he’s getting embarrassed and flustered “what do you want from me?” so I said “give me the headdress” and he did. Security shows up and are some sad ignorant people of color that couldn’t comprehend what was happening and demanded I give them the headdress back because the “native” friend the group came with showed up and wanted it back and called police over. At that point I was like YOU CAN ARREST ME IF YOU THINK I’M GOING TO HAND THIS FAKE ASS CRAFT STORE DISRESPECTFUL HEADDRESS BACK TO SOME DRUNKEN WHITE GUY AND SAD TOKEN. So me and my friend get ushered back to the food stands and are getting kicked out. 2 cops ripped the headdress out of my hands and refuse to tell us if/why we are being arrested and why we are being asked to leave. then one tough guy cop goes “if you’re not going willingly we’ll make you” and 2 cops grab me by my arms and twist them and pull them up behind my back so far I think they are going to pop out of socket. we walk about 40 feet and I’m squirming and yelling the whole way that they’re hurting me and then one of them grabs me by my hair and throws me on the ground. as I’m getting cuffed i see my friend (who was recording all this) laid out on the ground with 4 cops on him. they take us out of the game and let us go an hour later because they had ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO ARREST US. I am beyond disgusted at the guys at the game, the people (including native around us who said nothing), the giants security for allowed that “headdress” inside to begin with, the police, and the San Francisco Giants organization as a whole for trying to host a heritage night without some type of cultural sensitive training. I’m not big on my tumblr game so I could appreciate any help spreading the word about this and holding the team accountable and hopefully providing evidence for the native mascot issue that is under heavy media attention and fire right now. Thanks! April



Lol they probably just saw the guy sitting there with a headdress then just roleplayed out the rest in their head without getting up and actually foing anything because they probably didn’t even have the balls to do it, so now they feel guilty about not actually saying anything and had to make up a story for attention to make themselves feel better.

you’re right i don’t have the balls. i have the vagina to do it.
http://bighorse.net/post/89740986519/how-the-san-francisco-giants-celebrate-native-american
napoleonbonerfarts:

reclaimingthenativetag:

my friend (who was recording all this)

Mind having your friend post that to youtube or elsewhere?  If you want to call these cops out for mistreating you that would be pretty much all you need.  Of course the cops will still lie even with video evidence against them.

i dont know how to work the internet like that… but heres my friend that got “detained” as well’s blog with links to dropbox with all those http://bighorse.net/post/89740986519/how-the-san-francisco-giants-celebrate-native-american
mynameisaidden:

travellingdildosalesman:

ianbaerwolf:

durkin62:

reclaimingthenativetag:

Tonight was Native American Heritage Night at AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants vs Padres game. There was a group of mostly white guys that were passing around a headdress. I went over to one guy and asked him to take it off, and after much convincing that is was disrespectful he agreed to take it off. Minutes later, another guy in the group has it on. Another native guy sitting next to me went over with me and as we were attempting to explain to the group of drunk guys why it wasn’t ok - especially on Native Heritage Night - security gets calls. I started crying because I was so upset that people are idiots/the genocide of our people/cultures and the guy asks/yells at me because he’s getting embarrassed and flustered “what do you want from me?” so I said “give me the headdress” and he did. Security shows up and are some sad ignorant people of color that couldn’t comprehend what was happening and demanded I give them the headdress back because the “native” friend the group came with showed up and wanted it back and called police over. At that point I was like YOU CAN ARREST ME IF YOU THINK I’M GOING TO HAND THIS FAKE ASS CRAFT STORE DISRESPECTFUL HEADDRESS BACK TO SOME DRUNKEN WHITE GUY AND SAD TOKEN. So me and my friend get ushered back to the food stands and are getting kicked out. 2 cops ripped the headdress out of my hands and refuse to tell us if/why we are being arrested and why we are being asked to leave. then one tough guy cop goes “if you’re not going willingly we’ll make you” and 2 cops grab me by my arms and twist them and pull them up behind my back so far I think they are going to pop out of socket. we walk about 40 feet and I’m squirming and yelling the whole way that they’re hurting me and then one of them grabs me by my hair and throws me on the ground. as I’m getting cuffed i see my friend (who was recording all this) laid out on the ground with 4 cops on him. they take us out of the game and let us go an hour later because they had ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO ARREST US. I am beyond disgusted at the guys at the game, the people (including native around us who said nothing), the giants security for allowed that “headdress” inside to begin with, the police, and the San Francisco Giants organization as a whole for trying to host a heritage night without some type of cultural sensitive training. I’m not big on my tumblr game so I could appreciate any help spreading the word about this and holding the team accountable and hopefully providing evidence for the native mascot issue that is under heavy media attention and fire right now. Thanks! April



I’ll take that didn’t happen for 1000 Durk

"Do you know what the post is? It’s the thousand privilege checkings of OP’s enemies, a story we agreed to tell each other over, and over, ‘till we forget that it’s a lie."

Even if this did happen, they did have a reason to arrest you- you asked for it. You Literally said “YOU CAN ARREST ME”.
>refuse to tell us if/why we were being arrested
If you can’t figure that out on your own, then you belong in prison- stupid people are dangerous.
It’s crazy that the owner of the headdress might want his bloody hat back. It does not matter if you are offended by it, you said yourself that there was a “native” (not sure why you put that in quotes) friend who owned the hat and asked for it back. Not giving him his hat back is stealing. Now, I’m not too sure, but last I checked stealing = illegal.
You say yourself that you were shouting and squirming. Now tell me, who knows why the cops were rough? Yes, you in the back? Correct! Because you were being an obstructionist twat and not allowing them to do their jobs.
In closing- are you the arbiter of all Native Americans? Does this “SAD TOKEN” have just as much a right to express his nativism as you do, even if he chooses to do so in a manner of which you do not a prove? Can you construct even the most basic sentence when trying to tell a (probably fake) story? The answers are, respectively, no, yes, and a resounding no.

you’re an idiot. from the very page you found this on:
reasons why this is NOT ok and the sad token “native” is not correct = http://reclaimingthenativetag.tumblr.com/links
video, more photos that will be more proof for you, since it is so unimaginable that this could happen = http://bighorse.net/post/89740986519/how-the-san-francisco-giants-celebrate-native-american
and the link to my tumbr with a picture of me HOLDING the headdress after the guy wearing it GAVE it to me. only after the drunk guy claiming to be native came back unaware of his friend GIVING me the headdress started demanding it back = http://www.tumblr.com/blog/aprileeena
one last time - it’s not a “hat”. it’s a headdress. it represents something sacred that you know nothing about. it directly relates to the way native people are presented and treated and how this internalized racism continually affects our communities. so shhh. it hurts the people with real brains to have to explain such simple things to you over and over again.

Tonight was Native American Heritage Night at AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants vs Padres game. There was a group of mostly white guys that were passing around a headdress. I went over to one guy and asked him to take it off, and after much convincing that is was disrespectful he agreed to take it off. Minutes later, another guy in the group has it on. Another native guy sitting next to me went over with me and as we were attempting to explain to the group of drunk guys why it wasn’t ok - especially on Native Heritage Night - security gets calls. I started crying because I was so upset that people are idiots/the genocide of our people/cultures and the guy asks/yells at me because he’s getting embarrassed and flustered “what do you want from me?” so I said “give me the headdress” and he did. Security shows up and are some sad ignorant people of color that couldn’t comprehend what was happening and demanded I give them the headdress back because the “native” friend the group came with showed up and wanted it back and called police over. At that point I was like YOU CAN ARREST ME IF YOU THINK I’M GOING TO HAND THIS FAKE ASS CRAFT STORE DISRESPECTFUL HEADDRESS BACK TO SOME DRUNKEN WHITE GUY AND SAD TOKEN. So me and my friend get ushered back to the food stands and are getting kicked out. 2 cops ripped the headdress out of my hands and refuse to tell us if/why we are being arrested and why we are being asked to leave. then one tough guy cop goes “if you’re not going willingly we’ll make you” and 2 cops grab me by my arms and twist them and pull them up behind my back so far I think they are going to pop out of socket. we walk about 40 feet and I’m squirming and yelling the whole way that they’re hurting me and then one of them grabs me by my hair and throws me on the ground. as I’m getting cuffed i see my friend (who was recording all this) laid out on the ground with 4 cops on him. they take us out of the game and let us go an hour later because they had ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO ARREST US. I am beyond disgusted at the guys at the game, the people (including native around us who said nothing), the giants security for allowed that “headdress” inside to begin with, the police, and the San Francisco Giants organization as a whole for trying to host a heritage night without some type of cultural sensitive training. I’m not big on my tumblr game so I could appreciate any help spreading the word about this and holding the team accountable and hopefully providing evidence for the native mascot issue that is under heavy media attention and fire right now. Thanks! April

——video——-> https://www.dropbox.com/s/grf7wotebxg3nxe/2014-06-23%2020.54.32.mov

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EXPOSING THE FOOTBALL WORLD CUP LIES & COVER-UP OF THE ONGOING GENOCIDE OF INDIGENOUS BRAZILIANS by Damon Corrie

lastrealindians:

Dear Sisters and Brothers spread all over Gaia:
As the Brazilian and Global Power Structure(s) spread their perfectly timed – the Football World Cup to start makes Brazil interesting for potential readers – lies on “Brazil’s role model and success in Nature Preservation” are running through…

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"Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness."

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thephilosophyoffireflies:

Clementine Von Radics

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"When children attend schools that place a greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep schools for prison."

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Angela Davis (via anarchei)

HMMMM She must know something

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