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War on Drugs is War on People

The Lynching of Laura Nelson

Laura Nelson and her son L.D. Nelson were lynched on May 25, 1911 near Okemah, the county seat of Okfuskee County, Oklahoma. Laura, her husband Austin, and their teenage son L.D. had been taken into custody after George Loney and three others arrived at their home on May 2, 1911 to investigate the theft of a cow. The son shot Loney, who then bled to death, while Laura was reportedly the first one to grab the gun and both were charged with murder.


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Today’s lynchings are now mostly by gun.

Guatemala: first trial for systematic violations of indigenous women

Guatemala’s recent history bears the mark of a 36 year long, painful internal armed conflict, during which the State systematically violated the rights of the Mayan population.


According to the Report of the Commission for the Historical Clarification of Human Rights Violations in Guatemala, 83.3 percent of the human rights violations were committed against them.

Indigenous women have particularly suffered from the conflict.


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Genocide, the British don’t want you to know about – They systematically starved to death over 60 millions of Eastern Indians!

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All the while the railways, as in India, and the canals were busy with the armed and guarded traffic of food and other forms of our wealth in pursuit of that ‘freedom’ bestowed by ‘the market’.

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The ‘invisible’ hand of ‘the market’.

The ‘invisible’ hand of ‘capitalism’.


It’s visible now!

Indigenous Holocaust: 500 Years of European Genocide

Nican Tlaca University of Cemanahuac presentation on the history of European genocidal actions against Nican Tlaca.

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This short video speaks volumes.

The REAL History Of Christopher Columbus

Monday, October 12th is Columbus Day, which we have celebrated in this country since the eighteenth century… and that’s probably long enough. When you find out the actual facts of what Columbus did when he got to America, you’ll find one of the darkest chapters in American history. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola (Think Tank), hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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What Does it Mean to Come to Terms With the History of Slavery?

Nick asks:
But what are the future implications for society’s coming to terms with slavery?


Does it matter whether or not we acknowledge the past so that we can ensure a more just future?

Does coming to terms with slavery mean historians should be advocating for policy reforms and other collective actions like peaceful protests?


What can I say and not say as a professional historian in uniform speaking on behalf of the federal government to the public?


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The U.S. still enslaves people through the prison industrial complex.


What are we gonna do about that?