+600,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s death squads since August, “the fastest displacement of a people since the Rwanda genocide.”





‘This was murder’ -UC Officer Indicted In #SamDubose Shooting Death

Hamilton County district attorney Joe Deter called the murder of Sam Dubose both “senseless” and the result of a “chicken crap stop.”

Sourced through Scoop.it from: bluenationreview.com

I can’t watch this. I tried.  I feel sick knowing what’s about to happen.


This happening every day is #Genocide



Israel-Gaza conflict: Right-wing Israeli politician calls for Gazans to be ’concentrated in camps’ – and then all resistance ‘exterminated’

A senior Israeli politician has called for the “conquest of the entire Gaza Strip” and the deportation of Palestinians to make way for Jewish settlers.

Source: www.independent.co.uk


Where have we heard this kind of thinking before?


Mystic massacre


The Mystic massacre (May 26th 1637) was the worst massacre in the genocide known as the Pequot War. White Americans killed 400 to 900 Pequots, mostly women, children and old men. They burned down their main town, Mystic (in present-day Connecticut), killing those who tried to escape. Most were burned alive.


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No Thanks to Thanksgiving


By Robert Jensen, AlterNet


“One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.


In fact, indigenous people have offered such a model; since 1970 they have marked the fourth Thursday of November as a Day of Mourning in a spiritual/political ceremony on Coles Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, one of the early sites of the European invasion of the Americas.”


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By S. Brian Willson


“Let us recognize that accounts of the first Thanksgiving are mythological, and that the holiday is actually a grotesque celebration of our arrogant ethnocentrism built on genocide.”


After serving in the Vietnam War, S. Brian Willson became a radical, nonviolent peace activist and pacifist.



Community Village‘s insight:


This post has a number of drawings I hadn’t seen before and it covers the history of brutal U.S. oppression from the U.S. East coast, to West coast, then all the way to the Philippines.


I never knew about the “kill every one over ten” by General Jacob H. Smith in 1901.



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Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day!



“People always tell me to forget the past. I should just let it go and move on. Why do people of color always have to forget?! Would you tell a Jewish person to forget about the holocaust and just move on?! Would you tell the family of those who lost their lives on 9/11 to just forget about it?! So why are our tragedies forgettable and others are not?! I WILL NEVER forget! I will ALWAYS honor those who lost their lives unjustifiable.”


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a complex and savage tale

IMAGE YOU WERE RELATED to one of the most notorious Indian killers in American history. Now, imagine you were also related to some of those Indians. You can now begin to understand the traumatic ba…


Community Village‘s insight:


Happy Thanks-Taking.

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Cooking the History Books: The Thanksgiving Massacre


By Laura Elliff, Vice President, Native American Student Association,
Republished from Republic of Lakotah


“Was Thanksgiving really a massacre of 700 “Indians”? The present Thanksgiving may be a mixture of the 1621 three-day feast and the “Thanksgiving” proclaimed after the 1637 Pequot massacre. So next time you see the annual “Pilgrim and Indian display” in a shopping window or history about other massacres of Native Americans, think of the hurt and disrespect Native Americans feel. Thanksgiving is observed as a day of sorrow rather than a celebration. This year at Thanksgiving dinner, ponder why you are giving thanks.


William Bradford, in his famous History of the Plymouth Plantation, celebrated the Pequot massacre:


“Those that scraped the fire were slaine with the sword; some hewed to peeces, others rune throw with their rapiers, so as they were quickly dispatchte, and very few escapted. It was conceived they thus destroyed about 400 at this time. It was a fearful sight to see them thus frying in the fyer, and the streams of blood quenching the same, and horrible was the stincke and sente there of, but the victory seemed a sweete sacrifice, and they gave the prayers thereof to God, who had wrought so wonderfully for them, thus to inclose their enemise in their hands, and give them so speedy a victory over so proud and insulting an enimie.”


The Pequot massacre came after the colonists, angry at the murder of an English trader suspected by the Pequots of kidnapping children, sought revenge. rather than fighting the dangerous Pequot warriors, John Mason and John Underhill led a group of colonists and Native allies to the Indian fort in Mystic, and killed the old men, women, and children who were there. Those who escaped were later hunted down. The Pequot tribe numbered 8,000 when the Pilgrims arrived, but disease had brought their numbers down to 1,500 by 1637. The Pequot “War” killed all but a handful of remaining members of the tribe.


An illustration from John Underhill’s News from America, depicting how the village was surrounded.

Proud of their accomplishments, Underhill wrote a book depicted the burning of the village, and even made an illustration showing how they surrounded the village to kill all within it.


Laura Elliff is Vice President of Native American Student Association.


Originally published November 22nd, 2009″
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